Who We Are

​Our Values

The values of the Marine Corps guide our actions and intensify our fight so that every battle we face—we’re able to face down.

Held to Higher Standards

Honor, courage and commitment, the core values of the Marines, define how every Marine in the Corps thinks, acts and fights. Throughout the evolving battlefields of the 21st Century, every Marine in the Corps must be confident in the abilities of themselves—and each other. In the chaos of battle, character matters.

Values for Victory

SHARE
Video outlines the core values of the Marine Corps: honor, courage and commitment.

The principles and values imbued into each Marine are the building blocks for making the right decisions at the right time, both on the battlefield and off.

Video outlines the core values of the Marine Corps: honor, courage and commitment.

The principles and values imbued into each Marine are the building blocks for making the right decisions at the right time, both on the battlefield and off.

“I love the Marine Corps for those intangible possessions that cannot be issued: pride, honor, integrity, and being able to carry on the traditions for generations of warriors past.”

— Cpl Jeff Sorni, USMC

“I love the Marine Corps for those intangible possessions that cannot be issued: pride, honor, integrity, and being able to carry on the traditions for generations of warriors past.”

— Cpl Jeff Sorni, USMC

​Symbols of our Corps

Video outlines the historical symbols of the Marine Corps.

Every emblem, color choice and motto used in the Marine Corps has a rich history and powerful meaning behind it.

Video outlines the historical symbols of the Marine Corps.

Every emblem, color choice and motto used in the Marine Corps has a rich history and powerful meaning behind it.

Leadership Traits

Video outlines how the Marine Corps teaches leadership at every level.

Regardless of rank, every Marine must be prepared to lead. As part of their training, Marines master 14 distinct leadership traits that become the tools for winning every battle. 

Video outlines how the Marine Corps teaches leadership at every level.

Regardless of rank, every Marine must be prepared to lead. As part of their training, Marines master 14 distinct leadership traits that become the tools for winning every battle. 

Dressed to defend

From the Eagle, Globe and Anchor emblem to the digital camouflage pattern, every element of our uniforms serves a purpose and tells the stories of our battles won.