Are Navy SEALs better warriors than Marines?

The Marines are the original sea, air and land force of the U.S. and is the only branch that is capable of sea , air and land in its entirety to this very day. Also it is the only Branch in the U.S. Military that

Can a Marine be a Navy Seal?

Yes.I was in Ranger School with a Marine SEAL, and a couple of regular Seals.The Seal in my platoon was a landnav genius, and so took point on almost all of our night movements.Edit: In Ranger School, you wear no insignia on your uniform, except name

How to prepare for joining the United States Marine Corps

I'll keep this really simple. Arrive at boot camp dressed neatly. Have a short and conservative hair cut. Do not have any sayings on your shirt. Do not wear anything with

How does being in the U.S. Marines compare to being in the U.S. Army?

Well, I was in both.  I did 6 years in the Marines first, then moved over to the Army where I served another 9.  There was quite a bit of culture shock after the move and I'll detail a lot of that shock here as it

How is teasing or bullying handled at a U.S. Marine Corps boot camp?

I went to boot camp in 2004 . I know the Marines has changed alot so I'm told since then but your so busy in boot camp there is no time for that.... If you are a reAl shtbag in boot camp like gomer pile in full metal jacket and the drill

How many pull ups should I be able to do and how far should I be able to run before going to Marine Corps boot camp?

The more the merrier, but on a more serious note, the Marine Corp physical fitness test (pft) consists of a 3-mile run, timed crunches, and pull ups, as for the run-you will need to be able to run 3 miles in 26 minutes (18 min for perfect score), but

In a battle between a Gurkha regiment and the U.S Marine Corps, who would win?

I was in the US armed forces for 26 years, to include four years as a Sergeant in the Marine Corps.If they have the same weapons and numbers, the Gurkhas would win easily.Gurkhas = Special Operations Forces - Most westerners don't know about Gurkhas. Gurkhas are small

Is it better to join the Army infantry or Marines infantry?

No your question is actually normal for a smart young man who is anxious to see some action, my answer on the other hand may not be to your liking. It will also be as direct as the military, lol.Both branches of military

Should I join the Marines or the Navy Seals?

Depends on what you want to do. I enlisted in the Marine Corps back in November 2017, shipping out for boot camp next week. I don't have active duty experience (yet), but what I can tell you are the reasons I picked the Marine Corp over all the other branches.1. The Marine Corps legacy is incredible. Men and

What are the differences between Marines and SEALs?

The US Marines are an amphibious expeditionary force whose main job is projection of power using the mobility of The US Navy. Basically, if you go to war with the USA, they're the first guys your soldiers will see and they'll be delivered by the US Navy. The Marines are capable of

What are US military tips to increase and improve push-ups?

What are US military tips to increase and improve push-ups?Knock out some push-ups every night before bed. Do however many you can do with good form (back straight, going down until your shoulders and elbows are parallel, then going up until your arms are completely straight) without stopping as fast as you can. When you

What do U.S. Army soldiers think of U.S. Marines?

We had some working with us at Kunia. They were competent, hard-working but unwilling to mingle with us unless it was strictly work related.I spoke to one lance corporal who said they were under orders to keep their distance because their command didn't want them catching any of our bad habits. He seemed afraid to be

What do U.S. Marines think about US Army soldiers?

I am probably going to get some heat for this, but I'm going to give an honest answer.... Also, to be fair, this is from the early 2000's era. The Army has acknowledged the problems I'm going to speak about, and has hopefully taken

What is it like to be a U.S. Marine?

There are periods of intense pride mixed with a sense of entitled arrogance, followed by periods of massive disillusionment, followed yet again with a calming pride in your achievements and the meaning that they had. At times we feel like the saviors of all humanity, at others

What is U.S. Marine Corps boot camp like?

Imagine if you and I were sitting at a table, and, for whatever reason, you had to do what I told you to. You knew I wouldn't physically harm you in any way, but you had to do exactly what I

Which is more legendary, the Ghurkas or the U.S. Marines?

The timing of this question is fortuitous, because in my spare time I've created a new software app that, in a side by side comparison, assigns an empirical Legendary score to two like entities. I call it a Legendometer. Rhymes with barometer.Comparing the US Marines to the Ghurka Rifles, I ran the app for the

Who was the more feared, the British SAS or the US Marines?

The British SAS and the US Marines are entirely different mechanisms, filled, trained and equipped entirely differently. To become a ready-to-fight Marine might be 24–36 weeks (longer for specialized fields). To become an SAS operator is LITERALLY on the order of

Who would win in a bar fight, one Royal Marine or one U.S. Marine?

Depends on size and skill. I knew a guy in the Coast Guard who could kick the shit out of 3 Marines at will...he was huge. I knew Royal Marines that were barely 150 lb soaking wet. The services aren't

Why is the U.S Marine Corps awesome?

Who says they're awesome? The Marine Corps is awesome because they never miss a chance to tell you how awesome the Marine Corps is.The truth is that the USMC is pretty exceptional at what they do, and the real secret is exclusivity. The Corps is much smaller than the other services, and doesn't face the pressure

Do marines train every day?

Can't speak to all the different Marine MOS' out there, but I can give you some insight into a day/week in the life of a Scout Observer. Not in combat, we are normally assigned to artillery battalions but then we form

How common are skinny marines?

Marines on the thinner side are not uncommon, even though this is something of a relative notion. I myself enlisted at a weight of 158 lbs. and a height of between 72″ and 73″. I

How did the armed forces view Obama?

There are some qualifications to make here.Although we talk about the president being the commander in chief, no president who came into the post without military and/or deep foreign policy chops has:(a) had the full respect of mil, state, or the IC(b) been truly allowed full executive latitude in those areasPossibly until this

How to get physically fit for the marines

Run five days per week. One day should be a long, slow run to build up your endurance. Three days should involve speed work, in which you run sprint/walk intervals to gradually increase your speed. The other day should be a tempo run, in which you run three

What exercises should I do to prepare myself for the United States Army Physical Fitness Test and the United States Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test?

Question- What do both of these fitness tests involve?Answer- Running and basic body weight exercises.So what should you do to prepare yourself for the physical fitness tests of both services? Run and do basic body weight exercises to put it simply.To

Why is the Marine Corps so small compared to the US Army?

TLDR: Because the Marines and Army are different tools built for different purposes. The marines are a small self-contained and vertically integrated force. The Army is the giant workforce.A simple analogy would be the Marines are the toolbox you carry in your Truck.The Army is a Workshop and construction company that can do the

If you were to create a physical fitness or combat fitness test for the US military (any branch) what event would you use to test troops and why?

I have thought about this a good bit. I'm going to use army terms but it could easily apply to any branchThe best PT test forces soldiers to be fit. the trouble with tests is a person has so many muscle groups that to test most of them ( or all of them)

Should you join the military before or after college?

Oh boy... Someone with more time will probably write a beautiful answer to this question, but I'll give you the short version.Going after: You have the opportunity to pursue a commission as an officer, which is a ton of work and responsibility but basically makes the whole experience better in almost every way, including pay and career prospects

What does a soldier or marine's exercise routine look like?

Zombieland and military workout routines are similar. Rule 1) Lots of cardio. Rule 18) limber up. rule 19) break it up. rule 20) It's a marathon, not a sprint, unless it's a sprint, then sprintSo, learn how to stretch, then do so pre and post workout. Lots

What's the US military daily physical training regime?

Each service has a slightly different set of "normal suspects" exercises;  this is the Army's: Physical Training Guide  I can tell you from three years' worth of observation, in Basic training you will learn how to do

Which branch of the U.S. Military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps) are enemy combatants most fearful of?

It depends on what type of enemy combatants you are talking about, and in what environment you are talking.I submit that right now one of the most feared and deadly things that exist in the US Armed Forces is the MQ-9 Reaper

A straight up fight (no weapons) happens between the top enlisted personnel for the US Army, US Navy, US Airforce, US Coastguard and the US Marines in a wide open flat field, who wins and why?

Sergeant Major of the Army Dailey of the United States Army. Why? Because he's INFANTRY.Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps is artillery. POG. Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force is a dental assistant. POG.Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy is a weapons tech turned

Are US Marine Reserves considered 'real' Marines?

One day our senior drill instructor had the entire squad line up. He asked which of the recruits was going in to the reserves. After a few guys raised their hand he yelled

Can I still join the United States navy if I have an offensive (opinion) tattoo on the side of my face and another on the back of my head?

I found this online:According to Navy regulations, enlistment standards are based on four criteria,Content: Obvious as it may seem, the navy doesn't want its sailors walking around covered in images of swastikas, gang signs, or anything else that might jeopardize unit cohesion. Basically, if a tattoo pisses people off, or has the potential to

Can you convince me to join the U.S. Marine Corps?

If you need to be convinced to join the Marine Corps , it's probably not the service for you . It is not for the indecisive or faint of heart. The Marine Corps is a high speed , low drag , hard charging , do

Can you go to the bathroom during lights out in the Marine Corps boot camp?

Can you make a head call during lights out in Marine Corps boot camp?The simplest answer is

Currently, which divisions of the U.S Army are equivalent or comparable to the U.S Marine Corps?

Army and Marine Divisions are comparable, but different animals. Marine Divisions aren't the primary way the units are deployed generally - they 'float' as MEU's (reinforced battalion sized element) and other larger sized elements based on the Amphibious Ships they deploy

Do the Marines really have a harder training than the other military branches?

I was a 19-D Cavalry Scout. 16.5 Weeks OSUT. The Drill we had. Was a Green Beret and his partner was a Haitian man with deep Accent. AnywaysThe Marines go to a 12 week Basic and that is all they offer.The Army has a Ten week Basic and that is for Support Soldiers and many of them are

Do the U.S. Marines draft?

During WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, the U.S. Marines conscripted. That said, they were not drafting when I joined in the mid-60s, but they were by the end of the -60s. The Marines stopped drafting, of course, when conscription as a national U.S. policy ended in 1973.If the U.S. were to begin conscription again, I

Do U.S. Marine officers get better food than enlisted Marines?

Q: Do US Marine officers get better food than Enlisted Marines?The same, or worse, at least when you're in the field.Officers eat last. if you run out of food, guess who goes hungry? The people who's job it is to make sure there's enough

Do US Marines fight to the death?

Yes but only because Marines don't wear watches and therefore didn't know it was quit time and all can come home safe now, lol. As funny or stupid as that may sound it is actually closer to the truth than any answer

Do US Navy enlistees get similar firearms training to other military branches such as Marines/ Army during basic training or equivalent?

This would maybe qualify for Old History. I was in the Navy from January of 1966 to December of 1971. My boot camp was in San Diego California.Vietnam was hotting up. We spent one day at the firing range, herded by Marines. Patient ones. While

Do you have better chances of seeing combat as Marine or Army infantry? U.S.?

100 percent the army. The marines are just here to look cute and show off their dress blues. The marines spend all their money on advertising they are the best and that they are first to fight. Marine infantry and army infantry do the exact

Has anyone completed both U.S. Marine and U.S. Army basic training?

Yes, but this would be rare.People can switch branches once their contract runs out, but when they do they usually do not have to go back to basic training, and instead go straight to the training for their new job.

How accurate is the portrayal of the Marine Corps boot camp in Full Metal Jacket?

When Full Metal Jacket came out, I was stationed at Camp Pendleton, assigned to 2/11. I recall many Marines happily taking their girlfriends to the movies, no doubt to impress them with the scenes showing how hard basic training was. Importantly, it was the first movie, to my knowledge, built around basic training (Boys in Company C was another

How can an international student join the U.S Marine Corps?

Get in touch with a US Marine recruiter either by email or by phone.  Google US Marine Corps for this info.  They are well equipped to advise you in your situation.I know/knew several Marines who joined with the goal of citizenship in mind.Another path you may consider is after you enlist apply for

How to go about joining the United States Marine Corps


How to join the US Marine Corps

Thanks for the A2A. What's been said so far will have you pretty squared away. Contact your recruiter, they will take you through the enlistment process, which honestly is really easy as long as you don't have any major problems. Even if you have some problems, the Marine Corps can grant you a waiver

How do the US Marines view the British Royal Marines?

not speaking from experience, but my father said that he was stationed with a few during operation northern wedding. He said they were cool guys, even if they did hang the Union Jack everywhere. As far as training goes, he said they were better trained physically, and they cleared the obstacle course with ease. Weapons training, however, the

How to join the Marine Corps football team

Yeah...No...and if your recruiter told you that it is a ploy to get you to sign like mine did. I had a scholarship to play soccer for college and they told me that I could play for the Marine Corp

How does being in the U.S. Marines compare to being in the U.S. Army?

Well, I was in both. I did 6 years in the Marines first, then moved over to the Army where I served another 9. There was quite a bit of culture shock after the move and I'll detail a lot of that shock here as it presents good examples of some differences.First, in the Marines, I

How does each of the US military branches basic training compare to each other?

In terms of physical difficulty, it goes Air Force -> Navy -> Army -> Marine Corps.Other than that, each is tailored to the skill set needed for that branch.All of them are designed to grind up a group of individual civilians, mash them into pulp, and form that pulp into a unit comprised of military servicemembers. The

How is teasing or bullying handled at a U.S. Marine Corps boot camp?

I went to boot camp in 2004 . I know the Marines has changed alot so I'm told since then but your so busy in boot camp there is no time for that.... If you are a reAl shtbag in boot camp like gomer pile in full metal jacket and the

How is the infantry different in the United States Marine Corps?

I'm currently serving in the Marine Corps as an infantryman (0311 rifleman to be exact) and I've noticed many differences between the way we do things versus how, say, the Army does things. One of the huge differences is budget. The Marine Corps

How long after the reenlistment in the Marine Corps are marines deployed?

Re-enlistment means absolutely nothing in regards to this question.The Marine Corps deploys you wherever they need you. At any time, regardless if you have just re-enlisted or even if you're about to get out.Back in 2008 at the end of my 2nd deployment instead of going home with my buddies I

How long has the Marine Corps been using pull-ups for it's physical fitness tests?

The "Physical Aptitude Examination" (PAE) first appeared in the 1952 Naval Academy Catalog. The purpose of the PAE was to "assist in the determination of muscular coordination, strength, and endurance." (Regulations Governing the Admission of Candidates into the United States Naval Academy and Sample Examination Paper, 1952, p. 40) The test consisted of pushups, pullups, Burpee (squat and thrust),

How long is basic training in the military?

Basic training and time frame for the Air Force is based on how many training days did you complete everyone will tell you that Air Force basic training time is a flat six weeks it falls in around a that six week

How many former Marines have become Navy Seals?

How many former Marines have become Navy Seals?Several. I work with one of, if not the very first one. He was a Marine infantry officer and applied for an interservice transfer to the US Navy to become a SEAL. It took a very long time - about

How many push-ups can a U.S. marine do?

Although push-ups are used for physical fitness purposes, they are not usually counted, and don't really matter as they're not part of the PFT (Personal Fitness Test.)  The PFT is used to determine the physical abilities of a Marine, and play a major role in getting promoted through the ranks.  The PFT includes three tests; pull-ups,

How many years should I be in the National Guard before I join the United States Marine Corps?

None.If you're already in the National Guard and want to go Active Duty, just go Active Duty Army, after all, you're already in the Army if you're in the Guard!(Remember there's the Army National Guard, and the Air Force National Guard, there is no such thing as

How was the U.S. Marine Corps created?

"In the beginning was the word, and the word was God. In the beginning was God and all else was darkness and void, and without form, so God created the heavens and the earth. He created the sun and the moon, and the stars, so that light might pierce the darkness. The Earth, God divided between

How well do the Taliban know the differences between U.S. Army soldiers and U.S. Marines?

In the last two decades, Islamic non-state actors, like the Taliban, have demonstrated the ability to rapidly adapt to our tactics, techniques and procedures. Most cells have a well-connected network of observers, spies, and informants. As such, most are keenly aware of the differences between U.S. Army and U.S. Marines.What's

If a U.S marine and a Chinese marine had a 1 on 1 gunfight who would most likely win? And how long would the fight stand?

Okay, if I am the U. S. Marine and I have a chance to fight the Chinese Marine 1 on 1, here is how it would go.First, I would abandon the equipment that

If I want to see combat, should I join The Marines or The Army?

Both start at the same time unless Special Forces calls for Infantry ahead of the fight which happened in Iraq in the North.The Marines don't go in and fight and the Army defends and whenever I have asked the Marines to show me one time

Is Infantry in the Marine Corps really dangerous? I want to join but I'm afraid I won't come back alive.

Infantry is a very often dirty and sometimes dangerous occupation. Probably more so in the U.S. Marine Corps than in other military organizations because of the added elements of vertical envelopment and amphibious warfare and the role of the Corps as assault infantry. There is, of course, a better

Is it a good choice to go to College first then the U.S. Marine Corps?

This comes from the perspective of a commissioned officer, so I may be coming from a different angle from the rest, for better or for worse.Identify what you are looking for out the Corps. Most importantly, are you looking to be an officer or an enlisted man? The two roles are different, but one is not

Is it bad if I like U.S. Marine Corps more than my nation's Army?

To use a sports analogy*, this isn't a terribly rare phenomenon.   It's called being a "bandwagon fan" (Fan loyalty).  Before you get insulted, keep in mind that it is rather common.  I've heard a few rough estimates that guess that maybe 25% of fans in the stadium seats of a champion team

Is it crazy for a 69-year-old to have a goal of passing the Marine Corps fitness test?

If you don't have any physical limitations, why not? Let's assume you're trying for a 1st class PFT score.Pull-ups are relatively challenging, but only if you have excess bodyfat. Regular training will get you to 14, or 70 points.Marine PFT situps are basically a gyration, if

Is the Marine Corps really that tough?

Answered 27 December 2018 - Updated 8 March 2019-INTRODUCTION:Yes. I believe it is.This doesn't mean that there are not other tough military units. Rather, the question asks if the Marine Corps is as tough as the mythology says it is.I could cite many examples of Marine Corps toughness. I've chosen three examples.

Is the United States Marine Corps part of the U.S. Navy, or an independent branch of the military?

INTRODUCTION:The U.S. Marine Corps is not part of the U.S. Navy. Rather, it is an independent branch of the military and is part of the U.S. Department of the Navy.The U.S. Navy is also an independent branch of the military and, like the Marine Corps, is part of the U.S. Department of the Navy.DISCUSSION:These two military branches

Is the US Marine Corps boot camp as hard as everyone makes it out to be?

It's definitely very tough physically and mentally. I became a Marine in 1962 (Cuban Missile Crisis); then a Marine Drill Instructor during 1967–68. Today, I hear rumors of it being softer in some ways. It wouldn't be right for me to spread rumors and innuendo about Parris Island or MCRD, San Diego when

My husband is a Marine and he's going on deployment soon. Should I stay at home alone while he's away or be with family in another state?

Depends on the family of course and how well you get along.  Also in comparison to the support you might get from others on the base (assuming you live on base).Some people do fine alone others need the support of people around them.  If you are not very independent than living

Should I join the U.S. Marine Corps if I am a father (to 4year old)?

I joined the Marine Corps when I was 20 and single. I met my spouse and married by the age of 23 and had my first child soon after. A year later, my unit was slated to deploy to Iraq, which

Should the U.S. Army massively downsize and leave expeditionary missions to the Marines?

One overwhelming consideration is that neither the US Army nor the US Marine Corps, as such, have operational control over their own forces.The 1986 Goldwater-Nichols legislation was a major overhaul of both how the US military is organized and how it conducts operations.

What advice would you give a female joining the Marine Corps infantry?

Ma'am,As a 22 year career E-9 Marine, half of which was with the Grunt, I appreciate your patriotism and desire to serve. But here's my advice: DO NOT JOIN the Infantry. You will be miserable.This is not like when homosexuals were allowed to serve. I joined long ago in 1990, it was a few years later the

What are some tips to survive the Marine Corps boot camp? I am leaving in 26 days.

I see some good advice here for you. I'll reinforce some of it and add a thing or two.Don't overthink it. That's real good advice right there. Get in shape, but don't over do it. You don't want to show up to boot camp

What are the differences between US Marines and Royal Marines?

The Royal Marines CommandosThe Royal Marines Commandos (deliberately excluding RMBS) are a small, professional and elite force. They have all completed hard basic training over about 30 weeks to earn the green beret, and all the kudos that goes with it, and the rest of the excruciating basic training.They

What are the major differences between the U.S Marines and the U.S Army?

TLDR: Army is a big and complicated government organization that is responsible for winning multiple wars. The Marines are a much smaller bunch of dudes that love to fight, anywhere, anytime; and they bring their own planes.Army has 500,000 to 1 Million people, roughly half are reserves; not counting the

What are the most famous battles which have been fought by the United States Marine Corps?

The United States Marine Corps has a long and storied history blowing the living hell out of adversaries of the United States. In no particular order, some of of the most bad-ass battles in which the Marine Corps has fought (for reasons of historical significance or with relation

What are the United States Marine Corps (USMC) billet descriptions?

A billet is a role a Marine fills on a Table of Organization (T/O) for a unit. For example a Marine's military occupational speciality (MOS) may be Administrative Specialist however that Marine is a Master Gunnery Sergeant working in an Operations section and his or her billet listed on

What did the Japanese soldiers think of the U.S. Army and Marines in WWII?

Japanese officers most likely thought of Japanese as racially superior to anyone with a white skin, Americans and Britishers included. They thought of anyone who surrendered to them as beneath contempt and therefore undeserving of life.Ordinary Japanese soldiers were not

What do Marines do after boot camp?

Wow, it's a big (scope) question.Post Bootcamp every Marine goes to school, usually after a week or two of leave(vacation) to de-stress a little from the rigors of Boot Camp. Way back in the early 80's there were basically 2 tracks - Infantry went to

What do U.S. Army soldiers think of U.S. Marines?

We had some working with us at Kunia. They were competent, hard-working but unwilling to mingle with us unless it was strictly work related.I spoke to one lance corporal who said they were under orders to keep their distance because their

What do U.S. Marines think about US Army soldiers?

I am probably going to get some heat for this, but I'm going to give an honest answer.... Also, to be fair, this is from the early 2000's era. The Army has acknowledged the problems I'm going to speak about, and has

What do US Marines fear the most?

No fluff. No silly insider's nonsense that obfuscates the reality of it all with glittery, platitudinous tripe for the sake of appearances. Here's the skinny:1.) Getting sent to Fort Sill for whatever reason. Doesn't matter if it's for artillery school or as a posting once in the fleet proper. No one wants

What does the British Army think of the US Marines?

I spent a few weeks with the USMC when I was in the Army; like our own RM and Paras, they are very well trained...for an obsolete mission. Okinawa, 1945 was the last opposed large scale amphibious landing, Korea 1951, the last made under combat conditions. ‘Force mobility' doesn't

What happens at the U.S. Marine officer training camp?

See a more comprehensive, related answer to Marine OCS at this Quora link: What is Marine OCS like?My own answer to that question is at the top of the list and is quite thorough (and unfortunately lengthy).Please let me summarize what

What is it like to be a U.S. Marine?

There are periods of intense pride mixed with a sense of entitled arrogance, followed by periods of massive disillusionment, followed yet again with a calming pride in your achievements and the meaning that they had. At times we feel like the saviors of all humanity, at others we question

What is it like to be enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps?

There are many aspects of being enlisted in the Marine Corps.   Each story varies dependent on the MOS (Military Occupational Specialty).  For the most part Biff sums it up nicely.  There is the "Hurry up and Wait," as well as the many life changing

What is it like to be in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves?

Overview:1. It depends;2. Biggest difference between AD and the reserves is that you can quit (mostly) anytime;3. I've had an exceptionally rewarding career (thus far) having spent 12 years AD and now 12 years in the reserves.

What is it like to go through drill instructor school for the Marine Corps?

I'm just going to preface this with a little disclaimer. I'm not a Drill Instructor. However, I am strongly considering becoming one in my next enlistment, so naturally I've asked a few sergeants that I know what the school is like. They've all told me the exact same thing.Drill Instructor

What is something not many people know about the US Marine Corps boot camp?

I can think of a handful.The first one that shocked me and will probably shock anyone who knows the training matrix before shipping to Boot Camp, and that's the fact that Swim Week isn't even a week long. You'll go to the pool on Monday and as long as you can pass

What is the best way to improve your situps besides doing more situps? I'm training to get a perfect PFT for the Marines.

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What is the equivalent to the U.S. Marines in both U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force?

Well, even though Sam Petry got his feelings hurt because I corrected a factual error in his response (even blocking me from further comments to him), as both he and David Pan have both stated-there is no equivalent to the U.S. Marines within either the U.S. Army or the U.S. Air Force. This

What is the experience as a U.S. Marine officer like?

I had seven years enlisted service and was a Sergeant E5 when selected for the Warrant Officer program. It involved several weeks of Officer Candidate School (minus my rank of Sergeant), intense physical training, running the confidence course daily, mostly

What is the mission of the U.S. Marine Corps, and why?

The USMC has a statutory mission embedded in US law, at 10 USC 5063:See: 10 U.S. Code § 5063 - United States Marine Corps: composition; functions10 U.S. Code § 5063 - United States Marine Corps: composition; functions(a) The Marine Corps, within the Department of the Navy, shall be so organized as