Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 1 month ago

POLL: Why do Marines NEVER smile in their picture with their dress blues but army guys do?

I mean,do you get told not to smile or something? Because I saw pictures of soldiers,sailors,airmen with their uniforms on and sometimes they smile. My cousin is a (retired) Marine and he's one of the funniest guy I know. It's even have a serious conversation with him. Not saying he's stupid or something,he's just very funny and he always cracks jokes but in that old picture taken in 2003 when he joined the Marines he seems like he's about someone's a**.  What do you think?

5 Answers

  • John
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Discipline for Marines is different from Army.

  • 1 month ago

    You are told to give your best Marine growl when they take the picture. 

  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    I was in another US service and we were told to NEVER smile for official photographs. In some cases we were told to "wipe that smile off your face" and made to sit for another photo if we smiled.

  • 1 month ago

    They are PRETENDING to be tough

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  • Rayal
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Marines are trained to put on their "war" face. 

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