We often have young people trying to decide between Marine Corps and Army careers. Great advice is given including land/ sea; size/ opportunity; etc. One aspectI haven't seen mentioned is highlighted in the last sentence of the last paragraph of this article. https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/articles/improved-50-caliber-machine-gun-hits-fleet This is a "truth" I saw first hand many years ago and it still applies today. In fact, it is almost a point of pride with Marines (as they complain to each other!).