Saturday, April 11, 2009
COMMENTS FROM A FORMER NAVY ENLISTED MAN WHO BECAME AN ARMY OFFICER. INTERESTING.
The Army is vastly different from the Navy. The Navy operates under the British hierarchical system where all officers are Gentlemen and are thus better than any enlisted guy, regardless of breeding and/or background.
In the Army the officers slog around in the mud and are just as miserable, if not worse than the enlisted guys. It's a much more egalitarian system with very little "rank has its privileges" issues.In fact an E8 is much more highly regarded in the Army then an O4 (a LtCdr in the Navy).