A commitment upheld with conviction
We Make Marines. We win our nation's battles. We develop quality citizens. And we continue to stand strong as America's expeditionary force in readiness.
2010/Horn of Africa
When Somali pirates take a German merchant vessel hostage, a Marine Maritime Raid Force takes action to rescue her crew.
Always Faithful. Always a Marine.
Latin for "always faithful," Semper Fidelis is more than the Marine Corps motto. Becoming a Marine is becoming the always faithful—true to the mission, to the Marines by your side, to the Corps, to your country.
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.
Meeting a Marine Recruiter
There is no better way to get a clear picture of life in the Marine Corps than with a knee-cap to knee-cap conversation with a recruiter who's served.
Learn From Experience
This isn't a job for most—it's the charge of the Few.
Principles & Values
Guiding every action, assisting every decision, these are the principles and values every Marine embraces.
No Marine passes through our gates without gaining leadership traits that can be called upon throughout a lifetime.
To serve in our Corps is to embrace the responsibility of keeping our nation safe and free. Whether as an Enlisted Marine or Marine Officer, on active duty or in the Marine Corps Reserve, your service option will define how you serve, not who you are.