About Marines Page 2
|January 10th, 2005||#11|
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Sgt. Rafael Peralta ,United States Marine Corps
Company A, 1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regt, 3rd Marine Divison
We will never forget your valor and sacrifice.
Semper Fi !
|January 11th, 2005||#13|
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03 - is it still set up to where if you go to The Corps from another branch you have to go through boot and if you go to another branch from The Corps you have to go to an MOS school? This is a tough one to explain, Espirit De Corps comes close but not quite, cocky? Nope. Confidence? Nope. It is a combination of all these things, it is the way that we are trained. The traditions, the history, these things will help understand this question some but not fully. I am a Marine therefore I am The Best.
I am not tryin to start a war here between services, tryin to help this young fella out with some understandin.
|January 11th, 2005||#14|
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And if you REALLY REALLY want to know you could always go through both services. i know a few ppl that have and after doing it they said that even then they couldn't explain the difference. No matter which branch you choose there will be the pride of belonging and the brotherhood that is inherent in sharing beliefs and lives with other men and women. There is HONOR in every branch so if you still don't understand then do both then you can come back and put it into words and maybe even then still come up short!
If you don't make your own decisions someone else will.
If you don't make yourself happy... no one else will.
If you want to make God laugh just tell him your plans!
|January 11th, 2005||#15|
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Army OSUT (One Station Unit Training) is 14 weeks for infantry. This combines both your basic training with your infantry MOS training.
Does your average infantry Marine comes out of the gate with more training? Yes. Does this mean that he will be a better, more productive infantryman than an Army 11B? No - that's up to the individual.
After serving in both the Army and the Marine Corps, I believe the latter has it right when it comes to recruiting and training. Unfortunately, because of the size and massive needs of the Army - it's not able to be as flippant (ie: prove to us you're worthy of even speaking to a recruiter) as the Corps. But don't misunderstand, the Army and her soldiers are full of "Espirit De Corps," however, you will mostly see this at the unit level.
|January 11th, 2005||#16|
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Yeah I was also trying to be Diplomatic. But I think all has now been explained by RndrSafe.