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The Army is training the first batch of Space Marines

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Slightly-misleading title - the USMC wants space operations specialists, similar to the USSF and Army space operations folks do.

...In other words, they’ll learn a lot about space. But in plain English, they’ll likely be getting trained on satellite communications and how to ward off enemy missiles under the instruction of experts at the Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command. Then after they complete training, the Marines will embed with Army space support teams, which enhance “intelligence and operation planning capabilities” for units in the field. Comprised of four enlisted soldiers and two officers, ARSSTs bring a knowledge base of space-based military capabilities like satellite intelligence and communications. They can even jam enemy communications and take part in “navigation warfare,” according to an Army guide from 2017.

No plans on dropping into other planets...yet.

 

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No, this is how space marines are made:

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Implantation of gene seed, rapid growth, psychic and religious indoctrination, addition of new organs, attachement of the black carapace.
 

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No, this is how space marines are made:

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Implantation of gene seed, rapid growth, psychic and religious indoctrination, addition of new organs, attachement of the black carapace.
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. . . Comprised of four enlisted soldiers and two officers, ARSSTs bring a knowledge base of space-based military capabilities like satellite intelligence and communications . . .

Obviously someone not familiar with Brit slang came up with that acronym. Whoever it was couldn't be arsed to think it through. (. . . or maybe they did think it through . . .)
 

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. . . Comprised of four enlisted soldiers and two officers, ARSSTs bring a knowledge base of space-based military capabilities like satellite intelligence and communications . . .

Obviously someone not familiar with Brit slang came up with that acronym. Whoever it was couldn't be arsed to think it through. (. . . or maybe they did think it through . . .)

That was pretty much the first thing I thought of when I read that acronym too.

"I'm going to set up the ARSST"

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