In a YouTube video pitting members of different branches against each other, NavaTheBeast (a.k.a. Armando Nava, a U.S. Marine Corps vet) brought together Captain White from the U.S. Army and Corporal Matally from the U.S. Marine Corps to go head-to-head in an obstacle course race in New York City.
Before the race even starts, however, Corporal Matally trolls Captain White before they race for showing up late.
"Yo, where is this soldier at? It's 12 p.m., he was supposed to be here like 10 minutes ago," he says. "Late? I'm a Marine, I couldn't relate with that, I don't know what that is. Maybe he can explain it to me when he gets here 20 minutes late..."
Captain White shows up, asking, "Where that young Marine at?" The attitude dissolves once the officers are face-to-face, thoughthey're all discipline and courtesy, here to race. After a friendly handshake, the battle is on.
Corporal Matally takes an early lead as the course starts out with wooden beams and metal bars to climb over, but Captain White quickly catches up and takes over after balancing beams. The rest of the course is running, with wooden walls and different heights of wood beams to climb over. The lead is passed back and forth.
But the finale of cresting two metal bars, jumping over another wooden beam, and the last challenge of a rope climb had Corporal Matally barely sneak way with the win.
In total, the course takes less than two minutes, but it's intense the whole way through.
"Hey at the end of the day, remember it's one team, one fight. Marines came through hard today. Army, we'll come through stronger next time," says Captain White.