Currently, the U.S. does not have a single uniform system in place for its military or law enforcement personnel. The Army does its own thing, the Marines do their own thing, the Navy is still contemplating if they are going to have a thing, and our Law Enforcement does a variety of things. Does this help? I didn’t think so, so let’s break it down in the form of a bulleted list (this always helps me).
· U.S. Law Enforcement / Defensive Tactics (No Uniform System In Place)
· U.S. Army / Modern Army Combatives (MAC)
· U.S. Marine Corps / Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP)
· U.S. Air Force / Air Force Combatives (Adopted From Army Combatives)
· U.S. Navy Seals / CQB (Close Quarters Battle) or CQC (Close Quarters Combat)
· U.S. Navy And Coast Guard / Showing Interest In MCMAP
Now before you begin to jump to conclusions, don’t let this list fool you. Although it's true that as a whole we are not uniformed in our approach, we are very prepared as a nation. In a perfect world, I would like to see all of the branches of the military learning a single hand-to-hand combat system and all of our special forces learning their own unique system (or the same system at a much more advance level). But, until that day comes, I sleep well at night, every night, knowing that "One Of The Best Trained Fighting Forces In The World" has got things under control. After all, sometimes patchwork quilts are the warmest.