To my military (especially Marine Corps) friends:
Active Duty Combat pilots show sort of an “indifference” to their respective Demonstration Teams (the “Thunderbirds” for the Air Force and “The Blue Angels” in the Navy. EVEN THOUGH these guys are fully qualified, combat pilots, their colleagues tend to whisper “pretty boys”.)
My question is about the Marine Corps Drill Team (that is now showing pretty prominently on TV and other recruiting films and posters).
They are pretty slick to me!
But how does the average “in-the-dirt” grunt view them?
Is it just a brief rotation?
How are they picked?
As always; THANKS!