That was how a Marine Corps Chaplain described the USMC to a bunch of us Army-types at a class I had at Ft. Knox in 1984.
....yes, they do have preachers (sorta, they're actually Navy personnel, like how the Marines have "medics", who are actually Navy corpsmen).
And I agree with him that it was a COMPLIMENT!
Some things SHOULD NOT be "progressed".
....and that picture is of Gunnery Sergeant Michael "Iron Mike" Burkhardt.
Read his story here: http://www.cavalrycountry.org/ironmike.htm
Happy Birthday, Leathernecks.
....and many happy returns.
....from your deployments......