Connect
Get the

Early Brief

Sign-up
Newsletter
Marine Corps Buddy Finder
Marine Corps Unit Pages

Marine Corps Spec Ops

Marine Corps Community

The U.S. Marine Corps was created on November 10, 1775.  The Marine Corps started as infantry combat forces serving aboard naval vessels as ship’s security and to conduct offensive and defensive combat during boarding actions, acting as sharpshooters and conducting amphibious assaults.

The Marines fully developed and used the tactics of amphibious landings in World War II, most notably in the Pacific Island Campaign.

Marine tactics and doctrine focus on aggressiveness and the offensive.  The Marines have been central in developing groundbreaking tactics for maneuver warfare; they can be credited with the development of helicopter insertion doctrine and modern amphibious assault.

Marine warfare specialties today include jobs in intelligence, aviation, logistics, artillery, infantry, communications, construction, ordnance disposal, and tank warfare.

The Marine Corps motto is “Semper Fidelis,” which means “always faithful.”

There are approximately 198,000 Marines currently serving across the globe.

Marine Corps News

Get Marine Corps Fit

  • US Marine Corps Recruit Training
    USMC Recruit Training
    If you are thinking about joining the USMC, you will have to pass the IST - Initial Strength Test. The IST is a shortened versi...
  • Marine Corps Initial Strength Test (IST)
    Marine Corps Initial Strength Test (IST)
    The USMC Physical Fitness Test is administered every six months. All Marines are provided time to train and are expected to mai...
  • Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test (CFT)
    Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test (CFT)
    The CFT is intended to keep Marines ready for the physical rigors of contemporary combat operations. Individual readiness will ...
  • Marine Corps Body Composition Program
    Marine Corps Body Composition Program
    The USMC Body Composition Program The Marine Corps PCP has two main components - The Physical Fitness Test and the Body Compos...
  • USMC PFT Score Charts
    USMC PFT Score Charts
    The following are the detailed score charts for both male and female Marine's for each PFT event. The Marine Corps PCP has two...
  • Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test
    Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test
    The USMC Physical Fitness Test Fitness is essential to the day-to-day effectiveness and combat readiness of the Marine Corps. ...
  • USMC Weight Charts
    USMC Weight Charts
    The following tables reflect the Marine Corps weight standards for both male and female Marines. All Marines are expected to m...
© 2015 Military Advantage