Working in the Marine Corps is an honor and a privilege, but working in a United States Embassy is on of the most visible duties that the United States Marine Corps provide. They work in the Marine Special Duty Detail; it is the single force that provides the security for our Embassies around the world. The Marine Corps has a motto, its called “Semper Fidelis,” which means “Always Faithful”. It is not just a motto however, it is a way of life and a closely held belief, which every Marine learns and lives by.
Many people do not realize but the Special Duty Detail is not only considered an honor and a plum assignment, but it is also 100 percent voluntary. Marines that serve on Embassy duty are made up of Volunteer Marine Soldiers who ask for the duty, and only the best of the best are selected to represent their country on Embassy Duty. These special duty and security type services are done every single day at Embassies around the world, and they are complete with ceremonies and special duties that occur whenever an official or special United States Dignitary is present. When such dignitaries come to our Embassies, there is a special Marine Corps Detachment that is there to provide protection and security. Every different type of Special Marine Corps Duty is different and unique, and they all represent the discipline and standard that every single member of the Unites States Marine Corps holds them to.
There are some different traditions and beliefs that the United States Marine Corps holds near and dear, and as such , they work to help keep the Marines Steadfast in their code, and in their operations. Honor- This is the belief in you, your fellow soldiers, and respect for the truth. A very high moral and ethical standard of behavior is expected when you serve in the Marine Corps. Honesty and personal character are crucial to the Marine Corps honor code, and the knowledge that you are responsible to demonstrate and perform your duty in an honorable manner.
Commitment- This is the dedication that is at the central core of every single United States Marine Corps Individual. To be willing to work with your fellow Marines for a common goal, and to stand for something for yourself, and for your fellow Marines. It is the spirit of dedication and determination that motivates the Marine Corps.