Prestige and Legacy
The prestige and legacy of the Marine Corps is well known. The most elite warriors and leaders in our nation’s armed forces wear the Marine uniform.
Our institution began with the country itself. The Marine Corps was founded by act of Continental Congress in 1775 as the defenders of the colonies in their struggle for independence. We were tasked with remaining always ready to protect the United States’ interests in times of need.
More than 235 years later, we maintain this Marine legacy by upholding the highest standards. Few men and women have the opportunity to become Marines, and even fewer will prove they have the drive, endurance and character to become members of this elite force.
If your son or daughter is one of the few, you and your family will share in the prestige and in the pride we feel to be upholding the ideals of democracy and supporting the American way of life.
Why the Marines?:
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