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It would be good if the article could explain more how a branch of service whose purported mission is to project expeditionary power from water ended up serving as an occupation army in the middle of the desert.Sylvain1972 (talk) 01:26, 16 December 2012 (UTC)
That mission changed with the deployment of the 5th Marine Brigade, which formed half of the US Army's 2nd Division in France during WWI. Moskin's History of the United States Marine Corps, Krulak's First to Fight and many others chronicle this in detail. Marines served in the post-war occupation of Germany (WWI) and Japan (WWII). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 19:44, 11 April 2013 (UTC)
The U.S. Marine corps is not the same as the Continental Marine Corps just as the U.S. Army is not the same as the continental Army to suggest they are the same thing is false.The Continentals were disbanded after the revolution . The Corps was created by the first U.S. congress first then the Army then later the Navy. Several articles about the creation of the services are misleading and need to be corrected.
P.S. I will not cite my sources they are to obvious to need citation. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 16:40, 28 September 2013 (UTC)
Another point of revisionist history is this from the info box:
Active: 10 November 1775 – present
(238 years, 7 months)
There are two problems with that:
- There was no USMC in 1775 (there was not even a USA). As Glenn highlights above, there was the Continental Marines. While a legacy organization, it is not the same organization.
- This legacy organization along with the USMC was NOT around for 238 years continuously.
I just fixed this mistake in the infobox.--Concord hioz (talk) 23:21, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
It would be helpful to add the USMC's Order of Battle. How the USMC organizes it's fire teams, squads, platoons, companies, battalions, regiments, divisions, etc...
I came to the wiki page to find out more about the USMC's unique structure in that regard, specifically how the battalions and regiments are numbered within their divisions, but that information wasn't present. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 17:12, 6 January 2015 (UTC)