Military Cadences Essay

3960 Words Jul 7th, 2005 16 Pages
Pop Cultural Elements of Military Cadences





"HUT, TWO, THREE, FOUR...HUT, TWO, THREE, FOUR..." What do a bunch of grunts calling out raunchy marching cadences have to do with pop culture? There's more to the cadence then just keeping soldiers in step, there is a deep sense of pride, patriotism, unity, motivation, and nostalgia, which can be found within these songs. The Military cadence is used to motivate, inspire, and foster company cohesiveness while keeping soldiers steps in time and hands down the rich oral traditions of the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air force. The cadence is a song sung when marching or running and the songs require a caller, who normally sets the pace and leads the formation. Like robots, the
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And the same holds true for the other branches with different conceptions about each other. Therefore, a cadence might be made to reflect this branch differentiation, carrying this legacy of prejudice on. However, there is a common understanding and respect for each branches capabilities and how they contribute to a strategic battle plan and the defense of the United States as a member of the military subculture.
Follow Me!
OH! Soldier!
Combat soldier!
Pick up your weapon and follow me!
I am Mechanized Infantry

Hey they're Airborne!
Head-in-the-clouds Airborne!
Wrap up your 'chute and follow me!
I am Mechanized Infantry!

Hey their Air Assault!
Rotor-head Air Assault!
Pick up your rope and follow me!
I am Mechanized Infantry!

Hey their Light Fight!
Freeze at night Light Fight!
Strap on your boots and follow me!
I am Mechanized Infantry!

Hey Marine Corps!
Bullet-sponge Marine Corps!
Pick up your rifle and follow me!
I am Mechanized Infantry!

Hey they're Navy!
Water logged navy!
Jump in your sub and follow me!
I am Mechanized Infantry

Hey they're Air Force!
Don't shoot! I'm friendly- Air Force!
Hop in your plane and follow me!
I am Mechanized Infantry!

Oh Soldier!
Combat Soldier!
Jump in your track and follow me!
I am Mechanized Infantry!

Example:
They say that in the Army the coffee's mighty fine.
Who said that? They say that in the Army the coffee's mighty fine.
It looks like muddy…

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