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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2020 10:16 p.m. PST

"As if 2020 hasn't brought us enough surprises, U.S. Space Command announced on Friday that the U.S. military can now count Space Marines among its ranks … or something along those lines.

According to a press release, the Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger ordered the activation of the Marine Corps Forces Space Command at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., effective Oct. 1, 2020.

The new command "will focus on providing space operational support to the Fleet Marine Force," the press release said. It will be led by Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Matthew G. Glavy…"
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arealdeadone16 Nov 2020 10:34 p.m. PST

So anything except actual Marine work.

These guys are becoming a joke under Berger.

Meanwhile in the People's Republic:

Personal logo 15mm and 28mm Fanatik Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2020 11:43 p.m. PST

So the military is overtaken by computer geeks?

Wildman17 Nov 2020 8:12 a.m. PST

Will they be sued by Games Workshop for IP infringement?

Legion 417 Nov 2020 8:24 a.m. PST

Well the USMC is being reworked/"reimagined" into something it really was not before, AFAIK. Some are calling for it's deactivation, they already lost all the M1 Tanks. And whether the USMC likes it or not, the US ARMY can and did everything they could and did since WWI.

Regardless, I Don't like that idea. The USMC working with ARMY and other branches is still very viable. They have a great history and should remain a strong combat unit in the US military's "TO&Es" …

Unit esprit' and history should not be ignored as one of their reasons for it's effectiveness, i.e. USMC. E.g. RANGERS, Paras, FFL, etc., etc.

USAFpilot Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2020 9:42 a.m. PST

So the military is overtaken by computer geeks?

Seems like it was going that way before I retired. There was a humorous quote or meme I came across while doing staff work that went something like this: "While you [Air Force staff] are busy making PowerPoint slides, we will be killing you." -anonymous Russian officer

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2020 12:17 p.m. PST



arealdeadone17 Nov 2020 2:52 p.m. PST

Legion, I agree.

I think Berger's reforms are going to damage USMC esprit.

Going from the hard as nails kicking the door in type jarhead to missile launching techs who avoid direct conflict is not going to be good for esprit de corps or recruitment.

The latest Marines recruitment ad points to trying to get a different type of recruit as it focused on "nerdy" stuff over traditional tough guy (the US Army ad on the other hand were what you expect from the Marines).

It's probably going to make the Marines have to compete with Air Force and Navy for recruits, and both of those offer better career paths for the ambitious.

Legion 417 Nov 2020 4:32 p.m. PST

(the US Army ad on the other hand were what you expect from the Marines).(the US Army ad on the other hand were what you expect from the Marines).
Well the US ARMY has many, many tough as USMC units, IMO. Again, based my cross training with the USMC/USN at Basic Amph Training and working with them in field, a number of time, etc.

Of course I'm biased again having served with the 101 Air Assault. And working with other US Army units, e.g. 82d, 10MTN, RANGERs, Special Forces, etc. Regardless I'd like to have the Marines remain very tough and work with and along side the US Army, etc. as I experienced in the past.

The US Military still needs tough, hard core, well trained, highly skilled and motivated ground Troops. There will always be a need for Grunts/Ground Pounders now and in the far future, IMO.

Thresher0117 Nov 2020 9:59 p.m. PST

Finally, REAL Space Marines……

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Nov 2020 12:19 p.m. PST



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