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Poll Question: Which branch is the most badass
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    Posted: 13 March 2008 at 11:29pm

I just enlisted in the US Marine Corps. I made my desicion on the Marines because I think the Marines have the most rigorous (sp?) training, and I believe they are the most effective/hardass guys out of the bunch.

I know the different branches have different specializations ie. ground, air and sea, but factor what you know about their training and any personal experiences with people you've met or know.

I just wanted a general publics opinion on the matter.

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I'd have to go with internet badass as the most badass.

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It takes a real man to come out of the closet and join the navy.
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Originally posted by carl_the_sniper carl_the_sniper wrote:

It takes a real man to come out of the closet and join the navy.


In the event of forced enlistment, the Navy/Airforce is my branch of choice. No idiotic army-personnel giving me a 1 in 4 chance of being shot by friendly fire, and no horrible boot camp with the Marines.
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I'm in the DEP now. No beds in parris island till' september. But 0311, basic infantry.
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If I do end up joining the military, it'd definitely be with the Marines.

Going with what I've seen in person and at school, they seem to be the most hardcore and professional of the branches. That's how I like to roll.
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Originally posted by Gatyr Gatyr wrote:


Originally posted by carl_the_sniper carl_the_sniper wrote:

It takes a real man to come out of the closet and join the navy.
In the event of forced enlistment, the Navy/Airforce is my branch of choice. No idiotic army-personnel giving me a 1 in 4 chance of being shot by friendly fire, and no horrible boot camp with the Marines.

If I end up going into the military instead of becoming a civilian pilot next year, I actually plan to go Air Force. But only if I can get in as a pilot. If not, i'm off to the army.
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The Army seems like it's run the same as everything governement. The Marines are run like a company. From friends in the army I hear Bootcamp is fun, and like a sucky summer camp.         & nbsp;         & nbsp;         & nbsp;    

The Navy is ok just not hard, and something like the service should be hard. Boring

The Airforce is the same as the Navy Boring

And the Coast Guard is just that, the Coast Guard

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Originally posted by carl_the_sniper carl_the_sniper wrote:

Originally posted by Gatyr Gatyr wrote:


Originally posted by carl_the_sniper carl_the_sniper wrote:

It takes a real man to come out of the closet and join the navy.
In the event of forced enlistment, the Navy/Airforce is my branch of choice. No idiotic army-personnel giving me a 1 in 4 chance of being shot by friendly fire, and no horrible boot camp with the Marines.

If I end up going into the military instead of becoming a civilian pilot next year, I actually plan to go Air Force. But only if I can get in as a pilot. If not, i'm off to the army.

You have to be an officer to fly in any branch. Officer School is the sucks.

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Originally posted by Savage93fvss Savage93fvss wrote:

Originally posted by carl_the_sniper carl_the_sniper wrote:

Originally posted by Gatyr Gatyr wrote:

Originally posted by carl_the_sniper carl_the_sniper wrote:

It takes a real man to come out of the closet and join the navy.
In the event of forced enlistment, the Navy/Airforce is my branch of choice. No idiotic army-personnel giving me a 1 in 4 chance of being shot by friendly fire, and no horrible boot camp with the Marines.
If I end up going into the military instead of becoming a civilian pilot next year, I actually plan to go Air Force. But only if I can get in as a pilot. If not, i'm off to the army.


You have to be an officer to fly in any branch. Officer School is the sucks.



Remember that I am talking about the Canadian Forces. We (and I think you guys do too) require an officer to hold a university degree or be working towards one.

Assuming that I am accepted and decide to go, I will be attending Royal Military College for the next four years. Being paid to go to university is win but I'm still not sure as job decisions are not made till the end of the first year now. (aka. no gurantee I will be a pilot and will not have just wasted a year of my life)

At least in Canada, it is hard work to get in and hard work while you are there. There is a lot of prestiege to going though.
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Originally posted by Savage93fvss Savage93fvss wrote:

Boring


I'd be willing to bet that going in to train for special forces wouldn't be quite so boring. Tell be becoming a Ranger or Seal would be boring.
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I'd probably go Air Force if I knew I would physically meet qualifications to fly (eye sight), otherwise I'd probably go Coast Guard, and my third choice would be Marines.
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i'm headed into the army. family thing, plus the army has more school oportunities like airborne, air assault, etc.
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I'm actually in Delta Force
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Mmmm...  Marines.  Get posted to an embassy, and stand up straight by the door for hours on end, like a doorman/ornament cross-breed.

That's pretty badass, all right.

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Originally posted by Susan Storm Susan Storm wrote:

Mmmm...  Marines.  Get posted to an embassy, and stand up straight by the door for hours on end, like a doorman/ornament cross-breed.

That's pretty badass, all right.

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Ah... But has he ever done THIS?



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Originally posted by bravecoward bravecoward wrote:

I'm actually in Delta Force


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