How would that effect the use of "marines" today. Marines are much more likely to arrive in a combat area by way of transport aircraft, ships being the secondary method of arrival. It is a show that concentrates on "The Fleet." we saw the Starfleet JAG corp twice, never really saw the fighter squadrons (just the fighters themselves), a fair bit of the academy, the merchant marines once (Charlie X, imo), some time with a few other department. But mostly the fleet. ************ Doesn't Israeli have the same names for their ranks, regardless if army or navy?