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Marine Corps ranked worst service branch to join, and I love it


Lovely – more of the “Marines only know how to kill people nonsense.” The real reason Marines are the world’s most fearsome fighting force is because what those Marine Corps Drill Instructors instill in every Marine are three qualities that are far more important in any occupation – civilian or military – than any MOS training. These are qualities that every employer is looking for in employees: self-discipline, motivation and determination.
This isn’t to knock the other branches or the people who serve in them. But the author notes that Marines carry a pride of service well into civilian life that they do not, and the reason can be directly traced back to those three qualities. Marines know there is no obstacle that can’t be overcome, challenge that can’t be met or situation too difficult. The attitude the author wishes we would turn off upon exiting active duty? It isn’t a desire to kill. It’s the self-assurance that results from having overcome the most extreme challenges any mortal man could possibly face. Although, truth be told, there is always that little inkling in the back of our minds that if you ask for it, we could send you to meet your maker in less time than it takes a rabbit to shit lettuce.

Stan R. Mitchell -- Action fiction writer

This article on Yahoo written by Ron Johnson completely made my day. The writer was asked to rank best military branch to serve in.

He ranks them as:

  1. Army
  2. Air Force
  3. Navy
  4. Coast Guard
  5. Marine Corps (Worst Military Branch)

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3 responses

  1. Thanks again for reblogging this, Ray. Semper Fi, Stan

    December 11, 2013 at 8:38 pm

  2. Thank you for your service. ­čÖé My oldest made me a Gold Star Mom. My youngest serves at Ft Benning.

    January 8, 2014 at 4:10 am

    • Thank you for raising two outstanding citizens!

      January 8, 2014 at 2:17 pm

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