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Unitit States Marine Corps

The Unitit States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch o the Unitit States Airmed Forces responsible for providin pouer projection frae the sea,[9] uisin the mobility o the Unitit States Navy tae rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. It is ane o seiven uniformed services o the Unitit States. Creatit in 1775, the Marine Corps haes been a component o the Unitit States Depairtment o the Navy syne 1834,[10][11] eften wirkin closely witnaval forces for trainin, transportation, an logistics.[12]

Unitit States Marine Corps
Seal of the United States Marine Corps.svg
Active 10 November 1775 – present
(244 years)
Kintra  Unitit States o Americae
Allegiance Unitit States Constitution
Teep Marine combined arms
Role Amphibious an expeditionary warfare
Size 195,000 active (as o Februar 2013)[2]
40,000 reserve (as o 2010)[3]
Pairt o Depairtment o the Navy
(syne 1834)
Heidquarters The Pentagon, Virginie, U.S.
Motto(s) Semper Fidelis
Colours Scarlet, Gowd[4]         
Mairch "Semper Fidelis" Aboot this soondPlay 
"The Marine's Hymn"
Mascot(s) Inglis Bulldug[5][6]
Engagements American Revolutionary War
First an Seicont Barbary Wars
War o 1812
Seminole Wars
Seicont Seminole War
First Sumatran expedition
Seicont Sumatran expedeetion
Mexican–American War
American Ceevil War
Spaingie–American War
Philippine–American War
Boxer Rebellion
Banana Wars
Warld War I
Warld War II
Korean War
1958 Lebanon crisis
Vietnam War
Iranian Hostage Rescue
Multinational Force in Lebanon
1983 Beirut barracks bombin
Invasion o Grenada
1986 bombin o Libya
Invasion o Panama
Persian Gulf War
Somali Ceevil War
Bosnian War
1998 bombin o Iraq
Kosovo War
War in Afghanistan
Iraq War
Operation Odyssey Dawn
Decorations U.S. Navy Presidential Unit Citation streamer.png
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Presidential Unit Citation
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Joint Meritorious Unit Awaird
Navy Unit Commendation streamer (USMC).svg
Navy Unit Commendation
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Valorous Unit Award
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Meritorious Unit Commendation
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French Croix de Guerre 1914-1918
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Philippine Presidential Unit Citation
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Korean Presidential Unit Citation
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Vietnam Gallantry Cross
Vietnam Ceevil Actions Medal
Commander-in-Chief Donald Trump
Secretar o Defence The Honorable James Mattis[7]
Secretar o the Navy The Honourable Ray Mabus
Commandant o the Marine Corps Gen Robert Neller
Assistant Commandant o the Marine Corps Gen. Glenn M. Walters
Sergeant Major o the Marine Corps SMMC[8] Ronald L. Green
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Unitit States Marine Corps flag Flag of the United States Marine Corps.svg


  2. "USMC 3-star to retired CNO: 'Where's the beef?'" (PDF). Marine Times. Feb 2013. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  3. "Reserve Force Figures" (PDF). The Continental Marine Magazine – Almanac 2010. Marine Forces Reserve. 2010. p. 9. Retrieved 27 December 2010. The Selected Marine Corps Reserve has approximately 41,600 Marines; the Individual Ready Reserve has approximately 60,000 Marines. [deid airtin]
  4. Lejeune, Major General John A (18 April 1925). "Marine Corps Order No. 4 (Series 1925)". Commandant of the Marine Corps. United States Marine Corps History Division. Retrieved 2 February 2010. 
  5. Loredo-Agostini, Sgt Heidi E. (30 July 2009). "Ready for the Corps: Marines recruit latest mascot from South Texas". Recruiting Station San Antonio. Castroville, Texas: United States Marine Corps. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  6. Dobbs, LCpl Chris (25 July 2008). "Marine Barracks' mascot, Chesty the XII, retires after more than 40 'dog years' of faithful service". Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C.: United States Marine Corps. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  7. "The Latest: Senate confirms Mattis for defense secretary". Washington Post. Associated Press. January 20, 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-20. 
  8. Retrieved 13 January 2017
  9. Gen. Charles C. Krulak (1996). "Operational Maneuver from the Sea" (PDF). Headquarters Marine Corps. 
  10. "U.S. Navy Organization: An Overview". United States Navy. Retrieved 3 August 2008. 
  11. "National Security Act of 1947, SEC. 206. (a) (50 U.S.C. 409(b))" (PDF). Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  12. "National Security Act of 1947, SEC. 606. (50 U.S.C. 426)" (PDF). Retrieved 13 December 2010.