Do you have what it takes to join the United States Marine Corps? Founded in November of 1775 by the Continental Congress, the Marine Corps has engaged in every American war since its founding. Beyond testing and physical requirements, there are some personal traits you should possess before joining this dynamic branch of the US Armed Forces:
Loyalty – The Marine Corps Motto is “Semper Fidelis”, Latin for “Always Faithful”. This loyalty extends beyond faithfulness to your country and the Corps. This also means faithful to your unit, your seniors, subordinates and peers.
Courage – Marines have been in the forefront of every American War since the founding of the Corps. They are the “first to fight” should our democracy or national interests be challenged. The Marines are the United States’ dynamic expeditionary combat force and are always ready to respond on the ground, in the air and by sea.
Integrity – Marines are held to the highest of ethical and moral standards. Respect is essential in the Corps. Marines are expected to always act with integrity and responsibility in a manner befitting the title they have justly earned: US Marine.