No one stays cool under pressure like the Marines. Continuous mental and physical training prepares us for the expected and unexpected. When face-to-face with a threat, Marines are equipped to improvise, adapt, and overcome—no matter what. Watch as the United States Marine Corps invites content creators to go Inside the Battle. Will they be able to stay cool, calm, and collected in high-pressure situations?
Marine Security Guards (MSG) make up less than 2% of the United States Marine Corps, yet their impact extends worldwide. Unlike other divisions, Marine Corps Embassy Security Group trains their Marines to think defensively before reacting offensively. Beyond their duty to the Corps, they are responsible for supporting the Department of State in the protection of personnel, classified material, and U.S. property in foreign territories. Through the Marine Corps’ training and presence in diplomatic settings, Marine Security Guards are ready to take on any high-pressure situation, especially when stakes are highest.
There's not one trait that makes a great Marine, there are many. Traits like determination, resilience, and ambition have all played an essential part in the pursuit of our Nation’s ideals and the battles won over the last 248 years. While all qualities are important, confidence is all-encompassing with self-assuredness, trust, and teamwork. These are the differences between a good Marine and a great Marine, something we can all aspire to be.
“The most important six inches on the battlefield is between your ears.”
—JAMES N. MATTIS (FORMER USMC 4-STAR GENERAL & US SECRETARY OF DEFENSE)
In an ever-changing world, it is imperative that we as a Nation progress. It’s this mindset that has informed the Marine Corps’ philosophy of continuous learning and improvement. Whether it’s training or education—our focus on learning, developing, and honing knowledge, skills, and attitude has allowed us to stay ahead of our evolving enemies.