The Few, The Proud




 
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October 13th, 2004  
Metal Head
 

Topic: The Few, The Proud


Is the Marine Corps still the few, the proud? They do the most recruiting out of any of the other branches, that's why it seems wierd to me. I was just wondering about this. Of course it is still a distinguished title, but do any of you know if it is still the same as it was when you were in the Corps in the 80's or 90's?
October 13th, 2004  
782.matt
 
 
Most recruiting? Marines? If any branch I would think it's the Army or Navy...this is based on who has more commercials and posters I see around. Maybe it depends on the area you live in?
October 14th, 2004  
Metal Head
 
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Originally Posted by 782.matt
Maybe it depends on the area you live in?
That's a possibility.
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October 14th, 2004  
LeatherNeckRVA
 
goto meps sometime and you'll see we are still the few.
October 14th, 2004  
Lil Hulk 1988
 
Still less than 200K, check out the about.com military info, still the Few...
October 14th, 2004  
Goon
 
 
From what I remember we could never be more that 175,000 at one time. From my time the Corps actually never really had to go get people. Most of us went in because we either had a relative who was in the Marines or we just knew from a young age we wanted to be Marines. I never really even noticed Marine recruiting commercials and posters until I was already in.
October 14th, 2004  
Sooners1
 
 
Definitely the Few, and if you haven't noticed by some of the threads and the comments on this thread already, we sure as are The Proud.

Check this out, it is a graph from the department of defense site:

http://www.dior.whs.mil/mmid/military/RG0408.pdf
October 14th, 2004  
Metal Head
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sooners1
Check this out, it is a graph from the department of defense site:

http://www.dior.whs.mil/mmid/military/RG0408.pdf
I can't see it.
October 14th, 2004  
Sooners1
 
 
It is a graph that shows strength numbers for the branches, and a break down by rank, then it tallies it all up at the end. From Aug. 31, 2004 the totals:

Army 497,464
Navy 375,383
Air Force 379,183
Marines 176,356 The Few
November 15th, 2004  
Syingling
 
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Originally Posted by LeatherNeckRVA
goto meps sometime and you'll see we are still the few.
No kidding! When I was at the MEPS building, out of the whole day being there, I only met 3 other Marine recruits. Most of the peeps there were Army recruits.