View Poll Results: Which branch and explain?

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  • Navy

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  • Airforce

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  • Marine Corps

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  • Coast Guard

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Thread: Military Branches

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    Re: Military Branches

    If (and in my point of view that is a big IF) there should be a just the one branch, it should be a new branch, for example, the USAAF, the United States of America Armed Forces or something like that. It would not be just or nice for proud branches of the DoD to start fighting under the name of another branch. There is too much history for the Marine Core to now be logged into one branch with the name army. And vice versa.
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    Re: Military Branches

    The problem with consolidation, as I see it, is that basically you NEED most of the specializations that the various branches bring to the table.

    USA is ground combat, with infantry, armor, artillery, and close air support (choppers and etc.)
    USAF is air superiority, heavy bombing/ATG attacks, etc.
    USN is naval combat with (due to carriers) the role of supporting ground forces of varying branches if a local airfield is not possible for one reason or another.
    USMC is more of an assault force, first wave attackers, or whatever. Although I understand they have their own carriers of sorts, helicopter and V/STOL or such.


    As I see it, those areas (and various sub areas) basically require specific mindsets and training, which the various branches support.

    If the branches were combined, the current branches would basically just become new aspects of the overall military force, and little would change.

    You can't have a fighter pilot Major commanding ground troops, except in a pinch, because he/she is not at all trained for it.

    So you would have the "air branch", the "naval branch", the "ground combat (possibly several aspects of that)", etc.

    Basically it'd be the same as now except with one overall commander....but then we already have that, to a degree, in the form of the Sec Def and the JCS which reports to him/her.

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    So in the end really all you'd be doing is renaming ****.

    I guarantee you that rivalries between "fields" of military specialization would exist, just as it does now.

    And in a way it might be worse....
    I mean now the military branches compete for funding, I think. Without competition, corruption would be worse...possibly? I dunno.
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    Re: Military Branches

    yeah... I just don't think you can do this, because each branch performs vital military functions within its own specialty.

    The Navy isn't the Army, and the Army isnt the Marines, and the Air Force isn't exactly any of the above.

    The Navy and Marines are primarily an offensive, power-projecting force.

    The Air Force, believe it or not, is primarily a defensive arm, through the capacity to strike or counter-strike any aggressor threatening CONUS. Strategic, where the Navy Air ops are more tactical.



    The Army can go either way of course, as can the National Guard though the latter is theoretically more defensive.

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    Re: Military Branches

    We may as well be consolidated. With all of the "jointness" going on during operations nowadays. It seems every major op we do requires every service to get a piece of the pie. God forbid any branch be left out of a conflict. They might look weak to.........I don't know who.
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    Re: Military Branches

    And obviously it wouldn't be Marine Corps because then none of the other branches could hang
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    Re: Military Branches

    The Army already has the logistical support network for such a large job. It also has a navy and air force that is larger than the actual Navy and Air Force. None of the other branches have this in place nor do they have the machinery to deploy and maintain like the Army.

    So I would say the US Army is the only branch already capable of such a task. This is why most large combat operations are run by Army generals.
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    Re: Military Branches

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    And obviously it wouldn't be Marine Corps because then none of the other branches could hang
    They would just fall in line with the rest of the Dept of the Navy troops. Hehehehehe!
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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 think it would be a bad idea, but for argument's sake if it had to be done, I would say Army.

    The Air Force used to be part of the Army, so adding in the Navy wouldn't be that big of a jump.
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    Re: Military Branches

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I think it would be a bad idea, but for argument's sake if it had to be done, I would say Army.

    The Air Force used to be part of the Army, so adding in the Navy wouldn't be that big of a jump.
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    Re: Military Branches

    Quote Originally Posted by Black Manta View Post
    They would just fall in line with the rest of the Dept of the Navy troops. Hehehehehe!
    HA! Hey, at least we're the men's department lol.
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