View Poll Results: Which branch and explain?

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  • Army

    19 29.69%
  • Navy

    8 12.50%
  • Airforce

    11 17.19%
  • Marine Corps

    6 9.38%
  • Coast Guard

    0 0%
  • Other

    20 31.25%
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Thread: Military Branches

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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.
    Amphibious assault.
    the Marines are a highly mobile, highly aggressive, lightweight assault force....
    while there is some mission overlap with other services, the Marine Corps fulfills a vital mission that no one else has the capability or training to perform.
    there are lots of things the other services do that the Marine Corps is not equipped or trained to do....but when we all coordinate together, it's a incredibly effective force.

    the USA, USN, and USMC all provide the same services the Air force does.( except airborne nuke deterrent and space superiority)

    I'm a fan of air power, i'm even a fan of the Air Force for providing that air power( they do a superb job)... but the fact remains, everybody provides air power.. the AF does little , in terms of mission capabilities, that cannot be immediately taken over by the other branches.... that is not the case with the other branches.

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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.
    Amphibious Assault.

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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.
    I say army.Mostly because I was in the Army. I do feel that the branches should be consolidated.
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    Re: Military Branches

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    I got into an argument with a co-worker about this topic. He seems to think that the consolidation of branches would make for a smoother deployment when necessary, communication would be virtually seamless, etc... I disagreed and the 'chat' got a little heated. I didn't (and still don't) see the point in consolidation, but thought maybe someone here could clue me into something that maybe I was missing when I was 'talking' to this guy.
    You were right, your coworker is an idiot.


    BTW - Coast Guard is DHS, usually, but can be reassigned to Navy at the President's discretion. They used to be DoT with the same possibility of reassignment.
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    Re: Military Branches

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    yes the USAF is redundant... the USN,USMC, and USA all have air capabilities, both fixed and rotor.... in spades.
    What Air Capabilities does the Army Have that aren't helicopters and UAV?
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    Re: Military Branches

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    Amphibious assault.
    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Amphibious Assault.
    And they can still do that..... as a part of the Navy.

    I mean, the Army didn't create a whole new branch just for their Airborne Corps.......The Marines don't need to be an entirely separate branch just because they have some folks who have a special type of battlefield insertion method.
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    Re: Military Branches

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    And they can still do that..... as a part of the Navy.
    They are part of the Navy.

    I mean, the Army didn't create a whole new branch just for their Airborne Corps.......The Marines don't need to be an entirely separate branch just because they have some folks who have a special type of battlefield insertion method.
    They're not an entirely seperate branch.

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    Re: Military Branches

    Meh, the Navy is just chauffeur service for the Marines.

    They're all necessary and should not be consolidated.

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    Re: Military Branches

    I mean if you were forced to pick one, the Navy would clearly be best. It is the mechanism for force project and its mission and capabilities encompass land, sea, and air battle components.

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    Re: Military Branches

    How about fold everything into the U.S. Air Force, because of the quality of USAF bases, the shorter deployments, and their ease of recruiting people?

    And the Air Force kicks ass when it comes to such things as “shock and awe”.

    But I may be biased since I am in the USAF.

    Consolidation of all the branches of the armed forces could happen very slowly over time. First start with stationing some Army and Marine units on an Air Force Base and in other places put some Navy units on an Air Force Base. Then when you get enough of a mix, rename the base Joint Base whatever. Also in a combat zone, station all the branches together, and do things like putting Air Force Airmen driving and supporting convoys (amongst other things). Also extend and toughen up the Air Force Basic Training and make it a lot more ground combat oriented.

    …And by the way all the above is happening already.

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