A LEGACY OF DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Once the Marines minted at Montford Point were given the chance to prove themselves, it became impossible to deny that African-Americans were capable and deserving of the title "Marine."
Montford Point Marines
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.
Many Roles One Mission
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.
Marines are equipped to succeed
Many prominent figures, entrepreneurs and community leaders attribute personal success to the skills, values and leadership developed in the Corps.
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.
Becoming an Enlisted Marine requires the ability to meet the highest standards of moral, mental and physical strength.
When the Navy opened the nation's first aviation camp, First Lieutenant Alfred A. Cunningham was the first Marine to receive training. Marine Corps aviation operations grew to successfully support ground and amphibious assaults.