I know the Marine personally. He graduated from the Royal Marine All Arms Commando Course and wore his beret for a photo when he was working with some Brits overseas. It’s not approved headgear in the Marine Corps.
He also graduated from the 18b course, Ranger School, French Commando, and I believe Royal Marine Mountain Leader course.
His house burned down with all his possessions so the guys set up a go fund me for him.
He did the Det 1 tour and helped stand up MARSOC as well. 30 years is a long career, especially when all of it is in Recon and MARSOC! He also ran across the country to raise money for Royal Marine and US wounded warrior charities as well: Marines run across the US in a 'Gumpathon'Thanks, sir. I almost just PM'd you directly as I figured you did. Hell of a career he made.
Yea, that fucking sucks.
And there you have it. Marines have secretly envied the beret since BITD. It’s true. It’s like the orc said: Why can’t we have some meats?
Never cared for the pisscutter. It’s like a limp dick. And the big cop-hat thing...feels like you’re wearing a toaster on your head.
But alas, it’ll never happen. The US Marines will never adopt the beret. Why? Because the Army bukkakied berets on everbody.
Yeah. No. The Army hogged all the colors. What’s left? White? Maybe Marine Corps Scarlet & Gold? Red’s too close to Airborne Maroon.
Then the Raiders & Recon are gonna want their own...Disbursing will want one with a dollar sign...Motor T with a little wrench on it...
The green of the AF SERE is so different that it could in no way be confused with the green of SF, unlike the green of the Royal Marines.There's only one color that's an option, that is green (the same shade as Royal Marines). As I understand AF SERE guys also wear a green beret, but different shade.
I get that it'll never, ever, ever happen, but it would look badass.
Let's say the Corps decides to confer berets on Marines who meet certain criteria...whatever those may be. Even if it the same color as the Army's green beret, they will look about as similar as a sedan vs. a station wagon or minivan vs. crossover SUV. Same color, different body styles, especially with the Army's flash compared to what you see above.
"But the Army had it first! People will confuse the two!"
So fucking what? You know who will confuse Army SF with Marine whatevers in a green beret? People who don't matter. The major subsets of humanity who will know about the berets, and even then won't care because they know the difference, are:
Everyone else will know or care fuckall about the similarities in color. The outraged will be those will never, EVER earn either.
But this is much ado about nothing because the Corps will issue jetpacks to every 03xx before it allows Marines to wear a beret.