Are MARSOC marines just as well trained as Navy SEALs because people keep saying that SEALs are better trained and that MARSOC sucks?
Well trained is the question. All members of the United States Military are the most well trained. Whatever the job or function. All jobs matter. All take pride in their ability to perform their tasks as well as training and American heart can muster!!! And so, as a former Navy Seal, I can oddly say that I have huge respect for the Marine Corps and all of their people. To say that any of us suck would require an a*s kicking, even if on the Marine Corps behalf. After all, we are all Navy!!!
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There are a lot of bogus answers out there about the differentbranches and who is better... Here is a real life & unbiasedexample from a USMC Veteran. Marine's and Navy Seals… have 2 completely different purposes. Justbecause you are in the Navy, it does not make you a Navy SEAL. Justbecause you are in the Marine Corps, it does not mean you haveadvanced infantry training. Although all Marines are trained to be basic infantrymen and holdtheir own in combat, some Marines have administrative jobs andothers have more demanding infantry jobs. Overall, the main purpose of the Marine corps would ultimately bemissions which involved engaging larger military forces (platoon orlarger sized forces). The Navy Seals job would not be to engage alarge military force such as this, rather, to complete a highprofile more specific mission (such as taking out Bin Laden) andtake out anyone necessary to successfully complete the mission. Ifan enemy force is expected to be large, a joint operation with theMarines would be more ordinary. There are several Marine specialty jobs that are extremelydemanding. For this I will use the commonly known Marine CorpsForce Recon unit to compare with the SEALS. Force Recon gets their orders from the Corps which means that theirmissions are usually tied to Marine Infantry operations andlocating Intel for them. SEALS orders in many circumstances comedown from the president and congress. This means more specializedmissions and less margin for error. It is true that the SEALS are better funded and as a result, havebetter supplies and better training. Neither one is a joke andneither is better than the other, they are just tuff birds that dodifferent stuff. Like comparing a biker to a truck driver... The Marine Corps works on the smallest budget of the US Militarybranches. Marines (in all jobs) are used to doing more with lesswhich makes them tollerant, thrifty, tough and angry. SEALS arewell funded and supplied which means better training and moreresources. They are also trained to be tough birds and enduremental & physical pain, personal loss and extreme discomfort asare most Marines in Combat jobs. If you faught all the military branches, the Air Force wouldprobably win because of their budget and resources. They could usesome high tech UAV and blow everyone up... This does not make themtougher or better, just better equipt... In the end everyone doestheir purpose to keep our nation safe. If you really want to know who is tougher, let's look at differentways we can look at this: * If the SEALS got in a fire fight with the Marines Force Recon,the SEALS would probably win because they would have betterweaponry and resources. * If a Force Recon Marine got in a fist fight with a SEAL, there isa 50/50 chance of the winner. * If you stuck a Marine and SEAL in a freezing cold room, theywould both freeze to death just because of pride and being stubborn
MARSOCs primary roles are Direct Action, Special Reconnassance, and Foreign internal defense. Their other roles are Counter-terroism, Information operations, and Unconventiona…l warfare. No their not as highly trained as DEVGRU or Delta Force but their still highly trained Marines.
The SEALs obviously are more versatile in their missions but other than that not very much except for marines you must have your first enlistment which is four years before yo…u can join and now its called MARSOC which is attached to socom and marines are the only branch whom can be activated without declaring a war and the seals can be sent to buds as soon as they finish navy bct or bootcamp, marines also will have 15 hours of hand to hand in bct then more in their mos training and more when they are qualifying for MARSOC... THEY ARE CONSIDERED EACH OTHERS BROTHERS IN ARMS
Will marsoc ever be advertised and well known as the seals marsoc has higher requirements then seals?
MARSOC was created so the USMC could take part in USSOCOM. MARSOC was only created in 2006 and the US Navy SEALs have been around since the 1960's. The reason MARSOC isn't as …well known as US Navy SEALs is because they are such a new addition to USSOCOM andthey are still undergoing construction.
No, the SEALs are specialists, whereas Marines are standard military - excellent standard - but the SEALs have gone far ahead of them in their training. It honestly depends… on what the SEALS are being compared to. In the sake of comparison, take a normal Administrative Marine (this is not due to bias) who may have never been deployed, not received any advanced degree in combat training aside from what we learn through boot camp and MCT, and is generally too busy with duties to advance him or herself in their knowledge and training. We'll call this our mediocre Marine. Compared to say a standard Navy enlisted man or woman whom fulfills the same billet or job, and rest assured the Marine will be better trained for combat in almost every instance. Take that same Marine and compare him to a Navy SEAL who has undergone extensive combat, survival and self defense training, and the SEAL will be the one who will be better suited for combat instances. However, take a top echelon Marine, say one that has been through Force Recon training who puts extreme emphasis on his personal level of training and fitness, and there isn't really anything on the face of this earth, short of a biomechanical robot made specifically for combat, that will be considered better trained.
Navy SEAL by far.
Seals and Marines have different missions. Each is very good at what they do, and there is not a "better" answer here. Sort of like which is better- a motorcycle or a boat? Ea…ch does different things. New Answer: Actually there is a fairly simple answer here: SEALs, hands down are a more elite force. Here is some factual information: There are roughly 200,000 marines and at the most 2,000 SEALs. (meaning it is about 100 times harder to be a seal...) It takes about 12 weeks of training to build a Marine. Seal training begins with BUDs which is 6 months of the most demanding military training in the USA and possibly the world. That is just the beginning really, next is 4 months of SQT which is advanced Seal training that teaches stealth action, advanced marksmanship, hand to hand combat, combat swimming and skiing etc. So Hands down, the SEALs are a more highly trained, elite unit. That said, the Marine corps do have a subgroup of some of the best marines called Force Recon. Recon is more comparable to SEALs. We're all on the same side, and each group is great at what they do. But bottom line: When we must get the job done, we turn to the Navy SEAls.
The u.s. navy seals are the best. That's why they are called seals. It stands for sea air land, because they are the best at sea, in air, and on land
Navy SEALs have the toughest training in the military
2 months Navy basic training (boot camp), 2 months BUD/S Prep, 6 months BUD/S training, and 7 months SQT Training. So roughly a year and a half.
Marine Corps Special Operations Command
It's just an opinion. They are both very elite forces.
There is a SEAL training facility in San Diego California
BUD/s Basic Underwater Demolition School is required for all SEAL's but to get the trident they must also pass Jump School and SQT SEAL QUalification Training.
The training for the Navy SEALs takes place in Coronado, California. Its called BUDs (basic underwater demolition SEAL) training, and its a 6 month process.
I think your question is incomplete. But if you are comparing a person who has only been to army basic training and a trained navy SEAL. The answer is obvious. If you want to… open the box of worms ask who is better trained a Navy SEAL or an Army Ranger or Special Forces.