Marines vs Army
Although it is true that both Marines and Army carry out ground based operations, there is difference between them when it comes to the parameters of their activity. It should be known that Marines are a wing of the Navy. Army on the other hand is not a wing of any other armed force, it is in fact its own branch. Army often refers the entire military land forces of a country.
One of the main differences between Marines and Army is that Marines are headed by the Commandant of the Marine Corps whereas the Army is headed by Army Chief. The Commandant of the Marine Corps has to report to the Secretary of the Navy whereas the Army Chief has to report to the secretary of the Army.
Marines and Army differ in their purposes and activities too. The main purpose of the Army is to protect and defend the interests of a country by means of armor, artillery, ground troops and helicopters. The use of nuclear weapons is also resorted to by the Army.
Marines on the other hand are set up to conduct amphibious operations. Their activities include attack, capture and control. They can attack near what are called beach heads. In all probability the Marines act as the Navy’s infantry.
It is also important to note that the Marines and the Army differ in their nature too. The Army is an occupational force whereas the Marines are assault force. Marines fight on the sea and land and hence their fight is termed as amphibious fight whereas the Army fights on land, sea and in air too. This is the specialty of the Army. Marines on the other hand cannot carry out fight in the air.
Army often refers to the entire military land forces of a country.
Marines are a wing of the Navy, set up to conduct amphibious operations.
Army is an occupational force whereas the Marines are assault force.
It is true that Army Commissioned Officers work hard to complete every mission with dedication. It is equally true that Marine Commissioned Officers too serve with dignity and dedication.
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