Quoting BαƚMαɳ:" Well that's lame. So he volunteers to work with the Marines, but is in the Navy correct?"
It's more like voluntold. He has a few options in the Navy with his MOS he can go Green Side (marines) Blue Side (navy) and then there is like Sea Duty, Shore Duty, Overseas duty..etc. I don't know the exact logisitcs because it confuses me but he just got done a 3 year duty with the Naval Hospital so it was either go on a ship for 250 + days out of the year or go Green Side again with the Marines and deploy but not be gone AS often. This is his second tour with the marines since he joined 9 years ago