US Marines – Overview of training and history

Overview of the US Marines training and history. The U.S. Marine Corps is a segment of the U.S. Army that uses the Navy’s mobility to give power projection and to swiftly provide combined arms task-forces in the air, on land or at sea. They have three main responsibilities. To defend or seize advanced bases and other land operations in support of naval campaigns. To develop tactics, equipment and techniques needed by amphibious -landing forces (while coordinating with the Air Force and Army) as well as any other duties that may be given by the U.S. president.

History of US Marines

The US Marines initially began as the Continental Marines of the American Revolutionary War after a resolution by the 2nd Continental Congress on 10th November, 1775. The main objective was to have two different Marine battalions. When the American Revolution ended in April 1783, both the Continental Marines and Continental Navy were disbanded. United States Congress later created the U.S. Marine Corps on 11th July 1798 in preparation for the impending Quasi War against France.


Every year, 38, 000 new officers are recruited and trained while more than 2,000 are commissioned at the end of the training period. Recruitment is conducted by the Marine Corps Recruitment Command. Marine officers are usually commissioned through; the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps, United States Naval Academy or the Officer Candidates School.

After commissioning, they’re all required to attend The Basic Training School which is located in Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. The institution offers training in combined arms warfare and infantry to second lieutenants, foreign officers and warrant officers. Enlisted marines must attend boot camp/ recruit training at either Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island or Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. It’s also mandatory for enlisted Marines to train at the School of Infantry at Camp Pendleton or Camp Geiger.

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Motto and Creed

The U.S. Marine’s motto is Semper Fidelis. It’s a Latin phrase which means always faithful. Their creed is known as My Riffle. US Marines are therefore required to declare that the Rifle;

  • 1. is their rifle, that there are others which resemble it, but none is equal to it.
  • 2. is their best friend as well as their life, and they must master it.
  • 3. is extremely important since they’re useless without the Rifle.
  • 4. must always hit the intended target.
  • 5. is their life

N/B: The creed has been paraphrased

The Iraq Campaign

The Iraq Campaign is/was also referred to as Operation Inherent Resolve, Operation Iraq Freedom and Operation New Dawn. US Marines invaded Iraq in 2003, along with the 3rd Infantry Division of the U.S. army, but left in Summer of the same year. In January 2004, they returned to Iraq for occupation duty (specifically in Al Anbar Province). They executed Operation Vigilant Resolve (April 2004) and Operation

Phantom Fury (November 2004). Their role officially ended on 23rd January, 2010, even though they were compelled to go back to Iraq in 2014 (during Summer) because of growing violence.

The Afghanistan Campaign

Operation Afghanistan Campaign (also known as Operation Enduring Freedom) officially began in November 2001. It was carried out by the fifteenth and twenty-sixth Marine Expeditionary Units, although preparations had started in October 2004 in Uzbekistan and Pakistan (along the Afghanistan border). Since that year, Marine squadrons and battalions have been operating in the country, fighting Al-Qaeda and Taliban forces.

The Vietnam War

U.S. Marine Corps played a significant role in the war in Vietnam by participating in the Da Nang, Khe Sanh, Hue City and Con Thien battles. The USMC conducted operations in South Vietnam, where they engaged in vicious guerilla warfare against the Viet Cong. US Marines withdrew from Vietnam in 1971, but returned in 1975 to rescue the Mayaguez crew as well as to evacuate Saigon.

Commemorate A US Marine Service

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