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.
Principles & Values
Honor, courage and commitment are the values that guide us—Semper Fidelis is the motto that bonds us.
There is pride in every Marine for what we do, for how we serve this Nation. Get a glimpse of your Marines training to ensure victory regardless of the task. The Makin Island ARG/11th MEU conducted Exercise Alligator Dagger in and off the coast of Djibouti, Africa, December 2016. They continue their deployment in U.S. Central Command.
Happy Birthday Sir! Today is our 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps' 150th birthday. "Leadership is the sum of those qualities of intellect, human understanding, and moral character that enables a person to inspire and control a group of people successfully." -Lt. Gen. John A. Lejeune, 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps #Marines #LtGenJohnALejeune #happybirthday #Lejeune
15th MEU: Teamwork makes the dreamwork ---- The 15th MEU has officially assembled as a complete Marine Air-Ground Task Force and it is comprised of some of the most historic units in Navy and Marine Corps history. Watch this video to learn more and continue following us to find out why it is America's crisis response force of choice. Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment U.S. Marine Corps 1st Marine Division MCAS Miramar and 3rd MAW 1st Marine Logistics Group - 1st MLG
Just announced: Approximately 300 Marines from II Marine Expeditionary Force will deploy to Helmand Province Afghanistan in Spring 2017 in support of NATO-led Resolute Support. Task Force South West will train and advise key leaders within the Afghan National Army 215th Corps and the 505th Zone National Police. #NATO #Afghanistan #ForAFG For more information: http://go.usa.gov/x9Z7J
Marines and War Machines A 63 ton mechanized vehicle containing a team of Marines who create coordinated chaos on the battlefield. Check out the Pride of the Pacific’s Tank Platoon “putting steel on target” at Exercise Alligator Dagger.
The Montford Point Marines fought two wars, one abroad and one at home. While they fought for freedom overseas, they returned home to a nation that was separate and unequal. Breaking through racial barriers, they transformed the face of the Marine Corps.