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US Navy vs US Marines – What’s The Difference & How Do They Compare? – Army / Military Comparison

US Navy: the world’s most powerful fighting force on the surface, beneath the surface,
and in the skies above the sea. The US Marines: tip of the spear of American
military power. How do the two services compare to each other
though? That’s what we’ll find out, in this episode
of The Infographics Show- the US Navy vs the US Marines. The US Navy was officially established on
October 13, 1775, when the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution creating the
Continental Navy. Mostly a token force that met with little
actual success during the American Revolutionary War, the Continental Navy was disbanded shortly
after the war with its last ship auctioned off in 1785. Almost ten years later, with threats to the
new republic’s merchant shipping from north African Barbary pirates, first American president
George Washington created the Naval Act of 1794 which created a permanent standing Navy. Often forgotten by politicians, the navy would
languish throughout the 1800s with outdated and few ship designs, until the start of the
20th century, when by the end of WWI, the US Navy had more sailors and an equal number
of capital ships as the vaunted British Royal Navy. Earning stunning victory after victory during
World War II in the Pacific against the powerful Imperial Japanese Navy, the US Navy would
go on to become the world’s most powerful, and important, naval force. Although technically a detachment of the US
Navy, the US Marines trace their founding to a resolution passed by the Second Continental
Congress on November 10, 1775, ordering Captain Samuel Nicholas to raise two battalions of
Marines capable of fighting both in ship-to-ship battles and land actions. Also disbanded after the Revolutionary War,
a need for a shipborne fighting force arose towards the end of the 18th century, as the
fledgling US prepared for the Quasi-War with France, waged exclusively on the high seas
between 1798 and 1800. The US Marines would come into their own during
the War of 1812 against Britain, where during the Battle of New Orleans, they were directly
credited with holding General (and future President) Andrew Jackson’s center defensive
line. Leading US actions in the Pacific during World
War II, American marines would conduct an island-hopping campaign against entrenched
Japanese forces, leading to the bloodiest and most violent battles of the second World
War. So how do the two services compare? For starters, the US Navy maintains an 8 week
basic training course for new recruits, while Marine basic training lasts for 13 weeks. Navy basic training focuses on shipborne operations,
with recruits undergoing classes in fire fighting, ship-to-ship communication, and ship and aircraft
identification. Marine basic training, meanwhile, focuses
on marksmanship, battlefield first aid, and combat tactics. This training focus directly reflects each
service’s mission statement, with the Navy’s mission being to maintain, train and equip
combat-ready naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining
freedom of the seas. The Marines’ mission, on the other hand, is
to act as America’s expeditionary force, forward deployed to win battles on land, sea, and
air. In terms of size, the US Navy has nearly 326,000
active duty personnel with nearly 99,000 reservists. They operate a total of 480 ships and 2,600
aircraft. The Marines on the other hand are about half
that size, with 182,000 active duty personnel and 38,500 reservists. Other than a few patrol craft, they operate
none of their own ships and instead are attached to US Navy vessels, but they do operate 1,300
aircraft. Marine aviation is split up into helicopter
and fixed-wing attack aircraft squadrons. For helicopter-based close air support, forward
air control, escort and reconnaissance, the Marines are equipped with the AH-1W SuperCobra,
AH-1Z Viper, and UH-1Y Venom light attack helicopter. The AV-8B Harrier II combat jet gives the
Marines the flexibility to also provide close air support, air interdiction, and surveillance
operations; as a ‘jump jet’ design capable of Short Take Off/Vertical Landing (or STOVL)
operations from amphibious assault ships or remote, rough airfields, the Harrier perfectly
suits the Marine Corps’ expeditionary nature. Beginning in 2016, the Marines began replacing
their vaunted Harriers with a STOVL version of the F-35 Lightning II. To provide air superiority for their ground
forces and to strike at surface targets, the US Marines are equipped with the F/A-18 Hornet
and now, the F-35B Lightning II. In effect, the US Marines are a ground combat
force with their own air force, more than a match on their own for most other nation’s
militaries. The US Navy has no attack helicopters, but
does operate a large fleet of choppers for search and rescue, anti-submarine warfare,
anti-mine countermeasures, and transport. To establish and maintain air superiority
over a nation’s coastal areas, and to defend US forces at sea from enemy air attack, the
Navy operates the F/A-18 and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. As multi-mission platforms, the navy’s Hornets
and Superhornets can also be tasked with strike missions against enemy land targets or ships. While the navy is slowly phasing in the F-35C
Lightning II, it does not plan to completely eliminate its fleet of Super Hornets, and
to date has a further 10 new Super Hornets on order. Tasked with ensuring free-trade for all nations
across the world’s oceans, the US Navy deploys very frequently. Sailors can be deployed between 6 and nine
months at a time aboard a ship, and return home for four to five months before deploying
again. As an expeditionary force, Marines have to
be constantly ready to deploy to anywhere the US needs manpower fast, and their deployments
can range from 30 days up to no longer than 2 years, depending on the state of global
affairs and the threat or prosecution of an ongoing war. The US Navy is the most powerful sea-based
fighting force in history and ensures that nations around the world have free access
to the open sea. American Marines have for over two centuries
been the tip of American firepower, fighting in every climate and settled continent in
the world. While their missions and equipment may differ,
both services are indispensable arms of the US military that work closely together to
achieve victory. So, would you ever consider joining the US
Navy or Marines? Let us know in the comments. Also, be sure to watch our other video called
What is a day in the life of a US Marine like? Thanks for watching, and as always, don’t
forget to like, share and subscribe. See you next time!

Tony wyaad



  1. The Infographics Show Posted on November 15, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Would you join either service? Which and why?

  2. Truly Greg Posted on May 27, 2019 at 12:13 am

    Marines for the win

  3. Josh Posted on May 27, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    I looked through a lot of the comments and I didn’t see one mention of us Seabees

  4. Mark Paystrup Posted on May 28, 2019 at 12:59 am

    But the Navy has the US NAVY SEABEES HOORAH!

  5. Nathan Posted on May 28, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    Why does this need to be seven minutes long? The Navy and Marines have almost completely different missions, despite being in the same department.

    There is more similarity between the Army and the Marines, or even the Coast Guard and the Navy.

  6. Lexo Ice400 Posted on May 31, 2019 at 5:07 am

    Marines never disbanded…

  7. kevin juarez Posted on June 1, 2019 at 2:20 am

    Calm down lads we all know the SAS Are the true rulers who dares wins.

  8. nerb Posted on June 2, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    man i wanna join the marines but i feel like a fat 13 y/o that's not goos enough but i still want to

  9. valdr22 Posted on June 2, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    Marines eat crayons there just saved you 7 minutes of time

  10. Daniel Montuam Posted on June 3, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    And both of them can’t survive at Brazilian Amazon without Our soldiers.

    Ps: ex The few! The proud!

    Just been realistic

  11. I’m Effectzz YT Posted on June 4, 2019 at 12:48 am

    Where’d you get pics of marines and how do you animate like that? Link

  12. Adrhy Memo Posted on June 4, 2019 at 8:50 am

    And after all who is the enemy ? 🤔 let me guess.! Those who wont share their oil ?🤓

  13. Matthew Wong Posted on June 7, 2019 at 1:50 am

    Humans : Britain

    The narrator : brih en

  14. Gameplay no Commentary Posted on June 7, 2019 at 3:05 am

    One has a cool uniforms.

  15. John Wick Posted on June 7, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    My brother is in the USN, he is deployed in San Diego I don’t remember his role, but it was something involved with making sure if the water is safe or something.

  16. Jericho Porter Posted on June 7, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    i am going to the USMC

  17. AT56 Posted on June 8, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    I thought the thumbnail was flipped over…

  18. NC 13582247 Posted on June 8, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    They didn't even mention the Navy's MH60s…

  19. KrenzeTheShinyWizard Posted on June 8, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    The only easy day was yesterday boys

  20. Christopher Harper Digicash Posted on June 8, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    USS Stump DD-978!

  21. Christopher Harper Digicash Posted on June 8, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Battle Stations running all over Great Lakes with the "riki crud" in you! MOVE, CHUCK!!!

  22. Thomas Nasworthy Posted on June 9, 2019 at 3:11 am

    The Navy just buses the Marines to the invasion site, Marines steamroll through the enemy country followed by the Army who cleans up the mess with the help of Air Force strikes the Marine cobras already blew up. When they’ve reached the other end of the enemy country or the country surrenders, the Marines go home to train for the next invasion while the army babysits until the country has been democratically changed to benefit the UN. Meanwhile, the Coast Guard sits in the Gulf of Mexico wishing they could join in on the action

  23. Partido Desparásitante De Puerto Rico Posted on June 9, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    All ready in the US Marines.

  24. Kamran Shabazz Posted on June 10, 2019 at 4:30 am

    Forgot the A-10 Thunderbolt II

  25. Spoof Posted on June 11, 2019 at 5:07 am

    What about the USMC during WW1? That's when they were first seen as an elite fighting force.

    "Devil dogs"

  26. MarvelXO Posted on June 11, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    I’ve been in the navy for 3 year abroad a ship and have deployed once

  27. wolfycetriestocovermetalbutfailsmiserably Posted on June 13, 2019 at 2:24 am

    I'd rather be a Navy SARC.

  28. Shoeless b Posted on June 13, 2019 at 6:05 am

    The Navy occasionally serves liver. A Marine will gladly eat your liver ! Women Marines use knives and forks tho.

  29. DELL0015 Posted on June 13, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    Why the marines are mean mugging avatars?

  30. Kai Kapur Posted on June 15, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Us Marines, Hooya.

  31. dick strong Posted on June 16, 2019 at 4:12 am

    Marines are part of the Navy

  32. Mc Fata Posted on June 17, 2019 at 1:12 am

    I have a cousin in the Army or Marines and I have another cousin that is training for the Navy

  33. Privateer Hunter Posted on June 17, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    What is Maryland became a country? I live in Maryland by the way

  34. Sicario brother Posted on June 18, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    X FORCE!

  35. trumpeterTralala Posted on June 19, 2019 at 2:09 am

    as far as I know the navy has their beans but I never heard of marine beans.

  36. Brandon Budd Posted on June 20, 2019 at 4:46 am

    There is so much wrong with the thumbnail

  37. Matt K Posted on June 21, 2019 at 12:35 am

    I know those haircuts aren't within standards…

  38. Michael Wightman Posted on June 21, 2019 at 1:04 am


  39. Heather Baxley Posted on June 22, 2019 at 5:37 am

    One eats crayons

  40. Alexls 2728 Posted on June 22, 2019 at 5:49 am

    I would have done ARMY RANGERs vs MARINE

  41. JonahTheGladiator Posted on June 23, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Why does it say army / military comparison cause army is a branch of the military

  42. JonahTheGladiator Posted on June 23, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    There are less Marines because people are too scared to join the Marines

  43. Shaun Davids Posted on June 24, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Army V navy …dumb video…Moronic comparison

  44. gaming to glory Posted on June 24, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    He’s back

  45. Samuel Werner Posted on June 25, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    I want to join the Navy when I’m 16 I want to help my cuntry

  46. DAWN BREAKER Posted on June 25, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    Both v22 and the marine have the super stallion as well as the king stallionn and the navy have the sea stallion and the SH 60.

  47. Will Munyon Posted on June 27, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Anyone else think well have space marines in the future like in aliens?

  48. Black John wick Posted on June 28, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    Navy corpsman 8404 fmf baby

  49. Caloy Galaus Posted on June 29, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    us navy vs us marine vs us coastguard and what are they roles?

  50. Popcop Posted on July 5, 2019 at 7:37 pm



  51. Popcop Posted on July 5, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Here is MY opinion on the strongest branches

    1.The marines (what i wish to join)
    2.The army
    3.The navy
    4.The airforce
    5.Costal guard

  52. Mr Choo Posted on July 7, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Q: What's the lowest form of Marine life?
    A: Squids, a.k.a. Sailors

  53. Mysterious Man Posted on July 11, 2019 at 3:05 am

    No matter how different they are

    They both deserve respect for protecting the nation

  54. Trent Forbes Posted on July 20, 2019 at 11:40 am

    Marines is a department of the navy sooo??

  55. Jonathan Williams Posted on July 21, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    Us UCS

  56. ATL Ian Posted on July 21, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Do navy and coast guard

  57. mack river Posted on July 23, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    no mention of the oasprey.

  58. Baddy Kay Posted on July 24, 2019 at 3:34 am

    I needed a marines vs navy vs seals vs swat explaination

  59. Velryan Castro Posted on July 24, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    The United States Marine Corps was founded in 1775 on November 10th, in Tun Tavern of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Their where about 2,000 total continental marines. With about 168 officers. Their first beach landing was on Nassau, Bahamas to destroy a British Armory depot. Out of the 2,000, only 49 where killed in action, and 76 to 78 to where wounded. The Continental Marines disbanded after the revolutionary war, but where reinstated for the quasi wars with France. Since then, the Marines have been in every conflict the Untied States has been in.

    And Marine Corps training is twelve weeks long. You may ask how I know all this? Well I’m actually enlisted into the Marine Corps. And I learned all this through my recruiters, and research. I ship out to basic next summer.

  60. Kings Guard Posted on July 27, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Yes, they are the best now, but not in history, historical navy's like the English or the Dutch were more powerful

  61. Rock Star Freddy Films Posted on July 28, 2019 at 10:32 am

    Marines and the Navy share a base

    Well the Marines are the men’s department

    It a Marines joke

  62. Brook Kingston Posted on July 29, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    Navy and marines are scrubs compared to the


  63. Rock Star Freddy Films Posted on July 30, 2019 at 5:01 am

    My dad is deployed as a Marine go MARINES

  64. Patrick Reilly Posted on July 30, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    We have different purpose

  65. Patrick Reilly Posted on July 30, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    Xusn there boot camp is harder

  66. ΓΡΗΓΟΡΗΣ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ Posted on July 30, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    The difference is there is no wrong hole in the navy

  67. B M.C. Posted on July 31, 2019 at 3:35 am

    thank you america

  68. Klaus Malcher Posted on August 5, 2019 at 5:43 am


  69. thesstype Posted on August 5, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    Compare/Contrast US Navy with US Coast Guard 👍

  70. Logan Everidge Posted on August 6, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    Devil dogs

  71. Michael Talley Posted on August 6, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    I'm in the coast guard.

  72. General Chungus Posted on August 9, 2019 at 2:10 am

    Y is there a f35 with a thunderbird paint job in the thumb nail

  73. V3yk Posted on August 10, 2019 at 10:19 am

    Marine in the thumbnail be like:
    General I thought I was going to be using the AA guns not this pea shooter

  74. Ross Hixon Posted on August 10, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Heres how i kinda break it down to people, if u wanna b a badass door kicker go army/marine. If u want a more tech type job and wanna get extra schools and quals go navy or air force. Seems to me those 2 branches r quicker to send u to these schools. If ur gonna b a lifer it doesnt matter what branch u choose.

  75. Cant None Posted on August 11, 2019 at 10:15 am

    Navy and the Marines are the same.

  76. Setsuna Faller Seiei Posted on August 13, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    Navy has own vehicle..vessel etc..marines dont..thats why they need a ride from navy😂

  77. Setsuna Faller Seiei Posted on August 13, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    I like to join the NAVY…who can help me??😭😭

  78. Bainsley Good guy Posted on August 14, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    Ah yes, a big canon against a man with a gun. Who would win?

  79. Nacho and sophine Gang Posted on August 15, 2019 at 2:16 am

    i will join the marines because that is my goal to be a marine go marines

  80. Hannes Taube Posted on August 15, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Hardest battle? Has he ever heard of Stalingrad?

  81. J22 Posted on August 15, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    Semper fidelis 🇺🇸🦅

  82. Vietnam Operator Posted on August 18, 2019 at 3:47 am

    The Marines and Navy work together. If the Marines need to get somewhere, the Navy is there.

  83. Richard Abella Posted on August 19, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    Is it just me or he accidentally switched marines to navy

  84. The Best Tasting Bleach Posted on August 23, 2019 at 6:51 am

    Thumbnail is misleading. As a Marine and serving 8 years, I think I may have seen a single sailor holding a rifle and he definitely wasn't trained on it.

  85. Juan Carro Posted on August 24, 2019 at 4:11 am

    No Marines vs US Army??

  86. Candice Perry Posted on August 24, 2019 at 9:58 am

    These two are military services

  87. Z Z Posted on August 24, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Shows a civil war depicted animated photo while talking about the war of 1812…

  88. BLT ENT Posted on August 27, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    Navy bootcamp is 6.5 weeks. They shortened it😂

  89. bertie merle Posted on August 29, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Totally IGNORANT!

  90. Kelelis Tolimas - Išminčius- Posted on August 29, 2019 at 9:40 am

    What's the difference? Marines cant hold m16 correctly

  91. First Name Posted on September 2, 2019 at 6:05 am

    Navy = low standards

  92. StarkFungus76 Posted on September 3, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Marines have The Punisher

  93. Zachary Osmun Posted on September 3, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    One is a department, the other is a branch

  94. Gabe Grothaus Posted on September 4, 2019 at 2:28 am

    Worst uniform accuracy I have yet seen

  95. LimeSubLime Posted on September 4, 2019 at 5:24 am

    The forgot about the Seabees the bees of the seven seas

  96. Jose O Posted on September 4, 2019 at 9:13 am

    Seabees are marines with light duty chits ! J. Ortega USN Ret.

  97. Ghost Feather Posted on September 4, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Semper Fidelis

  98. Colton Richard Posted on September 4, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    I plan on joing the CAF (canadian arms force) soon as i graduate.

  99. Murky Merkury Posted on September 5, 2019 at 7:21 am

    Yeah I leave for the Corps in a few weeks. RAH RAH

  100. Hidden Hawaiian Posted on September 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Wouldn’t it have made more sense to compare the Navy and Coast Guard? I hear people misinformed about the Coast Guard all the time.