Somali Pirates

2010/Horn of Africa

When Somali pirates take a German merchant vessel hostage, a Marine Maritime Raid Force takes action to rescue her crew.

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Somali Pirates

Strategic Warrior

At all times focused, alert and in control

In an instant, missions, conditions and circumstances can change. Regardless of the situation, or sudden shift in it, Marines train to improvise, adapt and overcome so they can respond quickly.

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Strategic Warrior

Leadership Traits

EVERY MARINE IS A LEADER

These are the leadership traits that enable Marines to lead with honor, on the battlefield and in the community.

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Leadership Traits

Your Impact

A DIFFERENCE THE WORLD WILL NOTICE

Standing up against tyranny and injustice are Marines: elite warriors who courageously and honorably face down the threats of our time.

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Your Impact

A Bold Step Forward

Meeting with a Recruiter

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