The U.S Marine Corps was founded Nov. 10, 1775 when the Continental Congress order two battalions of Marines be created to serve during the Revolutionary War. Being a Marine is an honor and privilege. They are among the highest and most prestigious soldiers for what they do to serve and protect our Country. The United States Marine Corps has always been an expeditionary naval force ready to defend the nation’s interests at any cost.
The Official Marine statement states:
“We are warriors, one and all. Born to defend, built to conquer. The steel we wear is the steel within ourselves, forged by the hot fires of discipline and training. We are fierce in a way no others can be. We are Marines.”
The saying goes, “Every Marine a rifleman first.” This quickly demonstrates the Marines’ intense focus on warfare. Their well-known slogan, “The Few, The Proud, The Marines,” expresses the Marine Corps’ intense focus on values. Warriors with values – this defines the Marine Corps.
Of all the branches, none are as proud as the Marines. Marines are a highly exclusive, highly motivated bunch. Those who become Marines do so because they want to, not because of benefits or other reasons. If you don’t like the idea of running and shooting a gun, do not join the Marines!
On the other hand, if you like missions on land and sea (and even in the air), if you place values and honor above yourself, accept large mental and physical challenges constantly, and would be excited to be among the first “on the scene,” you may be Marine material.
The Marine Corps are able to respond by air, ground, and sea which distinguishes them from other branches of choice. The Marines are a brotherhood made up of solid core values, strength, integrity, bravery, and they stand high above their motto “SEMPER FI” meaning “always faithful”. There is NO such thing as an “Ex-Marine”. This motto defines what a Marine truly is.