Greatest Military Branches in the Worldschwanie
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The United States Marines are by far the most feared fighting force in the world as a whole. I have witnessed Marine units in action first hand and even the weakest among them flawlessly overcame situations that make normal men want to dig in and hide. These guys call fox holes "fight holes" for good reason. An organization that hasn't trained to preform a successful retreat is dangerous one but, the Marines I've met don't seem to want it any other way. I have heard many mistakenly refer to them as "dumb Marines" after seeing them perform unexplainable acts of heroism. I still can't understand the Marines. Like a pit on a bull, they are relentlessly persuasive to anyone watching on CNN. I doubt there exists a dictator alive that didn't cold sweat while viewing US Marines prepare for the invasion of Iraq via Kuwait. I recall their 3rd Light Armour Recon overcame obstacles and Iraqi forces so furiously and were so far out in front an Army pilot aproaching from their rear mistook them ...more
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
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.
As a prior service, female Marine, I have personal, first hand knowledge, of what the United States Marine Corps is capable of, and of their ultimate military readynessV 70 Comments
The army has every tool they need for death and complete destruction or bring democracy and peace. Helos, amphibous vehicles, ground vehicles, missiles big enough to turn the middle east into a sheet of glass, I mean honestly, the marines are part of the navy, it takes two branches to describe one. The army is the army, has been since the 1700's, and even existed before marines. Marines are badass yes but... The us army easily takes the cake for this poll.
Army cannot compete with Marines don't get me wrong the army are a bunch of great men and women but they did not take the cake against Marines the Army does less with more the Marine Corps does more with less enough said
They can't possibly be number two other branches from other countries deserve to be higher. Rock marines from Korea should be above them because they train in colder weather and have less warming layers on. They are way better than what most people think
Delta, SF, Rangers, 82nd Airborne. You are taking crazy pills if you think Marines are Ranked above these guys. A good laugh!V 14 Comments
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. - ArdaUlay
Tough but what the hell's up with their uniforms like that orange butchers apron or whatever and they carry an axe they have bad uniforms but are good fighters
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.
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.
World War two would have been lost without our aircraft carriers. And who could forget the elite Navy Seals.
The United States Navy is literally the reason we win wars and have to ability to maintain peace.V 20 Comments
The U.S Air Force has bases all over the world and is great with technology and science
Air Force is for smart people, because sometimes you need to work smarter not harder.
The most advanced and strong air power in the world, as the US were the first to fly, and are above anyone else. Literally
Greatest is subjective. USAF is the reason we haven't had another World War since the 1940's. By far the strongest...NukesV 7 Comments
They've been kicking ass since 1867 and they have not stopped since
Canadian Army does more with less.
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!
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.
This is the best military branch in the world 50 of our British marines could kill 1000 of the us and lose about 7 men with the longest training course in the world with 35 weeks our gun skills are very impressive
The best there ever was or ever will be!
Becoming more deadly for terrorists...!
A lot and lot thought it would be at the number five - rineesingh
Jai Hind!V 6 Comments
They will kill navy seals without a sweat :-(
They beat brets in deadliest warrior
They have the strongest men in the world, best military/kung fu like training in the world.
One of personal favorites! Wish the U.S. joined the Axis in 1930-40
North Korean 8th Army('Storm Army').
Probably they receive the most extreme trainings in the world.
they are greatest ever, no doubt about it
Nah mate kick your arse
Bunch of drunkards
The oldest American Maritime Service, standing watches, getting insane flight hours, saving everyone possible, and proud of their branch. Coast Guard is easily one of the most proud and hard working of the five branches. They have been in every war since America's conception.
The 12th largest Naval force. The most experienced maritime law enforcement branch in the world. We enforce and train maritime law throughout the world. The only branch with boarding authority so Navy often needs our help there. Plus the best life saving people in the world.
This should be at least in the top 5
They drowned me on land
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