Originally Posted by MCSGT
Anyone know any Marines that came over to the "dark side" (Army)?
Are you kidding? About every 3rd or 4th person you talk to in the Army that is E5 or higher used to be a Marine - even more so in the reserves than active duty, since the Marines don't have a lot of reserve opportunities. My current detachment of 34 NCO's has at least 6 or 7 former Marines and I've never been to a school where my squad/class/group didn't have a few former Marines. My home reserve unit has about 12 drill sergeants and 2 or 3 of them use to be Marines.
Like others said, the Army has a lot more opportunities for officers, different jobs and training and, as the Marines keep reminding us, we get all the new cool gear.