In writing this article I am not in any way reflecting upon the excellent service rendered by marine detachments afloat, but am merely attempting to set forth a few suggestions that will be of aid to marine officers themselves going to sea, and at the same time improve our service toward the Navy. Then again there is a tendency among some marine officers to regard sea duty as a rather irksome duty with which they must put up. Certain educative steps should be taken by the corps to correct these ideas, for the spirit between the Navy and Marine Corps should be that of the highest co-operation, and a feeling of mutual admiration and respect should exist between the two branches. The Marine Corps has a certain definite function to perform for the Navy, and the Navy has a certain well defined field that in no way clashes with the Marine Corps; hence there is no real ground for any feeling other than the best between the two branches of the same naval service.
Sea Training of Marine Officers
By Major General George Barnett, U. S. Marine Corps, Ret.