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United States Marine Corps
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United States Marine Corps portal
Active November 10, 1775–present
Country United States
Branch Marine Corps
Type Amphibious
Role Naval Infantry
Size 203,000 active(as of Oct 2009)[1][2]
40,000 reserve (as of 2009)[3][2]
Part of Department of Defense
Department of the Navy
Headquarters Headquarters Marine Corps
Nickname The Few, The Proud
Motto Semper Fidelis
Colors Scarlet & Gold[4]         
March Semper Fidelis
Engagements
Decorations
Commanders
Commandant Gen James T. Conway
A. Commandant Gen James F. Amos
Sergeant Major SgtMaj Carlton W. Kent
Insignia
Eagle, Globe, and Anchor Globeanchor.svg
Aircraft flown
Attack AV-8B, F/A-18D
Electronic
warfare
EA-6B
Fighter F/A-18A/C
Helicopter AH-1W, UH-1N, CH-46E, CH-53D, CH-53E, MV-22
Reconnaissance RQ-7, ScanEagle
Transport KC-130J
.The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States armed forces responsible for providing force projection from the sea,[5] using the mobility of the United States Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces.^ United Nations or United States-led combined task .
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^ Marine's Dress uniform is the most elaborate of the United States armed forces.
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^ It is also a specific United States Air Force rank and United States Navy rate.
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.It is one of seven uniformed services of the United States.^ Uniformed services of the United States .

^ Marine Corps Uniform Regulations , accessed December 26 , 2005 *United States Marine Corps, Report on Marine Corps Duplication of Effort between Army and Navy 17 December 1932.
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^ Marine's Dress uniform is the most elaborate of the United States armed forces.
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.In the civilian leadership structure of the United States military, the Marine Corps is a component of the Department of the Navy,[6][7] often working closely with U.S. naval forces for training, transportation and logistic purposes; however, in the military leadership structure the Marine Corps is a separate branch.^ See also: List of notable United States Marines and List of historically notable United States Marines Leadership .
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^ But the United States Marine Corps did not fallat least not entirely.
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^ African continent, the United States State Department .
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[8]
.Captain Samuel Nicholas formed two battalions of Continental Marines on 10 November 1775 in Philadelphia as naval infantry.^ Samuel Nicholas commissioned as Captain of Marines.
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^ November 10, 1775 .
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^ Captain Samuel Nicholas formed two battalions of Continental Marines on November 10, 1775 in Philadelphia as naval infantry.
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[9] .Since then, the mission of Marine Corps has evolved with changing military doctrine and American foreign policy.^ Originally organized as the Continental Marines on November 10, 1775 as naval infantry, the Marine Corps has evolved in its mission with changing military doctrine and American foreign policy.
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^ Marine Corps' mission and the proliferation of international .
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^ Originally organized as the Continental Marines on November 10 , 1775 as naval infantry , the Marine Corps has evolved in its mission with changing military doctrine and American foreign policy .
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.The Marine Corps served in every American armed conflict and attained prominence in the 20th century when its theories and practices of amphibious warfare proved prescient and ultimately formed the cornerstone of the Pacific campaign of World War II.^ By the mid-20th century, the Marine Corps had become the dominant theorist and practitioner of amphibious warfare.
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^ The United States Marine Corps serves as an amphibious force-in-readiness.
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^ Throughout World War II, Marines continued to serve on capital ships.

[10] .By the mid-20th century, the Marine Corps had become the dominant theorist and practitioner of amphibious warfare.^ By the mid-20th century, the Marine Corps had become the dominant theorist and practitioner of amphibious warfare.
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^ By the early 20th century, the Marine Corps would become the dominant theorist and practitioner of amphibious warfare.
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^ The Marine Corps served in every American armed conflict and attained prominence in the 20th century when its theories and practices of amphibious warfare proved prescient and ultimately formed the cornerstone of the Pacific campaign of World War II. By the mid 20th century, the Marine Corps had become the dominant theorist and practitioner of amphibious warfare.Its ability to respond rapidly to regional crises gives it a strong role in the implementation and execution of American foreign policy.
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[11][12][13] .Its ability to respond rapidly to regional crises gives it a strong role in the implementation and execution of American foreign policy.^ Its ability to respond rapidly to regional crises has made it, and continues to make it, an important body in the implementation and execution of American foreign policy.
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^ Its ability to respond rapidly to regional crises gives it a strong role in the implementation and execution of American foreign policy.
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^ Its ability to rapidly respond to regional crises has and continues to make it an important tool for American foreign policy.
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[14]
.The United States Marine Corps includes just over 203,000 (as of October 2009) active duty Marines[1][2] and just under 40,000 reserve Marines.^ Ten days after graduation he joined the United States Marine Corps.

^ United states marine corps Stock Photo Images.
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^ Corps ends year with 203,000 active Marines ".
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[3] .It is the smallest of the United States' armed forces in the Department of Defense (the United States Coast Guard is smaller, about one-fifth the size of the Marine Corps, but is normally under the Department of Homeland Security).^ Marine's Dress uniform is the most elaborate of the United States armed forces.
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^ United States Marine Corps ( October 1 , 2005 ).
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^ African continent, the United States State Department .
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.The Marine Corps is nonetheless larger than the entire armed forces of many significant military powers; for example, it is larger than the active duty Israel Defense Forces or the whole of the British Army.^ The US Army is in the thick of battle, and is a substantially larger armed force than the Marines.
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^ In absolute terms, the U.S. Marine Corps is nonetheless larger than the armed forces of many major nations; for example, it is larger than the British Army or all of the Canadian Forces put together.
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^ The Marine Corps is nonetheless larger than the entire armed forces of many significant military powers; for example, it is larger than the active duty Israel Defense Forces or the whole of the British Army .
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[15][16]
.The Marine Corps accounts for around six percent of the Military budget of the United States.^ Acab was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps Reserves where he served for six years.
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^ United States Marine Corps history .
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^ United States Marine Corps portal .

.The cost per Marine is $20,000 less than the cost of a serviceman from the other services, and the entire force can be used for both hybrid and major combat operations,[17] that is, the Marines cover the entire Three Block War.^ Small war is the former term for "Operations other than War".
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^ The cost per Marine is $20,000 less than the cost of a serviceman from the other services, and the entire force can be used for both hybrid and major combat operations.

^ The cost per Marine is $20,000 less than the cost of a serviceman from the other services, and the entire force can be used for both hybrid and major combat operations, [ 17 ] that is, the Marines cover the entire Three Block War .
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Contents

Mission

.The United States Marine Corps serves as an amphibious force-in-readiness.^ Acab was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps Reserves where he served for six years.
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^ But the United States Marine Corps did not fallat least not entirely.
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^ United States Marine Corps ( October 1 , 2005 ).
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As outlined in 10 U.S.C. § 5063 and as originally introduced under the National Security Act of 1947, it has three primary areas of responsibility:
  • "The seizure or defense of advanced naval bases and other land operations to support naval campaigns;
  • The development of tactics, technique, and equipment used by amphibious landing forces; and
  • Such other duties as the President may direct."
.This last clause, while seemingly redundant given the president's position as Commander-in-chief, is a codification of the expeditionary duties of the Marine Corps.^ The challenges for the Marine Corps expeditionary .
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^ The quoted clause, while seemingly a consequence of the President's position as Commander-in-Chief, is a codification of the expeditionary duties of the Marine Corps.
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^ MAGTF in the Marine Corps expeditionary .
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It derives from similar language in the Congressional acts "For the Better Organization of the Marine Corps" of 1834, and "Establishing and Organizing a Marine Corps" of 1798. In 1951, the House of Representatives' Armed Services Committee called the clause "one of the most important statutory — and traditional — functions of the Marine Corps." It noted that the corps has more often than not performed actions of a non-naval nature, including its famous actions in the War of 1812, at Tripoli, Chapultepec, numerous counter-insurgency and occupational duties (such as those in Central America), World War I, and the Korean War. .While these actions are not accurately described as support of naval campaigns nor as amphibious warfare, their common thread is that they are of an expeditionary nature, using the mobility of the Navy to provide timely intervention in foreign affairs on behalf of American interests.^ While these actions are not accurately described as support of naval campaigns nor as amphibious warfare, their common thread is that they are of an expeditionary nature, using the mobility of the Navy to provide timely intervention in foreign affairs on behalf of American interests.
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^ Marine Corps interest in what is termed amphibious warfare may be said to have begun as early as 1898, when, in the Spanish-American War, Lieutenant Colonel Robert W. Huntington's battalion of Marines landed at Guantanamo, Cuba, to seize a major naval base for fleet operations in the blockade of Santiago.
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^ Training alongside each other is viewed as critical, as the Navy provides transport, logistical, and combat support to put Marine units into the fight, for example, the Maritime Prepositioning ships and naval gunfire support .
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[18]
.In addition to its primary duties, the Marine Corps has missions in direct support of the White House and the State Department.^ In addition to its primary duties, the Marine Corps undertakes missions in support of the White House and the State Department.
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^ Marine Corps' mission and the proliferation of international .
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^ In addition to its primary duties, the Marine Corps has additional missions in support of the White House and State Department.
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.The Marine Band, dubbed the "President's Own" by Thomas Jefferson, provides music for state functions at the White House.^ President Thomas Jefferson dubbed the Marine Band the "President's Own" for its role of providing music for state functions at the White House.
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^ The Marine Band , dubbed the "President's Own" by Thomas Jefferson , provides music for state functions at the White House.
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^ The Marine Band has been called "the President's Own" due to its role of providing music for state functions at the White House.
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.Marines guard presidential retreats, including Camp David,[19] and the Marines of the Executive Flight Detachment of HMX-1 provide helicopter transport to the President and Vice President, using the call signs "Marine One" and "Marine Two" respectively.^ In addition, Marines guard presidential retreats, including Camp David,[15] and the Marines of the Executive Flight Detachment of HMX-1 provide VIP helicopter transport to the President and Vice President, using the call signs "Marine One" (when the President is aboard) and "Marine Two" (when the Vice President is aboard).
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^ Marines guard presidential retreats, including Camp David , [ 18 ] and the Marines of the Executive Flight Detachment of HMX-1 provide helicopter transport to the President and Vice President , using the call signs " Marine One " and "Marine Two" respectively.
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^ In addition, Marines guard presidential retreats, including Camp David , and the Marine unit HMX-1 provides helicopter service to the President.
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.By authority of the 1946 Foreign Service Act, the Marine security guards of the Marine Embassy Security Command provide security for American embassies, legations, and consulates at more than 140 posts worldwide.^ By authority of the 1946 Foreign Service Act, the Marine security guards of the Marine Embassy Security Command provide security for American embassies , legations , and consulates at more than 140 posts worldwide.

^ Marines also guard American embassies overseas, providing embassy security and safety.
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^ By authority of the 1946 Foreign Service act, the Marine security guards of the Marine Embassy Security Command provide security for American embassies, legations, and consulates at over 110 State Department posts overseas.
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[20]

Historical mission

.The Marine Corps was founded to serve as an infantry unit aboard naval vessels and was responsible for the security of the ship and its crew by conducting offensive and defensive combat during boarding actions and defending the ship's officers from mutiny; to the latter end, their quarters on ship were often strategically positioned between the officers' quarters and the rest of the vessel.^ The United States Marine Corps serves as an amphibious force-in-readiness.
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^ The Marine Corps was founded to serve as an infantry unit aboard naval vessels and was responsible for the security of the ship and her crew by conducting offensive and defensive combat during boarding actions and defending the ship's officers from mutiny ; to the latter end, their quarters on ship were often strategically positioned between the officers' quarters and the rest of the vessel.

^ United States Marine Corps portal .
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.Continental Marines also manned raiding parties, both at sea and ashore.^ Continental Marines also manned raiding parties, both at sea and ashore.
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^ Continental Marines, as they were known at the time, were also responsible for manning raiding parties, both at sea and ashore.
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^ Both Marine divisions resorted to using their replacement drafts as shore party teams.
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.America's first amphibious assault landing occurred early in the Revolutionary War as the Marines gained control of a British ammunition depot and naval port in New Providence, Bahamas.^ America's first amphibious assault landing occurred early in the Revolutionary War as the Marines gained control of a British ammunition depot and naval port in New Providence , Bahamas .
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^ America's first amphibious assault landing occurred early in the Revolutionary War as the Marines gained control of a British ammunition depot and naval port in Nassau, Bahamas.
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^ Continental Marines land at New Providence during the Battle of Nassau The United States Marine Corps traces its institutional roots to the Continental Marines of the American Revolutionary War , formed by Captain Samuel Nicholas at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia , by a resolution of the Second Continental Congress on 10 November 1775, to raise 2 battalions of Marines.
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.The role of the Marine Corps has since expanded significantly; as the importance of its original naval mission declined with changing naval warfare doctrine and the professionalization of the Naval service, the corps adapted by focusing on what were formerly secondary missions ashore.^ As the importance of its original naval mission declined with changing naval warfare doctrine and the professionalization of the Naval service, the Corps adapted by placing an emphasis on what were formerly secondary missions on shore.
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^ Marine Corps' mission and the proliferation of international .
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^ Since then, the Corps' role has expanded significantly.
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.The Advanced Base Doctrine of the early 20th century codified their combat duties ashore, outlining the use of Marines in the seizure of bases and other duties on land to support naval campaigns.^ Conversely, the Marine Corps is responsible for conducting land operations to support naval campaigns, including the seizure of naval and air bases.
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^ The Advanced Base doctrine of the early 20th century codified their combat duties ashore, outlining the use of Marines in the seizure of bases and other duties on land to support naval campaigns.
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^ "The seizure or defense of advanced naval bases and other land operations to support naval campaigns ; The development of tactics, technique, and equipment used by amphibious landing forces; and Such other duties as the President may direct."
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.Throughout the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Marine detachments served aboard Navy cruisers, battleships and carriers.^ Throughout the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Marine detachments served aboard Navy cruisers, battleships and carriers.
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^ Most Marine aviation assets ultimately derive from the Navy, with regards to acquisition and funding, and Navy aircraft carriers typically deploy with a Marine F/A-18 Hornet squadron alongside Navy squadrons.
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^ Throughout the first half of the 20th century, before and after World War I, Marines saw action throughout Central America, including Haiti and Nicaragua.
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.Marine detachments (generally one platoon per cruiser, a company for battleships or carriers) served their traditional duties as ship's landing force, manning the ship's weapons and providing shipboard security.^ The Marine Corps was originally organized as the Continental Marines in 1775 to conduct ship-to-ship fighting, provide shipboard security and assist in landing forces.
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^ Marine detachments (generally one platoon per cruiser, a company for battleships or carriers) served their traditional duties as ship's landing force, manning the ship's weapons and providing shipboard security.
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^ If you're a Marine, and you happen to know the second squad leader, machine gun section, weapons platoon, Golf Company, 2nd battalion 7th Marines....
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.Marine detachments were also augmented by members of the ship's company for landing parties, especially in the Caribbean and Mexico campaigns of the early 20th centuries.^ Marine detachments were also augmented by members of the ship's company for landing parties, especially in the Caribbean and Mexico campaigns of the early 20th centuries.
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^ Under his tenure, the Marine Corps took on a number of expeditionary duties in the Caribbean , the Gulf of Mexico , Key West , West Africa , the Falkland Islands , and Sumatra .
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^ It attained prominence in the 20th century when its theories and practice of amphibious warfare proved prescient and ultimately formed the cornerstone of the Pacific campaign of World War II.[5] By the mid 20th century, the Marine Corps had become the dominant theorist and practitioner of amphibious warfare.
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.Marines would also develop tactics and techniques of amphibious assault on defended coastlines in time for use in World War II.^ Marines would also develop tactics and techniques of amphibious assault on defended coastlines in time for use in WWII .
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^ Marines would also develop tactics and techniques of amphibious assault on defended coastlines in time for use in World War II .
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^ The Marines would also develop tactics and techniques of amphibious assault on defended coastlines in time for use in World War II.[17] Its original mission of providing shipboard security finally ended in the 1990s, when the last Marine security detachments were withdrawn from U.S. Navy ships.
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[21] .During World War II, Marines continued to serve on capital ships.^ During World War II, Marines continued to serve on capital ships.
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^ World War II was a major milestone in marine science and education.
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^ Throughout World War II, Marines continued to serve on capital ships.

.They often were assigned to man anti-aircraft batteries.^ They often were assigned to man anti-aircraft batteries.
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^ Although they do not technically hold leadership ranks, the Corps' ethos stresses leadership among all Marines, and junior Marines are often assigned responsibility normally reserved for superiors.
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.When gun cruisers were retired by the 1960s, the remaining Marine detachments were only seen on battleships and carriers.^ When gun cruisers were retired by the 1960s, the remaining Marine detachments were only seen on battleships and carriers.
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^ Though they only made it as far as Derna , Tripoli has been immortalized in the Marines Hymn and the Mameluke sword carried by Marine officers.
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^ Though they only reached Derna, the action at Tripoli has been immortalized in the Marines' hymn and the Mameluke Sword carried by Marine officers.
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.Its original mission of providing shipboard security finally ended in the 1990s when nuclear weapons were withdrawn from active deployment and the battleships were retired.^ Its original mission of providing shipboard security finally ended in the 1990s when nuclear weapons were withdrawn from active deployment and the battleships were retired.
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^ Its original mission of providing shipboard security finally ended in the 1990's, when the last Marine security detachments were withdrawn from U.S. Navy ships.
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^ The Marines would also develop tactics and techniques of amphibious assault on defended coastlines in time for use in World War II.[17] Its original mission of providing shipboard security finally ended in the 1990s, when the last Marine security detachments were withdrawn from U.S. Navy ships.
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Capabilities

.The Marine Corps fulfills a vital role in national security as an amphibious, expeditionary, air-ground combined arms task force, capable of forcible entry from the air, land and sea.^ Furthermore, the Marine Corps' expeditionary capability provides .
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^ Remember the Army is okay but the Marines operate on air, land, and sea.
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^ The United States Marine Corps serves as an amphibious force-in-readiness.
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.While the Marine Corps does not employ any unique combat arms, as a force it has the unique ability to rapidly deploy a combined-arms task force to almost anywhere in the world within days.^ While the Marine Corps does not employ any unique combat arms, as a force it has the unique ability to rapidly deploy a combined-arms task force to almost anywhere in the world within days.
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^ Capabilities While the Marine Corps does not employ any unique combat arms, as a force it has the unique ability to rapidly deploy a combined-arms task force to almost anywhere in the world within days.The basic structure for all deployed units is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) that integrates a ground combat component, an air combat component, and a logistics combat component under a common command element.
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^ The concept of Marine combined-arms task forces was now well underway.
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.The basic structure for all deployed units is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) that integrates a ground combat element, an aviation combat element and a logistics combat element combat component under a common command element.^ The basic structure for all deployed units is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) that integrates a ground combat element , an aviation combat element and a logistics combat element combat component under a common command element .
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^ Capabilities While the Marine Corps does not employ any unique combat arms, as a force it has the unique ability to rapidly deploy a combined-arms task force to almost anywhere in the world within days.The basic structure for all deployed units is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) that integrates a ground combat component, an air combat component, and a logistics combat component under a common command element.
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^ The basic structure for all deployed units is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) that integrates a ground combat component, an air component, and a combat service support component under a common command element.
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.While the creation of joint commands under the Goldwater-Nichols Act has improved inter-service coordination between each branch, the Corps' ability to permanently maintain integrated multi-element task forces under a single command provides a smoother implementation of combined-arms warfare principles.^ While the creation of joint commands under the Goldwater-Nichols Act has improved interservice coordination between the larger services, the Marine Corps' ability to permanently maintain integrated multi-element task forces under a single command provides a smoother implementation of combined warfare principles.
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^ While the creation of joint commands under the Goldwater-Nichols Act has improved inter-service coordination between the U.S. military services, the corps' ability to permanently maintain integrated multi-element task forces under a single command provides a smoother implementation of combined-arms warfare principles.

^ While the creation of joint commands under the Goldwater-Nichols Act has improved inter-service coordination between the U.S. military services, the Corps' ability to permanently maintain integrated multi-element task forces under a single command provides a smoother implementation of combined-arms warfare principles.
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[10]
.The close integration of disparate Marine units stems from an organizational culture centered around the infantry.^ The close integration of different Marine units stems from a organizational culture centered around the infantry.
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^ The close integration of disparate Marine units stems from an organizational culture centered around the infantry.
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^ Main article: Organization of the United States Marine Corps The Department of the Navy , led by the Secretary of the Navy , oversees both the Marine Corps and the Navy.

.Every other Marine capability exists to support the infantry.^ Every other Marine capability exists to support the infantry.
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^ The Army usually deploys in much larger groups, which does allow for a lesser trained infantry because they are always supported by other elements.
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^ But, the Marines are trained differently as a whole and all support each other completely.
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.Unlike some Western militaries, the corps remained conservative against theories proclaiming the ability of new weapons to win wars independently.^ Unlike some Western militaries, the corps remained conservative against theories proclaiming the ability of new weapons to win wars independently.
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^ Unlike some Western militaries, the Corps remained conservative against theories proclaiming the ability of new weapons to win wars independently.
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^ Unlike most militaries, the Corps has been immune from visionaries proclaiming the ability of new weapons to win wars independently.
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.For example, Marine aviation has always been focused on close air support and has remained largely uninfluenced by air power theories proclaiming that strategic bombing can single-handedly win wars.^ For example, Marine aviation has always been focused on close air support and has remained largely uninfluenced by air power theories proclaiming that strategic bombing can single-handedly win wars.
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^ For example, Marine Aviation has always been focused on close air support , and remained largely uninfluenced by airpower theorists who proclaimed that strategic bombing could singlehandedly win wars.
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^ For example, Marine Aviation has always been focused on close air support and has remained largely uninfluenced by air power theories proclaiming that strategic bombing can single-handedly win wars.
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[21]
This focus on the infantry is matched with the doctrine that "Every Marine is a rifleman", a focus of Commandant Alfred M. Gray, Jr., emphasizing the infantry combat abilities of every Marine. .All enlisted Marines, regardless of military specialization, receive training as a rifleman; all officers receive training as infantry platoon commanders.^ I was both an enlisted Marine and a commissioned officer.
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^ All new Marines, enlisted or officer, are recruited by the Marine Corps Recruiting Command .
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^ Along with the concept that "Every Marine is a rifleman" , every officer, regardless of his MOS/billet, is qualified to be an infantry platoon commander.
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[22] .Marines have demonstrated the value of this culture many times throughout history.^ Marines have demonstrated the value of this culture many times throughout history.
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^ The value of this culture has been demonstrated many times throughout history.
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^ This would be the first of many times that Congress came to the aid of the Marines.
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.For example, at Wake Island, when all of the Marine aircraft were shot down, pilots continued the fight as ground officers, leading supply clerks and cooks in a final defensive effort.^ For example, at Wake Island, when all the Marine aircraft were shot down, pilots continued the fight as ground officers, leading supply clerks and cooks in a final defensive effort.
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^ For example, at Wake Island , when all of the Marine aircraft were shot down, pilots continued the fight as ground officers, leading supply clerks and cooks in a final defensive effort.
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^ At Wake Island , when all the Marine aircraft were shot down, their pilots continued the fight as riflemen, leading supply clerks and cooks in a final defensive effort.
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[23] .As a result, a large degree of initiative and autonomy is expected of junior Marines, particularly the NCOs (corporals and sergeants), as compared with many other military organizations.^ As a result, a large degree of initiative and autonomy is expected of junior Marines, particularly the NCOs ( corporals and sergeants ), as compared with many other military organizations.
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^ As a result, a large degree of initiative and autonomy is expected of junior Marines, particularly the NCOs ( Corporal s and Sergeant s) as compared to many other military organizations.
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^ As a result, a large degree of initiative and autonomy is expected of junior Marines, particularly the NCOs, (corporals and sergeants), as compared with many other military organizations.
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.The Marine Corps emphasizes authority and responsibility downward to a greater degree than the other military services.^ Uniforms Uniforms serve to distinguish Marines from members of other services and militaries.
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^ The Marine Corps pushes authority and responsibility downward to a greater degree than the other services.
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^ Uniforms serve to distinguish Marines from members of other services and Militaries.
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.Flexibility of execution is implemented via an emphasis on "commander's intent" as a guiding principle for carrying out orders; specifying the end state but leaving open the method of execution.^ Flexibility of execution is implemented via an emphasis on "commander's intent" as a guiding principle for orders - specifying the endstate but leaving open the method of execution.
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^ Flexibility of execution is implemented via an emphasis on "commander's intent" as a guiding principle for carrying out orders; specifying the end state but leaving open the method of execution.
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^ Hott had been wounded in the head, so Brown ordered him back to the command post at the north end for treatment and, in the confusion, Hott took the machine gun with him.

[24]
.The amphibious assault techniques developed for World War II evolved, with the addition of air assault and maneuver warfare doctrine, into the current "Operational Maneuver from the Sea" doctrine of power projection from the seas.^ The amphibious assault techniques developed for World War II evolved, with the addition of air assault and maneuver warfare doctrine, into the current "Operational Maneuver from the Sea" doctrine of power projection from the seas.
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^ Basically, this is how Allied amphibious operations were conducted in World War II and since.
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^ Marines would also develop tactics and techniques of amphibious assault on defended coastlines in time for use in World War II .
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[5] .The Marines are credited with the development of helicopter insertion doctrine and were the earliest in the American military to widely adopt maneuver-warfare principles which emphasize low-level initiative and flexible execution.^ Marines are credited with the development of helicopter insertion doctrine , and were the earliest in the American military to adopt maneuver warfare principles, which emphasize low-level initiative and flexible execution.
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^ The Marines are credited with the development of helicopter insertion doctrine and were the earliest in the American military to widely adopt maneuver-warfare principles which emphasize low-level initiative and flexible execution.
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^ The Marines are credited with the development of helicopter insertion doctrine and were the earliest in the American military to widely adopt maneuver-warfare principles, which emphasize low-level initiative and flexible execution.
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[citation needed]
.The Marine Corps relies on the Navy for sealift to provide its rapid deployment capabilities.^ Furthermore, the Marine Corps' expeditionary capability provides .
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^ The Marine Corps relies on the Navy for sealift to provide its rapid deployment capabilities.
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^ The Marine Corps relies upon the Navy for sealift to provide its rapid deployment capabilities.
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.In addition to basing a third of the Marine Corps Operating Forces in Japan, Marine Expeditionary Units (MEU) are typically stationed at sea.^ In addition to basing a third of the Marine Corps Operating Forces in Japan, Marine Expeditionary Units (MEU) are typically stationed at sea.
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^ The United States Marine Corps serves as an amphibious force-in-readiness.
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^ The challenges for the Marine Corps expeditionary .
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.This allows the ability to function as first responders to international incidents.^ This allows the ability to function as first responders to international incidents.
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.The United States Army now maintains light infantry units capable of rapid worldwide deployment, but those units do not match the combined-arms integration of a MAGTF and lack the logistics that the Navy provides.^ The United States Army now maintains light infantry units capable of rapid worldwide deployment, but those units do not match the combined-arms integration of a MAGTF and lack the logistics that the Navy provides.
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^ The U.S. Army now maintains light infantry units capable of rapid worldwide deployment, but those units do not match the combined-arms integration of a MAGTF, and lack the logistics that the Navy provides.
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^ The Marine Corps relies on the Navy for sealift to provide its rapid deployment capabilities.
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[10] .For this reason, the Marine Corps is often assigned to non-combat missions such as the evacuation of Americans from unstable countries and providing humanitarian relief during natural disasters.^ For this reason, the Marine Corps is often assigned to non-combat missions such as the evacuation of Americans from unstable countries and providing humanitarian relief during natural disasters.
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^ For this reason, the Marine Corps is often assigned to non-combat missions such as the evacuation of Americans from unstable countries, and humanitarian relief of natural disasters.
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^ I also thought that female Marines were not assigned to combat.
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.In larger conflicts, Marines act as a stopgap, to get into and hold an area until larger units can be mobilized.^ In larger conflicts, Marines act as a stopgap, to get into and hold an area until larger units can be mobilized.
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^ In larger conflicts, the Marines act as a stopgap, to get into and hold an area until larger units can be mobilized.
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^ We will continue upgrading the combat helmets of other Marine units already in Iraq to whom the supply chain has not reached until we hear otherwise.
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.The corps performed this role in World War I and the Korean War, where Marines were the first significant combat units deployed from the United States and held the line until the country could mobilize for war.^ United States Marine Corps ( October 1 , 2005 ).
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^ The United States Marine Corps serves as an amphibious force-in-readiness.
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^ Chapter 14: United States Marine Corps .
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[25] .To aid rapid deployment, the Maritime Pre-Positioning System was developed: fleets of container ships are positioned throughout the world with enough equipment and supplies for a Marine Expeditionary Force to deploy for 30 days.^ To aid rapid deployment, the Maritime Pre-Positioning System was developed: fleets of container ships are positioned throughout the world with enough equipment and supplies for a Marine Expeditionary Force to deploy for 30 days.
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^ Marine expeditionary forces, as an .
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^ While its previous expeditionary experiences had not earned it much acclaim in the Western world, the Marines' ferocity and toughness in France earned them the respect of the Germans, who rated them of stormtrooper quality.
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Doctrine

.Two small manuals published during the 1930s would establish USMC doctrine in two areas.^ Two small manuals published during the 1930s would establish USMC doctrine in two areas.
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^ These actions became known as " The Banana Wars ", and the experiences gained in counter-insurgency and guerrilla operations during this period were consolidated into the Small Wars Manual .
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^ The Small Wars Manual laid the framework for Marine counter-insurgency operations from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan while the Tentative Landing Operations Manual established the doctrine for the amphibious operations of World War II. .
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The Small Wars Manual laid the framework for Marine counter-insurgency operations from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan while the Tentative Landing Operations Manual established the doctrine for the amphibious operations of World War II.

History

Origins

.The United States Marine Corps traces its institutional roots to the Continental Marines of the American Revolutionary War, formed by Captain Samuel Nicholas at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, by a resolution of the Second Continental Congress on 10 November 1775, to raise 2 battalions of Marines.^ Continental Marines land at New Providence during the Battle of Nassau The United States Marine Corps traces its institutional roots to the Continental Marines of the American Revolutionary War , formed by Captain Samuel Nicholas at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia , by a resolution of the Second Continental Congress on 10 November 1775, to raise 2 battalions of Marines.
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^ Origins The United States Marine Corps traces its institutional roots to the Continental Marines of the American Revolutionary War, formed at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, by a resolution of the 2nd Continental Congress on November 10, 1775, a date regarded and celebrated as the date of the Marine Corps' "birthday".
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^ United States Marine Corps ( October 1 , 2005 ).
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.That date is regarded and celebrated as the date of the Marine Corps' "birthday". At the end of the American Revolution, both the Continental Navy and Continental Marines were disbanded in April 1783. The institution itself would not be resurrected until 1798. In that year, in preparation for the Quasi-War with France, Congress created the United States Marine Corps.^ Corps ends year with 203,000 active Marines ".
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^ This date is celebrated as the birthday of the Marine Corps.
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^ The United States Marine Corps serves as an amphibious force-in-readiness.
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[26] .Marines had been enlisted by the War Department as early as August 1797[27] for service in the new build frigates authorized by Congress.^ Marines had been enlisted by the War Department as early as August 1797 [ 27 ] for service in the new build frigates authorized by Congress.
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^ Marines had been enlisted by the War Department as early as August 1797 [25] for service in the new build frigates authorized by Congress.

^ Marines had been enlisted by the War Department as early as August 1797 [ 26 ] for service in the new build frigates authorized by Congress.
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.The "Act to provide a Naval Armament" of March 18, 1794[28] authorizing them had specified the numbers of Marines to be recruited for each frigate.^ The "Act to provide a Naval Armament" of March 18, 1794 [26] authorizing them had specified the numbers of Marines to be recruited for each frigate.

^ "Act to provide a Naval Armament" .
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^ The "Act to provide a Naval Armament" of March 18, 1794 [ 27 ] authorizing them had specified the numbers of Marines to be recruited for each frigate.
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.The Marines' most famous action of this period occurred during the First Barbary War (1801–1805) against the Barbary pirates,[29] when William Eaton and First Lieutenant Presley O'Bannon led eight Marines and 500 mercenaries in an effort to capture Tripoli.^ Marine uniform during the Revolutionary War period.

^ The Marines' most famous action of this period occurred in the First Barbary War (1801–1805) when William Eaton and First Lieutenant Presley O'Bannon led a group of eight Marines and 300 Arab and European mercenaries in an attempt to capture Tripoli .
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^ The Marines' most famous action of this period occurred during the First Barbary War (1801–1805) against the Barbary pirates , [27] when William Eaton and First Lieutenant Presley O'Bannon led seven Marines and 300 mercenaries in an effort to capture Tripoli .

.Though they only reached Derna, the action at Tripoli has been immortalized in the Marines' hymn and the Mameluke Sword carried by Marine officers.^ Though they only made it as far as Derna , Tripoli has been immortalized in the Marines Hymn and the Mameluke sword carried by Marine officers.
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^ Though they only reached Derna, the action at Tripoli has been immortalized in the Marines' hymn and the Mameluke Sword carried by Marine officers.
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^ Though they only reached Derna , the action at Tripoli has been immortalized in the Marines' hymn and the Mameluke Sword carried by Marine officers.
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.During the War of 1812, Marine naval detachments took part in the great frigate duels that characterized the war, which were the first American victories in the conflict.^ During the War of 1812 , Marine naval detachments took part in the great frigate duels that characterized the war, which were the first American victories in the conflict.
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^ During the War of 1812, Marine naval detachments took part in the great frigate duels that characterized the war, which were the first American victories in the conflict.
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^ Vietnam War The Marine Corps served an important role in the Vietnam War taking part in such battles as Da Nang, Hue City, and Khe Sanh.
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.Their most significant contributions were delaying the British march to Washington, D.C. at the Battle of Bladensburg and holding the center of Gen.^ Their most significant contributions came at the Battle of Bladensburg and the defense of New Orleans .
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^ Their most significant contributions were delaying the British march to Washington, D.C. at the Battle of Bladensburg and holding the center of Gen.
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^ At Bladensburg, they held the line after the Army and militia retreated, and although eventually overrun, inflicted heavy casualties on the British and delayed their march to Washington.
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.Andrew Jackson's defensive line at the defense of New Orleans.^ Andrew Jackson 's defensive line.
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^ Andrew Jackson 's defensive line at the defense of New Orleans .
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^ Their most significant contributions came at the Battle of Bladensburg and the defense of New Orleans .
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.By the end of the war, the Marines had acquired a well-deserved reputation as expert marksmen, especially in ship-to-ship actions.^ By the end of the war, the Marines had acquired a well-deserved reputation as expert marksmen , especially in ship-to-ship actions.
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^ By the end of the war, the Marines had acquired a well-deserved reputation as expert marksmen, especially in ship-to-ship actions.
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^ By the end of the war Marines acquired a reputation as marksmen, especially in ship to ship actions.
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.After the war, the Marine Corps fell into a depression that ended with the appointment of Archibald Henderson as its fifth commandant in 1820. Under his tenure, the Corps took on expeditionary duties in the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, Key West, West Africa, the Falkland Islands, and Sumatra.^ Under his tenure, the Corps took on expeditionary duties in the Caribbean , the Gulf of Mexico , Key West , West Africa , the Falkland Islands , and Sumatra .
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^ The Fifth Battalion of Marines, under command of Maj.
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^ Under his tenure, the Marine Corps took on a number of expeditionary duties in the Caribbean , the Gulf of Mexico , Key West , West Africa , the Falkland Islands , and Sumatra .
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.Commandant Henderson is credited with thwarting President Jackson's attempts to combine and integrate the Marine Corps with the Army.^ Commandant Henderson is also credited with thwarting attempts by President Andrew Jackson to combine the Marine Corps with the Army .
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^ Commandant Henderson is credited with thwarting President Andrew Jackson's attempts to combine and integrate the Marine Corps with the Army.
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^ Commandant Henderson is credited with thwarting President Jackson's attempts to combine and integrate the Marine Corps with the Army.
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[30] .Instead, Congress passed the Act for the Better Organization of the Marine Corps in 1834, stipulating that the Corps was part of the Department of the Navy as a sister service to the Navy.^ Instead, Congress passed the Act for the Better Organization of the Marine Corps in 1834 , stipulating that the Corps was part of the Department of the Navy , as a sister service to the U.S. Navy .
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^ Instead, Congress passed the Act for the Better Organization of the Marine Corps in 1834, stipulating that the Corps was part of the Department of the Navy as a sister service to the Navy.
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^ The Marine Corps cooperates with the Navy on many institutional support services.
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[31] .This would be the first of many times that the existence of the Corps was challenged.^ This would be the first of many times that Congress came to the aid of the Marines.
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^ This would be the first of many times that the existence of the Corps was challenged.
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^ Many times, adult peasants of Duc Duc would supply these boys with intelligence information of planned terrorist attacks on the village.
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color painting of American soldiers and Marines attacking Chapultepec castle
James Walker, Storming of Chapultepec, 1847
.Commandant Henderson volunteered the Marines for service in the Seminole Wars of 1835, personally leading nearly half of the entire Corps (two battalions) to war.^ James Walker, Storming of Chapultepec (1847) Commandant Henderson volunteered the Marines for service in the Seminole Wars of 1835, personally leading nearly half of the entire Corps (two battalions) to war.
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^ When the Seminole Wars of 1835 broke out, Commandant Henderson volunteered the Marines for service, himself personally leading two battalions, nearly half of the entire Corps, to war.
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^ When the Seminole Wars (1835) broke out, Commandant Henderson volunteered the Marines for service, leading 2 battalions to war - half the strength of the Marine Corps.
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.A decade later, in the Mexican–American War (1846–1848), the Marines made their famed assault on Chapultepec Palace in Mexico City, which would be later celebrated by the phrase "From The Halls of Montezuma" in Marines' hymn.^ A decade later, in the Mexican–American War (1846–1848), the Marines made their famed assault on Chapultepec Palace in Mexico City, which would be later celebrated by the phrase "From The Halls of Montezuma" in Marines' hymn.

^ Though Marines and American media reported that Germans had nicknamed them Teufel Hunden as meaning " Devil Dogs ," there is no evidence of this in German records (as Teufelshunde would be the proper German phrase), it was possibly American propaganda .

^ Though Marines and American media reported that Germans had nicknamed them Teufel Hunden as meaning " Devil Dogs ", there is no evidence of this in German records (as Teufelshunde would be the proper German phrase), it was possibly American propaganda .
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.In the 1850s, the Marines would see further service in Panama and Asia, escorting Matthew Perry's East India Squadron on its historic trip to the Far East.^ In the 1850's, the Marines would further see service in Panama, and in Asia, escorting Matthew Perry 's East India Squadron on its historic trip to the East.
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^ In the 1850s, the Marines would see further service in Panama and Asia, escorting Matthew Perry's East India Squadron on its historic trip to the Far East.
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^ See also: List of notable United States Marines and List of historically notable United States Marines Leadership .
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.With their vast service in foreign engagements, the Marine Corps played a moderate role in the Civil War (1861–1865); their most prominent task was blockade duty.^ Despite their stellar service in foreign engagements, the Marine Corps played a minor role during the Civil War (1861–1865); their most important task was blockade duty.
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^ Most recently, the Marines have served prominently in the Iraq War .
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^ With their vast service in foreign engagements, the Marine Corps played a moderate role in the Civil War (1861–1865); their most prominent task was blockade duty.
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.As more and more states seceded from the Union, about half of the Corps' officers also left the Union to join the Confederacy and form the Confederate States Marine Corps, which ultimately played little part in the war.^ At Fort Wagner, Fort Pulaski, New Orleans, Galveston, Brownsville, Fort Fisher, Newport As more and more states seceded from the Union, about half of the officers in the Marine Corps also left the Union to join the Confederacy and form The Confederate States Marine Corps (CSMC)(a branch of the Confederate Navy, was established by the Confederate Congress on March 16, 1861).
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^ As more and more states seceded from the Union , about half of the Corps' officers also left the Union to join the Confederacy and form the Confederate States Marine Corps , which ultimately played little part in the war.
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^ Ten days after graduation he joined the United States Marine Corps.

.The battalion of recruits formed for the First Battle of Bull Run (First Manassas) performed poorly, retreating with the rest of the Union forces.^ The battalion of recruits formed for the First Battle of Bull Run (First Manassas) performed poorly, retreating with the rest of the Union forces.
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^ I thought the Marines were the first to fill their recruitment quotas, even before the Air Force.
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[25]
black & white photograph of six Marines staning in line, five with Civil-War era rifles and one with an NCO sword
Five Marines with fixed bayonets, and their NCO with his sword at the Washington Navy Yard, 1864

Interim: Civil War to World War I

.The remainder of the 19th century was marked by declining strength and introspection about the mission of the Marine Corps.^ Marine Corps' mission and the proliferation of international .
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^ The remainder of the 19th century was marked by declining strength and introspection about the mission of the Marine Corps.
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^ The remainder of the 19th century would be a period of declining strength and introspection about the mission of the Marine Corps.
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.The Navy's transition from sail to steam put into question the need for Marines on naval ships.^ The Navy's transition from sail to steam put into question the need for Marines on naval ships.
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^ The U.S. Navy's transition from sail to steam put into question the need for Marines on naval ships.
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^ Despite transferring overall command to the Navy in 2006, the Marines continued to operate in the Horn of Africa into 2007.
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.Meanwhile, Marines served as a convenient resource for interventions and landings to protect American lives and interests overseas.^ US forces landed to protect American interests during an insurrection.
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^ Meanwhile, Marines served as a convenient resource for interventions and landings to protect American lives and interests overseas.
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^ US forces landed to protect American lives and interests during political disturbances.
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.The Corps was involved in over 28 separate interventions in the 30 years from the end of the American Civil War to the end of 19th century.^ The Corps was involved in over 28 separate interventions in the 30 years from the end of the American Civil War to the end of 19th century.
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^ The American intervention was also known as the Banana Wars .
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^ The year of 1990 saw Marines of the Joint Task Force Sharp Edge save thousands of lives by evacuating British, French and American nationals from the violence of the Liberian Civil War .
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.They would also be called upon to stem political and labor unrest within the United States.^ They would also be called upon to stem political and labor unrest within the United States.
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^ Main article: Politics of the United States .
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^ The United States and United Nations senior political and .
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[33] .Under Commandant Jacob Zeilin's tenure, Marine customs and traditions took shape: the Corps adopted the Marine Corps emblem on 19 November 1868. It was also during this time that "The Marines' Hymn" was first heard.^ It was also during this time that "The Marines' Hymn" was first heard.
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^ It was also during this time that " The Marines' Hymn " was first heard.
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^ Under Commandant Jacob Zeilin 's tenure, Marine customs and traditions took shape: the Corps adopted the Marine Corps emblem on 19 November 1868.
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.Around 1883, the Marines adopted their current motto "Semper Fidelis" (English: Always Faithful).^ Around 1883, the Marines adopted their current motto " Semper Fidelis ".
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^ The Marine motto " Semper Fidelis " means "Always faithful" in Latin.
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^ Around 1883, the Marines adopted their current motto " Semper Fidelis " ( English : Always Faithful ).
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.John Philip Sousa, the musician and composer, enlisted as a Marine apprentice at the age of 13, serving from 1867 until 1872, and again from 1880 to 1892 as the leader of the Marine Band.^ John Philip Sousa , the musician and composer, enlisted as a Marine apprentice at the age of 13, serving from 1867 until 1872, and again from 1880 to 1892 as the leader of the Marine Band .
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^ John Philip Sousa, the musician and composer, enlisted as a Marine apprentice at the age of 13, serving from 1867 until 1872.
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^ (CAP Teams were composed of about 8 to 13 Americans, who lived and served 24/7 in Vietnamese peasant-farming villages.
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.During the Spanish–American War (1898), Marines led American forces ashore in the Philippines, Cuba, and Puerto Rico, demonstrating their readiness for deployment.^ During the Spanish–American War (1898), Marines led U.S. forces ashore in the Philippines , Cuba , and Puerto Rico , demonstrating their readiness for deployment.

^ During the Spanish–American War (1898), Marines led U.S. forces ashore in the Philippines, Cuba, and Puerto Rico, demonstrating their readiness for deployment.
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^ During the Spanish–American War (1898), Marines led American forces ashore in the Philippines , Cuba , and Puerto Rico , demonstrating their readiness for deployment.
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.At Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, the Marines seized an advanced naval base that remains in use today.^ At Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, the Marines seized an advanced naval base that remains in use today by the U.S. Navy.
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^ At Guantánamo Bay, Cuba , Marines seized an advanced naval base that remains in use to this day.
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^ At Guantánamo Bay, Cuba , the Marines seized an advanced naval base that remains in use today.
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.Between 1899 and 1916, the Corps continued its record of vigorous participation in foreign expeditions, including the Philippine–American War, the Boxer Rebellion in China (1899–1901), Panama, the Cuban Pacifications, the Perdicaris Incident in Morocco, Veracruz, Santo Domingo, and the Banana Wars in Haiti and Nicaragua; the experiences gained in counter-insurgency and guerrilla operations during this period were consolidated into the Small Wars Manual.^ Between 1899 and 1916, the Corps continued its record of participation in foreign expeditions, including the Philippine-American War, the Boxer Rebellion in China (1899–1901), Panama, the Cuban Pacifications, the Perdicaris Incident in Morocco, Veracruz (Mexico), Haiti, Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), and in Nicaragua.
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^ American troops participated in operations to protect foreign lives during the Boxer rising, particularly at Peking.
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^ These actions became known as " The Banana Wars ", and the experiences gained in counter-insurgency and guerrilla operations during this period were consolidated into the Small Wars Manual .
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World War I

monochromatic artwork of Marines fighting Germans in a forest
Georges Scott, American Marines in Belleau Wood, 1918
.During World War I veteran Marines served a central role in the late American entry into the conflict.^ During World War II, Marines continued to serve on capital ships.
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^ Georges Scott, American Marines in Belleau Wood (1918) During World War I veteran Marines served a central role in the late American entry into the conflict.

^ In World War I , battle-tested, veteran Marines served a central role in the U.S. entry into the conflict.
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.Unlike the Army, the Marine Corps had a deep pool of officers and NCOs with battle experience, and experienced a smaller expansion.^ Unlike the U.S. and British armies, the Marine Corps had a deep pool of officers and NCO's with battle experience, and experienced a relatively smaller expansion.
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^ Unlike the Army, the Marine Corps had a deep pool of officers and NCOs with battle experience, and experienced a smaller expansion.
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^ Unlike the U.S. Army, the Marine Corps had a deep pool of officers and NCOs with battle experience, and experienced a relatively smaller expansion.

.Here, the Marines fought their famed battle at Belleau Wood, creating the Marines' reputation in modern history.^ But Marines fought most battles on the coast.
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^ It is here that Marines fought their celebrated battle at Belleau Wood , then the largest in the history of the Corps.
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^ Here, the Marines fought their celebrated battle at Belleau Wood, then the largest in the history of the Corps; it created the Marines' reputation in modern history.
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.While its previous expeditionary experiences had not earned it much acclaim in the Western world, the Marines' ferocity and toughness in France earned them the respect of the Germans, who rated them of stormtrooper quality.^ While its previous expeditionary experience had not earned it much acclaim in the Western world, the Marines' fierceness and toughness earned them the respect of the Germans, who rated them of storm-trooper quality.
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^ While its previous expeditionary experiences had not earned it much acclaim in the Western world, the Marines' ferocity and toughness in France earned them the respect of the Germans, who rated them of stormtrooper quality.
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^ While its previous expeditionary experiences had not earned it much acclaim in the Western world, the Marines' fierceness and toughness in France earned them the respect of the Germans, who rated them of stormtrooper quality.

.Though Marines and American media reported that Germans had nicknamed them Teufel Hunden as meaning "Devil Dogs", there is no evidence of this in German records (as Teufelshunde would be the proper German phrase), it was possibly American propaganda.^ German Myth 13: Teufelshunde - Devil Dogs: Did German soldiers give the U.S. Marines the nickname "Teufelshunde"?
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^ Without my taxes there would be no Marines.
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^ "German Myth 13: Teufelshunde - Devil Dogs: Did German soldiers give the U.S. Marines the nickname "Teufelshunde"?"
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.Nevertheless, the name stuck.^ Nevertheless, the name stuck.
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[35] .The Corps had entered the war with 511 officers and 13,214 enlisted personnel, and by 11 November 1918 had reached a strength of 2,400 officers and 70,000 men.^ The Corps had entered the war with 511 officers and 13,214 enlisted personnel, and by 11 November 1918 had reached a strength of 2,400 officers and 70,000 men.
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^ The devil dog legend The Marine Corps had entered the war with 511 officers and 13,214 enlisted personnel and, by November 11 , 1918 , had reached a strength of 2,400 officers and 70,000 men.
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^ The Korean War saw the Marine Corps expand from 75,000 regulars to a force, by the end of the conflict in 1953, of 261,000 Marines, most of whom were Reservists.
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[36]
Between the World Wars, the Marine Corps was headed by Commandant John A. Lejeune, and under his leadership, the Corps presciently studied and developed amphibious techniques that would be of great use in World War II. Many officers, including Lt. Col. Earl Hancock "Pete" Ellis, foresaw a war in the Pacific with Japan and took preparations for such a conflict. .Through 1941, as the prospect of war grew, the Corps pushed urgently for joint amphibious exercises and acquired amphibious equipment that would prove of great use in the upcoming conflict.^ Through 1941, as the prospect of war grew, the Corps pushed urgently for joint amphibious exercises and acquired amphibious equipment that would prove of great use in the upcoming conflict.
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^ Through 1941, as the prospect of war grew, the Marine Corps pushed urgently for joint amphibious exercises, and acquired amphibious equipment such as the Higgins boat which would prove of great use in the upcoming conflict.
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^ The most important task facing the Marine Corps as it prepared for the world conflict certain to erupt was to train troops in amphibious tactics utilizing the doctrine, equipment, and materiel then available.
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[37]

World War II

.In World War II, the Marines played a central role in the Pacific War.^ World War II was a major milestone in marine science and education.
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^ In World War II , the Marines played a central role in the Pacific War .
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^ The Marine Corps served an important role in the Vietnam War taking part in such battles as Da Nang , Hue City , and Khe Sanh .
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.The battles of Guadalcanal, Bougainville, Tarawa, Guam, Tinian, Saipan, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa saw fierce fighting between Marines and the Imperial Japanese Army.^ The battles of Guadalcanal , Bougainville , Tarawa , Guam , Tinian , Saipan , Peleliu , Iwo Jima , and Okinawa saw fierce fighting between Marines and the Imperial Japanese Army .
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^ Unlike the U.S. Army, the Marine Corps had a deep pool of officers and NCOs with battle experience, and experienced a relatively smaller expansion.

^ X Corps, which included the 1st Marine Division and the Army's 7th Infantry Division, regrouped and inflicted heavy casualties during their fighting withdrawal to the coast, now known as the Battle of Chosin Reservoir .
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.Philip Johnston proposed the use of Navajo as a code language to the Corps.^ Philip Johnston proposed the use of Navajo as a code language to the Corps.
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.The idea was accepted, and the Navajo code was formally developed and modeled on the Joint Army/Navy Phonetic Alphabet.^ The idea was accepted, and the Navajo code was formally developed and modeled on the Joint Army/Navy Phonetic Alphabet .
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.During the battle of Iwo Jima, photographer Joe Rosenthal took the famous photograph Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima of five Marines and one Navy Corpsman raising the American flag on Mt.^ During the battle of Iwo Jima, photographer Joe Rosenthal took the famous photograph Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima of five Marines and one Navy Corpsman raising the American flag on Mt.
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^ USMC War Memorial , modeled on Joe Rosenthal's famous photograph of the flag raising at Iwo Jima World War II .
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^ USMC War Memorial , modeled on Joe Rosenthal's famous photograph of the flag raising at Iwo Jima [ edit ] World War II .

Suribachi. Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal, having come ashore earlier that day, said of the flag raising, "...the raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next five hundred years." The acts of the Marines during the war added to their already significant popular reputation. .By war's end, the Corps expanded from two brigades to six divisions, five air wings, and supporting troops, totaling about 485,000 Marines.^ For the remainder of the 6th Marine Division, the honeymoon was about to end.
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^ These divisions were disbanded after the end of the war.
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^ Corps ends year with 203,000 active Marines ".
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.In addition, 20 defense battalions and a parachute battalion were set raised.^ In addition, 20 defense battalions and a parachute battalion were set raised.
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^ In addition, 20 Defense Battalions were also set up, as well as a Parachute Battalion.
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^ RENDOVA: Additional troops and supplies including 90mm and 155mm batteries from the 9th Defense Battalion arrived.
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[38] .Nearly 87,000 Marines were casualties during World War II (including nearly 20,000 killed), and 82 were awarded the Medal of Honor.^ Nearly 87,000 Marines were killed or wounded during WWII and 82 received the Medal of Honor .
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^ Marines were killed or wounded during the war and 42 were awarded the Medal of Honor .
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^ Nearly 87,000 Marines were casualties during World War II (including nearly 20,000 killed), and 82 were awarded the Medal of Honor.
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[39]
.Despite Secretary Forrestal's prediction, the Corps faced an immediate institutional crisis following the war due to the low budget.^ Despite Secretary Forrestal's prediction, the Corps faced an immediate institutional crisis following the war.
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^ Despite Secretary Forrestal's prediction, the Corps faced an immediate institutional crisis following the war due to the low budget.
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^ Center for war-related brain injuries faces budget cut .

.Army generals pushing for a strengthened and reorganized defense establishment also attempted to fold the Marine mission and assets into the Navy and Army.^ Army brass pushing for a strengthened and reorganized defense establishment also attempted to fold the Marine mission and assets into the Navy and Army.
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^ Army generals pushing for a strengthened and reorganized defense establishment also attempted to fold the Marine mission and assets into the Navy and Army.
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^ Despite transferring overall command to the Navy in 2006, the Marines continued to operate in the Horn of Africa into 2007.
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.Drawing on hastily assembled Congressional support, the Marine Corps rebuffed such efforts to dismantle the Corps, resulting in statutory protection of the Marine Corps in the National Security Act of 1947.^ A portfolio of graphite drawings of Marine Corps Aircraft at work supporting Marines.
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^ Drawing on hastily assembled Congressional support, the Marine Corps rebuffed such efforts to legislatively dismantle the Corps, resulting in statutory protection of the Marine Corps in the National Security Act of 1947 .
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^ National Security Act of 1947, SEC. 206.
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[40] .Shortly afterward, in 1952 the Douglas-Mansfield Bill afforded the Commandant an equal voice with the Joint Chiefs of Staff on matters relating to the Marines and established the structure of three active divisions and air wings that remain today.^ The commandant is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff , and reports to the Secretary of the Navy .
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^ Shortly afterward, in 1952 the Douglas-Mansfield Bill afforded the Commandant an equal voice with the Joint Chiefs of Staff on matters relating to the Marines and established the structure of three active divisions and air wings that remain today.
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^ Shortly after, in 1952, the Douglas-Manfield Bill afforded the Commandant an equal voice with the Joint Chiefs of Staff on matters relating to the Marines, and established the structure of three divisions and air wings that remains today.
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Korean War

black & white photo of Marines using ladders to scale a seawall
Marine lieutenant Baldomero Lopez scaling the seawall at Inchon, September 1950
.The Korean War (1950–1953) saw the hastily formed Provisional Marine Brigade holding the defensive line at the Pusan Perimeter.^ The Korean War (1950 - 1953) saw the hastily formed Provisional Marine Brigade holding the line at the Pusan Perimeter .
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^ Marine lieutenant Baldomero Lopez scaling the seawall at Inchon The Korean War (1950–1953) saw the hastily formed Provisional Marine Brigade holding the defensive line at the Pusan Perimeter .
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^ The Korean War saw the Marine Corps expand from 75,000 regulars to a force, by the end of the conflict in 1953, of 261,000 Marines, most of whom were Reservists.
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.To execute a flanking maneuver, General Douglas MacArthur called on Marine air and ground forces to make an amphibious landing at Inchon.^ To execute a flanking maneuver, General Douglas McArthur called on Marine air and ground forces to make an amphibious landing at the Inchon .
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^ To execute a flanking maneuver , General Douglas MacArthur called on Marine air and ground forces to make an amphibious landing at Inchon .
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^ To execute a flanking maneuver, General Douglas MacArthur called on Marine air and ground forces to make an amphibious landing at Inchon.
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.The successful landing resulted in the collapse of North Korean lines and the pursuit of North Korean forces north near the Yalu River until the entrance of the People's Republic of China into the war.^ The successful landing resulted in the collapse of North Korean lines and the pursuit of North Korean forces north near the Yalu River until the entrance of the People's Republic of China into the war.
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^ The Korean War saw the Marine Corps expand from 75,000 regulars to a force, by the end of the conflict in 1953, of 261,000 Marines, most of whom were Reservists.
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^ This was in addition to approximately 60,000 US forces remaining in China at the end of World War II. .
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.Chinese troops surrounded, surprised and overwhelmed the overextended and outnumbered American forces.^ Chinese troops surrounded, surprised and overwhelmed the overextended and outnumbered American forces.
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^ In September 1918, 5,000 American troops joined the allied intervention force at Archangel and remained until June 1919.
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^ NEW GUINEA: The Huon Peninsula Campaign was concluded when Australian troops, advancing overland from Sio, met the American task force that had seized Saidor.
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.X Corps, which included the 1st Marine Division and the Army's 7th Infantry Division, regrouped and inflicted heavy casualties during their fighting withdrawal to the coast, now known as the Battle of Chosin Reservoir.^ Kacummin 2 The Marines are first to fight not the Army.
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^ Battalion, 1st Marines 1st Marine Division .
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^ X Corps, which included the 1st Marine Division and the Army's 7th Infantry Division, regrouped and inflicted heavy casualties during their fighting withdrawal to the coast, now known as the Battle of Chosin Reservoir .

.Marines would continue a battle of attrition around the 38th Parallel until the 1953 armistice.^ Marines would continue a battle of attrition around the 38th Parallel until the 1953 armistice.
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^ The main hostilities were during the period from June 25 , 1950 until the armistice (ceasefire agreement) was signed on July 27 , 1953 .
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^ We will continue upgrading the combat helmets of other Marine units already in Iraq to whom the supply chain has not reached until we hear otherwise.
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[41] .The Korean War saw the Corps expand from 75,000 regulars to a force of 261,000 Marines, mostly reservists.^ The Korean War saw the Marine Corps expand from 75,000 regulars to a force, by the end of the conflict in 1953, of 261,000 Marines, most of whom were Reservists.
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^ The Korean War saw the Corps expand from 75,000 regulars to a force of 261,000 Marines, mostly reservists.
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^ The Chinese and Marine Corps forces engaged in some of the fiercest fighting of the Korean War .
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.30,544 Marines were killed or wounded during the war and 42 were awarded the Medal of Honor.^ Nearly 87,000 Marines were killed or wounded during WWII and 82 received the Medal of Honor .
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^ Marines were killed or wounded during the war and 42 were awarded the Medal of Honor .
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^ Five Marines of Hispanic descent were posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in the Korean War.
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[42]
black & white photo Marines of Company H, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment wading through a waist deep river in a jungle
Operation Hastings: Marines on patrol near Cam Lo, 1966

Vietnam War

.The Marine Corps served an important role in the Vietnam War taking part in such battles as Da Nang, Hue City, Con Thien and Khe Sanh.^ He later served at Khe Sanh, Con Thien, etc.
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^ The Marine Corps served an important role in the Vietnam War taking part in such battles as Da Nang , Hue City , Con Thien and Khe Sanh .
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^ Tony Santiago Vietnam War The Marine Corps served an important role in the Vietnam War by participating in such battles as Da Nang , Hue City , and Khe Sanh .
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.Individuals from the USMC operated in the Northern I Corps Regions of South Vietnam.^ Individuals from the USMC operated in the Northern I Corps Regions of South Vietnam .
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^ David H. Hugel, "Covering Early Marine Corps Operations in Vietnam."
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^ Finally, Marines operate a prescence in the National Capital Region , with Headquarters Marine Corps scattered amongst the Pentagon , Henderson Hall , Washington Navy Yard , and Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C. .

.While there, they were constantly engaged in a guerrilla war against the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam (NLF) and an intermittent conventional war against the North Vietnamese Army (NVA).^ While there, they were constantly engaged in a guerrilla war against the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam (NLF) and an intermittent conventional war against the North Vietnamese Army (NVA).
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^ Now 37 years have passed and, thankfully, I rarely think of those days in Cambodia, Laos, and the panhandle of North Vietnam where small teams of Americans and Montangards fought much larger elements of the North Vietnamese Army.

^ From labor disputes, peasant wars and brigandage, to general warfare, civil wars, revolutionary wars, wars of national liberation and resistance movements against foreign occupiers, the systematic use of terror has been present worldwide, including within the United States.
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.Portions of the Corps were responsible for the less-known Combined Action Program (CAP) that implemented unconventional techniques for counter-insurgency and worked as military advisors to the Republic of Vietnam Marine Corps.^ Portions of the Corps were responsible for the less-known Combined Action Program (CAP) that implemented unconventional techniques for counter-insurgency and worked as military advisors to the Republic of Vietnam Marine Corps .
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^ Marines also conducted the less well-known Combined Action Program that implemented unconventional techniques for counterinsurgency warfare.
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^ Marine Corps Pacification: CAP, etc.
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.Marines were withdrawn in 1971, and returned briefly in 1975 to evacuate Saigon and attempt a rescue of the crew of the Mayagüez.^ The Marine presence was withdrawn in 1971, but returned briefly in 1975 to evacuate Saigon and attempt to rescue the crew of the Mayagüez .
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^ Marines were withdrawn in 1971, and returned briefly in 1975 to evacuate Saigon and attempt a rescue of the crew of the Mayagüez .
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^ On April 3, 1975, President Ford reported US naval vessels, helicopters, and Marines had been sent to assist in evacuation of refugees and US nationals from Vietnam.
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[43]
.Vietnam was the longest war for Marines; by its end, 13,091[44][45] had been killed in action, 51,392 had been wounded, and 57 Medals of Honor had been awarded.^ Of the 57 Medals of Honor awarded to Marines for actions during the Vietnam War, six were awarded to Marines of Hispanic descent, of which five were posthumous awards.
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^ All killed in action, all marines.'
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^ Marines were killed or wounded during the war and 42 were awarded the Medal of Honor .
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[46][47] Due to policies concerning rotation, more Marines were deployed for service during Vietnam than World War II.[48]
.While recovering from Vietnam, the Corps hit a detrimental low point in its service history caused by courts-martial and Non-Judicial Punishments related partially to increased Unauthorized Absences and Desertions during the war.^ While recovering from Vietnam, the Corps hit a detrimental low point in its service history caused by courts-martial and Non-Judicial Punishments related partially to increased Unauthorized Absences and Desertions during the war.
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^ Returning from Vietnam, the Marine Corps hit one of the lowest points in its history with high rates of courts-martial, non-judicial punishments, unauthorized absences, and outright desertions.The re-making of the Marine Corps began in the late 1970s when policies for discharging inadequate Marines were relaxed leading to the removal of the worst performing ones.
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^ The Marine Corps served an important role in the Vietnam War taking part in such battles as Da Nang , Hue City , and Khe Sanh .
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.Overhauling of the Corps began in the late 1970s, discharging the most delinquent, and once quality of new recruits improved, the Corps focused on reforming the NCO Corps, a vital functioning part of its forces.^ Once the quality of new recruits started to improve, the Marines began reforming their NCO corps, an absolutely vital element in the functioning of the Marine Corps.
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^ Overhauling of the Corps began in the late 1970s, discharging the most delinquent, and once quality of new recruits improved, the Corps focused on reforming the NCO Corps, a vital functioning part of its forces.
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^ Unlike most militaries, the Corps has been immune from visionaries proclaiming the ability of new weapons to win wars independently.
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[10]

Interim: Vietnam to the War on Terror

.After Vietnam, the Marines resumed their expeditionary role, participating in the 1980 Iran hostage rescue attempt Operation Eagle Claw, the invasion of Grenada (Operation Urgent Fury) and the invasion of Panama (Operation Just Cause).^ After Vietnam, the Marines resumed their expeditionary role, participating in the 1980 Iran hostage rescue attempt Operation Eagle Claw , the invasion of Grenada (Operation Urgent Fury) and the invasion of Panama (Operation Just Cause).
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^ After Vietnam, Marines resumed their expeditionary role, participating in Operation Urgent Fury and Operation Just Cause .
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^ The Marine presence was withdrawn in 1971, but returned briefly in 1975 to evacuate Saigon and attempt to rescue the crew of the Mayagüez .
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.On 23 October 1983, the Marine headquarters building in Beirut, Lebanon, was bombed, causing the highest peacetime losses to the Corps in its history (220 Marines and 21 other service members of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit were killed) and leading to the American withdrawal from the country.^ United States Marine Corps history .
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^ MAGTF in the Marine Corps expeditionary .
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^ United States Marine Corps portal .
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.The year of 1990 saw Marines of the Joint Task Force Sharp Edge save thousands of lives by evacuating British, French and American nationals from the violence of the Liberian Civil War.^ Marine Corps as an element of a joint or combined task force in .
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^ The year of 1990 saw Marines of the Joint Task Force Sharp Edge save thousands of lives by evacuating the British, French and American Nationals from the violence of the Liberian Civil War .

^ The year of 1990 saw Marines of the Joint Task Force Sharp Edge save thousands of lives by evacuating British, French and American nationals from the violence of the Liberian Civil War .
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.During the Persian Gulf War (1990–1991), Marine task forces formed the initial core for Operation Desert Shield, while United States and Coalition troops mobilized, and later liberated Kuwait in Operation Desert Storm.^ Marines were also responsible for liberating Kuwait during the Persian Gulf War (1990–1991).
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^ The United States Marine Corps serves as an amphibious force-in-readiness.
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^ The task organization of the Marine Corps or other United States .
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[30] .Marines participated in combat operations in Somalia (1992–1995) during Operations Restore Hope, Restore Hope II, and United Shield to provide humanitarian relief.^ U.S. Marines participated in combat operations in Somalia (1992–1995) during Operations Restore Hope , Restore Hope II, and United Shield to provide humanitarian relief.

^ Marines participated in combat operations in Somalia (1992–1995) during Operations Restore Hope , Restore Hope II, and United Shield to provide humanitarian relief.
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^ Restore Hope II, and United Shield to provide humanitarian relief.
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[49]

Global War on Terrorism

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Marines from 1st Battalion 7th Marines enter a palace in Baghdad.
.Following the 11 September 2001 attacks President George W. Bush announced the War on Terrorism.^ Rate George Bush's presidency on a 1 to 5 scale.

^ Marines from 1st Battalion 7th Marines enter a palace in Baghdad Following the 11 September 2001 attacks President George W. Bush announced the War on Terrorism .

^ A few months after September 11 , he surprised everyone by announcing he'd joined the Marines.
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.The stated objective of the Global War on Terror is "the defeat of Al-Qaeda, other terrorist groups and any nation that supports or harbors terrorists".[50] Since then, the Marine Corps, alongside other military and federal agencies, has engaged in global operations around the world in support of that mission.^ Terrorist groups, like any other .
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^ Since the incident occurred, the United State Marine Corps.
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^ The Marine Corps accounts for around six percent of the Military budget of the United States .
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Operation Enduring Freedom

.Marines and other American forces began staging in Pakistan and Uzbekistan on the border of Afghanistan as early as October 2001 in preparation for Operation Enduring Freedom.^ Marines and other U.S. forces began staging in Pakistan and Uzbekistan on the border of Afghanistan as early as October 2001 in preparation for Operation Enduring Freedom .

^ Marines and other American forces began staging in Pakistan and Uzbekistan on the border of Afghanistan as early as October 2001 in preparation for Operation Enduring Freedom .
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^ However, much of the resistance from within the Corps dissipated when Marine leaders watched the Corps' 15th and 26th MEU(SOC)s "sit on the sidelines" during the very early stages of Operation Enduring Freedom while other special operations units actively engaged in operations in Afghanistan.
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[51] .The 15th and 26th Marine Expeditionary Units were the first conventional forces into Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in November 2001, and in December, the Marines seized Kandahar International Airport.^ He was among the first Marines to raid Afghanistan with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
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^ The 15th and 26th Marine Expeditionary Units were the first conventional forces into Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in November 2001, and in December, the Marines seized Kandahar International Airport .

^ Marines of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit were the first conventional forces into Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in November of 2001.
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[52] .Since then, Marine battalions and squadrons have been rotating through, engaging Taliban and Al-Qaeda forces.^ Since then Marine battalions and squadrons have been rotating through, engaging leftover Taliban and Al Queda forces and helping to rebuild the war torn country.
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^ Since then, Marine battalions and squadrons have been rotating through, engaging Taliban and Al-Qaeda forces.
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^ RYUKYUS: Task Force 58, including Marine Fighter Squadrons 112.
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.Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit flooded into the Taliban-held town of Garmsir on April 29, 2008, in Helmand province, in the first major American operation in the region in years.^ The first American aircraft, a Marine observation plane, landed on 2 April.
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^ April 29, 2008 .
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^ Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit flooded into the Taliban-held town of Garmsir on April 29, 2008, in Helmand province , in the first major American operation in the region in years.
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[53] .In June 2009, 7,000 Marines with the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade deployed to Afghanistan in an effort to improve security,[54] and began Operation Strike of the Sword the next month.^ In June 2009, 7,000 Marines with the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade deployed to Afghanistan in an effort to improve security, [ 54 ] and began Operation Strike of the Sword the next month.
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^ In June 2009, 7000 Marines with the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade deployed to Afghanistan in an effort to improve security.
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^ He was among the first Marines to raid Afghanistan with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
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.In 2002, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa was stood up at Camp Lemonier, Djibouti to provide regional security.^ In 2002, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) was stood up at Camp Lemonier , Djibouti to provide regional security.
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^ In 2002, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa was stood up at Camp Lemonier , Djibouti to provide regional security.
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^ In 2002, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) was stood up at Camp Lemonier to provide regional security.

[55] Despite transferring overall command to the Navy in 2006, the Marines continued to operate in the Horn of Africa into 2007.[56]

Operation Iraqi Freedom

.Most recently, the Marines have served prominently in the Iraq War.^ Most recently, the Marines have served prominently in Operation Iraqi Freedom .
  • United States Marine Corps at AllExperts 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Most recently, the Marines have served prominently in the Iraq War .
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^ Main article: Iraq War Most recently, the Marines have served prominently in the Iraq War.
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.The I Marine Expeditionary Force, along with the Army's 3rd Infantry Division, spearheaded the 2003 invasion of Iraq.^ I MEF along with the Army's 3rd Infantry Division spearheaded the 2003 invasion of Iraq .
  • United States Marine Corps at AllExperts 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The I Marine Expeditionary Force , along with the Army's 3rd Infantry Division , spearheaded the 2003 invasion of Iraq .
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^ The 2003 invasion of Iraq was led by the Army.
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[57] .The Marines left Iraq in the summer of 2003, but returned for occupation duty in the beginning of 2004. They were given responsibility for the Al Anbar Province, the large desert region to the west of Baghdad.^ They were given responsibility for the Anbar Province , the large desert region to the west of Baghdad .
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^ The Marines left Iraq in the summer of 2003, but returned for occupation duty in the beginning of 2004.
  • Boston University School of Theology Archives 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Reference]

^ He arrived in Vietnam for his second tour around the beginning of September 1970, and was given command of Company A, 1/5 Marines.
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.During this occupation, the Marines spearheaded both assaults on the city of Fallujah in April (Operation Vigilant Resolve) and November 2004 (Operation Phantom Fury) and also saw intense fighting in such places as Ramadi, Al-Qa'im and Hit.^ During this occupation, the Marines spearheaded both assaults on the city of Fallujah in April ( Operation Vigilant Resolve ) and November 2004 ( Operation Phantom Fury ).
  • Boston University School of Theology Archives 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Reference]

^ We are fighting the same enemy in both places.
  • 7/2 4000 US Marines Launch Offensive In Afghanistan : Glenn Beck – The 912 Project 31 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.the912project.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Fighting in the city of Fallujah, Iraq during Operation Phantom Fury , November 2004 .
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[58] .Their time in Iraq has also courted controversy with the Haditha killings and the Hamdania incident.^ Their time in Iraq has also courted controversy with the Haditha incident and the Hamdania incident .
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^ With most of the eight Marines charged in the Haditha, Iraq, incident now exonerated, the highest-ranking officer among the accused is considering a lawsuit against Democratic Rep.

[51][59] .The Anbar Awakening and 2007 surge reduced levels of violence.^ The Anbar Awakening and 2007 surge reduced levels of violence.
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.On March 1, 2009, President Barack Obama announced an accelerated withdrawl at Camp Lejeune, promising all troops out by August 2010.[60] The Marine Corps officially ended its role in Iraq on January 23, 2010 when they handed over responsibility for Al Anbar Province to the United States Army.^ United States Marine Corps ( October 1 , 2005 ).
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^ United States et al .
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^ The United States Marine Corps serves as an amphibious force-in-readiness.
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[61][60]

Organization

.The Department of the Navy, led by the Secretary of the Navy, oversees both the Marine Corps and the Navy.^ Main article: Organization of the United States Marine Corps The Department of the Navy , led by the Secretary of the Navy , oversees both the Marine Corps and the Navy.
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^ Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal , having come ashore earlier that day, said of the flag raising, "...the raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next five hundred years."
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^ My team will serve as both the Marine Corps Logistics Command liaison to 2 nd FSSG as well as run an equipment replacement program in Iraq.
  • USMC Combat Helmet Upgrades, Testimony and Complaints 25 January 2010 14:50 UTC operation-helmet.org [Source type: General]

.The most senior Marine officer is the Commandant of the Marine Corps, responsible for organizing, recruiting, training, and equipping the Marine Corps so that it is ready for operation under the command of the Unified Combatant Commanders.^ All new Marines, enlisted or officer, are recruited by the Marine Corps Recruiting Command .
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^ The most senior Marine officer is the Commandant of the Marine Corps , responsible for organizing, recruiting, training, and equipping the Marine Corps so that it is ready for operation under the command of the Unified Combatant Commanders .
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^ The Commandant has the U.S. Code Title 10 responsibility to man, train, and equip the Marine Corps.
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.The Marine Corps is organized into four principal subdivisions: Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC), the Operating Forces, the Supporting Establishment, and the Marine Forces Reserve (MARFORRES or USMCR).^ In 1966, he was a major in the Marine Corps Reserve.
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^ Another call from Headquarters Marine Corps.

^ The Marine Corps is organized into four principal subdivisions: Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC), the Operating Forces, the Supporting Establishment, and the Marine Forces Reserve (MARFORRES or USMCR).
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.The Operating Forces are further subdivided into three categories: Marine Corps Forces (MARFOR) assigned to unified commands, Marine Corps Security Forces guarding high-risk naval installations, and Marine Corps Security Guard detachments at American embassies.^ The Operating Forces are further subdivided into three categories: Marine Corps Forces (MARFOR) assigned to unified commands, Marine Corps Security Forces guarding high-risk naval installations, and Marine Corps Security Guard detachments at American embassies.
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^ Fighting at Shanghai caused American naval forces and marines to be increased.
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^ Marines also guard American embassies overseas, providing embassy security and safety.
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.Under the "Forces for Unified Commands" memo, Marine Corps Forces are assigned to each of the regional unified commands at the discretion of the Secretary of Defense with the approval of the President.^ Under the "Forces for Unified Commands" memo, Marine Corps Forces are assigned to each of the regional unified commands at the discretion of the Secretary of Defense with the approval of the President.
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^ Few specifics for Corps in QDR draft The Pentagon’s latest defense review has few surprises for the Marine Corps, which is tweaking its force to meet its 202,000-person end strength.
  • Marine Corps News, pay, benefits, careers, entertainment, photos - Marine Corps Times HOME 31 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.marinecorpstimes.com [Source type: General]

^ PACIFIC: The final decision on the status of Fleet Marine Force, Pacific, was given in Pacific Fleet Letter 53L-44 which stated that the Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific, was a type commander for all units comprising the force and as such was under the direct control of CominCh.
  • A Chronology of the United States Marine Corps 1935-1946 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.ibiblio.org [Source type: Academic]

.Since 1991, the Marine Corps has maintained component headquarters at each of the regional unified combatant commands.^ Following the 1991 Gulf War, it was decided that Marine Corps components of the regional unified combatant commands should be established.
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^ Since 1991, the Marine Corps has maintained component headquarters at each of the regional unified combatant commands.
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^ I've been in the Marine Corps since 1939.

[62] .Marine Corps Forces are further divided into Marine Forces Command (MARFORCOM) and Marine Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC), each headed by a Lieutenant General.^ The headquarters was redesignated Headquarters, Marine Garrison Forces, Pacific, and the garrison commander became the Commanding General, Marine Garrison Forces, Pacific.
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^ Marine Corps Pacification: CAP, etc.
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^ Marine Corps Forces are further divided into Marine Forces Command (MARFORCOM) and Marine Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC), each headed by a Lieutenant General .
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.MARFORCOM has operational control of the II Marine Expeditionary Force; MARFORPAC has operational control of the I Marine Expeditionary Force and III Marine Expeditionary Force.^ MARFORCOM has operational control of the II Marine Expeditionary Force ; MARFORPAC has operational control of the I Marine Expeditionary Force and III Marine Expeditionary Force .

^ Marine Fighter Training Squadron 401 ( VMFT-401 ), operates F-5E, F-5F and F-5N Tiger II aircraft in support of air combat adversary ( aggressor ) training.

^ The three Marine Expeditionary Forces are: * 1st Marine Expeditionary Force located at Camp Pendleton , California * 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force located at Camp Lejuene , North Carolina * 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force located at Camp Courtney , Okinawa , Japan .
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[25]
.The Supporting Establishment includes Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC), Marine Corps Recruit Depots, Marine Corps Logistics Command, Marine bases and air stations, Recruiting Command, and the Marine Band.^ Lee Trevino PGA Tour golfer and member of the World Golf Hall of Fame: Trevino enlisted in the Marine Corps on his seventeenth birthday in 1956 and went through recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego , California.
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^ The Marine Corps Air Stations at Mojave and El Centro, California, had converted to Navy control and were redesignated as Naval Air Stations.
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^ History of Marine Corps Aviation in World War II. Washington: Combat Forces Press, 1952.
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Relationship with other services

.In general, the Marine Corps shares many resources with the other branches of the United States military.^ United States Marine Corps ( October 1 , 2005 ).
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^ The United States Marine Corps serves as an amphibious force-in-readiness.
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^ Chapter 14: United States Marine Corps .
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.However, the Corps has consistently sought to maintain its own identity with regards to mission, funding, and assets, while utilizing the support available from the larger branches.^ However, the Corps has consistently sought to maintain its own identity with regards to mission, funding, and assets, while utilizing the support available from the larger branches.
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^ Most Marine aviation assets ultimately derive from the Navy, with regards to acquisition and funding, and Navy aircraft carriers typically deploy with a Marine squadron alongside Navy squadrons.
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^ Then Commandant Paul X. Kelley expressed the popular belief that Marines should support Marines, and that the Corps should not fund a special warfare capability that would not support Marine operations.
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.While the Marine Corps has far fewer installations both in the US and worldwide than the other branches, most Army posts, Naval stations, and Air Force bases have a Marine presence.^ The US Army is in the thick of battle, and is a substantially larger armed force than the Marines.
  • What is the Difference Between the US Army and the US Marines? 6 February 2010 14:014 UTC www.wisegeek.com [Source type: Original source]

^ While the Marine Corps has far fewer installations both in the US and worldwide than the other branches, most Army posts , Naval stations , and Air Force bases have a Marine presence.
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^ Does that mean that the US Army was better than the Marines?
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United States Army

.The Marine Corps combat capabilities in some ways overlap those of the United States Army, the latter having historically viewed the Corps as encroaching on the Army's capabilities and competing for funding, missions, and renown.^ At one time, the Army units were easily comparable to Marine units, that is, combat units.
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^ See also: List of notable United States Marines and List of historically notable United States Marines Leadership .
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^ United States Marine Corps ( October 1 , 2005 ).
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.The attitude dates back to the founding of the Continental Marines, when General George Washington refused to allow the initial Marine battalions to be drawn from among his Continental Army.^ The attitude dates back to the founding of the Continental Marines , when General George Washington refused to allow the initial Marine battalions to be drawn from among his Continental Army .

^ How often in history have army Generals relied on Marines to take care of some business that they knew the Army either couldn't handle or were too scared to do?
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^ The 3d Army Defense Battalion relieved the 22d Marines on Engebi Island, Eniwetok Atoll.
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.Most significantly, in the aftermath of World War II, Army efforts to restructure the American defense establishment included the dissolution of the Corps and the folding of its capabilities into the other services.^ Most significantly, in the aftermath of World War II, Army efforts to restructure the American defense establishment included the dissolution of the Corps and the folding of its capabilities into the other services.
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^ Most decorated combat soldier of World War II Audie Murphy (American Hero) had Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)...

^ While you will usually hear me downing the other branches of the military due to inter-service rivalries, I hold nothing but respect for any American that chooses to serve his/her country.
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.Leading this movement were such prominent Army officers as General Dwight D. Eisenhower and Army Chief of Staff George C. Marshall.^ On 15 September 1981, at 0722 hours, an attempt was made on the life of General Kroesen, the Commander in Chief, United States Army, Europe.
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^ Typically, these debates occurred between the impetuous chief of staff, Lieutenant General Isamu Cho, and the conservative operations officer, Colonel Hiromichi Yahara.
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^ When news of Buckner's death reached the headquarters of the Thirty-second Army in its cliff-side cave near Mabuni, the staff officers rejoiced.
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[40] .While the rivalry is still present today, most Marines and soldiers adopt a more cooperative attitude when operating jointly.^ While the rivalry is still present today, most Marines and soldiers adopt a more cooperative attitude when operating jointly.
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^ A soldier is a Marine that still uses his brain.
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^ P.S. Most if not all Army soldiers know this to be true and this is why Marines are few.
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.Doctrinally, Marines focus on being expeditionary and independent, while the Army tends more toward overwhelming force with a large support element.^ Doctrinally, Marines focus on being expeditionary and independent, while the Army tends more toward overwhelming force with a large support element.
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^ Marine expeditionary forces, as an .
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^ However, the Army maintains much larger and diverse armor , artillery , ground transport, and logistics forces, while the Marines have a larger and more diverse aviation arm, which is usually organic to the MAGTF. Marines tend to have better cohesion as an expeditionary unit, as well as being completely amphibious .
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.July 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] The emphasis on mobility and combined arms makes the Marine Corps a much lighter force than the Army.^ The US Army is in the thick of battle, and is a substantially larger armed force than the Marines.
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^ I was too much of a weakling to make Marine Basic.
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^ Marine Corps as an element of a joint or combined task force in .
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.The Marine Corps maintains a larger percentage of its personnel and assets in the combat arms (infantry, artillery, armor, and close air support) than the Army.^ The US Army is in the thick of battle, and is a substantially larger armed force than the Marines.
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^ Marine Corps assets.
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^ The Marine Corps maintains a larger percentage of its personnel and assets in the combat arms ( infantry , artillery , armor , and close air support ) than the Army.
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.However, the Army maintains much larger and diverse armor, artillery, ground transport, and logistics forces, while the Marines have a larger and more diverse aviation arm, which is usually organic to the MAGTF. Marines tend to have better cohesion as an expeditionary unit, as well as being completely amphibious.^ The Marines are a larger force made for a much broader range of missions.
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^ The United States Marine Corps serves as an amphibious force-in-readiness.
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^ However, the Army maintains much larger and diverse armor , artillery , ground transport, and logistics forces, while the Marines have a larger and more diverse aviation arm, which is usually organic to the MAGTF. Marines tend to have better cohesion as an expeditionary unit, as well as being completely amphibious .
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.The Army operates a great many different types of units, while the "Every Marine's a rifleman" creed shows the Marines' focus on standardized infantry units with the other arms in support roles.^ But, the Marines are trained differently as a whole and all support each other completely.
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^ Every Marine is first and foremost a rifleman.
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^ The Army operates a great many different types of units, while the "Every Marine's a rifleman" creed shows the Marines' focus on standardized infantry units with the other arms in support roles.

.This commitment to standardized units can be seen in the short-lived experiment of the Marine Raiders, while the 75th Ranger Regiment has continued for the last four decades.^ This commitment to standardized units can be seen in the short-lived experiment of the Marine Raiders , while the 75th Ranger Regiment has continued for the last four decades.
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^ Many former Mariner raiders with combat experience in the Solomons comprised the heart of the 4th Marines.
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^ In November 1942, commanding the 8th Combined Special Landing Force in the Central Solomons, he defended Bairoko against the 1st Marine Raider Regiment.
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.The Marines often utilize the Army for the acquisition of ground equipment (as well as benefiting from Army research and development resources), training resources, and other support concepts.^ But, the Marines are trained differently as a whole and all support each other completely.
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^ The Marines often utilize the Army for the acquisition of ground equipment (as well as benefiting from Army research and development resources), training resources, and other support concepts.

^ A Marine needs training from Army to be proficient.
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.The majority of vehicles and weapons are shared with, modified, or inherited from Army programs.^ The majority of vehicles and weapons are shared with, modified, or inherited from Army programs.
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.Culturally, Marines and soldiers share most of the common U.S. military slang and terminology, but the Corps utilizes a large number of naval terms and traditions incompatible with the Army lifestyle, as well as their own unique vernacular.^ Marines and Sailors share many naval traditions, especially terminology and customs.
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^ Culturally, Marines and soldiers share most of the common U.S. military slang and terminology, but the Corps utilizes a large number of naval terms and traditions incompatible with the Army lifestyle, as well as their own unique vernacular .
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^ Marines are often confused with U.S. Army soldiers.
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.Many Marines regard their culture to have a deeper warrior tradition, with the ethos that every Marine is a rifleman and emphasis on cross-training and combat readiness despite actual job, be it infantry or otherwise.^ Every Marine is first and foremost a rifleman.
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^ Many Marines regard their culture to have a deeper warrior tradition, with the ethos that every Marine is a rifleman and emphasis on cross-training and combat readiness despite actual job, be it infantry or otherwise.
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^ Marine Fighter Training Squadron 401 ( VMFT-401 ), operates F-5E, F-5F and F-5N Tiger II aircraft in support of air combat adversary ( aggressor ) training.
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United States Navy

.The Marine Corps' counterpart under the Department of the Navy is the United States Navy.^ Plaintiff: Jose Daniel Sosa, Noel Smith; Defendant: United States Of America, United States Marine Corps, Carlos O. Torres, Petricili Transportation Corp., Carlos M. Castro   .
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^ The Marine Corps Air Stations at Mojave and El Centro, California, had converted to Navy control and were redesignated as Naval Air Stations.
  • A Chronology of the United States Marine Corps 1935-1946 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.ibiblio.org [Source type: Academic]

^ A United States Marine Goes to a Town Hall Meeting - Politics and Other Controversies - Page 3 - City-Data Forum - August 24th, 2009 at 9:12 am [...
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.As a result, the Navy and Marine Corps have a close relationship, more so than with other branches of the military.^ As a result, the Navy and Marine Corps have a close relationship, more so than with other branches of the military.

^ As a result, the Navy and Marine Corps have a close relationship, moreso than with other branches of the United States Military .
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^ While other servicemembers commonly identify with a sub-group as much as or more than their service (ranger, submariner, aircrew, etc.

.Whitepapers and promotional literature have commonly used the phrase "Navy-Marine Corps Team",[63][64] or to "the Naval Service". Both the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) and Commandant of the Marine Corps report directly to the Secretary of the Navy.^ Whitepapers and promotional literature have commonly used the phrase "Navy-Marine Corps Team", [57] [58] or to "the Naval Service."

^ Both the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) and Commandant of the Marine Corps , heads of their respective services, report directly to the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), a civilian who heads the Department of the Navy.
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^ Whitepapers and promotional literature have commonly used the phrase "Navy-Marine Corps Team", [ 63 ] [ 64 ] or to "the Naval Service".
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.Cooperation between the two services begins with the training and instruction of Marines.^ Cooperation between the two services begins with the training and instruction of Marines.
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^ The US Army and the US Marines are two very different services.
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^ Marine recruit training is the longest among the American military services; it is 13 weeks long, compared to the Army's 11 weeks.
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.The Corps receives a significant portion of its officers from the United States Naval Academy and Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC).^ Commissioned officers are commissioned mainly through one of three sources: Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC), Officer Candidates School (OCS), or the United States Naval Academy (USNA).
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^ United States Marine Corps portal .
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^ United States Marine Corps seal .
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.NROTC staff includes Marine instructors, while Marine drill instructors contribute to training of officers in the Navy's Officer Candidate School.^ Marine Corps Drill Instructors contribute to training Naval officers in Office Candidate School.
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^ NROTC staff includes Marine instructors, while Marine drill instructors contribute to training of officers in the Navy's Officer Candidate School .
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^ Commissioned officers are commissioned mainly through one of three sources: Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC), Officer Candidates School (OCS), or the United States Naval Academy (USNA).
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.Marine aviators are trained in the Naval Aviation training pipeline.^ Marine aviators are trained in the Naval Aviation training pipeline, and utilize Naval weapons and test pilot schools.
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^ Marine aviators are trained in the Naval Aviation training pipeline.
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^ Marines do not recruit or train noncombatants such as chaplains or medical/dental personnel; naval personnel fill these roles.
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.Training alongside each other is viewed as critical, as the Navy provides transport, logistical, and combat support to put Marine units into the fight, for example, the Maritime Prepositioning ships and naval gunfire support.^ But, the Marines are trained differently as a whole and all support each other completely.
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^ Training alongside each other is viewed as critical, as the Navy provides transport, logistical, and combat support to put Marine units into the fight, for example, the Maritime Prepositioning ships and naval gunfire support .
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^ The Navy's transition from sail to steam put into question the need for Marines on naval ships.
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.Most Marine aviation assets ultimately derive from the Navy, with regards to acquisition and funding, and Navy aircraft carriers typically deploy with a Marine squadron alongside Navy squadrons.^ Currently, Navy aircraft carriers deploy with a Marine Hornet squadron alongside Navy squadrons.
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^ Most Marine aviation assets ultimately derive from the Navy, with regards to acquisition and funding, and Navy aircraft carriers typically deploy with a Marine squadron alongside Navy squadrons.
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^ Marine Fighter Training Squadron 401 ( VMFT-401 ), operates F-5E, F-5F and F-5N Tiger II aircraft in support of air combat adversary ( aggressor ) training.
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.Marines do not recruit or train noncombatants such as chaplains or medical/dental personnel; naval personnel fill these roles.^ Since the Marines do not train Chaplains or medical personnel, officers and enlisted sailors from the Navy fill these roles.
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^ Marines do not recruit or train noncombatants such as chaplains or medical/dental personnel; naval personnel fill these roles.
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^ Marine aviators are trained in the Naval Aviation training pipeline.
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.Some of these sailors, particularly Hospital Corpsmen and Religious Programs Specialists, generally wear Marine uniforms emblazoned with Navy insignia.^ Some of these sailors, particularly Hospital Corpsmen and Religious Programs Specialists , generally wear Marine uniforms emblazoned with Navy insignia.
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^ Some of these sailors, particularly Hospital Corpsmen , generally wear Marine uniforms emblazoned with Navy insignia and markings in order to be noticeably distinct to compatriots but indistinguishable to enemies.
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^ How often in history have army Generals relied on Marines to take care of some business that they knew the Army either couldn't handle or were too scared to do?
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.Conversely, the Marine Corps is responsible for conducting land operations to support naval campaigns, including the seizure of naval and air bases.^ Conversely, the Marine Corps is responsible for conducting land operations to support naval campaigns, including the seizure of naval and air bases.
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^ Conversely, Marines are responsible for conducting land operations to support Naval campaigns, including the seizure of naval and air bases.
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^ Marine Fighter Training Squadron 401 ( VMFT-401 ), operates F-5E, F-5F and F-5N Tiger II aircraft in support of air combat adversary ( aggressor ) training.
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.Both services operate a network security team in conjunction.^ The Marines also operate a network security team in conjunction with the Navy.
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^ Both services operate a network security team in conjunction.
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^ The cost per Marine is $20,000 less than the cost of a serviceman from the other services, and the entire force can be used for both hybrid and major combat operations.

.Marines and Sailors share many naval traditions, especially terminology and customs.^ Marines and Sailors share many naval traditions, especially terminology and customs.
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^ Under Commandant Jacob Zeilin 's tenure, Marine customs and traditions took shape: the Corps adopted the Marine Corps emblem on 19 November 1868.
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^ A rendition of the emblem on the flag of the U.S. Marine Corps [ edit ] Official traditions and customs .

.Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipients wear the Navy variant of this and other awards;[21] and with few exceptions, the awards and badges of the Navy and Marine Corps are identical.^ Marines of Hispanic descent recipients of the Medal of Honor .
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^ Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipients wear the Navy variant of this and other awards; [19] and with few exceptions, the awards and badges of the Navy and Marine Corps are identical.

^ Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipients wear the Navy variant of this and other awards; [ 21 ] and with few exceptions, the awards and badges of the Navy and Marine Corps are identical.
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.The Navy's Blue Angels flight demonstration team is staffed by both Navy and Marine officers and enlisted men, and includes a Marine C-130 Hercules aircraft.^ Both men were to become generals in the Marines.
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^ A single Marine Corps C-130 Hercules aircraft "Fat Albert" is used to support the US Navy's flight demonstration team, the " Blue Angels ".
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^ The Navy's Blue Angels flight demonstration team is staffed by both Navy and Marine officers and enlisted men, and includes a Marine C-130 Hercules aircraft.
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[21]
.In 2007, the Marine Corps joined with the Navy and Coast Guard to adopt a new maritime strategy called A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower that raises the notion of prevention of war to the same philosophical level as the conduct of war.^ In 2007, the Marine Corps joined with the Navy and Coast Guard to adopt a new maritime strategy called A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower that raises the notion of prevention of war to the same philosophical level as the conduct of war.
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^ In 2007, the U.S. Marine Corps joined with the Navy and Coast Guard to adopt a new maritime strategy called A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower that raises the notion of prevention of war to the same philosophical level as the conduct of war.

^ Images and media from Commons Marines.mil - Official site Official recruitment site Official recruitment video United States Marine Corps at MySpace A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower Marine Corps Heritage Foundation An Unofficial Dictionary for Marines .

[65] .This new strategy charts a course for the Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps to work collectively with each other and international partners to prevent regional crises, manmade or natural, from occurring or reacting quickly should one occur to avoid negative impacts to the United States.^ United States Marine Corps ( October 1 , 2005 ).
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^ The United States Marine Corps serves as an amphibious force-in-readiness.
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^ Chapter 14: United States Marine Corps .
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United States Air Force

color photo of Marines pushing carted equipment from the open bay of a large cargo jet
Marines unload CH-46 helicopters from an Air Force C-5 Galaxy.
.While the majority of Marine aviation assets ultimately derive from the Navy, some support is drawn from the United States Air Force.^ The United States Marine Corps serves as an amphibious force-in-readiness.
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^ United States Marine Corps portal .
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^ United States Marine Corps seal .
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.The Marine Corps also makes extensive use of the Air Mobility Command to airlift Marines and equipment around the globe.^ The Marine Corps also makes extensive use of the Air Mobility Command to airlift Marines and equipment around the globe.
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^ Through 1941, as the prospect of war grew, the Marine Corps pushed urgently for joint amphibious exercises, and acquired amphibious equipment such as the Higgins boat which would prove of great use in the upcoming conflict.
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^ The United States Marine Corps ( USMC ) is a branch of the United States armed forces responsible for providing force projection from the sea, [ 5 ] using the mobility of the United States Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces .
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.The Air Force also traditionally provides the Joint Force Air Component Commander who controls "sorties for air defense, and long range interdiction and reconnaissance" while the MAGTF commander retains control of the Marines' organic aviation assets.^ Joint Force, Combined Force, and MAGTF commanders.
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^ The Air Force also traditionally provides the Joint Force Air Component Commander who controls "sorties for air defense, and long range interdiction and reconnaissance" while the MAGTF commander retains control of the Marines' organic aviation assets.
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^ Fleet Marine Force, Pacific, and the Air Force, Pacific Fleet, in aviation matters.
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[66][67]

Air-ground task forces

.Today, the basic framework for deployable Marine units is the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF), a flexible structure of varying size.^ The basic structure for all deployed units is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) that integrates a ground combat element , an aviation combat element and a logistics combat element combat component under a common command element .
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^ Air-ground task forces .
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^ Main article: Marine Air-Ground Task Force Today, the basic framework for deployable Marine units is the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF), a flexible structure of varying size.
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.A MAGTF integrates a ground combat element (GCE), an aviation combat element (ACE), and a logistics combat element (LCE)[68] under a common command element (CE), capable of operating independently or as part of a larger coalition.^ The basic structure for all deployed units is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) that integrates a ground combat element , an aviation combat element and a logistics combat element combat component under a common command element .
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^ A MAGTF integrates a ground combat element (GCE), an aviation combat element (ACE), and a logistics combat element (LCE) [ 68 ] under a common command element (CE), capable of operating independently or as part of a larger coalition.
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^ A MAGTF integrates a ground combat element (GCE), an aviation combat element (ACE), and a logistics combat element (LCE) [ 62 ] under a common command element (CE), capable of operating independently or as part of a larger coalition.
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.The MAGTF structure reflects a strong tradition in the Corps towards self-sufficiency and a commitment to combined arms, both essential assets to an expeditionary force often called upon to act independently in discrete, time-sensitive situations.^ The MAGTF structure reflects a strong tradition in the Corps towards self-sufficiency and a commitment to combined arms , both essential assets to an expeditionary force often called upon to act independently in discrete, time-sensitive situations.
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^ The United States Marine Corps ( USMC ) is a branch of the United States armed forces responsible for providing force projection from the sea, [ 5 ] using the mobility of the United States Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces .
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^ They are both needed as well as the other branches of our armed forces services.
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.The history of the Marine Corps as well has led to a wariness of overreliance on its sister services, and towards joint operations in general.^ Who's who in Marine Corps history .
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^ The history of the Marine Corps as well has led to a wariness of overreliance on its sister services, and towards joint operations in general.
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^ United States Marine Corps history .
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[10]
.A MAGTF varies in size from the smallest, a Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), based around a reinforced infantry battalion and a composite squadron, up to the largest, a Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), which ties together a Division, an Air Wing, and a Logistics Group under a MEF Headquarters Group.^ MAGTF in the Marine Corps expeditionary .
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^ A MAGTF varies in size from the smallest, a Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), based around a reinforced infantry battalion and a composite squadron , up to the largest, a Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), which ties together a Division , an Air Wing , and a Logistics Group under a MEF Headquarters Group.
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^ Marine expeditionary forces, as an .
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.The seven MEUs constantly rotate between themselves and their attached components to maintain a high state of readiness.^ The seven MEUs constantly rotate between themselves and their attached components to maintain a high state of readiness.
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.Each MEU is rated as capable of performing special operations.^ Each MEU is rated as capable of performing special operations .
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^ Then-Commandant Paul X. Kelley expressed the popular belief that Marines should support Marines, and that the Corps should not fund a special warfare capability that would not support Marine operations.
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[69] .The three MEFs contain the vast majority of Active duty deployable forces.^ The three MEFs contain the vast majority of Active duty deployable forces.
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^ The lure of high yields has forced the vast majority of the worlds farmers into the ongoing use of hybrid seed.

^ Three-fourths of the Yokosuka Occupation Force was redesignated the 2d Separate Guard Battalion (Provisional), Fleet Marine Force, and remained at Yokosuka for interior guard duty.
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Special warfare

.Although the notion of a Marine special forces contribution to the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) was considered as early as the founding of USSOCOM in the 1980s, it was resisted by the Marine Corps.^ United States Marine Corps ( October 1 , 2005 ).
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^ The United States Marine Corps serves as an amphibious force-in-readiness.
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^ Chapter 14: United States Marine Corps .
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.Then-Commandant Paul X. Kelley expressed the popular belief that Marines should support Marines, and that the Corps should not fund a special warfare capability that would not support Marine operations.^ Then-Commandant Paul X. Kelley expressed the popular belief that Marines should support Marines, and that the Corps should not fund a special warfare capability that would not support Marine operations.
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^ Marine Fighter Training Squadron 401 ( VMFT-401 ), operates F-5E, F-5F and F-5N Tiger II aircraft in support of air combat adversary ( aggressor ) training.
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^ The Marine Corps combat capabilities in some ways overlap those of the United States Army , the latter having historically viewed the Corps as encroaching on the Army's capabilities and competing for funding, missions, and renown.
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[70] .However, much of the resistance from within the Corps dissipated when Marine leaders watched the Corps' 15th and 26th MEU(SOC)s "sit on the sidelines" during the very early stages of Operation Enduring Freedom while other special operations units actively engaged in operations in Afghanistan.^ The task organization of the Marine Corps or other United States .
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^ However, much of the resistance from within the Corps dissipated when Marine leaders watched the Corps' 15th and 26th MEU(SOC)s "sit on the sidelines" during the very early stages of Operation Enduring Freedom while other special operations units actively engaged in operations in Afghanistan.
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^ Marines and other U.S. forces began staging in Pakistan and Uzbekistan on the border of Afghanistan as early as October 2001 in preparation for Operation Enduring Freedom .

[71] After a three-year development period, the Corps agreed in 2006 to supply a 2,600-strong unit, Marine Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC), which would answer directly to USSOCOM.[72]

Personnel

Leadership

.As stated above, the Commandant of the Marine Corps is the highest-ranking officer of the Marine Corps; though he may not be the senior officer by time in grade.^ All new Marines, enlisted or officer, are recruited by the Marine Corps Recruiting Command .
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^ James T. Conway , Commandant of the Marine Corps James F. Amos , Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps Carlton W. Kent , Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps As stated above, the Commandant of the Marine Corps is the highest-ranking officer of the Marine Corps; though he may not be the senior officer by time in grade .
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^ United States Marine Corps portal .
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.He is both the symbolic and functional head of the Corps, and holds a position of very high esteem among Marines.^ He is both the symbolic and functional head of the Corps, and holds a position of very high esteem among Marines.

^ High ranking Hispanics in the Marine Corps .
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^ Hold High the Torch, History of the 4th Marines.
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.The Commandant has the U.S. Code Title 10 responsibility to man, train, and equip the Marine Corps.^ The Commandant has the U.S. Code Title 10 responsibility to man, train, and equip the Marine Corps.
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^ Walt was commander of the U.S. Marines in Vietnam 1965-1967, and assistant commandant of the Marine Corps when he published this book.
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^ Marine Major General Roy S. Geiger commanded the III Amphibious Corps (IIIAC), comprised of the 1st and 6th Marine Divisions, with the 2d Marine Division in floating reserve.
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.He does not serve as a direct battlefield commander.^ He does not serve as a direct battlefield commander.
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^ We all serve the Commander in Chief, as well as the DOD! it does not matter past that.
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.The Commandant is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and reports to the Secretary of the Navy.^ Both the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) and Commandant of the Marine Corps report directly to the Secretary of the Navy.
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^ The Joint Chiefs of Staff do.
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^ In Report...to the Secretary of the Navy.
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[73]
.The Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps acts as a deputy to the Commandant.^ Marine Corps Air Station, Quantico, commanded by Major Ivan W. Miller, was established by redesignation from Base Air Detachment 1, Marine Barracks.
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^ Marine Major General Roy S. Geiger commanded the III Amphibious Corps (IIIAC), comprised of the 1st and 6th Marine Divisions, with the 2d Marine Division in floating reserve.
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^ Both the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) and Commandant of the Marine Corps report directly to the Secretary of the Navy.
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.The Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps is the senior enlisted Marine, and acts as an advisor to the Commandant.^ All new Marines, enlisted or officer, are recruited by the Marine Corps Recruiting Command .
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^ The holder of this rank and post is the senior enlisted member of the Marine Corps.
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^ The Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps is a unique rank and billet conferred on the senior enlisted Marine of the entire Marine Corps, personally selected by the Commandant.
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.Headquarters Marine Corps comprises the rest of the Commandant's counsel and staff, with deputy commandants that oversee various aspects of the Corps assets and capabilities.^ Marine Corps assets.
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^ Headquarters Marine Corps comprises the rest of the Commandant's counsel and staff , with deputy commandants that oversee various aspects of the Corps assets and capabilities.
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^ Another call from Headquarters Marine Corps.

.The current and 34th Commandant is General James T. Conway, who assumed the position on 13 November 2006.[74] As of October 2007, Marine General James E. Cartwright (Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) is senior in terms of time in grade and billet to the commandant.^ November 13, 2006 .
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^ November 13, 2007 .
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^ As of October 2007 [update] , Marine General James E. Cartwright ( Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ) is senior in terms of time in grade and billet to the commandant.
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[75] .The 31st and current Assistant Commandant is James F. Amos, while the 16th and current Sergeant Major is Carlton W. Kent.^ WAKE: Major Lewis A. Hohn was relieved as Marine Detachment commander by Major James P. S. Devereux who also became Island Commander.
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^ Major General James E. Chaney, USA, took over operational control of all units ashore, and Brigadier General Ernest Moore, USA, was designated Air Defense Commander.
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^ BISMARCKS: Major General James T. Moore formally assumed command of all ground forces on Emirau Island, St. Mattias Islands.
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Rank structure

.As in the rest of the United States military, Marine Corps ranks fall into one of three categories: commissioned officer, warrant officer, and enlisted, in decreasing order of authority (excluding the Air Force, which does not currently appoint warrant officers).^ The United States Marine Corps serves as an amphibious force-in-readiness.
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^ Chapter 14: United States Marine Corps .
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^ I was both an enlisted Marine and a commissioned officer.
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.To standardize compensation, each rank is assigned a pay grade.^ To standardize compensation, each rank is assigned a pay grade .
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^ The E-8 and E-9 levels each have two ranks per pay grade, each with different responsibilities.
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^ Enlisted Marines in the pay grades E-1 to E-3 make up the bulk of the Corps' ranks, usually referred to simply as "Marines" or "junior Marines".
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Commissioned Officers

.Commissioned Officers are distinguished from other officers by their commission, which is the formal written authority, issued in the name of the President of the United States, that confers the rank and authority of a Marine Officer.^ I was both an enlisted Marine and a commissioned officer.
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^ United States Marine Corps portal .
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^ Commissioned Officers are distinguished from other officers by their commission , which is the formal written authority, issued in the name of the President of the United States , that confers the rank and authority of a Marine Officer.
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.Commissioned officers carry the "special trust and confidence" of the President of the United States.^ Commissioned officers carry the "special trust and confidence" of the President of the United States.
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^ Commissioned officers are commissioned mainly through one of three sources: Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC), Officer Candidates School (OCS), or the United States Naval Academy (USNA).
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^ Under orders of President Monroe, United States forces landed and expelled a group of smugglers, adventurers, and freebooters.
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[18]
US DoD Pay Grade O-1 O-2 O-3 O-4 O-5 O-6 O-7 O-8 O-9 O-10
Insignia
gold vertical bar
silver vertical bar
two silver vertical bars
gold oak leaf
silver oak leaf
silver eagle with shield clutching arrows
single silver star
two silver stars
three silver stars
four silver stars
Title Second Lieutenant First Lieutenant Captain Major Lieutenant Colonel Colonel Brigadier General Major General Lieutenant General General
Abbreviation 2ndLt 1stLt Capt Maj LtCol Col BGen MajGen LtGen Gen
NATO Code OF-1 OF-2 OF-3 OF-4 OF-5 OF-6 OF-7 OF-8 OF-9

Warrant Officers

.Warrant Officers are primarily former enlisted experts in a specific specialized field, and provide leadership generally only within that speciality.^ See also: Warrant Officer (United States) Warrant Officers are primarily former enlisted experts in a specific specialized field, and provide leadership generally only within that speciality.
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^ "Special" and "Special Branch" warrant officers were abolished.
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^ His operations officer requested General Geiger to provide the 1st Tank Battalion to the 27th Division.
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US DoD Pay Grade W-1 W-2 W-3 W-4 W-5
Insignia gold bar with two red squares gold bar with three red squares silver bar with two red squares siver bar with three red squares silver bar with a red line down the long axis
Title Warrant Officer 1 Chief Warrant Officer 2 Chief Warrant Officer 3 Chief Warrant Officer 4 Chief Warrant Officer 5
Abbreviation WO1 CWO2 CWO3 CWO4 CWO5
NATO Code WO-1 WO-2 WO-3 WO-4 WO-5

Enlisted

.Enlisted Marines in the pay grades E-1 to E-3 make up the bulk of the Corps' ranks, usually referred to simply as "Marines" or "junior Marines". Although they do not technically hold leadership ranks, the Corps' ethos stresses leadership among all Marines, and junior Marines are often assigned responsibility normally reserved for superiors.^ The E-8 and E-9 levels each have two ranks per pay grade, each with different responsibilities.
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^ Although they do not technically hold leadership ranks, the Corps' ethos stresses leadership among all Marines, and junior Marines are often assigned responsibility normally reserved for superiors.
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^ All new Marines, enlisted or officer, are recruited by the Marine Corps Recruiting Command .
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.Those in the pay grades of E-4 and E-5 are non-commissioned officers (NCOs).^ Those in the pay grades of E-4 and E-5 are non-commissioned officers (NCOs).
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^ Marines E-6 and higher are Staff Non-Commissioned Officers (SNCOs), charged with supervising NCOs and acting as enlisted advisors to the command.
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^ Then again commonsense decreases as rank of officers and pay grades of civilians increases.
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.They primarily supervise junior Marines and act as a vital link with the higher command structure, ensuring that orders are carried out correctly.^ They primarily supervise junior Marines and act as a vital link with the higher command structure, ensuring that orders are carried out correctly.
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^ Although they do not technically hold leadership ranks, the Corps' ethos stresses leadership among all Marines, and junior Marines are often assigned responsibility normally reserved for superiors.
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^ The celebration also includes a reading of Marine Corps Order 47, Commandant Lejeune's Birthday Message.
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.Marines E-6 and higher are Staff Non-Commissioned Officers (SNCOs), charged with supervising NCOs and acting as enlisted advisors to the command.^ All new Marines, enlisted or officer, are recruited by the Marine Corps Recruiting Command .
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^ Marines E-6 and higher are Staff Non-Commissioned Officers (SNCOs), charged with supervising NCOs and acting as enlisted advisors to the command.
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^ The Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps is the senior enlisted Marine, and acts as an advisor to the Commandant.
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.The E-8 and E-9 levels each have two ranks per pay grade, each with different responsibilities.^ The E-8 and E-9 levels each have two ranks per pay grade, each with different responsibilities.
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^ Enlisted Marines in the pay grades E-1 to E-3 make up the bulk of the Corps' ranks, usually referred to simply as "Marines" or "junior Marines".
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^ To standardize compensation, each rank is assigned a pay grade .
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.The First Sergeant and Sergeant Major ranks are command-oriented, serving as the senior enlisted Marines in a unit, charged to assist the commanding officer in matters of discipline, administration and the morale and welfare of the unit.^ All new Marines, enlisted or officer, are recruited by the Marine Corps Recruiting Command .
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^ The Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps is a unique rank and billet conferred on the senior enlisted Marine of the entire Marine Corps, personally selected by the Commandant.
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^ The First Sergeant and Sergeant Major ranks are command-oriented, serving as the senior enlisted Marines in a unit, charged to assist the commanding officer in matters of discipline, administration and the morale and welfare of the unit.
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Master Sergeants and Master Gunnery Sergeants provide technical leadership as occupational specialists in their specific MOS.
.The Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps is a unique rank and billet conferred on the senior enlisted Marine of the entire Marine Corps, personally selected by the Commandant.^ All new Marines, enlisted or officer, are recruited by the Marine Corps Recruiting Command .
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^ The holder of this rank and post is the senior enlisted member of the Marine Corps.
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^ The Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps is a unique rank and billet conferred on the senior enlisted Marine of the entire Marine Corps, personally selected by the Commandant.
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.Different forms of address can be found at United States Marine Corps rank insignia and List of United States Marine Corps acronyms and expressions.^ See also: List of notable United States Marines and List of historically notable United States Marines Leadership .
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^ The United States Marine Corps serves as an amphibious force-in-readiness.
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^ Chapter 14: United States Marine Corps .
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US DoD Pay grade E-1 E-2 E-3 E-4 E-5 E-6 E-7 E-8 E-9
Insignia No Insignia single chevron single chevron with crossed rifles two chevrons with crossed rifles three chevrons with crossed rifles three chevrons up and one down with crossed rifles three chevrons up and two down with crossed rifles three chevrons up and three down with crossed rifles three chevrons up and three down with diamond three chevrons up and four down with bursting bomb three chevrons up and four down with star three chevrons up and four down with Eagle, Globe, and Anchor insignia flanked by two stars
Title Private Private
First Class
Lance
Corporal
Corporal Sergeant Staff
Sergeant
Gunnery
Sergeant
Master
Sergeant
First
Sergeant
Master Gunnery
Sergeant
Sergeant
Major
Sergeant Major
of the Marine Corps
Abbreviation Pvt PFC LCpl Cpl Sgt SSgt GySgt MSgt 1stSgt MGySgt SgtMaj SgtMajMarCor
NATO Code OR-1 OR-2 OR-3 OR-4 OR-5 OR-6 OR-7 OR-8 OR-9

Military Occupational Specialty

.The Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) is a system of job classification.^ Main articles: Military Occupational Specialty and List of United States Marine Corps MOS The Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) is a system of job classification.

^ One of the major differences between the two E-9 ranks is that Master Gunnery Sergeants retain their Military Occupational Specialty (MOS), while Sergeants Major are given a new MOS to reflect their general command focus.
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^ Military Occupational Specialty .

.Using a four digit code, it designates what field and specific occupation a Marine performs.^ Using a four digit code, it designates what field and specific occupation a Marine performs.
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^ GUADALCANAL: ComAirSoPac designated Henderson Field and Fighter 1 a Marine Corps Air Base, and Colonel William J. Fox became base commander.
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.Segregated between officer and enlisted, the MOS determines the staffing of a unit.^ Segregated between officer and enlisted, the MOS determines the staffing of a unit.
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^ See also: Warrant Officer (United States) Warrant Officers are primarily former enlisted experts in a specific specialized field, and provide leadership generally only within that speciality.
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^ The Navy's Blue Angels flight demonstration team is staffed by both Navy and Marine officers and enlisted men, and includes a Marine C-130 Hercules aircraft.
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.Some MOSs change with rank to reflect supervisory positions, others are secondary and represent a temporary assignment outside of a Marine's normal duties or special skill.^ Some MOSs change with rank to reflect supervisory positions, others are secondary and represent a temporary assignment outside of a Marine's normal duties or special skill.
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^ Anyone who has done some simple research will find that in the Marine Corp women aren't allowed to specialize in jobs that involve combat.
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^ Although they do not technically hold leadership ranks, the Corps' ethos stresses leadership among all Marines, and junior Marines are often assigned responsibility normally reserved for superiors.
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color photo of a rifle range, with recruits firing rifles at distant targets while a Warrant Officer observes
A Warrant Officer observes recruits firing on a rifle range.

Initial training

.Every year, over 2,000 new Marine officers are commissioned, and 38,000 recruits accepted and trained.^ All new Marines, enlisted or officer, are recruited by the Marine Corps Recruiting Command .
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^ Main articles: United States Marine Corps Recruit Training and Officer Candidates School (United States Marine Corps) Every year, over 2,000 new Marine officers are commissioned, and 38,000 recruits accepted and trained.
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^ Marines do not recruit or train noncombatants such as chaplains or medical/dental personnel; naval personnel fill these roles.
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[25] .All new Marines, enlisted or officer, are recruited by the Marine Corps Recruiting Command.^ To say that all female Marines in the Corps are like that is an insult to those women that have died defending your freedom.
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^ My team will serve as both the Marine Corps Logistics Command liaison to 2 nd FSSG as well as run an equipment replacement program in Iraq.
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^ One of the privileges that goes with American citizenship is the opportunity to become a commissioned officer in the Marine Corps.
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.Commissioned officers are commissioned mainly through one of three sources: Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC), Officer Candidates School (OCS), or the United States Naval Academy (USNA).^ Commissioned officers are commissioned mainly through one of three sources: Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC), Officer Candidates School (OCS), or the United States Naval Academy (USNA).
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^ United States Marine Corps portal .
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^ United States Marine Corps history .
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.Following commissioning, all Marine commissioned officers, regardless of accession route or further training requirements, attend The Basic School (TBS) at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.^ All new Marines, enlisted or officer, are recruited by the Marine Corps Recruiting Command .
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^ Following commissioning, all Marine commissioned officers, regardless of accession route or further training requirements, attend The Basic School (TBS) at Marine Corps Base Quantico , Virginia .
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^ Marines are trained to follow orders, not question them.
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.At TBS, second lieutenants, warrant officers, and selected foreign officers learn the art of infantry and combined arms warfare.^ At TBS, second lieutenants, warrant officers, and selected foreign officers learn the art of infantry and combined arms warfare.
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^ In 1977, she was selected for the Enlisted Commissioning Program [117] and commissioned a second lieutenant after graduation from Dominican College of San Rafael, California with a B.A. in History.
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^ Lieutenant General Takeo Fujioka's 62d Infantry Division was the final major infantry unit assigned to the Thirty-second Army.
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.Along with the concept that "Every Marine is a rifleman", every officer, regardless of his MOS/billet, is qualified to be an infantry platoon commander.^ Along with the concept that "Every Marine is a rifleman" , every officer, regardless of his MOS/billet, is qualified to be an infantry platoon commander.
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^ All enlisted Marines, regardless of military specialization, receive training as a rifleman ; all officers receive training as infantry platoon commanders.
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^ Ensuring 'Every Marine a Rifleman' is more than just a catch phrase ".
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[18]
.Enlisted Marines attend recruit training, known as boot camp, at either Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego or Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.^ All new Marines, enlisted or officer, are recruited by the Marine Corps Recruiting Command .
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^ Females attend only the Parris Island depot as part of the segregated Fourth Recruit Training Battalion.
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^ Parris Island, Marine Corps Boot Camp 1969 18 Years of Age .
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.Historically, the Mississippi River served as the dividing line which delineated who would be trained where, while more recently, a district system has ensured a more even distribution of male recruits between the two MCRD facilities.^ Historically, the Mississippi River served as the dividing line which delineated who would be trained where, while more recently, a district system has ensured a more even distribution of male recruits between the two MCRD facilities.
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^ All recruits must pass a fitness test to start training; those who fail receive individualized attention and training until the minimum standards are reached.
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^ I would only change one word of this quote to make it even more true.
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.Females attend only the Parris Island depot as part of the segregated Fourth Recruit Training Battalion.^ Females attend only the Parris Island depot as part of the segregated Fourth Recruit Training Battalion.
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^ Other important bases include air stations, recruit depots, logistics bases, and training commands.
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^ Finally I find it disturbing that the study focuses only on female recruits.
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.All recruits must pass a fitness test to start training; those who fail receive individualized attention and training until the minimum standards are reached.^ Pass this on and bless those who serve!!!!
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^ All recruits must pass a fitness test to start training; those who fail receive individualized attention and training until the minimum standards are reached.
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^ This chronology is published for the information of all interested in Marine Corps activities during the period, 19351946 and is dedicated to those Marines who participated in the events listed.
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.Marine recruit training is the longest among the American military services; it is 13 weeks long, compared to the Army's 9 weeks.^ Marine recruit training is the longest among the American military services; it is 13 weeks long, compared to the Army's 11 weeks.
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^ Marine recruit training is the longest among the American military services; it is 13 weeks long, compared to the U.S. Army's 10 weeks.

^ Marines do not recruit or train noncombatants such as chaplains or medical/dental personnel; naval personnel fill these roles.

.Following recruit training, enlisted Marines then attend School of Infantry training at Camp Geiger or Camp Pendleton.^ Marines are trained to follow orders, not question them.
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^ Following recruit training, enlisted Marines then attend School of Infantry training at Camp Geiger or Camp Pendleton .
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^ Marines do not recruit or train noncombatants such as chaplains or medical/dental personnel; naval personnel fill these roles.
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.Infantry Marines begin their combat training, which varies in length, immediately with the Infantry Training Battalion (ITB).^ Infantry Marines begin their combat training, which varies in length, immediately with the Infantry Training Battalion (ITB).
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^ Captain Samuel Nicholas formed two battalions of Continental Marines on November 10, 1775 in Philadelphia as naval infantry.
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^ Marine Fighter Training Squadron 401 ( VMFT-401 ), operates F-5E, F-5F and F-5N Tiger II aircraft in support of air combat adversary ( aggressor ) training.
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.Marines in all other MOSs other than infantry train for 29 days in Marine Combat Training (MCT), learning common infantry skills, before continuing on to their MOS schools which vary in length.^ Being Infantry Marine = all the above x3..
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^ Infantry Marines begin their combat training, which varies in length, immediately with the Infantry Training Battalion (ITB).
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^ Marines in all other MOSs other than infantry train for 29 days in Marine Combat Training (MCT), learning common infantry skills, before continuing on to their MOS schools which vary in length.
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Uniforms

color drawings of four Marines wearing various uniforms
left to right: Utility Uniform, Dress Uniform, Service Uniform, and Evening Dress uniforms
.The Marine Corps has the most stable and most recognizable uniforms in the American military; the Blue Dress dates back to the early 19th century[25] and the service uniform to the early 20th century.^ The Marine Corps Dress uniform is the most elaborate, worn for formal or ceremonial occasions.
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^ Main article: Uniforms of the United States Marine Corps left to right: Utility Uniform, Dress Uniform, Service Uniform, and Evening Dress uniforms The Marine Corps has the most stable and most recognizable uniforms in the American military; the Blue Dress dates back to the early 19th century [ 24 ] and the service uniform to the early 20th century.
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^ Main article: Uniforms of the United States Marine Corps left to right: Utility Uniform, Dress Uniform, Service Uniform, and Evening Dress uniforms The Marine Corps has the most stable and most recognizable uniforms in the American military; the Blue Dress dates back to the early 19th century [23] and the service uniform to the early 20th century.

.Marines' uniforms are also distinct in their simplicity; Marines do not wear unit patches or United States flags on any of their uniforms, nor name tags on their service and formal uniforms.^ Marines' uniforms are also distinct in their simplicity; Marines do not wear unit patches or United States flags on any of their uniforms, nor name tags on their service and formal uniforms.
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^ United States Marine Corps portal .
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^ It is one of seven uniformed services of the United States .
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.Only a handful of skills (parachutist, air crew, explosive ordnance disposal, etc.^ Only a handful of skills (parachutist, air crew, explosive ordnance disposal, etc.

) warrant .distinguishing badges, and rank insignia is not worn on uniform headgear (with the exception of an officer's garrison service cover).^ The Service Uniform was once the prescribed daily work attire in garrison; however, it has been largely superseded in this role by the utility uniform.

^ This congressional pressure is particularly influential with flag rank Navy officers and generals in the other services because their promotions into these lofty ranks require congressional approval.
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^ Commissioned Officers are distinguished from other officers by their commission , which is the formal written authority, issued in the name of the President of the United States , that confers the rank and authority of a Marine Officer.

.While other servicemembers commonly identify with a sub-group as much as or more than their service (Ranger, submariner, aircrew, etc.^ While other servicemembers commonly identify with a sub-group as much as or more than their service ( Ranger , submariner , aircrew, etc.
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^ While other servicemembers commonly identify with a sub-group as much as or more than their service (ranger, submariner, aircrew, etc.

^ The cost per Marine is $20,000 less than the cost of a serviceman from the other services, and the entire force can be used for both hybrid and major combat operations.

), .Marine uniforms do not reflect such division.^ Marine uniforms do not reflect such division.

.Marines have three main uniforms: Dress, Service, and Utility.^ Marines have three main uniforms: Dress, Service, and Utility.
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^ The Marine Corps Dress uniform is the most elaborate, worn for formal or ceremonial occasions.
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^ The Service Uniform was once the prescribed daily work attire in garrison; however, it has been largely superseded in this role by the utility uniform.
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.The Marine Corps Dress uniform is the most elaborate, worn for formal or ceremonial occasions.^ The Marine Corps Dress uniform is the most elaborate, worn for formal or ceremonial occasions.
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^ Main article: Uniforms of the United States Marine Corps left to right: Utility Uniform, Dress Uniform, Service Uniform, and Evening Dress uniforms The Marine Corps has the most stable and most recognizable uniforms in the American military; the Blue Dress dates back to the early 19th century [ 24 ] and the service uniform to the early 20th century.
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^ As in other conflicts, Hispanics fought as members of the Armed Forces, most Hispanic-Americans served in the Army and Marine Corps.
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.There are three different forms of the Dress uniform, the most common being the Blue Dress Uniform, also called "Dress Blues" or simply "Blues". It is most often seen in recruiting advertisements and is equivalent to black tie.^ It is most often seen in recruiting advertisements and is equivalent to black tie .

^ There are three different forms of the Dress uniform, the most common being the Blue Dress Uniform, also called "Dress Blues" or simply "Blues".

^ The Marine Corps Dress uniform is the most elaborate, worn for formal or ceremonial occasions.

.There is also a "Blue-White" Dress for summer, and Evening Dress for formal (white tie) occasions.^ There is also a "Blue-White" Dress for summer, and Evening Dress for formal ( white tie ) occasions.
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^ The Marine Corps Dress uniform is the most elaborate, worn for formal or ceremonial occasions.
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^ There are three different forms of the Dress uniform, the most common being the Blue Dress Uniform, also called "Dress Blues" or simply "Blues".
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.Versions with a khaki shirt in lieu of the coat are worn as a daily working uniform by Marine recruiters.^ Versions with a khaki shirt in lieu of the coat are worn as a daily working uniform by Marine recruiters.
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^ The Marine Corps Dress uniform is the most elaborate, worn for formal or ceremonial occasions.
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^ The Service Uniform was once the prescribed daily work attire in garrison; however, it has been largely superseded in this role by the utility uniform.
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.The Service Uniform was once the prescribed daily work attire in garrison; however, it has been largely superseded in this role by the utility uniform.^ The Service Uniform was once the prescribed daily work attire in garrison; however, it has been largely superseded in this role by the utility uniform.
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^ Marines consider the utilities a working uniform and do not permit their wear off-base, except in transit to and from their place of duty and in the event of an emergency.
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^ The Utility Uniform , currently the Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform , is a camouflage uniform intended for wear in the field or for dirty work in garrison, though it has now been standardized for regular duty.
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.Consisting of olive green and khaki colors, it is commonly referred to as "Greens". It is roughly equivalent in function and composition to a business suit.^ Consisting of olive green and khaki colors, it is commonly referred to as "Greens".
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^ It is roughly equivalent in function and composition to a business suit .
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.The Utility Uniform, currently the Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform, is a camouflage uniform intended for wear in the field or for dirty work in garrison, though it has now been standardized for regular duty.^ The Utility Uniform , currently the Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform , is a camouflage uniform intended for wear in the field or for dirty work in garrison, though it has now been standardized for regular duty.
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^ The Marine Corps Dress uniform is the most elaborate, worn for formal or ceremonial occasions.
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^ Anyone who has done some simple research will find that in the Marine Corp women aren't allowed to specialize in jobs that involve combat.
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.It is rendered in a distinctive MARPAT pixelated camouflage (sometimes referred to as digitals or digies) that breaks up the wearer's shape, and also serves to distinguish Marine uniforms from those of other services.^ It is rendered in a distinctive MARPAT pixelated camouflage (sometimes referred to as digitals or digies) that breaks up the wearer's shape, and also serves to distinguish Marine uniforms from those of other services.
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^ The cost per Marine is $20,000 less than the cost of a serviceman from the other services, and the entire force can be used for both hybrid and major combat operations.

^ On July 3 , 2002 , President George W. Bush issued an order to speed up the process of citizenship for immigrants serving in the nation's military services.
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.In garrison, the woodland uniform is worn sleeves down in winter, and the desert uniform is worn with sleeves rolled up in summer.^ In garrison, the woodland uniform is worn sleeves down in winter, and the desert uniform is worn with sleeves rolled up in summer.

^ The sleeves are rolled tightly to the biceps, exposing the lighter inside layer, and forming a neat cuff to present a crisper appearance to the otherwise formless uniform.

[79] .The sleeves are rolled tightly to the biceps, exposing the lighter inside layer, and forming a neat cuff to present a crisper appearance to the otherwise formless uniform.^ The sleeves are rolled tightly to the biceps, exposing the lighter inside layer, and forming a neat cuff to present a crisper appearance to the otherwise formless uniform.
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^ In garrison, the woodland uniform is worn sleeves down in winter, and the desert uniform is worn with sleeves rolled up in summer.
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.In years past when Marines wore identical utilities to their Army and Air Force counterparts, this served to distinguish them as the other services have a different practice for rolling sleeves.^ In years past when Marines wore identical utilities to their Army and Air Force counterparts, this served to distinguish them as the other services have a different practice for rolling sleeves.
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^ It is rendered in a distinctive MARPAT pixelated camouflage (sometimes referred to as digitals or digies) that breaks up the wearer's shape, and also serves to distinguish Marine uniforms from those of other services.
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^ While you will usually hear me downing the other branches of the military due to inter-service rivalries, I hold nothing but respect for any American that chooses to serve his/her country.
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.Marines consider the utilities a working uniform and do not permit their wear off-base, except in transit to and from their place of duty and in the event of an emergency.^ Marines consider the utilities a working uniform and do not permit their wear off-base, except in transit to and from their place of duty and in the event of an emergency.
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^ Some of these sailors, particularly Hospital Corpsmen and Religious Programs Specialists , generally wear Marine uniforms emblazoned with Navy insignia.
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^ They may try to avoid people and places that remind them of the trauma and may work hard to push thoughts of the event out of their head.

.This, too, distinguishes them from other services, which have less stringent restrictions.^ This, too, distinguishes them from other services, which have less stringent restrictions.
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^ The cost per Marine is $20,000 less than the cost of a serviceman from the other services, and the entire force can be used for both hybrid and major combat operations.

^ In years past when Marines wore identical utilities to their Army and Air Force counterparts, this served to distinguish them as the other services have a different practice for rolling sleeves.
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Culture

.As in any military organization, the official and unofficial traditions of the Marine Corps serve to reinforce camaraderie and set the service apart from others.^ A rendition of the emblem on the flag of the Marine Corps Official traditions and customs .
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^ Main article: Culture of the United States Marine Corps As in any military organization, the official and unofficial traditions of the Marine Corps serve to reinforce camaraderie and set the service apart from others.
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^ Five paragraph order General Orders for Sentries Iron Mike Marine (military) United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve References .
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.The Corps' embrace of its rich culture and history is cited as a reason for its high esprit de corps.^ The Corps' embrace of its rich culture and history is cited as a reason for its high esprit de corps .
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^ An important part of the Marine Corps culture is the traditional seafaring naval terminology derived from its history with the Navy.
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color artwork of an Eagle, Globe, and Anchor over crossed American and Marine flags
Eagle, Globe and Anchor along with the US flag, the Marine Corps flag and the Commandant's flag

Official traditions and customs

.Problems listening to this file?^ Problems listening to this file?
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See media help.
.The Marines' Hymn dates back to the 19th century and is the oldest official song in the United States armed forces.^ United States Marine Corps history .
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^ United States Marine Corps portal .
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^ The Marines' Hymn dates back to the 19th century and is the oldest official song in the United States armed forces.
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.The Marine motto Semper Fidelis means always faithful in Latin, often appearing as Semper Fi; also the name of the official march of the Corps, composed by John Phillip Sousa.^ The Marine motto Semper Fidelis means always faithful in Latin , often appearing as Semper Fi ; also the name of the official march of the Corps, composed by John Phillip Sousa .
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^ Semper Fi Brother Marine, carry on!!
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^ Around 1883, the Marines adopted their current motto " Semper Fidelis " ( English : Always Faithful ).
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.The mottos "Fortitudine" (With Fortitude); By Sea and by Land, a translation of the Royal Marines' Per Mare, Per Terram; and To the Shores of Tripoli were used until 1868.[80] The Marine Corps emblem is the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor, sometimes abbreviated "EGA", adopted in 1868.[81] The Marine Corps seal includes the emblem, also is found on the flag of the United States Marine Corps, and establishes scarlet and gold as the official colors.^ United States Marine Corps ( October 1 , 2005 ).
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^ The United States Marine Corps serves as an amphibious force-in-readiness.
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^ Chapter 14: United States Marine Corps .
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Two styles of swords are worn by Marines: the officers' Mameluke Sword, similar to the Persian shamshir presented to Lt. Presley O'Bannon after the Battle of Derna, and the Marine NCO sword.[25] .The Marine Corps Birthday is celebrated every year on the 10 November in a cake-cutting ceremony where the first slice of cake is given to the oldest Marine present, who in turn hands it off to the youngest Marine present.^ US Marine Corps - First-hand reports.
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^ The Marine Corps Birthday is celebrated every year on the 10 November in a cake-cutting ceremony where the first slice of cake is given to the oldest Marine present, who in turn hands it off to the youngest Marine present.
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^ UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY MESSAGE - 10 NOVEMBER 2009 .

.The celebration also includes a reading of Marine Corps Order 47, Commandant Lejeune's Birthday Message.^ The celebration also includes a reading of Marine Corps Order 47, Commandant Lejeune's Birthday Message.
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^ That date is regarded and celebrated as the date of the Marine Corps' "birthday".
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^ The Marine Corps Birthday is celebrated every year on the 10 November in a cake-cutting ceremony where the first slice of cake is given to the oldest Marine present, who in turn hands it off to the youngest Marine present.
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[83] .Close Order Drill is heavily emphasized early on in a Marine's initial training, incorporated into most formal events, and is used to teach discipline by instilling habits of precision and automatic response to orders, increase the confidence of junior officers and noncommissioned officers through the exercise of command and give Marines an opportunity to handle individual weapons.^ Marines are trained to follow orders, not question them.
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^ Close Order Drill is heavily emphasized early on in a Marine's initial training, incorporated into most formal events, and is used to teach discipline by instilling habits of precision and automatic response to orders, increase the confidence of junior officers and noncommissioned officers through the exercise of command and give Marines an opportunity to handle individual weapons.
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^ Despite transferring overall command to the Navy in 2006, the Marines continued to operate in the Horn of Africa into 2007.
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.An important part of the Marine Corps culture is the traditional seafaring naval terminology derived from its history with the Navy.^ Who's who in Marine Corps history .
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^ An important part of the Marine Corps culture is the traditional seafaring naval terminology derived from its history with the Navy.
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^ United States Marine Corps history .
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Unofficial traditions and customs

cartoon of a bulldog wearing a Marine helmet chasing a dachshund wearing a German helmet, the poster reads "Teufelhunden: German nickname for U.S. Marines. Devil Dog recruiting station, 628 South State Street"
A recruiting poster makes use of the "Teufel Hunden" nickname.
Marines have several generic nicknames:
.
  • Devil Dog is oft-disputed as well,[85] but the tradition has expanded to include the bulldog's association with the Corps, especially as a mascot.^ Devil Dog is oft-disputed as well, [77] but the tradition has expanded to include the bulldog 's association with the Corps, especially as a mascot.

    ^ Devil Dog is oft-disputed as well, [ 85 ] but the tradition has expanded to include the bulldog 's association with the Corps, especially as a mascot.
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    ^ Devil Dog is oft-disputed as well, [ 79 ] but the tradition has expanded to include the bulldog 's association with the Corps, especially as a mascot.
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    [25]
  • gyrene has dropped out of popular use.
  • Jarhead has several oft-disputed explanations.
  • Leatherneck refers to a leather collar formerly part of the Marine uniform during the Revolutionary War period.
Some other unofficial traditions include mottos and exclamations:
.
  • Oorah is common among Marines, being similar in function and purpose to the Army's hooah and the Navy's hooyah cries.^ Oorah is common among Marines, being similar in function and purpose to the Army's hooah and the Navy's hooyah cries.

    ^ Thirteen of these went to the Marines and their organic Navy corpsmen, nine to Army troops, and one to a Navy officer.
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    ^ GUADALCANAL: The amphibious reconnaissance patrol composed of Army, Navy, and Marine Corps officers from Vella Lavella reported that a landing in the Barakoma area was feasible.
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    .Many possible etymologies have been offered for the term.^ Many possible etymologies have been offered for the term.
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  • .
  • Semper Fi, Mac was a common and preferred form of greeting in times past.
  • Improvise, Adapt and Overcome has become an adopted mantra in many units.^ Improvise, Adapt and Overcome has become an adopted mantra in many units.
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    ^ Semper Fi, Mac was a common and preferred form of greeting in times past.
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    ^ Using the exercises from Ultimate Insider Speed Training Secrets has been a challenge but I have "improvised, adapted and overcome..."
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Veteran Marines

The ethos that "Once a Marine, Always a Marine" has led to the objection to the use of the term "ex-Marine", leading to myriad forms of address for those no longer on active duty:[40]
  • "Marine", since the title is permanent, once earned.
  • "Veteran Marine" or "Prior-service Marine" can refer to anyone who has been discharged from the Corps.
  • "Retired Marine" refers to those who have completed 20 or more years of service and formally retired.
  • "Former Marine" is considered acceptable among those who are honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps.
  • "Sir" or "Ma'am" is appropriate out of respect.
  • According to one of the "Commandant's White letters" from Commandant Alfred M. Gray, Jr., referring to a Marine by their last earned rank is appropriate.[88]
  • Marines that have left service with a less than full honorable discharge might still be considered Marines (depending on the view of the individual), however that title is also in keeping with a stigma, and many will avoid the issue altogether by addressing the individual by name with no other title.
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Marine performs a shoulder throw.

Martial arts program

.In 2001, the Marine Corps initiated an internally-designed martial arts program, called Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP).^ Main article: Marine Corps Martial Arts Program In 2001, the Marine Corps initiated an internally-designed martial arts program, called Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP).
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^ Martial arts program .
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^ Another call from Headquarters Marine Corps.

.Due to an expectation that urban and police-type peacekeeping missions would become more common in the 21st century, placing Marines in even closer contact with unarmed civilians, MCMAP was implemented to provide Marines with a larger and more versatile set of less-than-lethal options for controlling hostile, but unarmed individuals.^ Due to an expectation that urban and police-type peacekeeping missions would become more common in the 21st century, placing Marines in even closer contact with unarmed civilians, MCMAP was implemented to provide Marines with a larger and more versatile set of less-than-lethal options for controlling hostile, but unarmed individuals.
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^ Images and media from Commons Marines.mil - Official site Official recruitment site Official recruitment video United States Marine Corps at MySpace A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower Marine Corps Heritage Foundation An Unofficial Dictionary for Marines .

^ AM Tonio says: Would the Marines who don't know how to type and/or spell please reframe from leaving post.
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.It is also a stated aim of the program to instill and maintain the "Warrior Ethos" within Marines.^ It is also a stated aim of the program to instill and maintain the "Warrior Ethos" within Marines.
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^ Marine Corps platoon leaders' class while attending Long Beach State College and the Officers' Candidate School program.
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^ The United States Marine Corps has implemented an aggressive recruitment programs directed towards this group.
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[89] .The Marine Corps Martial Arts program is an eclectic mix of different styles of martial arts melded together.^ The Marine Corps Martial Arts program is an eclectic mix of different styles of martial arts melded together.

^ Martial arts program .

^ Marine Corps tankers and infantry trained together as teams.
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.MCMAP consists of boxing movements, joint locking techniques, opponent weight transfer (Jujitsu), ground grappling (mostly wrestling), bayonet, knife and baton fighting, non-compliance joint manipulations, and airway and blood restriction chokes.^ MCMAP consists of boxing movements, joint locking techniques, opponent weight transfer ( Jujitsu ), ground grappling (mostly wrestling ), bayonet , knife and baton fighting, non-compliance joint manipulations, and airway and blood restriction chokes .
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.Marines begin MCMAP training in boot camp, where they will earn the first of five available belts.^ Marines begin MCMAP training in boot camp, where they will earn the first of five available belts .
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^ AM anon says: There are easier ways of getting laid than to go through Marine Corps boot camp.
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^ Cooperation between the two services begins with the training and instruction of Marines.
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Equipment

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Marine sniper using the Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)

Infantry weapons

.The basic infantry weapon of the Marine Corps is the M16 assault rifle family, with a majority of Marines being equipped with the M16A2 or M16A4 service rifles (the M16A2 is being phased out), or more recently the M4 carbine—a compact variant.^ Main article: List of weapons of the United States Marine Corps The basic infantry weapon of the Marine Corps is the M16 assault rifle family, with a majority of Marines being equipped with the M16A2 or M16A4 service rifles (the M16A2 is being phased out), or more recently the M4 carbine —a compact variant.
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^ Being Infantry Marine = all the above x3..
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^ Main article: List of weapons of the U.S. Marine Corps The basic infantry weapon of the U.S. Marine Corps is the M16 assault rifle family, with a majority of Marines being equipped with the M16A2 or M16A4 service rifles (the M16A2 is being phased out), or more recently the M4 carbine — a compact variant.

The standard side arm is the M9 pistol. .Suppressive fire is provided by the M249 SAW and M240G machine guns, at the squad and company levels respectively.^ Suppressive fire is provided by the M249 SAW and M240G machine guns, at the squad and company levels respectively.

^ In addition, indirect fire is provided by the M203 grenade launcher in fireteams, M224 60 mm mortar in companies, and M252 81 mm mortar in battalions.

^ Despite his wounds, he advanced on the enemy with machine gun fire, killing 3 of the enemy advancing on the command post and dispersing the others.
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.In addition, indirect fire is provided by the M203 grenade launcher in fireteams, M224 60 mm mortar in companies, and M252 81 mm mortar in battalions.^ In addition, indirect fire is provided by the M203 grenade launcher in fireteams, M224 60 mm mortar in companies, and M252 81 mm mortar in battalions.
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^ Elements of the 3d Battalion, 9th Marines, and the 1st Battalion, 3d Marines, supported by effective artillery and mortar fire halted the advance.
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^ After neutralizing their base camp, we were hit by Viet Cong terrorists’ rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and small arms fire, pinning us down for over an hour.
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.The M2 .50 caliber heavy machine gun and MK19 automatic grenade launcher (40 mm) are available for use by dismounted infantry, though they are more commonly vehicle-mounted.^ The M2 .50 caliber heavy machine gun and MK19 automatic grenade launcher (40 mm) are available for use by dismounted infantry, though they are more commonly vehicle-mounted.

^ In addition, indirect fire is provided by the M203 grenade launcher in fireteams, M224 60 mm mortar in companies, and M252 81 mm mortar in battalions.

^ In order to give the impression that there were more Marines on the knoll than just me, I switched between my M-79 Grenade Launcher to my buddies' M-16 Rifles and a .
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.Precision firepower is provided by the M40 sniper rifle and M82 anti-material rifle by Scout Snipers, while designated marksmen use the DMR (being replaced by the M39 EMR), and the SAM-R.^ Precision firepower is provided by the M40A3 sniper rifle and M82 anti-material rifle by Scout Snipers , while designated marksmen use the DMR (being replaced by the M39 EMR ), and the SAM-R .
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^ Precision fire is provided by the USMC Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) and M40A3 sniper rifle .

^ Main articles: :Category:United States Marine Corps equipment and List of United States Marine Corps individual equipment Marine sniper using the USMC Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) [ edit ] Infantry weapons .

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.The Marine Corps utilizes a variety of direct-fire rockets and missiles to provide infantry with an offensive and defensive anti-armor capability.^ The Marine Corps utilizes a variety of direct-fire rockets and missiles to provide infantry with an offensive and defensive anti-armor capability.
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^ The SMAW and AT4 are unguided rockets that can destroy armor and fixed defenses (e.g., bunkers) at ranges up to 500 meters.
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^ The Predator is a short-range fire-and-forget weapon; the Javelin and TOW are heavier missiles effective past 2,000 meters that give infantry an offensive capability against armor.
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.The SMAW and AT4 are unguided rockets that can destroy armor and fixed defenses (e.g., bunkers) at ranges up to 500 meters.^ The SMAW and AT4 are unguided rockets that can destroy armor and fixed defenses (e.g., bunkers) at ranges up to 500 meters.
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^ The Marine Corps utilizes a variety of direct-fire rockets and missiles to provide infantry with an offensive and defensive anti-armor capability.
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.The Predator SRAW, FGM-148 Javelin and BGM-71 TOW are anti-tank guided missiles.^ The Predator SRAW , FGM-148 Javelin and BGM-71 TOW are anti-tank guided missiles .

^ The Predator is a short-range fire-and-forget weapon; the Javelin and TOW are heavier missiles effective past 2,000 meters that give infantry an offensive capability against armor.

^ Tube Launched, Optically Tracked, Wire Guided (TOW) Missile Weapon System ".

.The Javelin can utilize top-attack profiles to avoid heavy frontal armor.^ The Javelin can utilize top-attack profiles to avoid heavy frontal armor.
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.The Predator is a short-range fire-and-forget weapon; the Javelin and TOW are heavier missiles effective past 2,000 meters that give infantry an offensive capability against armor.^ The Predator is a short-range fire-and-forget weapon; the Javelin and TOW are heavier missiles effective past 2,000 meters that give infantry an offensive capability against armor.

^ The Marine Corps utilizes a variety of direct-fire rockets and missiles to provide infantry with an offensive and defensive anti-armor capability.

^ The Predator SRAW , FGM-148 Javelin and BGM-71 TOW are anti-tank guided missiles .

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An M1A1 Abrams tank of the 13th MEU

Ground vehicles

.The Corps operates the same High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) and M1A1 Abrams tank as does the Army.^ Main article: List of vehicles of the United States Marine Corps The Corps operates the same High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) and M1A1 Abrams tank as does the Army.
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^ An M1A1 Abrams tank of the 13th MEU. Ground vehicles .
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^ The LAV-25 is a dedicated wheeled armored personnel carrier, similar to the Army's Stryker vehicle, used to provide strategic mobility.
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.However, for its specific needs, the Corps uses a number of unique vehicles.^ However, for its specific needs, the Corps uses a number of unique vehicles.

^ Navy and Marine Medal of Honor 18621912 While specific statistics were not kept on the number of Hispanics in the Marine Corps, history documents instances of their heroic actions.
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^ The Marine Corps has ordered 1,960 MRAP vehicles, hoping to use them to replace all HMMWVs on patrols in Iraq.

.The LAV-25 is a dedicated wheeled armored personnel carrier, similar to the Army's Stryker vehicle, used to provide strategic mobility.^ The LAV-25 is a dedicated wheeled armored personnel carrier, similar to the Army's Stryker vehicle, used to provide strategic mobility.
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^ The Marine Corps maintains a larger percentage of its personnel and assets in the combat arms ( infantry , artillery , armor , and close air support ) than the Army.
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^ Amphibious capability is provided by the AAV-7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicle , an armored tracked vehicle that doubles as an armored personnel carrier , due to be replaced by the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle , a faster vehicle with superior armor and weaponry.
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[92] .Amphibious capability is provided by the AAV-7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicle, an armored tracked vehicle that doubles as an armored personnel carrier, due to be replaced by the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle, a faster vehicle with superior armor and weaponry.^ Amphibious capability is provided by the AAV-7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicle , an armored tracked vehicle that doubles as an armored personnel carrier , due to be replaced by the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle , a faster vehicle with superior armor and weaponry.
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^ The President further noted that he had authorized deployment of the amphibious ship USS Belleau Wood , together with its helicopters and her complement of personnel from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU SOC) to the East Timor region, to provide helicopter airlift and search and rescue support to the multinational operation.
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^ The light-attack and light transport capabilities are provided by AH-1W SuperCobras and UH-1N Hueys , slated to be replaced by the AH-1Z Viper and the UH-1Y Venom .
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.The threat of land mines and improvised explosive devices in Iraq and Afghanistan has also seen the Corps begin purchasing heavy armored vehicles that can better withstand the effects of these weapons as part of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle program.^ The threat of land mines and improvised explosive devices in Iraq and Afghanistan has also seen the Corps begin purchasing heavy armored vehicles that can better withstand the effects of these weapons as part of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle program .
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^ Wednesday my vehicle was blown up by an I.E.D (improvised explosive device).
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^ My team will serve as both the Marine Corps Logistics Command liaison to 2 nd FSSG as well as run an equipment replacement program in Iraq.
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[93] .The Marine Corps has ordered 1,960 MRAP vehicles, hoping to use them to replace all HMMWVs on patrols in Iraq.^ The Marine Corps has ordered 1,960 MRAP vehicles, hoping to use them to replace all HMMWVs on patrols in Iraq.
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^ Five paragraph order General Orders for Sentries Iron Mike Marine (military) United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve References .
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^ Five paragraph order General Orders for Sentries Iron Mike Marine (military) United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve [ edit ] References .

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.Prior to 2005, the Marines operated exclusively tube artillery—the M198 155 mm howitzer, now being replaced by the M777 155 mm howitzer.^ Prior to 2005, the Marines operated exclusively tube artillery—the M198 155 mm howitzer , now being replaced by the M777 155 mm howitzer .
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^ The Marines are now issuing the guys their version of new helmet pads, but they are not near as comfortable or secure as the ones from Operation Helmet.
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^ It replaced the half-track mounted 75mm gun as the regimental commander's artillery in Operation I CEBERG .
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.However, the Corps has expanded its artillery composition to include the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS), a truck-mounted rocket artillery system.^ However, the Corps has expanded its artillery composition to include the High Mobility Artillery rocket system (HIMARS), a truck-mounted rocket artillery system.

^ Devil Dog is oft-disputed as well, [ 85 ] but the tradition has expanded to include the bulldog 's association with the Corps, especially as a mascot.
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^ As described by Colonel Henderson, the TIC at IIIAC consisted of the corps artillery S-2 section "expanded to meet the needs of artillery, NGF, and CAS on a 24-hour basis .
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.Both are capable of firing guided munitions.^ Both are capable of firing guided munitions.
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Aircraft

.The organic aviation capability of the Marine Corps is essential to its mission.^ MV-22 Osprey Main article: United States Marine Corps Aviation The organic aviation capability of the Marine Corps is essential to its mission.
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^ The Marine Corps combat capabilities in some ways overlap those of the United States Army , the latter having historically viewed the Corps as encroaching on the Army's capabilities and competing for funding, missions, and renown.
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^ Since then, the Marine Corps, alongside other military and federal agencies, has engaged in global operations around the world in support of that mission.
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.The Corps operates both rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft mainly to provide assault support and close air support to its ground forces.^ The Corps operates both rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft mainly to provide assault support and close air support to its ground forces.
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^ US aircraft, he noted, were also available for close air support of UN forces in Croatia.
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^ Air-ground task forces .
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.However, other aircraft types are also used in a variety of support and special-purpose roles.^ However, other aircraft types are also used in a variety of support and special-purpose roles.
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^ Other US military personnel are deployed to other countries serving in administrative and logistics support roles, with approximately 1,000 US personnel in Macedonia, Albania and Greece.
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^ A single Marine Corps C-130 Hercules aircraft "Fat Albert" is used to support the US Navy's flight demonstration team, the " Blue Angels ".
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.The light-attack and light transport capabilities are provided by AH-1W SuperCobras and UH-1N Hueys, slated to be replaced by the AH-1Z Viper and the UH-1Y Venom.^ Marine AH-1 SuperCobra type of aircraft flown by Aguilar Major Michael J. Aguilar, an experienced H-1 , UH-1E "Huey" and AH-1 "Super Cobra" attack helicopter pilot, volunteered to fly combat missions in the desert upon Iraq's invasion of Kuwait.
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[96] .Medium-lift squadrons flying the CH-46E Sea Knight and CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopters are in the process of converting to the V-22 Osprey, a tilt-rotor aircraft with superior range and speed.^ Medium-lift squadrons flying the CH-46E Sea Knight and CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopters are in the process of converting to the V-22 Osprey , a tilt-rotor aircraft with superior range and speed.
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^ Heavy-lift squadrons are equipped with the CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter, eventually to be replaced with the upgraded CH-53K .
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^ AH-1W , UH-1N , CH-46E , CH-53D , CH-53E , MV-22 .
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.Heavy-lift squadrons are equipped with the CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter, eventually to be replaced with the upgraded CH-53K.^ Heavy-lift squadrons are equipped with the CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter, eventually to be replaced with the upgraded CH-53K .
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^ Medium-lift squadrons flying the CH-46E Sea Knight and CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopters are in the process of converting to the V-22 Osprey , a tilt-rotor aircraft with superior range and speed.
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[97]
.Marine attack squadrons fly the AV-8B Harrier II; while the fighter/attack mission is handled by the single-seat and dual-seat versions of the F/A-18 Hornet strike-fighter aircraft.^ Marine attack squadrons fly the AV-8B Harrier II ; while the fighter/attack mission is handled by the single-seat and dual-seat versions of the F/A-18 Hornet strike-fighter aircraft.
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^ File:Harriers over the MCAS Cherry Point sign.jpg AV-8B Harrier IIs from VMA-231 fly over MCAS Cherry Point Main article: List of United States Marine Corps installations The Marine Corps operates many major bases, 14 of which host operating forces, several support and training installations, as well as satellite facilities.

^ Marine Fighter Training Squadron 401 ( VMFT-401 ), operates F-5E, F-5F and F-5N Tiger II aircraft in support of air combat adversary ( aggressor ) training.
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.The AV-8B is a V/STOL aircraft that can operate from amphibious assault ships, land air bases and short, expeditionary airfields, while the F/A-18 can only be flown from land or aircraft carriers.^ The AV-8B is a V/STOL aircraft that can operate from amphibious assault ships , land air bases and short, expeditionary airfields, while the F/A-18 can only be flown from land or aircraft carriers.

^ Marine Fighter Training Squadron 401 ( VMFT-401 ), operates F-5E, F-5F and F-5N Tiger II aircraft in support of air combat adversary ( aggressor ) training.

^ During the battle for Motobu Peninsula, the 77th Infantry Division once again displayed its amphibious prowess by landing on the island of Ie Shima to seize its airfields.
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Both are slated to be replaced by the STOVL B version of the F-35 Lightning II, beginning training operations in 2008.[98]
.In addition, the Corps operates its own organic aerial refueling and electronic warfare (EW) assets in the form of the KC-130 Hercules and EA-6B Prowler.^ In addition, the Corps operates its own organic aerial refueling and electronic warfare (EW) assets in the form of the KC-130 Hercules and EA-6B Prowler .

^ The Prowler is the only active tactical electronic warfare aircraft left in the U.S. inventory, and has been labeled a "national asset"; frequently borrowed along with Navy Prowlers and EA-18G Growlers to assist in any American combat action since the retirement of the US Air Force's own EW aircraft.

^ In addition to basing a third of the Marine Corps Operating Forces in Japan, Marine Expeditionary Units (MEU) are typically stationed at sea.

.The Hercules doubles as a ground refueller and tactical-airlift transport aircraft.^ The Hercules doubles as a ground refueller and tactical-airlift transport aircraft.
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.The Prowler is the only active tactical electronic warfare aircraft left in the United States inventory, and has been labeled a "national asset"; frequently borrowed along with Navy Prowlers and EA-18G Growlers to assist in any American combat action since the retirement of the US Air Force's own EW aircraft.^ The Prowler is the only active tactical electronic warfare aircraft left in the United States inventory, and has been labeled a "national asset"; frequently borrowed along with Navy Prowlers and EA-18G Growlers to assist in any American combat action since the retirement of the US Air Force's own EW aircraft.
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^ The Prowler is the only active tactical electronic warfare aircraft left in the U.S. inventory, and has been labeled a "national asset"; frequently borrowed along with Navy Prowlers and EA-18G Growlers to assist in any American combat action since the retirement of the US Air Force's own EW aircraft.

^ The forces were withdrawn after the United States disapproved the action.
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[99]
.The Marines also operate unmanned aerial vehicles: the RQ-7 Shadow and Scan Eagle for tactical reconnaissance.^ The Marines also operate unmanned aerial vehicles : the RQ-7 Shadow and Scan Eagle for tactical reconnaissance.
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^ PHILIPPINES: The four SBD squadrons of Marine Aircraft Group 32 closed tactical operations in the Philippines preparatory to returning to the U.S. on 15 August.
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^ Aircraft, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific, was defined as a major component of Fleet Marine Force, Pacific, although operational control of its tactical units was to remain with the Commander, Air Force.
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[100][101]
.Marine Fighter Training Squadron 401 (VMFT-401), operates F-5E, F-5F and F-5N Tiger II aircraft in support of air combat adversary (aggressor) training.^ Marine Fighter Training Squadron 401 ( VMFT-401 ), operates F-5E, F-5F and F-5N Tiger II aircraft in support of air combat adversary ( aggressor ) training.

^ AV-8B Harrier IIs from VMA-231 fly over MCAS Cherry Point Main article: List of United States Marine Corps installations The Marine Corps operates many major bases, 14 of which host operating forces, several support and training installations, as well as satellite facilities.
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^ Loria flew 42 combat missions in support of allied operations during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
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.Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1) operates the VH-3D Sea King and VH-60N Nighthawk helicopters in the VIP transport role, most notably Marine One, but are due to be replaced by the VH-71 Kestrel.^ Marine Helicopter Squadron One ( HMX-1 ) operates the VH-3D Sea King and VH-60N Nighthawk helicopters in the VIP transport role, most notably Marine One , but are due to be replaced by the VH-71 Kestrel .
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^ Marine Fighter Training Squadron 401 ( VMFT-401 ), operates F-5E, F-5F and F-5N Tiger II aircraft in support of air combat adversary ( aggressor ) training.
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^ PHILIPPINES: The four SBD squadrons of Marine Aircraft Group 32 closed tactical operations in the Philippines preparatory to returning to the U.S. on 15 August.
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A single Marine Corps C-130 Hercules aircraft "Fat Albert" is used to support the US Navy's flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels".

Marine bases and stations

.The Marine Corps operates many major bases, 14 of which host operating forces, several support and training installations, as well as satellite facilities.^ Marines are also present at, and operate many, forward bases during expeditionary operations.

^ File:Harriers over the MCAS Cherry Point sign.jpg AV-8B Harrier IIs from VMA-231 fly over MCAS Cherry Point Main article: List of United States Marine Corps installations The Marine Corps operates many major bases, 14 of which host operating forces, several support and training installations, as well as satellite facilities.

^ AV-8B Harrier IIs from VMA-231 fly over MCAS Cherry Point Main article: List of United States Marine Corps installations The Marine Corps operates many major bases, 14 of which host operating forces, several support and training installations, as well as satellite facilities.
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[102] .Marine Corps bases are concentrated around the locations of the Marine Expeditionary Forces, though reserve units are scattered throughout the United States.^ Acab was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps Reserves where he served for six years.
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^ United States Marine Corps ( October 1 , 2005 ).
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^ Marine Corps bases are concentrated around the locations of the Marine Expeditionary Forces , though reserve units are scattered throughout the United States.

.The principal bases are Camp Pendleton on the West Coast, home to I MEF; Camp Lejeune on the East Coast, home to II MEF; and Camp Butler in Okinawa, Japan, home to III MEF.^ The Marine Corps honored her memory, the II MEF Communications Training Center in Camp Lejeune, N.C. was dedicated as the Valdez Training Facility.
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^ My pal Lisa Agustsson and I drove down the 405 Freeway to the 5, immense ten lane highways most of the way, to camp Pendleton, the major Marine Corps base on the West Coast.

^ After completing boot camp at Camp Lejeune, NC, she was sent to Quartermaster School and assigned to the Marine Corps Base at Quantico , Virginia .
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.Other important bases include air stations, recruit depots, logistics bases, and training commands.^ Other important bases include air stations, recruit depots, logistics bases, and training commands.

^ Females attend only the Parris Island depot as part of the segregated Fourth Recruit Training Battalion.

^ USMC: Marine Corps Air Station, Mojave, California, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel John S. Holmberg, was established to provide, equip, and maintain facilities necessary to train Marine aircraft groups.
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.Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms in California is the Marine Corps' largest base and home to the Corps' most complex, combined-arms, live-fire training.^ That was to finally bring the Marine Corps home.

^ Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms in California is the Marine Corps' largest base and home to the Corps' most complex, combined-arms, live-fire training.
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^ Marine Fighter Training Squadron 401 ( VMFT-401 ), operates F-5E, F-5F and F-5N Tiger II aircraft in support of air combat adversary ( aggressor ) training.
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.Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia is home to Marine Corps Combat Development Command, and nicknamed the "Crossroads of the Marine Corps".[103][104] Marines also operate detachments at many installations owned by other branches, to better share resources, such as specialty schools.^ That was to finally bring the Marine Corps home.

^ Marines are also present at, and operate many, forward bases during expeditionary operations.

^ Marines also operate detachments at many installations owned by other branches, to better share resources, such as specialty schools.

.Marines are also present at, and operate many, forward bases during expeditionary operations.^ Marines are also present at, and operate many, forward bases during expeditionary operations.
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^ U.S. Marines participated in combat operations in Somalia (1992–1995) during Operations Restore Hope , Restore Hope II, and United Shield to provide humanitarian relief.

^ In addition to basing a third of the Marine Corps Operating Forces in Japan, Marine Expeditionary Units (MEU) are typically stationed at sea.
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.Finally, Marines operate a presence in the National Capital Region, with Headquarters Marine Corps scattered amongst the Pentagon, Henderson Hall, Washington Navy Yard, and Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C..^ Rod Carew baseball Hall of Famer: Carew joined the Marine Corps in 1965, and served on active duty with Headquarters Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd FSSG at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
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^ Headquarters Marine Corps .
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^ Despite transferring overall command to the Navy in 2006, the Marines continued to operate in the Horn of Africa into 2007.
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See also

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