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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: United States Marine Corps
The Marine Corps has a widely held reputation as a fierce and effective fighting force and the Marines take pride in their gung-ho attitude, they are indoctrinated with a strong belief in their chain of command and the importance of esprit de corps, a spirit of enthusiasm and pride in themselves and the Corps.
Marines are regularly admonished from the time that they are recruits in boot camp that their conduct, even while on liberty, leave, or after they are discharged, can and will reflect upon the Corps.
As of October 2005, Marine Generals Peter Pace (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) and James L. Jones (Commander of the United States European Command; NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Europe; and a former commandant of the Marine Corps) are senior in time and grade to the commandant.
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 United States Marine Corps - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Marines are credited with the development of helicopter insertion doctrine, and were the earliest in the American military to widely adopt maneuver warfare principles, which emphasize low-level initiative and flexible execution.
On October 23, 1983, a Marine barracks in Lebanon was bombed, causing the highest peacetime losses to the Corps in its history (220 Marines of the 24th MAU were killed) and leading to the American withdrawal from Lebanon.
Marines and those familiar with Marine Corps tradition will often object to the use of the term "ex-Marine," Marines are inculcated with the Marine ethos "Once a Marine, always a Marine." Former Marine refers to an individual that completed their service and has received an honorable or general discharge from the service.
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The Commandant of the Marine Corps is the highest ranking officer of the Marine Corps.
Marine Generals Peter Pace (Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) and James Jones (Commander in Chief of the United States European Command; NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Europe; and a former Commandant of the Marine Corps) are Marines currently senior to the Commandant.
The United States Marine Corps was first established as the Continental Marines during the American Revolutionary War by a resolution of the Continental Congress on November 10, 1775.
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 United States Marine Corps Encyclopedia Article @ BareHands.com (Bare Hands)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The United States Marine Corps traces its institutional roots to the Continental Marines of the American Revolutionary War, formed by a resolution of the Continental Congress on November 10, 1775.
The Marine Corps seal was designated by General Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr., and consists of the Marine emblem in bronze, the beak holding a ribbon reading "Semper Fidelis", on a scarlet and blue background with gold trim.
Marine Corps bases are concentrated around the location of the Marine Expeditionary Forces, though reserve units are scattered throughout the United States.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : United States Marine Corps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Marine Corps is the second smallest of the five branches (Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard) of the U.S. military, with 172,000 active and 40,000 reserve Marines as of 2005.
The Marine Corps was initially composed of infantry combat forces serving aboard naval vessels, responsible for security of the ship, its captain and officers, offensive and defensive combat during boarding actions, by acting as sharpshooters, and carrying out amphibious assaults.
Marines are less generous with awards and unit identification; the rationale behind this is that as a member of an elite force, it is enough to be identified simply as a Marine.
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 USMC - History on United States Marine Corps
Marines participated in numerous naval operations during the War of 1812, as well as participating in the defense of Washington at Bladensburg, Maryland, and fought alongside Andrew Jackson in the defeat of the British at New Orleans.
While Marine units took part in the post-war occupation of Japan and North China, studies were undertaken at Quantico, Virginia, which concentrated on attaining a "vertical envelopment" capability for the Corps through the use of helicopters.
The Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory was created in 1995 to evaluate change, assess the impact of new technologies on warfighting, and expedite the introduction of new capabilities into the operating forces of the Marine Corps.
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 United States Marine Corps Encyclopedia Article @ ArtOfTexas.com (Art of Texas)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military.
The Marine Corps is the second smallest of the five branches (Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard) of the U.S. military, with 180,000 active and 40,000 reserve Marines as of 2005.
In absolute terms, the US Marine Corps is nonetheless larger than the armed forces of many major nations; for example, it is larger than the British Army.
www.artoftexas.com /encyclopedia/Portal:United_States_Marine_Corps   (1047 words)

  
 List of United States Marine Corps aircraft squadrons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Marines board a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter on USS Saipan, during beach-landing training.
Crowder, Michael J. United States Marine Corps Aviation Squadron Lineage, Insignia and History - Volume One - The Fighter Squadrons.
U.S. Marine Corps Aviation Unit Insignia 1941 - 1946.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_United_States_Marine_Corps_aircraft_squadrons   (159 words)

  
 Officer Home | U.S. Marine Corps Officer Candidate's Guide
Before there was a nation, there were Marines.
Leading the way have been Marine Corps Officers.
If you think you have what it takes to be one of us, and a leader of Marines, start here.
www.marineofficer.com   (53 words)

  
 United States Marine Corps
Here's health to you and to Our Corps..
In many a strife we've fought for life..
From the Halls of Montezuma - U.S. Marine Corps
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