Compare And Contrast Navy And Marine Corps

897 Words4 Pages

There are numerous branches of services that make up the United States armed forces. They consist of the Navy, Army, Marine Corps, (Marines), Air Force and Coast. Although both of these military services are part of the United States Armed Forces the Marine Corps is a department of the Navy. However, they are vastly different in terms of the mission they conduct, the type of equipment they use and the uniforms they wear; nonetheless both of these services also have many similarities.
The United States Navy was created on October 13, 1775. The United States Navy’s unofficial motto is Semper Fortis meaning “always strong” or “always courageous” .The Navy maintains freedom of the seas, and protects the waters of the oceans, canals, and various rivers. The mission of the Navy is to maintain, train and equip combat-ready naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression, and maintaining freedom of the seas.The Navy delivers ammunition, supplies, troops and equipment to all other branches of services. The Navy also performs drug operations keeping …show more content…

Navy to quickly deliver combat arms as needed, and they specialize in amphibious missions. The Marines Official motto is Semper Fidelis meaning “always faithful or “always loyal”.The Marines are categorized as the, “first to fight”. The Marine Corps in the same way has the same mission; nevertheless they are considered the foot soldiers of the Navy. The Marines often are transported on Navy ships to their final destination, which normally is to beaches and jungles where Marines fight on the ground. Unlike the U.S. Navy, the Marines only have approximately thirty job fields. They do not have cooks or medical staff which is provided by the Navy. The Marines have over 194,000 active duty soldiers and 40,000 reserve personnel, and the Marines only have thirteen bases throughout the United

Open Document