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  United States Marine Corps Customs and Traditions
The offical seal of the Corps,designed by General Shepherd, 20th Commandant, consists of the Marine Corps Emblem in bronze with the eagle holding in his beak a scroll inscibed Semper Fidelis, a scarlet and blue background for the emblem, and the words, Department of the Navy and the United States Marine Corps encircling the background.
The Official seal of the Corps, designed by General Shepherd, 20th Commandant, consists of the Marine Corps emblem in bronze with the eagle holding in his beak a scroll inscribed Semper Fidelis, a scarlet and blue background for the emblem, and the words, Department of the Navy and United States Marine Corps encircling the background.
This privilege was bestowed on the Corps by the Secretary of the Navy on 9 August 1876.
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 Flags of the U.S. Marine Corps
The current design, scarlet with the corps badge in gray and yellow, was adopted in 1939, although Marine Corps Order 4 had established scarlet and gold and the official colors of the Corps as early as 1925.
The official battle color of the Corps is maintained by Marine Barracks, Washington, DC, and carried on parade by the color sergeant of the Marine Corps.
Marine Corps guidons are rectangular scarlet flags measuring 22 by 28 inches with the Corps badge in silhouette in the center in yellow and the unit designation in block letters in the lower corners.
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 Marine Corps (U.S.)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Marine Corps general officers' "distinguishing flags" are 36 by 52 inches rather than 36 by 48 like the Army and Air Force.
Marine Corps Post Commander, circa World War I - The commander of a marine corps post below general officer rank was authorized to display a pennant in the bow of a boat in which he was embarked.
This pennant was 1:3, the hoist (one-third the length of the fly) blue with thirteen white stars in rows of 4, 5, and 4, the remainder scarlet with the Marine Corps badge of eagle, globe, and anchor in white on the scarlet area.
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 Marine Corps Birthday Message from the Commandant of the Marine Corps
It is a status forged in the cauldron of basic training, tempered by shared hardship, and sharpened in the crucible of battle.
This inner commitment, this spirit, is passed from Marine to Marine, generation to generation — not in word — not in print — but in resolve.
It is a resolve to be the most ready when the nation is least ready — to sortie into the unknown — to meet the unexpected — to overcome the impossible — to defeat the forces of tyranny — to guarantee victory.
www.marine-family.org /hqmc/cmcs/krulak2.htm   (433 words)

  
 General Marine Corps Knowledge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Medal of Honor; commanded the VMF-214 also known as the "Black Sheep Squadron" and was the Marine Corps' top ranking ace of WWII with 28 victories; a television series was created about him and his squadron.
Marine sniper with the highest number of confirmed kills (103) - he is still alive and in September 1999 was invited to speak at the Scout/Sniper school on Camp Pendleton.
On 29 January 1943, she was sworn in as a Major in the United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve (USMCWR) and was sworn in as the first Director of the Women's Reserve, which was formed on 7 November 1942.
www.marinedevildog.com /mclinks/general.htm   (2017 words)

  
 Marine Corps commandant Hagee: Projecting power faster, better Sea Power - Find Articles
Michael W. Hagee, commandant of the Marine Corps, previously was the commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary Force during the lead-in to Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The combatant commander needed a force in there to stop the Taliban who were flowing from the east to the west.
Our job in the Marine Corps is to be able to quickly project sustainable combat power ashore; that is what we will do for the combatant commander as part of the joint force, with systems such as the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3738/is_200311/ai_n9311633   (1026 words)

  
 CNN.com - Incoming top Marine removes awards - Jan. 7, 2003
The incoming commandant of the Marine Corps, Lt. Gen.
Marine officials said there are problems with the system of handling applications and documentation for awards, and that requirements for such awards change frequently.
Hagee is scheduled to be sworn in Monday as the 33rd commandant of the Marine Corps, succeeding Gen. James Jones, who will become supreme allied commander in Europe.
www.cnn.com /2003/US/01/07/marine.commandant   (497 words)

  
 Marine Corps Association: Programs & Events
The Marine Corps Association and Headquarters Marine Corps, Plans, Policies and Operations Department were pleased to present the annual MCA Ground Awards Dinner at the Crystal Gateway Marriott hotel in Arlington, Virginia on the evening of 21 September 2006.
Continuing, the Commandant expressed awe at the resiliency of our Marines responding to the current operational tempo and said that, contrary to what the press has been indicating, he did not think the tempo was actually hurting the Marine Corps.
The Marine Corps Association is grateful for the generous support of the H. Ross Perot Foundation for providing the endowment that supports the annual presentation of the Leftwich Trophy.
www.mca-marines.org /programsGroundDinner-2006.asp   (1593 words)

  
 CNN.com - Civilian deaths send top Marine to Iraq - May 25, 2006
According to a statement released by the Marine Corps, Hagee is expected to address the core values of honor, courage and commitment, and "the risk of becoming indifferent to the loss of a human life."
The battalion commander and two company commanders were relieved of their commands and reassigned to staff posts at Camp Pendleton, California.
Last week, Rep. John Murtha, D-Pennsylvania, a decorated retired Marine colonel who is opposed to the war in Iraq, said the investigation of the Haditha deaths would show that the toll was higher than 15 and that the Marines killed the civilians "in cold blood." He said he received his information from U.S. commanders.
www.cnn.com /2006/WORLD/meast/05/25/hagee.iraq   (788 words)

  
 Hagee retires, Conway appointed 34th commandant - Marine Corps Community for USMC Veterans
Marine Barracks Washington, Washington D.C. (Nov. 13, 2006) -- Gen. James T. Conway became the 34th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Monday, after assuming command from Gen. Michael W. Hagee during a passage of command ceremony here.
Secretary of Defense, Donald H. Rumsfeld, was present for the retirement and the passage of command ceremony.
He also noted Hagee has led the Marine Corps during some of the organization’s most challenging times, citing the Marines’ hard fighting in Fallujah, Ramadi and other parts of western Iraq.
www.leatherneck.com /forums/showthread.php?t=37103   (405 words)

  
 Marine Corps Times - Conway becomes commandant
Mike Hagee handed command to Conway, passing the Corps’ battle colors to his successor at the Marine barracks in Washington, D.C. Conway was operations director of the Joint Staff and previously commanded the Camp Pendleton, Calif.-based I Marine Expeditionary Force through two tours in Iraq.
The Corps sent 70,000 Marines and sailors to Iraq in less than 60 days and performed worldwide humanitarian aid in response to earthquakes, mudslides and Hurricane Katrina.
“The Marine Corps is fortunate that they have been led by a man with vision and courage and honor,” Rumsfeld said of Hagee.
www.marinecorpstimes.com /story.php?f=1-292925-2353597.php   (373 words)

  
 David Monroe Shoup, General, United States Marine Corps
From June 1929 to September 1931, Lieutenant Shoup was assigned to the Marine detachment aboard the USS MARYLAND.
Eisenhower on August 12, 1959 to be the 22d Commandant of the Marine Corps, and his nomination for a four-year term was confirmed by the Senate.
Preceded in death by her husband, General David Monroe Shoup, United States Marine Corps (Retired); Survived by daughter, Carolyn Lamar of North Carolina; brother, Floyd DeHaven of Indiana; granddaughters, Catherine Chase of New York, Vicky Watkins of North Carolina, Martha Shoup of Colorado; grandson, Kenneth Shoup of Virginia; and great-granddaughter, Becky Watkins of North Carolina.
www.arlingtoncemetery.net /shoup.htm   (1609 words)

  
 Commandant, Marine Corps sergeant major visit Thunderbolts at Al Asad - Marine Corps Community for USMC Veterans
Michael W. Hagee, commandant of the Marine Corps, accompanied by Sgt. Maj.
The visit allowed the Marines and Sailors the chance to see their commandant and sergeant major up close and ask questions, according to Lt. Col.
According to Orr, Estrada said he was pleased with the quality of the Marines he met while he was at the squadron.
www.leatherneck.com /forums/showthread.php?p=198837#post198837   (597 words)

  
 HD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
General Louis Hugh Wilson, Jr., a World War II recipient of the Medal of Honor and 26th Commandant of the Marine Corps, was born 11 February 1920 in Brandon, Mississippi.
He enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve in May 1941 and was commissioned a second lieutenant in November of that year.
He was advanced to the grade of major general in March 1970 and assumed command of I Marine Amphibious Force, 3d Marine Division on Okinawa, where he was awarded a third Legion of Merit for his service.
hqinet001.hqmc.usmc.mil /HD/Historical/Whos_Who/Wilson_LH.htm   (816 words)

  
 DefenseLink News Article: Rumsfeld Welcomes New Marine Corps Commandant
As commandant, Hagee “left behind a Marine Corps that under his watch has become the best-trained, the best-led, and the best-equipped force in history,” Rumsfeld pointed out.
Conway led the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force in Iraq, the secretary recalled, and he had also shaped the minds of promising leaders at Marine Corps University.
The Marines and other members of the U.S. military “are in the hearts and the prayers of everyone here and the people all across our country,” Rumsfeld said.
www.defenselink.mil /News/NewsArticle.aspx?id=2112   (500 words)

  
 Marine Corps International Education and Training   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
They encompass most Marine Corps military occupational specialties, from aviation to supply and included most Marine Corps weapons systems, from assault amphibian vehicle to non-lethal weapons.
The benefit to the Marine Corps of having a relationship with these officers is far-reaching.
When they return to their parent commands they become a valuable source of expertise for the area they visited.
disam.osd.mil /itm/Articles/MarCorpsIntlTng.htm   (1612 words)

  
 Commandant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The commander of certain military corps and services, such as the Commandant of the Marine Corps and the Commandant of the Coast Guard in the United States or the Commandant of the (now obsolete) Women's Royal Naval Service in the United Kingdom.
The commander of a military or police training installation such as a military academy or police academy.
The commander of a military prison or similar penal installation, such as a concentration camp.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Commandant   (308 words)

  
 MARINE CORPS MUSTANG ASSOCIATION
Any Marine, after having served on active duty in the enlisted ranks of the United States Marine Corps or Marine Corps Reserve, has risen to the officer ranks, and further served as a commissioned or warrant officer on either active duty or reserve status.
The MCMA strives to inspire love of our Corps and Country and afford to all of its members a means to promote camaraderie and esprit de corps in keeping with the highest spirit and traditions of the United States Marine Corps.
The Marine Corps Mustang Association, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation, incorporated in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
www.marinecorpsmustang.org   (509 words)

  
 Randolph McCall Pate, General, United States Marine Corps
A Marine officer since September 1921, General Pate was a veteran of the Korean fighting, World War II action on Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima, and pre-World War II expeditionary service in Santo Domingo and China.
"Moving the 1st Marine Division from corps reserve to position on line shortly after he assumed control of the 1st Marine Division, he was responsible for a sector that was far greater in size than is normally the area of responsibility for a division.
In July 1954, General Pate was appointed Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps and Chief of Staff, serving in that capacity with the rank of lieutenant general for eighteen months.
www.arlingtoncemetery.net /pate.htm   (1011 words)

  
 Commandant of the Corps
Remaining in Washington, his next assignment was as the Marine Corps Liaison Officer to the United States Senate, where he served until July 1984.
In August 1987, General Jones returned to Headquarters Marine Corps, where he served as Senior Aide to the Commandant of the Marine Corps.
On April 21, 1999, he was nominated for appointment to the grade of General and assignment as the 32d Commandant of the Marine Corps.
www.jrotc.org /commandant_of_the_corps.htm   (554 words)

  
 A message from the Commandant of the Marine Corps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
When General Hagee assumed responsibilities as the 33rd commandant of the Marine Corps, the Corps was fully engaged in Afghanistan and the war on terrorism, but not yet committed in Iraq.
He led the Corps as it mobilized for Iraq and as it transformed for global engagement in the long war.
Marines, the next few years will be tough.
www.marforres.usmc.mil /News/2006.11/CMC_ALMAR.html   (483 words)

  
 Marine Corps News -> Commandant decorates Darkhorse Marine for combat valor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Headquarters Marine Corps Commandant of the Marine Corps Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps General Officer and SES Biographies
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Michael W. Hagee presented the Bronze Star Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device to Sgt. Matthew S. Scarborough, a TOW gunner with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment at the Camp Fallujah Chapel of Hope.
He said receiving the award from the commandant of the Marine Corps is one of his proudest moments in service.
www.usmc.mil /marinelink/mcn2000.nsf/main5/EB269E9D557390448525714E0038B5D3?opendocument   (723 words)

  
 Top Marine: No Plan For Post-Saddam Iraq, CBS News Exclusive: General And Superiors Didn't Have Plan For Control Of ...
Hagee took over the Marine Corps just two months before the invasion of Iraq — and throughout his years as Commandant, he made a point of going there every two months to do a firsthand assessment of the battlefield.
As Commander of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force during the lead-up to the war, Hagee was in charge of planning for the Marines' original push to Baghdad.
The way the military is organized, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, as well as all the other service chiefs, does not command any of the troops in the field.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/11/13/national/main2177031.shtml   (752 words)

  
 New Marine Corps Commandant Welcomed
Rumsfeld pointed to the heroism of Marine Corps Cpl. Jason Dunham, of Scio, N.Y., the second Medal of Honor recipient from Operation Enduring Freedom, who gave his life to save his fellow Marines.
The defense secretary also recounted a meeting he'd had with a badly wounded Marine being treated at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Md. The Marine's fighting spirit was still strong despite his injuries, Rumsfeld recalled.
At the Marine Corps Community Center, keep up with your units, find buddies and reunions, connect with military associations, or chat with other military servicemembers and veterans.
www.military.com /NewsContent/0,13319,118890,00.html   (537 words)

  
 32nd Commandant of the Marine Corps
The change of command was the second major event at Marine Barracks Washington this week.
McMichael is the 14th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps.
He was promoted to General on June 30, 1999, and assigned duties as Commandant of the Marine Corps effective July 1, 1999.
millennium.fortunecity.com /redwood/352/usmc12.htm   (639 words)

  
 Marine Corps News -> 'Highway Patrol' scans Iraq's roadways
Gooding frequently orders his Marines to get out of their vehicles and walk along the shoulders both to get a better ‘eyes on’ the surrounding terrain and so they can interact with the locals.
By meeting and talking with the Iraqi citizenry, Gooding and his Marines are able to gain a feel for the locals’ attitude toward the Iraqi government and U.S. forces in the region, and also what their needs are.
Although these combat patrols, conducted both in the day time and at night, are long and dangerous, the Marines are often swarmed by throngs of children as they patrol the Iraqi towns, and report that most Iraqis seem receptive to their presence.
www.usmc.mil /marinelink/mcn2000.nsf/main5/11A03DC5840BC63C852570EA0068BC26?opendocument   (838 words)

  
 Online NewsHour: Gen. Krulak -- June 25, 1999
JIM LEHRER: Finally tonight, a conversation with the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Charles Krulak.
I -- when I look at the core values of the United States Marine Corps-- honor, courage, and commitment-- I believe in my heart and soul that those are the same values of the mothers and fathers of America.
In other words, forget these new young Marines - as a commandant of the Marine Corps, a man who's been in the Marine Corps 35 years -- when you look out at civilian society today and relate that to the violence that manifested itself in these school shootings.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/military/jan-june99/krulak_6-25.html   (2319 words)

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