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No respect: Navy is the least prestigious military branch in the eyes of Americans
The Washington Times ^ | 05/23/2014 | S.A. Miller

Posted on 05/23/2014 9:15:37 AM PDT by Allah AtBar

Americans say the U.S. Army is the most important service branch to national defense, but the Marine Corps is still considered the most prestigious, said a Gallup poll released Friday.

The annual poll​, timed to mark the start of the long Memorial Day weekend, showed that 26 percent of Americans say the Army is the most important military branch, followed closely by the Air Force at 23 percent. The Marine Corp was called the most important by 19 percent, the Navy by 17 percent and the Coast Guard by 3 percent, the poll found.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Society
KEYWORDS: airforce; army; marines; navy
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The Marine Corps has consistently been considered the nation’s most prestigious military branch, even if not the most important, with nearly half of Americans — 47 percent — saying they respect Marines the most. Semper Fi.
1 posted on 05/23/2014 9:15:37 AM PDT by Allah AtBar
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To: Allah AtBar

Apparently S.A. Miller is a moron. The story clearly states the Navy beat the Coast Guard by 14% does it not?


2 posted on 05/23/2014 9:19:59 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Allah AtBar

Odd ranking.

To my mind the ranking in order of importance to national defense would be Navy, Air Force, Army, Marines.

Have immense respect for Marines, but they’re most often used as an expeditionary force to project power overseas. Thank God (or, more precisely, the Navy and Air Force), that we don’t actually need the Marines and Army to defend our shores.


3 posted on 05/23/2014 9:20:40 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Allah AtBar

Naval bases are generally located in much nicer places than Army bases. About the only state side Army base that is located in a beautiful part of the country is Ft. Lewis in Tacoma, WA.


4 posted on 05/23/2014 9:21:04 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: V_TWIN
The story clearly states the Navy beat the Coast Guard by 14% does it not?

Coast Guard ain't military. Although they are now DHS, they used to be Dept of Transportation.

5 posted on 05/23/2014 9:23:08 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Allah AtBar
Their new motto isn't helping...
"America's Navy: A Global Force For Good"

6 posted on 05/23/2014 9:23:56 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: V_TWIN

The Coast Guard in peacetime falls under Homeland Security, not DoD and is responsible for maritime law enforcement. It has always been a semi-military law enforcement and security agency except during wartime.


7 posted on 05/23/2014 9:24:29 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Allah AtBar
Say what you want about the Navy, but all I know is the only way we are ever going to get the Air Force or the Army to go to sea is if we "update" our aircraft carriers to suit their lifestyle;
8 posted on 05/23/2014 9:26:30 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: rjsimmon
>i>they used to be Dept of Transportation.

Transportation or Treasury?

9 posted on 05/23/2014 9:28:26 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Allah AtBar
The United States Marine Corps is part of the United States Department of the Navy........

go ahead, finish it off.....

Semper Fi.
10 posted on 05/23/2014 9:30:27 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama ----> Fredo smart)
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To: Allah AtBar

Were it not for the US Navy there would not be a USA OR Western Civilization.


11 posted on 05/23/2014 9:32:07 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Allah AtBar

Where does the title get “NO RESPECT” from?

Seriously, nothing in the articles suggests it has no respect.


12 posted on 05/23/2014 9:32:56 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Allah AtBar
Up front, I am retired Army.

It shocked me when I read during CGSC that the Navy is the power projection arm of the United States.

But after reading about it, I had to agree. When a Navy Carrier Group enters a foreign port, that country has nothing to match it.

However, when the US Army lands an Armored Division, it is only because the US Navy has already been there.

13 posted on 05/23/2014 9:34:20 AM PDT by where's_the_Outrage? (Held my nose to vote.)
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To: Mariner

Dude that was like two years ago or something.

Heck the navy deserves to be disbanded just for that new slogan. Global force for good indeed.


14 posted on 05/23/2014 9:35:38 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: rjsimmon

The Coast Guard is the hard core around which the Navy forms in times of war.

And anyone who thinks differently is more than welcome to try to say so to the face of any random Coastie senior Chief ...


15 posted on 05/23/2014 9:36:35 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Allah AtBar

Not sure how I’d rank the branches, as I was never particularly inclined to do so, other than recognizing a certain special status for the Marines. But since all branches have all been grotesquely degraded by forced faggotization and PC-agenda social engineering, they’ve all certainly come down more than a few pegs, compared to where they used to be, in terms of the lofty respect I used to harbor for them.


16 posted on 05/23/2014 9:37:18 AM PDT by greene66
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To: stylin19a

Yeah, I mean, what can the Marines really do without the Navy?

Besides win on Guadalcanal ...


17 posted on 05/23/2014 9:38:54 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Mariner

Ain’t that the truth.


18 posted on 05/23/2014 9:40:55 AM PDT by bimboeruption ("We Recognize No Sovereign But God, And No King But Jesus!" - John Adams & John Hancock)
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To: where's_the_Outrage?

As another retired Army guy, I have to agree. When the Royal Navy ruled the ocean waves, the British ruled the world. We took their place in 1945 and the Navy was the key. When it comes time for fighting, however, this era is an Army and Marine show with everyone else chipping in and helping out.


19 posted on 05/23/2014 9:41:09 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: BerryDingle

Over the years mostly treasury then navy dept I think in WWI and WWII

Then treasury and transportation then most recently DHS

Kind of a red headed step child..... from parent to parent

I think they did see some action in wartime even in Indochina

On the seas I always thought of them as like highway patrol with bigger guns

Cannon even....likely have drones now too..


20 posted on 05/23/2014 9:43:38 AM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: Allah AtBar


21 posted on 05/23/2014 9:48:44 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: Allah AtBar

My Marine father-in-law (retired Gunnery Sergeant) held to the opinion that the Marine Corps was part of the Department of the Navy — the “Men’s Department”. It’s a funny line, but it shouldn’t obscure the fact that servicemen have a lot of respect for the other branches.


22 posted on 05/23/2014 9:51:43 AM PDT by Tallguy
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To: Allah AtBar
From A Few Good Men:

Kaffee: Have I done something to offend you?

Lt. Kendrick: No, I like all you Navy boys. Every time we've gotta go someplace to fight, you fellas always give us a ride.

23 posted on 05/23/2014 9:51:46 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Allah AtBar
What about Navy medics who serve with the FMF? $;-)
24 posted on 05/23/2014 9:54:58 AM PDT by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: Allah AtBar

Well, there’s nothing like starting out a Memorial Day weekend with a gratuitous slap in the face. I’ll be mourning my fallen comrades from all services. No preferences, because at this point I think they’re a little beyond that sort of thing.


25 posted on 05/23/2014 10:00:03 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Allah AtBar

It’s amazing how many people think the SEALs are part of the Army.


26 posted on 05/23/2014 10:05:36 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (ItÂ’s 2014 and muslims still own and profit from slavery and selling slaves.)
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To: wardaddy
I think they did see some action in wartime even in Indochina

yes, they conducted Operations from 65 to 73 in Vietnam.

27 posted on 05/23/2014 10:06:43 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: All

US Marines entered Vietnam with a “practice” Amphib assault at Da Nang...
When they landed on the beach, they were greeted by a sign reading, “Welcome to Vietnam-US Navy UDT/SEAL Teams”


28 posted on 05/23/2014 10:21:40 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: Allah AtBar
B.S. -— all branches of the military are equally revered by patriots.
The author, I would wager, is not a patriot by a provocateur.
29 posted on 05/23/2014 10:34:50 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Allah AtBar

“The Marine Corps has consistently been considered the nation’s most prestigious military branch...”

They have the best uniforms.


30 posted on 05/23/2014 10:36:48 AM PDT by Owl558 (Those who remember George Santayana are doomed to repeat him)
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To: Allah AtBar

If you’re in this country’s uniform in harms way you have my eternal respect. Further gradations are unnecessary; a bad cooks mate can ruin an operation


31 posted on 05/23/2014 10:39:08 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: Allah AtBar

2002 Navy 58 Army 12
2003 Navy 34 Army 6
2004 Navy 42 Army 13
2005 Navy 42 Army 23
2006 Navy 26 Army 14
2007 Navy 38 Army 3
2008 Navy 34 Army 0
2009 Navy 17 Army 3
2010 Navy 31 Army 17
2011 Navy 27 Army 21
2012 Navy 17 Army 13
2013 Navy 34 Army 7

Just saying.


32 posted on 05/23/2014 10:44:09 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Allah AtBar

My brother and I have been debating this for nearly forty years. Nobody ever wins. I think the Navy is for guys who like to share bunks with other guys and he thinks the Army is for people who didn’t get a high enough GT score to enlist in the Navy or Air Force. My son in law is a Marine and he thinks they are unbeatable but I still beat him at racquetball though a brawl would be a different story. Go figure.


33 posted on 05/23/2014 10:44:51 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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I love you man! Go Navy! Beat Army!

2002 Navy 58 Army 12
2003 Navy 34 Army 6
2004 Navy 42 Army 13
2005 Navy 42 Army 23
2006 Navy 26 Army 14
2007 Navy 38 Army 3
2008 Navy 34 Army 0
2009 Navy 17 Army 3
2010 Navy 31 Army 17
2011 Navy 27 Army 21
2012 Navy 17 Army 13
2013 Navy 34 Army


34 posted on 05/23/2014 10:46:33 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: SeaHawkFan

Thanks for saying that Everett is a nice place.


35 posted on 05/23/2014 11:04:32 AM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: Amagi

I agree, but I’ve watched the navy frontrun the rest of the services for years on “progressive” social issues. Spent a portion of my army time in Panama, and we used naval gunfire and USMC Colt teams in joint operations all the time. I have a great deal of respect for each of the services, but the navy brass is making it harder and harder to respect the judgment of that branch’s senior leadership. Plus whenever a ship runs aground, you read about it. Can’t say the same thing for every time a regimental commander gets lost in the woods and captured by the OPFOR during a training exercise.


36 posted on 05/23/2014 11:07:34 AM PDT by ameribbean expat
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To: crazycatlady

Every Navy base in the State of Washington is in a great location.

While Everett is nice, it’s no NAS Whidbey Island in Oak Harbor where I spent my last year in High School MANY years ago.


37 posted on 05/23/2014 11:10:00 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: tanknetter

Ouch!


38 posted on 05/23/2014 11:15:08 AM PDT by Rockingham
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To: Allah AtBar

Whenever the USAF wants to conduct an air raid, they wanted Navy EA-6B Prowlers to go first to fry or otherwise destroy enemy AA radar sites.

When it comes to electronic countermeasures, no one does it better than the U.S. Navy. The Navy is even better now that the transition to the EA-18G Growler is almost complete.


39 posted on 05/23/2014 11:20:28 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Allah AtBar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyZ9b4My6NU

A humorous, and touching short (about 10 mins.) on the topic of the Army/Navy rivalry. I still get a tear in my eye, every time I watch it. Best, to all.


40 posted on 05/23/2014 11:35:56 AM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: rjsimmon

In time of war, the USCG has been seconded to the DoD, but I don’t know how the DHS assimilation affects that.


41 posted on 05/23/2014 11:54:30 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: where's_the_Outrage?

And...without the Navy, how could there be an Army-Navy Game?


42 posted on 05/23/2014 11:55:49 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: Allah AtBar

People probably think the SeALs are Army and Top Gun as he Air Force. And the CBs must be Halliburton.


43 posted on 05/23/2014 11:56:20 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: rjsimmon

In time of war, they move to the DOD.


44 posted on 05/23/2014 11:57:05 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: stylin19a

“The United States Marine Corps is part of the United States Department of the Navy........”

.......The MEN’s Department!

As a former gator sailor, I’ve heard them all.


45 posted on 05/23/2014 12:01:10 PM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: DPMD
In time of war, the USCG has been seconded to the DoD

Still not military. Not disparaging the work Coasties do, got a few friends still serving, but the original poll was military. USCG has got the record for longest length of unbroken service and they have put themselves in harms way numerous times.

46 posted on 05/23/2014 12:03:14 PM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: aomagrat
course, to the Navy, MARINE stands for: “My A$$ Rides In Navy Equipment”
47 posted on 05/23/2014 12:10:55 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama ----> Fredo smart)
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To: rjsimmon
Still not military.

I need to correct myself. According to Title 10 & 14 they are considered part of the Uniformed Services. Mea culpa.

48 posted on 05/23/2014 12:15:07 PM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: stylin19a

True!


49 posted on 05/23/2014 12:16:02 PM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: SeaHawkFan

Ft. Lewis now Joint Base Lewis-McChord.


50 posted on 05/23/2014 12:21:34 PM PDT by QT3.14 (USA born 7.4.1776 fathered by geniuses, died 11.4.2008 (Suicide) by spawn of America-haters)
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