Enlisted and Officer
Active or Reserve, enlisted or officer, as one of the Few, you will forever be known by the title you earn: United States Marine.
Responding Quickly and Decisively
Where chaos looms, the Few emerge. Marines move toward the sounds of tyranny, injustice and despair—with the courage and resolve to silence them.
Marines from the 31st MEU respond after a 9.0 magnitude earthquake triggers a massive tsunami off the coast of Japan.
Being the first to fight starts before boots hit the ground, and Marines bring airpower as close as possible to each battle. From the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) to the Close Air Support (CAS), the aviation combat element is ready at a moment's notice.
Aviation Combat Element
Total preparedness, ultimate performance
With the most advanced and armored vehicles in the military, Marines can take on any terrain and any mission imaginable. From 70-ton M1A1s to blast-resistant MRAPs, see why Marines call their tanks the beast of the battlefield.
The capabilities we offer our nation in response to global conflicts are as distinct as they are decisive.
It is our flexible organizational structure that enables Marines to provide rapid, powerful and sustainable response on a global scale.
Ship-to-shore, air-to-ground, door-to-door—there isn't a force more capable of facing down the threats of our time.