Originally posted by devilwasp
Originally posted by mashup
Anyone else know other differences?
SAS are army and the SEALS are navy.....so theres no use in comparing them....
Koji...as a little bit of info btw, the british army isnt royal. It lost its "royal" status when it rebbelled against the queen....some time ago
that I cant remember when..
One difference I noticed is this...the US seems to focus on patriatism (note see marines and thier love for "the red white and blue" ) where as the
UK troops seem to focus on "Thats you oppo , you watch his back and he will watch yours." , more team building than "round the flag" , just a
little note and opinion...if its wrong well heh..
[edit on 26/02/2005 by devilwasp]
I would have to say you are wrong as well. One of the things I didn’t like very much about combat arms Army was a tendency to "forget" what you
were supposed to be fighting for. You were really fighting for the Army, for your unit, and for your platoon. It is sort of like a gang mentality.
Of course, when someone starts to badmouth the military it will become all about patriotism and how "the only reason you are free to badmouth us is
because of what we do."
So far as the posters who say that we focus more on teambuilding and less on tactical proficiency, I would probably agree, to a limited extent. We
fight in numbers and with technology. The style we fight in is irrelevant, however. You can the “best trained” soldiers in the world and my
country can still own yours.
That said, we did train. We trained a lot. My job in the Army, in case you didn’t guess, was Cavalry Scout, 19DELTA Reconnaissance Specialist.
Most people think we just ride around in Bradley Fighting Vehicles, however I never saw one after basic. For my job alone we had to be able to
operate and fix Bradley as well as Abrams every now and then, and hummers. We did a little more hand-to-hand than most MOSs, qualified with riffle,
MK-19, .50 cal., 240B, bayonet, hand grenades, demolitions, field expedient explosives (IED), various land mines, AT missiles, TOW missiles, called
for fire from artillery, route zone and area reconnaissance, commo, combat life saver and about 100 other combat skill tasks, and that is just in our
4 month long basic training. We were jacks of all trades, we knew a little about everything and a lot about nothing. I think we had like 180+ combat
skill tasks we had to learn.
Because we were trained on so much, no one person became an expert at anything (with the exception of weapons) however with two or three of us working
together, there was nothing we could not accomplish.