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

Somali Pirates

2010/Horn of Africa

When Somali pirates take a German merchant vessel hostage, a Marine Maritime Raid Force takes action to rescue her crew.

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Somali Pirates

Semper Fidelis

Always Faithful. Always a Marine.

Latin for "always faithful," Semper Fidelis is more than the Marine Corps motto. Becoming a Marine is becoming the always faithful—true to the mission, to the Marines by your side, to the Corps, to your country.

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Semper Fidelis

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

Learn From
Experience

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

 
 
 
 
 

Strategic Warrior

This isn't a job for most—it's the charge of the Few.

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Principles & Values

Guiding every action, assisting every decision, these are the principles and values every Marine embraces.

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Leadership

No Marine passes through our gates without gaining leadership traits that can be called upon throughout a lifetime.

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