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marine life to army life?

hi is it way different to be a army wife than a marine wife . because my husband is thinking to cross over to join the army then to stay with the marines?

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cplwife

Asked by cplwife at 11:52 AM on Jul. 13, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • Our friend who went from the marines to the navy complained bitterly about how undisciplined the navy was, compared to the marines.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:10 PM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • The Marine Corps appears to be more organized and a bit tougher.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:26 PM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • The MC is more disciplined and more fit, organized...the Army deploys the soldiers longer than the Marines deploy their men. Some people have said that the Army is more family friendly, but not sure. My DH is also debating crossing over from the Marines to the Army.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:22 AM on Jul. 14, 2009

  • We had friends cross over & every single one regretted it. They felt like the only squared away guy in the whole bunch. I guess "sloppy" was the word used, just really relaxed regs and disrespect for the uniform and things like saying Sarge...you don't hear Marines say that. It's Gunny or Master Sgt or Sgt Major....not just "Sarge" Wearing cammies to the store or with a hat instead of your cover...things like that. Deployments are longer and they're more the occupying force than kickin a** and takin names reputation the Marines are known for. They didn't feel feared or respected and you know they all have a little bit of that cockiness in them that wants the enemy & people to feel that way. As far as family life, they thought the Key Wives did way better than an FRG. Much more close knit & info friendly. I guess you have to figure out your reasons for leaving & decide how much of a lifestyle change you can live with.
    RugersMommy06

    Answer by RugersMommy06 at 3:55 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

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