In defense of our nation and its interests, the impact every Marine makes is felt around the world:
in every clime and against every threat, for the oppressed and against the oppressive, and in the face
of disasters, born of man or nature. Marines begin each day ready and able to make a positive
and lasting difference for themselves, this nation and our world.
Where chaos looms, the Few emerge. Marines move toward the sounds of tyranny, injustice and despair—with the courage and resolve to silence it. Ending conflict, instilling order and helping those who can't help themselves, Marines face down the threats of our time.
In the face of global unrest—there is no rest for those at the tip of the spear. Marines take the fight to the enemy and give relief to those in despair. Against tyranny, natural disasters and threats to the world, Marines fight all over the world. These aren't fights for which to apologize. They're fights to win.
It isn't our military might alone that brings comfort to this nation and its citizens. It's also our ability to respond quickly and appropriately should our national security or interests ever be threatened. Serving at home and deployed abroad, Marines are the safeguard our nation can rely on.
Marines inspire through exemplary conduct at home and abroad. In their local communities, whether it is motivating young students or challenging others to accomplish their goals, Marines make a positive impact on the lives of others. They are committed to helping their friends, family and neighborhoods grow stronger.
In the United States Marine Corps, you must become something great to become part of something even greater. As a Marine, you can fight for what you believe because it's worth believing in. How you lead your life is the decision before you. You can simply stand for what's right and stand with many. Or you can fight for what's right—alongside the Few.