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Old December 3 2012, 07:57 PM   #25
Re: Starfleet Marine Corps

we know from VOY's "Thirty Days" that there is a such thing as the Federation Naval Patrol.
Which sounds like a Boy Scouts type of organization, rather than an actual line of employment let alone a defense organization. After all, it involves "ancient sailing ships" somehow!

But then I'd expect Kirk, Picard, et alia to refer to themselves as sailors or spacers in the Federation Starfleet Navy.
Naturally, "Starfleet" might be the part that is analogous with "Navy", while "Federation" we know is the armada-like defense organization defending, well, the "Federation" (as explicated by Chris Pike).

Timo Saloniemi
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