Yes we do. We do it all the time, we just don't realize it. It's the way we walk, the way we talk, the way we carry ourselves, and it shows in everything we do. You line up 10 people and I'll pick out the Marine in less than 5 minutes each time.Originally posted by Marine8541
Good idea to delete, real marines don't use false bravado like this. We don't need to thump our cheasts and scream like red butted bamboo's. Our deeds speak for us. Some Marines carry their proper values all through their life some act like the aboved mentioned animal and embarrass us all. Unfortuneately you see guys all the time who were former marines that act just as bad as every one else.
We'll if you would of read the OP he was calling former members of other servises S&^t Birds. If you feel you need to do this go ahead. I spent 22 years in and we never acted the fool like some of the posters in this thread have insinuated. I spent almost all my time in grunt units or training grunts and yes I have multiple CARs and my men or the men I served with never acted this way. This is the exact behavior that I'd exspect form an personal and Administration. the last two combat tours I spent with the 6th and 8th Mar STA PLT. I never saw any behavior like this. What units were you guys with? There is a differense between having pride in your accomplishments and acting like and all out ass that just graduated from boot and is sporting his national defense fire watch ribbon who is trying to get in the pants of Suzi rottencrotch from back home telling every one how bad he is and how bad the AF, Navy and army are whimps. real profressional don't tell you how good they are they show you. Like I've said before yiou aint a grunt you aint ...well you know the rest.... because grunts don't act like this. We don'y have to insult other branches of the servise to be the best if it makes you better to say that former servise members from other servises like the AF guy who has no idea why I posted what I did are POS and not squared away fine. Most of us don't need to. I and the men I served with never felt the need to put down any one else to make us seem tougher. If you don't have a CAR you don't have the "warrior spirit" because YOU ARE NOT A WARRIOR.Originally posted by Kingslayer
Yes we do. We do it all the time, we just don't realize it.
That's not what your original post said. Your OP said that why are former members of the USMC squared away and why are former members of other servises not so squared away. You were trying to down another branch of the servise and you knew it was bad form because you said in your OP that you would probablly take crud for it. Don't cry now when you hear that inside the Marines that certain MOS's think that others aren't so squared away themselves. Don't tell me that's news to you is it? Don't tell me that you really didn't know that Marines with combat MOs think there are us and them? You never heard a grunt refer to MPs as traffic cops or crowd control because we call NIS for real investigations? See when you start throwing stones and insults at other servises don't be surprised when they come back your way. BTW I served with many members of 3 ID and others that were just as dedicated, motivated, squared away and good as any marine I ever knew. I have met some great former servise members from all bracnches and a few from all branches that are not so great. What a combat MOS thinks is squared away is very different to what others think are good to go. I love inter servise rivalry and playing around but you were tring to insult others to make yourself feel good. What do you want me to say? Yes all Marines who ever served are squared away in the civilian world better than any other servise and the others are POS? Yeah right... there are pleanty threads on this board about habits carried over that are still with us with out insulting any other branch. So start another thread about I'm still squared away with out an insult to our brethern in the Army or put your OP in general or in the Army so you can ask them why their not squared away when they leave the servise. ETA I don't think there are two Marine Corps but many do. I was just making my point.Originally posted by USMCSKI
Who gives a crap if you were a grunt....where you were stationed....where you did duty...
The point that I was making was that so much of the stuff I learned in the USMC carried over to the way I live my life as a civilian!!!
I should have left my OP up...because aparently you didnt read it or couldnt understand it....I NEVER said that former members of the USMC were squared away and was asking others opinions on their impression on how squared away people that were prior service in other branches.Originally posted by Marine8541
Your OP said that why are former members of the USMC squared away and why are former members of other servises not so squared away.
Maybe I'm misunderstanding your point with this sentence, but isn't you saying this no better than a boot acting tough because he's got a National Defence Ribbon?Originally posted by Marine8541
If you don't have a CAR you don't have the "warrior spirit" because YOU ARE NOT A WARRIOR.
If you read the last sentense of my post I say that I don't feel this way but many do. I was trying to make a point that when you disparage the servise of others then it can come righ back at you. If you were in then you know that combat medals carry more weight than other salad. I don't think this is fair because most guys can't control the unit their in or the orders that their unit gets but it is a fact of life. Selection boards always take into the "highest consideration" decorations and medals earned under fire. I passed many of my contempararies in rank because I happened to be in the wrong place at the right time. I didn't think less of them but the selection boards did. See my point was that when you start saying that other parts of any branch don't have the "warrior spirit" some will say you don't either because the warrior is born in war and not a wet deck. When you start questioning the guts of any branch because of the job they held don't be shocked when it comes back at you. The final point is not all Marines consider every Marine to be a "warrior". Don't be surprised when many think this way because you think many in other branches don't have this spirit. We can be the best with out ever saying any thing about any other branch. See what happens when you beat your chest with the warrior spirit and talk about the others servises missing some thing? Some one may ask what war you were in. This whole thread was predicated on the OP talking about two former Army not being squared away. I knew a clerk with the 3ID who had the warrior spirit in combat and a member of the AF who was just as great under fire in an ambush one day, so why talk crap about others current of former? That's exactly not the kind of "self promotion we need".Originally posted by Kingslayer
Maybe I'm misunderstanding your point with this sentence, but isn't you saying this no better than a boot acting tough because he's got a National Defence Ribbon?