(“Well, the marines do not belong to the navy, contrary to what many people think. “) Marines: The USNs Neo-Marines

Why not continue just using marines for this? Well, the marines do not belong to the navy, contrary to what many people think. Both the navy and marines are part of the Department of the Navy (the Department of the Army and Department of the Air Force each have only one component.) The marines used to be part of the navy, but over the years, the marines obtained more and more autonomy. They are now, for all practical purposes, a separate service.

While the U.S. Marine Corps began, over two centuries ago,

via Marines: The USNs Neo-Marines.

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2 Responses to (“Well, the marines do not belong to the navy, contrary to what many people think. “) Marines: The USNs Neo-Marines

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