I am a Canadian citizen who enlisted in the US Marine Corps August 2017. I am currently a Poolee, and waiting to be shipped. Additional fact: I was an Indian citizen who lived in the Middle East (Dubai, UAE) prior to moving to Canada (2008). I’ve lived in Canada for about 8 years and lived in the US now for almost 2 years (greencard holder).
I was given a ship date of January 16th 2018, however that changed when the DoD issued a memo on October 13th.
The DoD memo on October 13th requires all lawful permanent residents (LPRs) to complete a thorough background check and receive a favorable MSSD (military service suitability determination) before being shipped. If I am not mistaken, this is a tier 5 background check. I won’t be given a ship date until this is complete.
Do any of you know how long this could take?