Established in 1775, the United States Marine Corps celebrates 237 years of excellence. As America's first line of defense in any battle, long-time protectors of the President, and United States Embassies in all other nations, the USMC has maintained its title as "The Few, The Proud". We love Marines.
Latin for "always faithful," Semper Fidelis became the Marine Corps motto in 1883. It guides Marines to remain faithful to the mission at hand, to each other, to the Corps and to country, no matter what.
Marines take their pledge and oath to protect our nation extremely seriously. Equipped with the highest and most scrutinizing training of any armed force, this elite group produces fierce fighters and model citizens.