Posted by Peter W. Schramm
Of the 992 Annapolis graduates, 209 are choosing the Marine Corps, the largest number in the school’s 161 year history. This is another reason why Iraq is not another Vietnam. Note the numbers for the year 1968.
So if more of the folks at Annapolis picked the Navy over the Marine Corps this would be bad?
I could see it if the Coast Guard was a choice...but then again...(the emmigration Hawks might disagree).
But you are right, the Marines are the toughest, but some of the Seabees do alright for themselves.
Speaking of the Marines . . . Mack Owens has a book review in the NY Post today that I think highlights part of what makes the Corps so special -- and so appealing to USNA midshipmen and others.
While teaching at USAFA, I understood from a visiting Annapolis midshipman that growing numbers of cadets went Marine out of reaction to feminism. It used to be only the lowest of the class went Marine. No longer true.
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