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Old December 3 2012, 11:10 PM   #28
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Re: Starfleet Marine Corps

C.E. Evans wrote: View Post
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^ Security officers (i.e. redshirts) are starship crew. They're not meant for ground combat.
But they've seen doing such during away missions.

I think the only real difference between starship security personnel and ground troops is that the latter is generally deployed in much larger numbers on a planetary surface and may have specialized equipment. Otherwise, they're probably interchangeable.
Redshirts are definitely NOT the Marines of StarFleet. They are usually the FIRST ones to get themselves killed on landing parties!
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