The roles of other Branches.
General Duties do the wary bit while waiting for their 'voluntary' draft to Chefs, Clerks or Signals Course.
Clerks do the Units reading and writing, they get to use all the crayons.
Drivers drive things
Chefs do cooking and a bit of light cleaning if time permits.
Signalers send messages and loaf.... Blobbs told me.
Mortars lug big bits of metal around and then lob other bits of metal forward.
Drill Instructors drill you, show you how to dress, use an iron (steam) and wash your 'parts'.
Platoon Weapons Instructors show you how to live in the field, use weapons and generally fcuk you about.
Physical Training Instructors get you fitter and pose about in singlets and tight shorts.
Let me get this straight. After some of the most insane courses in the military in the world, after all the sweat blood and tears to get the green beret, they can say to you, "aye you're not a bad shot, but we need a cook" ?
Thanks for all the info folks, but as was very accurately pointed out, im not actually interested in this role, i just wondered about how much it was involved for most marines.