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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 19, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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Difference in Army Ranger and US Marine

Got to speaking with a co worker today about the military. His son is a US Army Ranger. He said he was turned down by the Marines and the Army took him and gave him a slot for Ranger school. Been in the Rangers for over 10 years now. Had me thinking about the two. I know the Marines seem to get more pub about things and the Rangers are more of a secret unit. I know Rangers must be Airborne qualified and the Marines only have Recon as Airborne qualified. They seem pretty equal in the jobs they do with the Rangers getting more of the elite special stuff while the Marines get the dirty jobs. Im asking the Army and Marines here to tell me the basic differences.

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Re: Difference in Army Ranger and US Marine

The receiving enf of a round is the receiving end of the round, regardless of branch. That said, the Marines work for the department; of the Navy

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The receiving enf of a round is the receiving end of the round, regardless of branch. That said, the Marines work for the department; of the Navy
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I have heard that before. I do understand that the Marines are the police force for the Navy.

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I do understand that the Marines are the police force for the Navy.
Umm, no.

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Umm, no.
Ok....I said that light hearted as I have heard both Marines and non Marines say that. Not meant to be disrespectful if that's the line.

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Oh, it's all good here. I'm not a Marine. Just wanted to get you on the right track before one comes along. Lol.

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Oh, it's all good here. I'm not a Marine. Just wanted to get you on the right track before one comes along. Lol.
LOL Oh ok!

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Re: Difference in Army Ranger and US Marine

Army Rangers are an elite Airborne, Light Infantry Regiment. The term "Ranger" indicates their job is small unit patrolling actions. In Vietnam they were called Long Range Recon Patrols (LRRP) -- bringing the fight to the enemy on the enemy's turf.

US Marines are specialists in waterborne invasions of the littoral. There are 3 Marine Divisions (each made up of 3 regiments), each of which have their own air wings plus naval transport ships. The USMC (and the navy units that transport them) are larger than most countries armed forces.
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US Marines are specialists in waterborne invasions of the littoral. There are 3 Marine Divisions (each made up of 3 regiments), each of which have their own air wings plus naval transport ships. The USMC (and the navy units that transport them) are larger than most countries armed forces.
With most Marines performing duty in the desert for the length of their career (20 years) the Marine Corps brass are worried that they're losing their edge and expertise in regards to amphibious invasions.
The Marine Corps was never intended to be an occupying force. Thats the Army's traditional role.


The Army is unusual in the fact that they have two elite units. The Green Beret and Rangers. My brother-n-law was a Green Beret in Vietnam. I asked him what was the difference between the two. He just pointed to his head and said "Intelligence"
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Just wanted to get you on the right track before one comes along. Lol.
Good advice! As a Marine, I can't tell you the difference in toughness between a Marine and a Ranger.... never been through Ranger school. All I can say is if the Marine Corps can train someone to be a Marine, I don't see why the Army can't come up with similar training. The most formidable weapon on the battlefield is the mind, anyhow.
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Re: Difference in Army Ranger and US Marine

Ed, he was correct. Later on I knew really good Ranger qualified infantry types , that couldnt speak a bit of foreign jibberish, hence couldnt get into SF.

I'd say that Army Ranger school is very much like Marine Recon school, and that the average Marine gets a bit stiffer "boot camp" than the regular Army does. Yet all of us regular Army types had to sing this while running all the time..... I STILL know the words by heart.... I was the cadence caller in pT formations........

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Man, that brought back some good memories brother. Had to call my 13 year old in to hear that tune. That cadence helped me get through a few 12 mile runs.

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Re: Difference in Army Ranger and US Marine

US Marines are specialists in waterborne invasions of the littoral. There are 3 Marine Divisions (each made up of 3 regiments), each of which have their own air wings plus naval transport ships. The USMC (and the navy units that transport them) are larger than most countries armed forces.[/QUOTE]

Not a bad description Bruce, but the last time I checked, there were 4 Marine Corps divisions. And we call it, amphibious operations. Waterborne invasions sound a bit too Army. It's all good. just trying to help out the OP.

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the only good marine is a submarine

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