Originally Posted by Ignignokt
Your statement about "overblown sense of importance" doesn't really do great things for validating your POV. That just sounds like bitterness. I'm sure the OP is looking for advice that isn't jaded like that.
There is no bitterness, just my POV after almost 4 years in combat over the last 9 years, in both OEF and OIF and knee deep in the shit with everyone at one point........for instance, I was in the Battle of Fallujah with the Marines.
Talk about a jaded POV, read the first few post. They sound like a recruiting ad. At least I admitted the Army and AF were not all kick-ass. That is exactly the type of cult-like brain washing so many Marines buy into and then doesn't give the reality to people looking at their options.