SPAM's Questions on differences in infantry quality US Army/USMC vs British Army/RM

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by warmonger82, Mar 22, 2012.

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  1. Okay gents its been a long time since I posted a thread (just got back with my army reserve unit from turning off the lights in Baghdad with USD-C G2 in November). I've seen a few comments made on the boards about the general lack of professionalism in US infantry formations. I'd like to know

    1) What are the specific faults in US Army infantry units that you guys have noticed?

    2) Are these same defects found in USMC infantry formations?

    3) What or who is the cause of said issues? (ie Officers, NCOs, bad training, over reliance on equipment and air support)

    For those of you who have been around US units long enough

    4) How have we Yanks improved or evolved in the last decade?

    5) What changes would you recommend if you were the US Army Chief of Staff for a day?

    Once again, thank you all for your insights and comments.

    (full disclosure I did 4 years in the USMC as an active duty mechanic and then did a very short stint as a tank crewman for the Army National guard before spending the last 6 years as a part time army intelligence analyst)