More to ” The Basic Military Rules”

And then there is always this:
MILITARY DIFFERENCES

The reason the U. S. Armed Forces have
difficulty in coordinating and cooperating
with each other is that they do not use the
same jargon, and misunderstandings
frequently occur. For example:

If you tell the U. S. Navy to SECURE a
building, they will simply turn out the
lights and lock the door.

If you tell the U. S. Army to SECURE a
building, they will occupy the structure
and permit only persons with a proper
pass to enter.

If you tell the U. S. Air Force to SECURE a
building, they will take out a three year
lease with an option to buy.

If you tell the U. S. Marines to SECURE a
building, they will call for an air strike,
assault the structure with heavy artillery,
ground and small arms fire, capture the
facility, fortify it and hold the ground at
all costs until properly relieved.

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12 comments


  • R. Matthews

    When I was in the Marine Corps, after Boot Camp, we all got our assigned to our MOS Military Occupation Service, mine was 5811, Military Police. So We all headed to Fort McClellan, (Anniston) Alabama,(Which is no longer there) to be trained by Army NCO’s, The big mistake the Army made was putting all of us Green Marines, in one Platoon, all 64 of Us, and We had a Army Staff Sergeant who was our NCO. He tried to break Us down and run 2 miles, big mistake, We were all right out of Bootcamp, and 2 miles is a walk in the park., for Marines, We ran him crazy, with our Marine PT , He always came in last place, after We Marines finished our Military Police School training, this Staff Sergeant was promoted to Sergeant First Class, but We all graduated from the Military Police School . Semper Fidelis


  • Jerome Mehling

    Semper fi Marines , brothers for life .

    ARMY STANDS FOR .
    ARENT REALLY MARINES YET . HA HA


  • BRENDAN MC CARRON ISTMAW DANANG VIETNAM.

    HOW TRUE. THEY ARE ALL GOOD BUT NOT AS GOOD AS WE ARE.
    SEMPER FI. ENJOY THE YEAR OF THE MARINES—2020. SAME AS THE PREVIOUS YEARS THEY HAVE EXISTED.


  • Ed Noll

    Good laugh, I needed that. Semper-Fi Marines


  • Srgt.Coones

    How true this is


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