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

Our Purpose

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.

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Our Purpose

Officer Candidates School

The proving ground for Officer Candidates

The highest level of leadership, a relentless commitment to success, the will to always advance —these are the qualities sought out in Officer Candidates School (OCS). 

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Officer Candidates School

Many Roles
One Mission

Every role critical to success

All Marines have a specific role for which they are optimally trained in support of the overall mission.  And while each role comes with different responsibilities, the end results are accomplishing the mission.

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Many Roles One Mission

Al-Shabaab

2012/Eastern Africa

Marine forces train the Ugandan People's Defense Force to defend against the warlords that have risen to power and destabilized the region.

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Al-Shabaab

 
 
 
 
 

Enlisted

Becoming an Enlisted Marine requires the ability to meet the highest standards of moral, mental and physical strength.

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Officer

Marine Officers learn and adopt leadership skills that have been tried and proven in every conflict this nation has seen.

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Reserve

Ready to supplement the active-duty forces when needed, the Marine Corps Reserve is critical to the Marine Corps' ability to provide a balanced, prepared force.

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