Greendeath said:This thread is confusing.
The answer is: From my experience. No. Their training is very different. Its I beleive 11 or 19 weeks long (memory loss) and very very different from our training. The name Marine is the same, but thats all.
I worked with a US marine Sergeant in the Arctic once. He was good, but lets face it, they weren't going to send somebody average where they.
aka: Steven Preece
Jarhead said:Deeps that's the old Corps there; the more modern USMC is a die-hard runner/swimmer.
and harry, the fact that someone shot his mouth off and had to eat his words is not surprising, because there're fools and braggarts in every service on earth. Fact is, USMC usually can outmarch almost anyone into the ground, especially in this modern mechanized world.
Far superior? There are other RM on here with far more credentials on here saying USMC is good enough to hang with RM's; one person does not a Corps make.
super-boots said::thumright: well all we need to rember is that there edgars! of cause they have more and sometimes better equiptment and of cause more "ordanance" but at the end of the day were trained longer and to better standards (do they come out of training as commandos? i think not!). as with anything which impresses, people copy it but you cant beat the original and best! . :threaten: