Marines are doers. We make Marines and we win battles.
I have a friend who was an 0-6 (reserve no less, he was brought back to active duty, he was an infantry officer, reconnaissance officer, combat veteran, very “agile” in his thinking and way).
There was to be a White House level task force on cyber warfare; they’d meet at the executive office building of the WH.
Each service ponied up a body for this task force. The Army sent a 2 star, the AF and Navy a one star (all active duty). The Marine Corps sends an 0-6 Infantry officer, who was a reservist, my friend.
That’s the different mindset…make do, get action, push down responsibility all the time to ever lower ranks, and stretch the reserves.
That’s the way you grow new capacity, cheaply.
The Marine Corps spends about 92% of the DOD budget…with the highest op tempo