View Poll Results: Which branch and explain?

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  • Army

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  • Airforce

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  • Marine Corps

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  • Coast Guard

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    Re: Military Branches

    the only branch I would mess with is the Air force.... they are an entirely redundant branch.

    give 'em back to the Army.

    leave the Army, Navy, USMC, and USCG guard intact.

    integrate training, ranks structures, and bases... save billions, call it a day.

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    Re: Military Branches

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    the only branch I would mess with is the Air force.... they are an entirely redundant branch.

    give 'em back to the Army.

    leave the Army, Navy, USMC, and USCG guard intact.

    integrate training, ranks structures, and bases... save billions, call it a day.
    Redundant?

    The Marines are Redundant..... name one thing Marines do that some other branch doesn't cover?
    Fold the Marine Corps back into the Navy where it belongs.

    Fold the Air Force into the Army.

    Have the Army and Navy and Coast Guard.
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    Re: Military Branches

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    If we were to consolidate our overall military strength to just one branch, which branch should it be and why?

    My apologies for making this a U.S. poll question - feel free to start one that outlines military branches in other countries.
    Canada has a "consolidated" structure. However, it still has units and specialties that are limited to land, sea or air. It still operates pretty closely to the way we do.

    There would indeed be some savings and better communications between the branches, however, the different branches would still exists. You cannot have only an army, or only a navy or only an Air Force. How much savings? Don't know for sure. You would still need x number of people to utilize y amount of equipment. Just because some people could move across service branches doesn't mean we would need a lot less people.

    We could probably reduce the number of bases under current structure, but it has to be approved by Congress and what Senator/Congressman wants to lose a base in their area? Consolidate bases? Possible maybe. But you could not limit all bases to just the coasts where the Navy could get in and out. If you consolidate too much, you make them vulnerable to a limited number of strikes. There was once a plan to move the Air Force stationed in the US into 5 "Super" bases. Cool right? Less money spent on bases, etc. Oops, then it only takes 5 missiles getting through to totally eliminate our Air Force that was not stationed overseas. Not so cool. What would then happen if that very limited number of bases also contained the majority of our land and sea forces not currently deployed also?

    The savings would be elimination of redundant training schools for different specialties and those do not eat into our current budgeting very much in the overall picture. You would also save by reducing the number of "senior" officers, but hell, we could greatly reduce our Officer Corps now.
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    Re: Military Branches

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    the only branch I would mess with is the Air force.... they are an entirely redundant branch.

    give 'em back to the Army.

    leave the Army, Navy, USMC, and USCG guard intact.

    integrate training, ranks structures, and bases... save billions, call it a day.
    Entirely redundant? Please explain this redundancy with the Army?
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    Re: Military Branches

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Redundant?

    The Marines are Redundant..... name one thing Marines do that some other branch doesn't cover?
    Fold the Marine Corps back into the Navy where it belongs.

    Fold the Air Force into the Army.

    Have the Army and Navy and Coast Guard.

    The USMC is already a part of the Navy and not a separate branch.
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    Re: Military Branches

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    The USMC is already a part of the Navy and not a separate branch.
    It is still identified as a separate branch of the DOD.

    Army, Navy, Air Force, USMC, and Coast Guard (Which I think is now technically a department of Homeland Security not DOD, not really sure how that works)



    Why would DOD Forms one completes where one must mark which "Branch" of service they are in have the USMC listed separately?


    Because they are a separate "Branch", even if they are still closely related to the Navy, and yes technically a "Department of".


    (Just like the Air Force is still closely related to the Army)
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    Re: Military Branches

    The Marine Corps since they all ready have a little of everything, the best uniforms and just the best at kicking ***.

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    Re: Military Branches

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    The USMC is already a part of the Navy and not a separate branch.

    nope, it's a separate branch.

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    Re: Military Branches

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Entirely redundant? Please explain this redundancy with the Army?
    yes the USAF is redundant... the USN,USMC, and USA all have air capabilities, both fixed and rotor.... in spades.

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    Re: Military Branches

    Cannot do this. The Navy is a mandatory requirement while the Army is not. Cannot combine.
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