Rifleman's Creed

A Tradition Forged In Steel

Born from the trials of World War II and echoing throughout every Marine Corps recruit depot today, the Rifleman's Creed isn't just memorized and repeated–it's lived.  Every Marine is a rifleman, and every rifleman knows these sacred words by more than heart.  They know by experience. 

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Rifleman's Creed

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

Scout Snipers

Unequalled Precision

Marine Corps Scout Snipers better themselves every day in order to protect their fellow Marines.  They're responsible for providing reconnaissance, overwatch and precision fires on selected targets in support of their mission.

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Scout Snipers

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

Learn From

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. 

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Learn From Experience


Infantry Leader Program

There are no guarantees for those who wish to become Infantry Squad Leaders, but there is a distinct path.

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Leadership Traits

The Marine Corps could not be our nation's expeditionary force in readiness without Marines who are trained to respond faithfully, courageously and decisively.

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Leadership Principles

These 11 principles form the foundation of leadership in the Marine Corps.

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