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I think comparing a Commando Force like the Royal Marines to the average US Marine Battalion is a bit like comparing Apples and Oranges.Would you accept the USMC has a Sgt who is a Squad Leader in four years.
Produces usually confirms quality
The largest issue I see in the US Military (and the USMC is slower at promoting than the Army) is the speed that the enlisted ranks progress - which leads to a much less experienced NCO than the Commonwealth Armies.
Highly specialized elite Infantry vs average big Army unit. The Royal Marines aren't technically SOF but they have elements that aren't far off.