Pakistan Floods

2010/Pakistan

After the worst monsoon in 80 years floods Pakistan, the nation's frail infrastructure is paralyzed. The Marines coordinate with international forces to deliver aid and rescue thousands.

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Pakistan Floods

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

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

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

Becoming An Officer

The paths to becoming a Second Lieutenant

The Marine Corps has several programs to pursue a commission as an officer.  Whichever path you choose, once you have earned your commission you are appointed the rank of second lieutenant and ready to lead Marines.

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Becoming An Officer

 
 
 
 
 

365-Day Plan

Officers need the stamina and confidence to lead Marines in physically demanding situations, and that preparation begins here.

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Physical Fitness Test

The PFT is the standard test that all recruitsand Officer candidates must pass, and all Marines run once a year to assess their physical conditioning.

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Combat Fitness Test

The CFT is a 300-point test with an emphasis on functional fitness related to operational demands.

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