Army to become ‘Land Marines’ under Mattis, Dunford-led Pentagon reorganization

WASHINGTON — A new plan for the US military set for 2017 shows that Defense Secretary-nominee James Mattis intends to work with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Joe Dunford to implement a major reorganization of the Department of Defense, Duffel Blog has learned.

The most dramatic change, according to documents obtained by Duffel Blog, will be to rename the Department of Defense to the ‘Department of Marines,’ though that’s the least of the changes that were presented.

“The Army will be subsumed into the Marine Corps as the Land Marines,” the document reads. “Not everyone needs to specialize in amphibious assault. But by God, every one of them will be a rifleman. Also, incorporating former Army infantry units intact will allow us to meet congressional mandates for female combat troops.”

The Navy will be reorganized as “Water Marines/Maritime Uber.” A footnote suggests the naval service’s budget will be based on a “metered rate” that will be a function of “how many rides” Maritime Uber “gives the Marines to combat zones and liberty ports.”

The documents go on to say that while most of the Air Force will become the Air Marines, a portion “will continue as a separate department,” but will be renamed Missile Command, “because missiles are not manly enough for the Marine Corps.”

“It’s like they are compensating for something,” an anonymous source said, holding his forefinger and thumb a very short distance apart.

Beyond the service name changes, all former soldiers, sailors, and airmen will be required to go through “additional training in line with standards at Marine Corps boot camp.” The training would include close order drill, longer ranges for rifle qualification, and “four to six weeks of scrubbing toilets and showers like recruits do at Parris Island and San Diego.” Commissioned officers will be required to attend The Basic School, and warrant officers will have to undergo extensive written tests to determine whether they actually contribute to the military or they are totally worthless.

“These actions will guarantee that no one will ever hear that stupid ‘hooah’ crap again,” one document says, noting, “‘Hooah is to ‘oorah’ as ‘brigade combat team’ is to ‘air-ground task force.’”

The plan concludes on a positive note for at least one service.

“The Coast Guard will be elevated” to a level equivalent to the former Joint Chiefs of Staff, and removed from Homeland Security, “because, like the Marines were before this reorganization, they are small but bad asses.”
Disclaimer: Of course, I do hope you realize this news flas=h came from Duffleblog. LOL


2 thoughts on “Army to become ‘Land Marines’ under Mattis, Dunford-led Pentagon reorganization”

  1. Is this idea a farce?? Is this suppose to be..sarcastic..a funny..or just a lamb brain-fart! There may be a need to shake up the National defense orgs..(the Army..Navy.. the Marine Corp..etc..) and the way we go to war and a newer way to defend our country!
    I’m old..and I know that many of our strategic battle field wars of yesterday must be revised and changed to meet the enemies and battle strategies necessary to go to war ‘today!’ We need to do whatever is necessary to be strong..resourceful..and forever within our be strong enough to handle any any time!
    Let us pray to God, and each other, that we have the right people doing to right thing for our country..! We need to stop being the world’s ‘patsey’..and start taking care of ourselves at home..ourselves..and our own interests. The past administration under Obama has been a disaster..and let’s not forget it,,EVER!!

    1. Yes Jack, it is from Duffel Blog; a joke, a dig at the other services. He publishes many things about the Corps and amazingly many believe it, their lambs that respond the herd dog and believe everything they read on the Internet, which is why I placed a disclaimer at the end.

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