U.S. Marine Corps cooks have been hailed in a variety of scenarios. Like a FHM magazine once famously observed, U.S. Marines cooks really know how to use a knife. More importantly, U.S. Marines cooks are trusted with one of the most delicate tasks of any military occupational specialty (MOS): to feed the troops.
It may seem insignificant to many, but what some don’t realize is that troops that are not well fed are troops that are going to focus on their empty stomach rather than on the enemy. Nutrition is extremely important everywhere, but it takes in a completely different dimension when it comes to the nutrition of America’s 911 force. It’s tough to answer that 2am call when you’re not on top of your game, and everything starts with nutrition.
Additionally, food handling, as it’s known in military circles, is a very sensitive function. A whole unit could be put out of service by compromising what the troops are fed. Military cooks are trained in very good schools to follow only the highest standards. Therefore, food handling isn’t something to be discounted as unimportant.
In this video, U.S. Marines with III Marines Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group conducted a chow hall preparation for troops at Camp Mujuk, Pohang, South Korea. Not an easy job, but it is extremely important.
After all, remember that U.S. Marines cooks really know how to use a knife.
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