During the American Revolution, the Continental Congress
passes a resolution stating that "two Battalions of Marines be raised"
for service as landing forces for the recently formed Continental Navy.
The resolution, drafted by future U.S. president John Adams and adopted in Philadelphia, created the Continental Marines and November 10th 1775 is now observed as the birth date of the United States Marine Corps USMC.
Currently, more than 200,000 active-duty and reserve Marines, divided into three
divisions stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; Camp Pendleton,
California; and Okinawa, Japan.
Each division has one or more expeditionary units. Marines
expeditionary units are self-sufficient, with their own tanks,
artillery, and air forces.
The motto of the service is Semper Fidelis, meaning "Always Faithful" in Latin.
The United States Marine's are the first in and the last out. The USMC are the tip of the tip of the Spear. The USMC is greatest fighting unit the world has every seen. One United States Marine is the superior of 20 fighting men from anywhere else in the world. There is no better soldier, sailor, or aviator then a United States Marine.