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    Warning: only a Marine will understand this completely

    Rules of Combat
    USMC
    1.Bring a weapon. Preferably, bring at least two. Bring all of your friends who have weapons. Bring their friends who have weapons.
    2.Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap. Life is expensive.
    3.Only hits count. Close doesn't count. The only thing worse than a miss is a slow miss.
    4.If your shooting stance is good, you're probably not moving fast enough, nor using cover correctly.
    5.Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend. (Lateral and diagonal movement are preferred.)
    6.If you can choose what to bring to a gunfight, bring a big weapon and a friend with a big weapon.
    7.In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics. They will only remember who lived and who didn't.
    8.If you are not shooting, you should be communicating, reloading, and running.
    9.Accuracy is relative: most combat shooting is more dependent on "pucker factor" than the inherent accuracy of the weapon.
    10.Use a weapon that works EVERY TIME. "All skill is in vain when an Angel pisses in the flintlock of your musket."
    11.Someday someone may kill you with your own weapon, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty.
    12.In combat, there are no rules, always cheat; always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.
    13.Have a plan.
    14.Have a back-up plan, because the first one won't work.
    15.Use cover or concealment as much as possible. The visible target should be in FRONT of YOUR weapon.
    16.Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.
    17.Don't drop your guard.
    18.Always tactical load and threat scan 360 degrees.
    19.Watch their hands. Hands kill. (In God we trust. Everyone else, keep your hands where I can see them).
    20.Decide to be aggressive ENOUGH, quickly ENOUGH.
    21.The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.
    22.Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.
    23.Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet.
    24.Your number one Option for Personal Security is a lifelong commitment to avoidance, deterrence, and de-escalation.
    25.Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun, the caliber of which does not start with a ".4."
    Army
    1.See USMC Rules for combat
    2.Add 60 to 90 days
    3.Hope the Marines already destroyed all meaningful resistance
    Navy
    1.Spend three weeks getting somewhere
    2.Adopt an aggressive offshore posture
    3.Send in the Marines
    4.Drink Coffee
    5.Bring back the Marines
    Air Force
    1.Kiss the spouse good-bye
    2.Drive to the flight line
    3.Fly to target area, drop bombs, fly back.
    4.Pop in at the club for a couple with the guys
    5.Go home, BBQ some burgers and drink some more beer
    SEMPER FI
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    Yes, only a Marine... it's under the head of all the other branches...
    I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.
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    5 is questionable
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    OOORRAAHHHH!!!!! Semper Fi!!
    Disarming innocent people does not protect innocent people.


    Don't ever think that the reason I'm peaceful is because I'm afraid to be violent!

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    Best damn gate guards the navy ever had!!!

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    I never knew that marines "know" everything.....
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    Second Amendment -- Established December 15, 1791 and slowly eroded ever since What happened to "..... shall not be infringed."

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    Now that's just not quite right...... Lemme refill my coffee and I'll get back to ya on that.
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    All our armed forces have a role to serve. I salute you all.
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    In the Air Force we prep the planes then send in the OFFICERS to do the fighting while we kick back and wait for them to return.
    When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
    "Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."

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    Cute and brainwashing for privates
    Kind of amusing for junior NCO's
    If you still repeat this as a Senior NCO.......well
    Starts fights at the VFW when you are in your 70's

    My neighbor is retired xyz and all I hear from him is xyz is better than abc and we rock and blah blah. Quite honestly as a retired senior NCO who has worked with all branches and senior NCO's and officers I think it is immature. Most SGM's, MCPO's, CMsgt's who actually work and fight with other services and know each other that I know think good hearted rivalry brought out into public is quite.....silly. One explained it to me this way...folks that don't work with multiple services actually start believing the hype of their own service and think less of the others and influences perceptions of those that have never served.

    My 2 cents.


    Besides.....the OP is an old one At least come up with something fresh!

    BTW: This was meant to be in good fun. I know some folks think it still is cute................
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    So, the Army didn't help at all in Vietnam - Korea or WW2 ?????

    What a bunch of bull.
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    [Not having served I feel inadequate to post here, but will be brave anyway]

    All, I narrowly missed being drafted for Vietnam. I have tremendous respect for all branches, in that every one of who serves has signed off their right to a comfy self-determined life and signed on to a calling which could result in pain, dismemberment or death. And they did it... why? The cute uniform? A job? Maybe. Or maybe they have bigger parts than I do... including a bigger heart. Thanks, all.

    And for the Marines: they work hard, and often are out front. I would encourage the other branch members to take a deep breath, raise a glass of beer their direction, and be pleased for them that they're so proud - and have reason to be.

    [Marines: ignore this next line, please.]
    It's possible that they may have a few misconceptions about the role of the other branches and the honor associated with them, but that may be something one can overlook in brotherly compassion... if they walked a mile in your shoes they might tone it down a bit - or you might notice substance.
    [OK, Marines can resume reading]

    I've known a few Marines, notably a colonel and (I believe) a sergeant-major who ran the Junior ROTC at the high school where I taught. They took our inner city dregs and made fine young men and women out of them. Based on what I saw in them, I'll allow an awful lot of "Yay, Our Team!" before getting too upset.

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    As a former Navy sailor and war veretan who was stationed aboard several ships with marine detachments, I can relate to that-with one exception. Between 2 and 3, we'll call it 2.5, you should add:

    2.5) from 100 miles away, send in Tomohawk Cruise missles to incapacitate and disorient the enemy

    I will give credit where credit is due, but we had a saying onboard: "Pick your rate (job title), pick your fate" to those who complained.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suntzu View Post
    Cute and brainwashing for privates
    Kind of amusing for junior NCO's
    If you still repeat this as a Senior NCO.......well
    Starts fights at the VFW when you are in your 70's

    My neighbor is retired xyz and all I hear from him is xyz is better than abc and we rock and blah blah. Quite honestly as a retired senior NCO who has worked with all branches and senior NCO's and officers I think it is immature. Most SGM's, MCPO's, CMsgt's who actually work and fight with other services and know each other that I know think good hearted rivalry brought out into public is quite.....silly. One explained it to me this way...folks that don't work with multiple services actually start believing the hype of their own service and think less of the others and influences perceptions of those that have never served.

    My 2 cents.


    Besides.....the OP is an old one At least come up with something fresh!

    BTW: This was meant to be in good fun. I know some folks think it still is cute................

    I'm pretty sure the original post was meant in jest. The Air Force has one like it for all the rest of you guys. Here's what I know: when the chips are down and the stuffs flying, we all look to each other and acknowledge our role in the battle.

    And I say that as a retired SNCO.
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    Military troopers have been fighting with each other since the beginning time, sometimes resulting in some real knock down brawls but if an outsider picks the fight they are going to get there butt handed to them by all branches of service and sometimes at the same time.

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