Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Differences Between the Army and the Marines?
How Well Do You Know the Differences Between the Army and the Marines?
By: John Miller
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About This Quiz

Listen up, soldier, if you ever get into a debate with a war veteran and then make the mistake of saying that, "The Army is the same thing as the Marines,” you may wind up with a black eye. The U.S. military is a diverse, prideful place, and as you’ll see, the Army and the Marines are nothing alike.

But do you really have a grasp how different these forces really are? One is essentially a governmental institute meant to control geopolitical situations. The other is a powerful strike force that operates as the “tip of the sword” in situations where violence is inevitable.

It all starts, of course, with basic training. Yet the regimen of physical preparation for these units could hardly be any different. One will force you to be in fair condition; the other is so difficult that it might break you physically, mentally, and emotionally. Do you know which is which?

Both of these organizations bring force to bear in confrontations with hostiles. One is suited for large-scale wars on land. The other has skills meant to execute missions in watery environments. Can you name them?

The Army and the Marine Corps both have long, proud histories in America. Strap on your pack, grab your rifle and see if you know the difference between these United States heroes!

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