Military Culture is based on the unique tradition, mission, structure and leadership of Military History. This Culture maintains distinct sub-cultures, known as the branches of service to include Army, Marines, Navy, and Air Force. They have unwritten sets of rules within itself, to include viewpoints, perspectives and operating procedures. Consider that military culture incorporates unity, a sense of purpose and direction, and values that you cannot find in most civilian career fields.
Military culture is a dysfunctional family at times, but one that drives service members to complete tasks for a common mission. To defend our nation, and to close with and destroy our nations enemies, both foreign and domestic. This is a concept that most civilians cannot wrap their noodle around because they don’t have to concern themselves with the threats of the world unless it is in their local area where they feel comfortable in. It’s the deep feeling of brotherhood that is forged in the heat of battle. It’s the understanding that Soldiers are a part of something bigger than themselves.
That’s what separates Soldiers from our civilian counterparts.