The U.S. Marine Corps was created on November 10, 1775. It is a combined-arms task force known for its 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.
There are approximately 186,000 Marines actively serving today, with another 40,000 Marines serving in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.
Marine Corps News
The plan to shed thousands from the Marine Corps' ranks won't be the only cut, the service's top general told lawmakers.
The commandant's order came about a week after a congressional hearing on the rise of extremism in the ranks.
The Marine Corps just selected Trijicon Inc. to make the new Squad Common Optic the service plans to start fielding in 2021.
Maj. William Easter was running along the shore of the East China Sea in December 2018 when he heard a man calling for help.
YUMA, Ariz. — A Marine Corps search and rescue squadron in southwest Arizona will disband amid safety concerns.
Commandant Gen. David Berger called the moves "some of my most important matters for immediate execution."