Brought to us in 1775, the United States Marine Corps celebrates 238 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". According to their hymn, they even guard the streets of heaven.
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.
These distinguished service providers take their pledge and oath to protect our nation more than seriously. Equipped with the toughest and most scrutinizing training of any armed force, this elite group produces fierce fighters and model citizens.