Marines re military arms and history are they elite?

Discussion in 'General Military Arms & History Forum' started by wpage, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. wpage

    wpage Active Member

    Aug 25, 2009
    Most military arms experts agree the US Marines are the foremost elite arms assault troops historically...
    Do you agree?
  2. navis128

    navis128 New Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Why of course, who would doubt it?

    Should this be a poll? Just wondering.

  3. for years and years the marines were always called on first for sea based assaults,they were and are the elite.i joined the corp in 1969 and have since talked to pretty much every branch of the milatary re just boot camp,we had it harder back then than anyone and although its easier now i still think training is more intense in the crotch than any other branch of the service.ther are other branches of the service that are specialized such as seals and special forces but there is still marine recon.i may be a little one sided on this for some reason.......................old semperfi
  4. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    I am a big history buff and I agree, the US Marines were the foremost elite assault troops for a LONG time.

    These days, they are up there, but there are lots of more specialized groups for things that didn't really exist for a long time. Like the Navy SEAL's, Marine Force Recon, CIA, Delta Force, Green Berets... Basically what one would consider "Special Forces."
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2010
  5. Eddie N

    Eddie N New Member

    Apr 23, 2009
    The Marines Hymn says it all. Air, land, sea, first to fight, etc. It's good to specialize, but also good to know the next man's job, also.
    Yes, I was. Joined 1976.
  6. Jay

    Jay Active Member

    Mar 26, 2003
    Any opinion I would express would be decidedly biased... :rolleyes:

    Semper Fi
  7. steve666

    steve666 New Member

    Mar 19, 2010
    Indianapolis, IN
    While I admit to bias the answer is OF COURSE!!!
  8. wpage

    wpage Active Member

    Aug 25, 2009
    No Poll required...
    Marines rule elite assault.
    No one else comes close. On this earth!
  9. islenos

    islenos New Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    West Texas
    Is that a trick question?:confused:

  10. jim brady

    jim brady Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2009
    Simla, Colorado
    wpage - you trying to start trouble here? Which Military Expert Marines did you Poll? So far every answer have been from Jarheads. Now there's nothin' wrong with the Marines. After all, they are an elite branch of the Navy. Why, the Navy even went to all the trouble of putting Marines on ALL their boats.

    They try to train as hard as the Rangers. Shoot, even the swabees who can't qualify as Rangers copy-catted them with their very own Seals. Gotta give them credit. The wing-walkers (Air Force) even gave it a shot. You wanna be a Ranger you gotta join the Army.

    (By the way, I'm former Army, and yet the FINEST Officer who ever lived was Gen. Chester Puller)

    Seriuosly, EVERY branch has an ultra-elite group within. They are ALL incredibly GREAT. Who is the best? Depends on the mission. Missions vary only as much as the limits of possibilities.

  11. I worked with the Rangers.....
    I weren't impressed....
    SEMPER FI JIM!!!:D:D:D:p
  12. islenos

    islenos New Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    West Texas
    I was very impressed with the Army Chopper Pilots. They were always where they said they would be and on time to boot.

    But I must admit, Rangers are pretty good fighters, much along the same lines as a Marine Motor T Wrench Monkey:eek::D
  13. jim brady

    jim brady Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2009
    Simla, Colorado
    You're killing me. You know the Navy calls helicopters "Helos", The Army calls them "Choppers", the Air Force calls them "Whirley-Birds". The Marines point up and call them "Uh-Uh".

    Remember, my Brothers - I'M ONLY KIDDING!!!!!!!! (Marine Motor T Monkey Wrench???!)
  14. uzim16

    uzim16 New Member

    Jul 29, 2009
    I think Marines,Rangers,Airborne,Royal Marines,Airborne units in CF, Foreign Legion should be the same.
  15. islenos

    islenos New Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    West Texas
    what would be the fun in that?:D

    AKA Mechanic for Marine Motor Transport Battalion

    Every Marine, no matter the MOS is a Rifleman First
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2010
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