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# 28
01-06-2013, 03:57 AM
Originally Posted by sollvax View Post
A Marine is NOT A naval officer

Aboard a ship the ranking naval officer is in charge

ASHORE the ranks of marines come into play

Marines are not the navy
they are assigned to ships

but a Marine commander is out ranked on a ship by The ranking naval officer (even if he is an ensign)
You are thinking of the United States Marines. Which differes from classical definitions of marines. Since the USMC is its own organization seperate from the navy it's not the same thing.

I was talking about the definition of what a marine is, disambiguated from any current or past orginizations to bear the title.
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