Posted on Jan 1, 2015
SSgt Kevin Chavez
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I have been out of the Marines Corps for 12 years. I often look back on my 10 years of service and smile when I think of all the places and the things I experienced. I have talked with many Veterans and current active duty members of the Armed Forces, when I speak of Embassy Duty people always want to hear more about it. Marines do you agree??? What are gem duty stations for the other Branches of Service???
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COL Strategic Plans Chief
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The best duty in the military is being in a platoon, then a company/battery/troop, then a Squadron. The closer you are to a line the better. The closer you are to where the man with the rifle is taking it, the better it is. The further away you are...the more distant you are to where steel is forged in the furnace...the worse it is. Give me a rifle and let me be with the Troopers. Having brothers and sisters you know you can count on in a place where it really matters. That's the best duty in the military. Hell...in the whole damned world.
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For the Army, I submit it's being a Tomb Guard (or Sentinel). It's not easy to get that job, but if you can get there, I think it's one of the best jobs (if not THE best job) in the Army.

And I know what I'm talking about. I served in the Old Guard (where the Tomb Guards are assigned) in 1978-1979. And I tried out to be a Tomb Guard. I didn't stay/pursue it, but I got a taste of it.

https://tombguard.org/
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SSgt Kevin Chavez
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Agreed, what an Honor it would be to have that job. When I was going to MSG School in Quantico I went to Arlington to pay my respects to those that have served before me and was humbled by the Spirit of America that I felt at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. I stood and watched shift change as these young men purposefully and respectfully changed post. I will always remember that feeling.
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CSM Charles Hayden
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CW5 Scott Montgomery, Awe inspiring site, thank you.
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PO1 John Miller
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SSgt Kevin Chavez
For the Navy I would have to say special duty onboard the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) and military liaison duty in Belgium.
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PO1 John Miller
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SSgt Kevin Chavez and all:
Please note I was never stationed at either one of these locations! I applied for orders there but was never selected, unfortunately!
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