You know you should look at the contrast between Motor T in the Marines and Motor T in the Army.
However in order to make the show good you would have it set in the year 2004 when convoys were getting ambushed frequently.
Then point out the differences between Marine Motor T and Army Motor T.
An example would be in the Army any time in the 401st TC we were ambushed we would fire back but not stop if we did not have too. Some convoys got pinned down. But even those fire fights are almost comedic compared to and Infantry fire fight.
Also there is so much weird drama that happens in Army units when we are back at base, there are red ball missions. This SGT I knew named with last name Schular that fool got drunk and hooked up with a Philipino that he thought was a women and turned out it was dude.
He was making out with him, pulled down his pants and he had a dick, it is funny because Schular was a real asshole NCO.
Also we were the black market in Iraq, contraband of any type was ran by us. A person in my unit started a riot against the local nationals that worked on our base. We had Turkish prostitutes on our base.
Really anyone stationed at Diamondback Mosul in 2004 should be able to confirm this. I remember one of the ladies, very well.
Then there is being mortared, being sent on a mission when you are drunk.
That and being IED'd at times. Fighting with infantry men. and MP. The MP's did not get hit as much as we did.
NOW ONTO MARINE MOTOR T.
They are another entity, one time driving through Baji, we passed a Marine convoy of line haul and two gun trucks, had pulled over and stack up on a house.
They captured 4 and killed 3 with only 1 of them being wounded.
That was funny, because there is not way we would do that in the Army.
That is all I can give about the Marine 88m because of the fact I was not in Marines. I think you guys could find some great stories.
Last this essay was done by someone at NAVAL POST GRADUATE SCHOOL in Monterey,CA on page 33 it breaks down WIA/KIA for the year 2004 and beyond in 2004.
In Iraq had 4886 hostile casualties that year including wounded. Combat service support which is the category my MOS falls in had 1115 casualties, this was 23% of the casualties for that year. Combat Arms 2301
I feel this needs to be mentioned, and because of this high casualty rate for that year, I feel MOTOR T deserves a VET TV SITCOM
Combat Support, Military Police fall under that group and well they 495 casualties that year, and their punk asses got a sitcom.
Here is link to essay. Take care.
I'm guessing a lot of the reason that more back-office / not front-lines get shows, esp. earlier on, is that sets and props are just way cheaper, and you don't need any special FX.
The USA Network "La Femme Nikita" is my fave example of low-budget (although perhaps still high compared to VET TV) "action" series that saved money by focusing a lot on dialogue and office politics.