Greatest Military Branches in the World
Once a marine, always a marine. Semper fidelis. I don't expect people from the US's other branches to understand, let alone other countries. Unless of course your country has had the misfortune to square off with US Marines. Then you understand completely. It's not just the brotherhood, love of country, or even the intense training. From my own personal experiences, I was instilled beyond the point of arrogance that we were simply the best there was. And we are. That's the truth of it. Any true marine would rather die than retreat, die than surrender. As a marine your life does not matter. The thought of letting down anyone that earned that eagle globe & anchor before I did was my biggest fear. Marines don't die. They go to hell and regroup.
They are so inspirational. They are the least populated branch in the US military for a reason; the intelligence and sheer physical power required to become one. All countries recognize the US Marines as the first threat if they even think for a second about waging war with the US. The unrelenting stress that the Drill Sergeants hammer on the recruits through the generations eliminate the weakest ones, and make sure only the toughest, the ones that play by law of fang and claw, are the ones that make it. There goes around a saying "Marines: Providing an opportunity for the enemies of America to die for their country since 1775." I would go on, but that's enough said...
Being a United States Marine is the biggest and best title I have earned in my life and nothing will ever compare to it. Traveling around the world and knowing that no matter the situation, people will cease fighting when we step on deck or just simply get out of our way because of our reputation is not only very gratifying, it is an impetus to not only be better than everyone else but to also continue growing and getting better at our craft: issuing hell, death and destruction to all who get in our way.
To be a Marine is to be part a brotherhood that is older than this nation itself. Marines are faithful, loyal, and committed to each other, and their duty to their country. If anyone could be a Marine it wouldn't be the Marines. The training is tough, it teaches you to be committed, not only to your brothers and duty, but also to yourself. The Training is a lot tougher than people think. You have to Earn the right to be called a marine and were the eagle anchor and globe symbol of the Marines. SEMPER FI
The US ARMY the most powerful branch of the United States military and The most powerful branch in the Whole world. Coming second is the Airforce, then the Navy. The others are just sub branches. Checking in each of these branches, each one of them have a significant number of US Army soldiers, meaning without the Army, none of these branches exist. Another PLUS is that the US Army is the ORIGINAL and ONLY military branch that owns and will always own all the other branches. Another plus, before any of the branches is always the US Army. Another Plus, all the other branches "were given birth" by the ARMY. The United States Army is the oldest branch of the Unites States Armed Forces. The United States Army was established by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1775. The Navy and Marines were formed later in 1775 then the Coast Guard in 1915 and finally the Air Force in 1947.
Marines are great, but the Army is better. We have the oldest fighting force in the western hemisphere, the Army Rangers, we have the Berets, Delts, SOAR, 101st, 82nd, and the most powerful single corps ever, the Army Corps of Engineers. They created the Nuclear Bomb. If you really think the Marines can beat the Army, you got another thing coming.
The U.S ARMY is the strongest branch. Why exactly? They have the most in numbers, best equipment, gear, weaponry, special forces etc. Marines may be the most feared, but also die too easily because they are not as smart as the Army when it comes to combat. Don't get me wrong, Marines are a great branch and are the most feared, but are no where near as strong as the Army. When there is a situation that outnumbers the Marines, the Army is called in because they are capable of getting it done. In the end, we all serve the same country.
Name one war that the Marines have won? Exactly. As for not winning a war without the help of the Brits? I can think of two where the Army whipped the british! You think the thirty jarheads Winfield Scott dragged along with his army won the Mexican war? How many jarheads where at Fredricksburg or Gettysburg? Two third of the Pacific campaign in WW2 where Army, with Army commanders. Where were the Marines during the largest amphibious battle ever launced? Sucking there thumbs, that's where. Not one jarhead landed on Normandy beach. Take your PR and place it where your brains are.
A truly skilled military branch that has received the best training worldwide. The only thing stopping them from
Being the best is the numbers
Although not a massive army with 100's of thousands of troops, but the most well trained in all walks of a military career, whether its from logistics to field craft to shooting or discipline, or I could just take the easy way out and say The SAS which every other special forces around the world, yes including navy seals, training is based on the SAS, people don't think about this because the SAS's missions are rarely available to the public, you wonder why? Because there just that good. I can't comment on The Royal Navy or the RAF, but the army is easily the best, train hard fight easy.
Who is better trained than the British army? We are talking about the PARAS, SAS, Pathfinders, Gurkhas. These are the most feared troops and the best trained. It just lacks the numbers. The British army with 1 million men are unstoppable.
Due to our crap governments the British Army may no longer be the best in the world but the British Soldier certainly is still the best.
Some of the toughest trained soldiers. Have been in almost every major and minor conflict around the globe. In the Battle of Camaron, 65 foreign legion soldiers were attacked by 3000 Mexican troops. Almost all of the legionaires died, but the legionaires also killed 190 and wounded 300+ Mexican republic troops. The Mexican Major, Major Campos said after the battle, "Is this all of them? Is this all of the men who are left?" Then, in amazement, he exclaimed, "These are not men! They are demons!"
Nothing to loose, Everything to prove. Toughest mofo I ever met on the field.
Overlooked, one of the best!
Any time any place
Haze Gray and Underway! The United States Navy is the most powerful global force in the world with a world-wide presence unmatched by any nation or military branch. There can be no debate about this and no argument can alter the facts! Consider: America's most important TACTICAL force is a two-headed seagoing monster; 1) the amphibious marine assault force, and 2) the combat aircraft carrier. From a STRATEGIC standpoint, the most critical component of the triad defense is the stealth Ohio class ballistic missile submarine, each carrying 192 nuclear warheads.
Notice that America's Navy is always forward deployed, globally 24/7! The U.S. Navy is the only military force in the world (outside of the limited capabilities of the UK naval forces) with responsibility in all four sectors of combat; land, sea, air and sub-surface. With the first ever downing of an ICBM (AEGIS missile launched from a destroyer in the Pacific, Nov. 2020), the Navy has now extended its power into outer ...more
Well when you say Gay, Gay, Gay you pretty much nailed it on the head. Dude Marines are your Infantry? The Marines are the only Branch of the military that operates everything. Yeah the pilots crash a lot but still. You are the Marines taxi, they aren't Your infantry. The Navy has the Subs you're right. The days of the Aircraft Carrier are numbered if we don't get proper countermeasures. Your Special Operators run a mission and then write a book. I'm sure every Seal on the Bin Laden raid could write a book about how they shot him and have. His head was canoed but his body was still rattling intensely, ha! There is only one U.S. Navy and yes they are the best Navy in the world. I'll give you that.
The U.S. Navy controls nuclear weapons, submarines to cut off trade ways, and a massive air force able to be deployed wherever waters are present. The Navy does not just operate on water but on land as well. They have amphibious assault vehicles, transport aircraft. The Marines are ranked #1 here, but how would they be anything without a Navy to transport them everywhere? The Navy can effectively kill any island nation (I.e. Japan) by cutting off trade routes, and can crush major cities inland with cruise missiles and nuclear weapons. The Navy is the most powerful branch, but all branches contribute to its power.
This is as good as it gets. They go anywhere do anything and will kill anybody. It doesn't matter if your in the air, land or sea you are as good as dead. When they show up just minus well lye on the ground. They are as tough as it gets. Out numbered, don't matter. They are specifically picked out for the best. They have the most firepower and are trained the best. You can't get any better than this. They will beat any of the worlds special forces. They know their surroundings and know the tactics. They come knockin, better start running, because their are going to be some rolling heads.
Australia - little country. The U.S. - big country. Therefore, 1 x SASR (Aus) is = to any 10 Seals/Marines/Commandos/etc. Face it... your own Generals have admitted the same.
Australian army is far superior in skill, combat-knowledge, and leadership than any other defense force in the world. This is due to a culmination of variables. Small population to land mass, experience in multiple wars since western colonisation (always supporting allies and never been instigator). Innovative and adaptive thinking applied to weapons and equipment in battle conditions due to funding restrictions, exposure to variety of hard terrain and extreme climatic conditions, evolution of training techniques based on the last known empire - Britain, and a bond of "mateship" other countries find hard to grasp the essence of, and great leadership training. This is where they excel. They don't buy into the bravado like such units as the American marines but adapt to the country in which they find themselves in. In over 30 years as a officer in the British army, it was hard to find any soldier from around the world who wouldn't honestly admit that they fear most going against a ...more
The Australian military as small as it is goes through one of the most rigorous training of any NATO allied army. The Australian army is required to be able to in addition to basic military training to learn how to swim unlike the US army. The mostly lack in size but can accsep soldiers from other NATO armies to join them as long as they have applied for Australian citizenship. My great great uncle was an ANZAC in World War One and fought bravely for king and country. The Australian army may not be the best army in the world but they should be higher on the list.
The Australian Army is one of the most experienced military in the world because of their mateship, now I've never seen another country which actually has mateship anywhere near as strong as the Australians, no army will ever come close to the Australian Army and for that reason I believe it should be much higher on the scale.
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As a retired United States Airman...we take a back seat to NO ONE, even the Marines! The United States Air Force formed out of the Army, as air power was too important, and too powerful for it to not be it's own branch! In all seriousness, I'd put the USAF up against anyone! Air Force Special Operations is among the toughest training in the world! The Air Force shares a brotherhood right there with the other branches! The USAF controls two thirds of America's nuclear triad, controls ALL of America's military satellites, and military cybersecurity infrastructure, etc! We deploy much more often than people reach due to our global reach, global power doctrine! The U.S. Air Force owns and operates more aircraft than the Navy and Marine Corps combined! Just because our boot camp is only 8.5 weeks long...don't Be fooled, we can kick ass! Desert Storm is a good example of that! The Air Force didn't even need the Army or Marines...the Air Force and Navy won Desert Storm! I know...I was there! ...more
The only branch to have dropped nuclear weapons in war. Even if the cities were small the most industrial cities in WW2 were raided by medium bombers. The B2 spirit is one of the few strategic stealth bombers in the world. The USAF might have the best attack aircraft ever, the A-10 warthog. The B-52 has been in service for more than 50 years which is impressive.
I am from an Air Force family. My father and all my uncles were are Air Force with one of my uncle's retiring a colonel. I am the only female in my family to have honorably served in the Air Force. I love the Air Force and I live in a veterans only apartment building and everyone knows that I am Air Force.
Served in the Air Force from 1955-1968. Ask any ground pounder (marines or army) if they aren't happy to see us during a battle. We're the ones they call when they need bailing out!
The CF is designed after the light infantry model. The average trooper is generally more versatile than in most other militaries due to their ability to train in several different skills that are normally reserved for specialized units (ie. Airborne). This is also what makes JTF2 great because they're picking from soldiers who are very skilled. Canadian troops also have a reputation for getting the job done, which is why we pushed the farthest through on D-Day and were the only ones to reach our objective (not knocking the Brits or Americans - that entire landing was extremely difficult). It's also the reason we celebrate our biggest military victory - Vimy Ridge. Many others tried to take it, but suffered horrible losses. We were given the task and it got done. Our equipment isn't all cutting-edge, and procurement is a cluster-frak, but the troops make the best of what we have and do it well.
It should be added that the Canadian Special Forces are among the best in the world. I believe this is because they do not join out of civilian life, but are hand picked from the CAF itself, so before they join, they are already among the best of the best. An American General commented on this saying that for the toughest missions he preferred to send in the Canadians. But, you you will never hear one thing about it, because JTF2 is kept classified, top secret.
We were using old US Jeeps, steel pots, Belgium FN FAL made in 1956, the old SMG. Basic in Cornwallis, NS in the winter of '82 - '83 was rough and the instructors were brutal and relentless! Cold weather training was our main goal. Caught frost bite during basic in both ears, snow blindness during the Winter Warfare Course in northern Alberta, and mild hypothermia up in Viking Alberta!
Oct 1982 - Oct 1985. Rad-op 211, CFB Calgary.
While a lot smaller than the U.S Army they are strong and should be considered more.
Indian para forces have seen it all. From the densest forests to scorching deserts, from Siachen glaciers to the deep Indian ocean. By far one of the most versatile and deadliest forces in the world, and those black cats people are talking about, they are also known as terrorist hunters.
It is one of the Greats without which the British would have found it much more difficult to win in either WW-I or WW-II. Under Transformation. Original Home of the Gurkhas, Siks, Jats, Rajputs, Marathas & many more. Certainly one of the Best. Just needs to be recognized more.
Indian Army is the most professional and deadliest army in the world. We are good at killing Pakistanis. Hope so we get to kill more of them
It takes a steely force to defend a nation with as diverese geographical terrains and enemy threats as India.
We've had Coast Guard astronauts as well as members of the Coast Guard who've qualified as Navy Seals. Been in every conflict since 1790. Coast Guard is America's oldest continuous seagoing service as the Continental Navy was disbanded before the US Navy was formed. American citizens pay the Coast Guard to perform missions they want them to do such as saving lives, performing law enforcement, ice breaking, aids to navigation, marine safety, pollution response, living marine resources, migrant interdiction, drug interdiction, port security and national defense amongst many of the other missions. Unlike the other services that we pay to do a job that we really don't want them to perform.
The USCG played a a key roll in all theaters of WWII. You see video of the landings in Normandy, Guadalcanal, and many other place. Many of those were USCG crews serving under the Navy in wartime. They went back time and time again.
The USCG has critical missions in both war and peace.
And I've never seen a video of any other service jumping onto an underway narco submarine and banging on the hatch.
The Coast Guard does it all. No other service is tasked with as many different missions. Lifesaving, law enforcement, defense, fishery, and port safety just to name a few.The smallest US service does the most with the least recognition and does it with great pride.
These members are guardians, not warriors, yet they perform so many different missions, with so little funding or recognition, that they are qualified to do anything with nothing!
The Royal Marines are by far the best military force in the world! The coveted green beret takes 32 weeks to earn! I am only 14 now so there is still 2 years until I am allowed to earn my green lid and join the most elite fighting force ever!
Hardest training for any non special forces unit in the world. The training they receive is longer, harder and more intense then most special forces in the world including the navy seals.
I believe that they should be at the top because the ethos and training that they have has been used as an example to most of the above an some shape or form. There history is much older than most with the naval attachment and also they wash more
My uncle had to run 30 miles last week and he said the training is ridiculously hard but will pay off and Royal Marines with the SAS would be unstoppable even though Britain is small it's bloody powerful! Go on Britain!
Despite lack of latest war techs, Pak Army has Won war against terrorism which even US army could'nt win in Afghanistan after 18 years. Its about quality and not quantity.
It's the best Army in World as it has been proven during Afghan-Russia War in which world super power was broken.
Pakistan won war against terrorism,never forget that Iraq,Sham and many other countries had same terrorism but they couldn't fight and America lost in Afghanistan just because of their wrong policies..
Cause they are muslim they don't fear death they love to die in the battlefield.
What dumbass said they can kill seals without a sweat?
They have the strongest men in the world, best military/kung fu like training in the world.
The best say no more.
Best jungle fighters.
I am a Filipino
Indian commandos regularly win international competition.
They drowned me on land
Best in the world...!
Always ready, always there. Guardsmen stand ready to deploy on a moments notice and are more capable than any reserve component in the world.
Better trained than most think, the us spends billions to keep this fighting force ready for combat at any point.
I think they should be up there with the Army. They leave at the drop of a hat, and are always ready to serve.
Always trained and ready
Released on the middle of the sea with their hands tight. No compass, no vest, just an M1911 and prayers along their minds. Just when they hit the shore, pull their soaked guns out of their holsters and blow some wind through the gun chamber, pop pop pop! Three bad guys down
The kopassus one of the most deadliest elite army in the world, one of the toughest army and was a SAS southeast version.
The ss was like the army rangers are to the us. a specialized group of highly trained and experienced soldiers who though only had one allegiance the furher himself
Waffen SS were really good but still failed to project their power in many places.
Feared but failed
US army is overrated
The red army sacrificed lots for motherland
Equipped with a Kukri blade, ready to strike! Gurkhas rule!
Fearless natural killing machines.
Fight until death
"Sky daddy" told them to kill everyone and take the land it promised these nomadic desert dwellers whose patriarch wanted to eat his son - cause cannibalism was their jam back in the day... 3500 YEARS later, they're still trying to genocide the locals - and still TBD... next time, don't let the Germans catch y'all building WMDs (Fritz Haber), and lock you in gas chambers fueled with your own crafty poisons.
They have proven so many times of what they capable of though always outnumbered by the enemy.
They are without doubt one of the finest special forces units in the world.
Mess with Israel and they kill you. Simple, no?
Nah mate kick your arse
Shows you know nothing
Bunch of drunkards
Drunken fookers that ran circles around British special services groups