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Should i join the marines or the army?

ive been looking at the Websites and Wat not but i cant really decide the difference. The marines basic training sounds harder but it also seems like they have less, like fighting positions. The army on the other hand seems to have an eaiser basic training With more actual fighting postions. Really i just Want to join a branch Where im not going to be doing something like setting up barbWire and firing mortars. I rather be doing things Where im actually engaged in frontline fighting not support oriented things.

Asked By: Jeff D - 2/3/2009
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Marines. The Marines are more than just running three miles. You do humps all day long, they put you in war like situations, not only do they get you ready for if you go to war, but they discipline you. In the Marines you go to boot camp for three months, go to MCT (Marine Combat Training) or if you are infantry you go... More
Answered By: amoremarino09 - 2/3/2009
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marine boot camp is a cake walk. To complete marine boot camp you run 3 miles, Rangers run 12 miles, take a 30 second water break, pack on 60lbs and h**p 10 more miles *daily*. See the difference? Go marines, Excell and become Force Recon or go army, Excel and become a Ranger. Never settle being basic in any branch... More
Answered By: Rangers - 2/3/2009
 
If you want front-line join the Marines, every Marines 1st profession is rifleman.
Answered By: KD - 2/3/2009
 
either one you go to you'll be setting up barbwire, but if you want more front line stuff either way works, the marines you start off as a grunt and that's your primary job and whatever school you decide to go for after that same as in army, you go infantry on either side those are your front line guys. But like I... More
Answered By: tripleplay15 - 2/3/2009
 
In the marines they treat you like crap, in the army they treat you like dirt which is a bit better than crap. Go figure.
Answered By: mindfreak228 - 2/3/2009
 
DONT JOIN ANY ONE OF MY SISTER JOINED THE ARMY AND YOU GET RIPPED OFF COMPLETELY, YOU GET PAID LIKE 800 EVERY 2 WEEKS AND U TAKE THE CHANCES OF DIEING
Answered By: misskkr95 - 2/3/2009
 
Wheter you join the Army or Marines they are going to give you a rifle and tell you to go out and fight.
Answered By: Tav - 2/3/2009
 
I like the marines training better than army basic but there are less career choices in the marines and the army has the airborne and the rangers
Answered By: jon - 2/3/2009
 
I would suggest that you look into the Army, just because that the branch my husband in...and also there'ss so many position's. Even if your MOS is one thing, you probably know how to do other stuff in case one day you re-class.
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Answered By: gwendolynlovelace22 - 2/3/2009
 
marines! final answer. i have friends in both branches. and from what ive seen marines is the way to go. your more of a "family" in the marines.
Answered By: LC - 2/3/2009
 
boot camp in usmc its marching for 3 months straight and week rifle range and after that you do real training depeding on your job... More
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Answered By: xtreme2099 - 2/3/2009
 
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