The United States maintains diplomatic personnel at different locations, at Embassies located around the world, and the people that provide security for these Embassy locations are the United States Marine Corps. If you have ever viewed an embassy function on television, you have likely viewed the members of the Marine Corps providing their ever present silent security, both at the gates and throughout the Embassy facility.
Where there is a United States State Department Official or Dignitary present, you can be sure that there is a Marine Corps Detachment present to provide protection and security. The United States Marine Corps has a proud tradition, and a code of honor that each and every US Marine is taught and knows by heart. It is the code that every Marine lives by, and provides a moral compass for Servicemembers in the Marine Corps to provide service and do their duty. Parts of the code include; Commitment- Every member of the US Marine Corps, each and every Marine has a belief and a commitment to duty, to God and Country that is instilled from the very beginning from boot camp on. This Commitment is the determination and dedication that is the core and front and center to each and every member of the US Marines. Honor- Every Marine believes that they, as an individual, have the duty to observe and show basic tenets of respect, respect for law and order, respect for others, respect for others, as well as a high standard of ethical and moral behavior. A Member of the US Marine Corps is taught that character and honor, and honesty are central to being a Marine, and that they have a duty to exhibit and observe this standard of moral conduct in all that they do and all that they participate in. Courage- Marines are taught that courage is not the absence of fear, but the willingness to face their fears, and the ability to choose to face their fears and face danger using their training, their skills, and their ability to overcome adversity and face danger, and face their fears while performing their duty.
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The United States Marine Corps perform Embassy Duty, from the routine and daily security operations to the ceremonial. Special duty security and Embassy Assignments are made up of volunteer Marine Corps personnel that ask for the duty, and then they are assigned to the position on a volunteer basis. These are roles that are performed daily every day, and with pride.