June 16th, 2010

the professionals

Brief questions on US Marines

I just have two questions I'm thinking of writing a story based on a character who was previously in the military and is currently working for the FBI.

1) Would someone who was a military prosecutor in the Marines subjected to the same rigorous basic training and selection process as the other Marines who are active in the field? (Is that the right term?)

2) Is there some sort of rivalry between the Marines and the Army Rangers? And if so, what would be the insults a Marine or an Army Ranger hurl at each other? (The characters aren't actually antagonistic towards each other but I would imagine even if one or both have left active duty might rib each other about being a Ranger or a Marine.)

Thanks in advance!
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