5 Things You Don't Know About: U.S. Marine Corps

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Hosted by Benari Poulten, a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve and veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. In this episode, we look at some cool facts related to the U.S. Marine Corps.

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  1. GACuster1876
    GACuster1876 Oct 28, 2015

    In 1868, the Commandant, Brigadier General Jacob Zeilin, appointed a board "to decide and report upon the various devices of cap ornaments of the Marine Corps." On November 13, 1868, the board recommended the modern insignia. The globe on the U.S. Marine emblem signifies the Corps' readiness to service in any part of the world. The eagle represents the United States. The anchor, which dates back to the founding of the corps in 1775, acknowledges the naval tradition of the Marines and their continual service within the Department of the Navy.

  2. 27563208
    27563208 Oct 29, 2015

    The city of Lviv, Ukraine has a motto (in Latin) on it's city crest. The motto reads, SEMPER FIDELIS. this dates back to when the city was part of Poland, and was called Lwow, Poland, and the city crest was given to it by Josef Pilsudski. He is considered to be the George Washington of Poland.

  3. 34461441
    34461441 Oct 29, 2015

    A major is higher in rank than a LT....right? So why does a LT. Gen have 3 stars and the Maj. Gen only two?

  4. sapper_retired1989
    sapper_retired1989 Nov 02, 2015

    re: 34461441 Because the original title of Major General was "Sergeant Major General" which was shortened to Major General. Thus a LT outranks a sergeant major

  5. 32120591
    32120591 Nov 03, 2015

    Marine Corps emblem, the "Globe & Anchor" was told to me in boot camp to mean the following: The globe shows our global reach and capability and specifically showing the western hemisphere as part of the 19th century's "Monroe Doctrine" ie., in that the USA will help defend any western hemisphere country against any outside interference or aggression. The anchor denotes our connection to the sea and the Navy and our amphibious ability. The fouled anchor denotes that although we are affiliated with the sea/Navy we are not completely dependent on the sea/Navy. We can and do have the ability to be independent of the sea/Navy. The eagle is the symbol of the United States of America. And the eagle is holding a pennant with the Latin inscription, "Semper Fidelis" which means "Always Faithful", the motto of the United States Marine Corps.

  6. 34494775
    34494775 Nov 07, 2015

    The eagle represents our nation being vigilante, looking over our world, always ready to deploy at a moments notice. The anchor and rope we stole from the Navy. It actually represents our belonging as part of The Department of the Navy. The planet represents that we can and will protect and defend every inch that we hold sacred, to protect our nation's interest,citizens,and our freedom at all cost. Ooh Rah, Semper Fi, Cpl Howard, GR Veteran MWSS-273 Persian Gulf War/Desert Storm 1984-1991

  7. 21456916
    21456916 Nov 10, 2015

    Air, Land, & Sea... all areas the Marines serve.

  8. 28144334
    28144334 Nov 11, 2015

    God Bless and thanks for all the great replies. Semper Fi and Happy Birthday Marine Corps and all fellow brothers. OORAH

  9. JoeP0331
    JoeP0331 May 23, 2016

    FYI...The Ooh Rah deal is very recent. Marines have always concluded events with a growling roar, but never ooh rah until well after the Vietnam War. Trust me on this one. Whoever gave you any other historic origins of ooh rah were simply full of shit. I'd prefer the growling roar. It unnerves civilians. Joe Holt, India 3/5, Charlie 1/5 1965-1969

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