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    The current US Navy recruitment ad announces "A Global Force For Good". I guess the government wants to pretend that the US Navy is the new "peace corps". God forbid the glitzy government sponsored ads would remind potential Sailors that the greatest naval force in the history of civilization protects Americans with enough weaponry to annihilate any country that threatened the US. Years ago the US Army promoted the slogan "an Army of one". I never understood what meant at the time and I guess it was just some psychobabble that the government thought would convince potential recruits that they didn't have to worry about conforming to military standards.
     
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    Ads are for one purpose, to recruit young Americans (oops, the US military is not just for citizens anymore) to serve.
     
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    Foreign nationals could serve when I enlisted in 1960, so that's not new.
    The navy has been first to deliver aid and emergency medical care for people in dire situations after catastrophes like tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes.


    Whitehall, your take about the US having the firepower to annihilate any country that threatens us is seriously in doubt, without any such will. We can only annihilate their military if an enemy meets us in the field of battle. Without that condition any country can challenge us pretty much with impunity.
     
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    I remember "the few, the strong, the proud, the Marines" advertisements as a 17 year old. Made me want to join. I guess i missed 6 to 7 years in the middle east because i choose not to enlist. My mom cried when I told her I wanted to join, so I decided against it. But that ad....it was effective.
     
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    The “Army of One” slogan you are referring to has a certain meaning. The ONE refers to the 3 echelons within the Army, O standing for Officers…N standing for NCO’s (non-commissioned officers)...and E standing for Enlisted personel. The ONE isn’t meant to be ironic simply all soldiers be it Officers down to Enlisted working as ONE.
     
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    Actually, correctly put it's "The Few, the Proud, the Marines" and that is completely accurate. Seldom are there more than two hundred thou active duty Marines serving at a given time. At any duty station you are transferred to you are likely to run into someone you've served with in the past. There is a strong feeling of brotherhood that lasts a life time, as does the feeling of pride. You will notice that in any ceremonial formation that includes a man from each of the services, the Marine will have the lowest rank. IMO that's because more responsibility is expected of Marines at a lower rank than the other services.
     
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    The Army, Navy and AirForce camouflaged their Military mission from time to time to entice recruitment but the Marines remained true to their heritage through the years and maybe that's why they usually met their quotas.
     
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    And so it is.
     
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    Do I sense more than just a dash of animosity from the OP?
     
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    Hey, it's just an advertisement. Nothing serious here.
     

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