I am considering the Marine Corps for an officer position once I finish my Master's degree. What qualities make a good officer? The job interests me, but I am also apprehensive because I am not sure what all it would entail. Like many people, getting up in front of a bunch of people and giving speeches and such kind of bothers me. I can do it, but I'm not fond of it. Additionally, would a Master's degree help me in anyway if I were to make the Marines a career? I am referring to any future advancement potential, higher pay, bonuses, etc.