Who Are the Marines?

SIDE BY SIDE, MARINES KEEP OUR NATION ON THE WINNING SIDE

Comprised not of a brotherhood or sisterhood—this is a warriorhood. Marines represent the face of our Nation because they come from all parts of it, contributing different backgrounds and walks of life into the fight that defends America's way of life. Driven by an innate desire to answer our Nation's call, an unwavering commitment to emerge victorious, and a collective purpose that defines our unbreakable bond, Marines win the battles in front of them with an inner fight running through them.

 

 

 

 

 

Marine Corps Purpose

Marines are trained to improvise, adapt and overcome any obstacle in whatever situation they are needed. We are first to fight and determined to succeed.

History of the Marines

Before there even was a Nation, there were Marines with the willingness and determination to win its battles.

MARINE CORPS UNIFORMS & SYMBOLS

From training cammies to dress blues, Marine uniforms and emblems are worn as reminders of our purpose, as well as to pay homage to those who fought before us.

Semper Fidelis

Latin for “always faithful,” Semper Fidelis has been the Marine Corps motto since 1883. It embodies the Corps' value of honor, courage and commitment.