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SP5 Mark Kuzinski
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Simple answer - No. Keep them as they are.
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SSG Warren Swan
SSG Warren Swan
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Ok I can dig it, but besides pride, why or why not?
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SFC Pete Kain
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Army and Marines consolidate? Nope just nope.
I went thru beach assault training in the 70's. The Marines can keep that one as far as I am concerned.
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SSG Warren Swan
SSG Warren Swan
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Beyond the suck, why not? If the Army preaches the mantra "every Soldier a rifleman", the Marines actually believe it and back it up with their training before they hit their MOS schooling. Could we not learn from the other (when you take pride and personal bias out of it), and really hammer down to the lowest level and examine what really separates us from the other? Is a 0311 really on a different level than a 11B? Would a Navy pilot truly be any different than an AF one? Sure there are fundamental differences but look at the bottom line in an era where everything is based on the dollar. We're not as "individual" as we once were when you're dealing with a beancounter who either never served, or has served but knows there is a large financial gain or strong name recognition if this is pushed,

I'm damn proud of being a Soldier, but the lines are already beginning to blur with the whole "joint forces" strategy. Someone is already thinking this now. We just won't be around to see it implemented.
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SGT David A. 'Cowboy' Groth
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Leave each of the branches of the military as they are.
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SSG Warren Swan
SSG Warren Swan
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As I said before why or why not? Service pride be damned. I've said I'm damn proud of being a Soldier, but could we be more effective in various ways more joint or combined?
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SGT David A. 'Cowboy' Groth
SGT David A. 'Cowboy' Groth
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Combine during wartime, leave separate the rest.
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SSG Warren Swan
SSG Warren Swan
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But with the push for "joint" the line is being blurred. With the push for joint doctrines that allow common uses of forces to become force multiplies and "save money", combining during war will eventually be "combining permanently". Some GO/ senior civilian is already thinking this, although none of us (thank goodness) will be around to see it happen.
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