June 5, 2010

Question # 6

Question:  Hello!! My husband is graduating next week as an 0651. He will be stationed in Camp Pendlton and they have told him that he might deploy in August :'( How long do data guys usually deploy for being in a support unit?

Answer:  I myself have not personally deployed (we are scheduled to deploy in 2011), but I know quite a few 0651 Marines who have deployed.  I know some who have deployed for as little as 4 months, others 6 months, and yet others out as long as a year to a 1 1/2 years.  There is no set time frame that I have seen that is a standard for deployment time for 0651 Marines.  It is all based on what the Marine Corps needs and the rotation schedule that they have implemented.  Although, if your husband is to recieve orders to deploy it should state the length of the deployment.  And do realize that if your husband will be serving his deployment as an 0651 Marine he will be relativley safe considering the enviroment he will be in. 

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