Re: Marines and Combat Personel?
Personally, I believe Starfleet IS and ALWAYS HAS BEEN a military, albeit one that in the 24th century has lost a lot of it's resolve AS a military, due to political correctness in-universe and (especially) meta-universe.
If you donít drink the kool-aid, youíre a baaad person - Rev Jim Jones
Almond kool-aid, anyone? Or do you prefer pudding?- Darkwing