- Global Impact
In defense of our nation and its interests, the impact every Marine makes is felt around the world: in every clime and against every threat, for the oppressed and against the oppressive, and in the face of disasters, born from man or from nature. Marines begin each day ready and able to make a positive and lasting difference for themselves, this nation and our world.
- OPERATING FORCES
Oppressive regimes. Natural disasters. Constrained natural resources. There are many threats facing our time. There is only one warrior class uniquely prepared to face them down: United States Marines. From the way we are trained to the way we're organized and equipped, from our warrior mindset to our warfighting skillset, Marines are warriors of the highest order.
- History & Heritage
From the naval actions of the Revolution to the mountains of Afghanistan, Marines have served valiantly in every one of our nation's conflicts. For hundreds of years, Marines have fought, lived and died with honor, continuing the Marine Corps legacy of service to our nation. Every Marine, past and present, has earned their place within this proud culture of traditions, symbols and values.
To earn our title is to prove you belong alongside our nation's elite warrior class—but one
must first meet specific eligibility requirements to even begin this journey. Though your
recruiter can tell you if you're eligible to be a Marine, only 12 demanding weeks of Recruit Training or the grueling rigors of Officer Candidates School can determine if you're capable
of becoming one. Before you set out on this path, explore your options, find out
what's required to earn the title Marine, whether enlisted or officer, and learn
how to prepare for the immense challenges ahead.
- Becoming a marine
We turn the willing into the able, transforming purpose-driven recruits and candidates into Marines who make a difference. Only those who complete the most demanding training can accomplish the world's most demanding missions, because on the field of battle, Enlisted Marines and Marine Officers forge ahead side by side to accomplish the task at hand. If you seek our title, the path ahead will be one of great challenge. Prevail, and your proudest days will be realized.
- Being a marine
From the day young men and women first earn the right to call themselves Marines, they take their place in an extremely proud heritage, and will remain part of it forever. Expressed in our motto, Semper Fidelis, ours is a family that looks after its own in every way. Whether a Marine remains in the Corps for a few years or an entire career, he or she will retain the benefits earned by keeping this nation safe and free. By becoming one of us, your title will indicate your membership in a brotherhood of warriors. Those who will stand by you in battle will never leave your side.