Marine Corps Facts and Information:
-Birthday: November 10th, 1775
-Birthplace: Tun Tavern-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
-Marine Corps Motto: Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful::Latin)
-Marine Corps Colors: Scarlet and Gold
-MCJROTC: Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps
-Marine Corps Emblem: Eagle, Globe, and Fouled Anchor
Eagle: Symbol of our country
Globe: Shows the Marine Corps service around the world
Fouled Anchor: Shows our naval ties and heritage
-First Commandant of the Marine Corps: Captain Samuel Nicholas
-First Amphibious landing by Marines: Providence Islands in the Bahamas
-First Marine awarded the Mameluke Sword: Lt. Pressley O'bannon
-The "Grand Old Man of the Marine Corps": General Archibald Henderson
-Red stripe worn on Dress Blue trousers: "Blood Stripe"
-Most decorated Marine and awarded 5 Navy Crosses: Louis "Chesty" Puller
-Marine Corps Mascot: English Bulldog named "Chesty"
-Marine Corps nicknames:
"Leathernecks" for collar worn on uniforms by Colonial Marines years ago.
"Devil Dogs" for bravery against the Germans during World War I at the Battle of Belleau Wood
1) To take charge of this post and all government property in view.
2) To walk my post in a military manner, keeping always on the alert and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing.
3) To report all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce.
4) To repeat all calls from posts more distant from the guardhouse than my own.
5) To quit my post only when properly relieved.
6) To receive, obey, and pass on the sentry who relieves me, all orders from the Commanding Officer, Officer of the Day, and Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers of the guard only.
7) To talk to no one except in the line of duty.
8) To give the alarm in case of fire or disorder.
9) To call the Corporal of the guard in any case not covered by instructions.
10) To salute all officers and all colors and standards not cased.
11) To be especially watchful at night and during the time for challenging, to challenge all persons on or near my post, and to allow no one to pass without proper authority.
1) Be technically and tactically proficient.
2) Know yourself and seek self improvement.
3) Know your subordinates and look out for their welfare.
4) Keep your subordinates informed.
5) Set the example.
6) Insure that the task is understood, supervised, and accomplished.
7) Train your unit as a team.
8) Make sound and timely decisions.
9) Develop a sense of responsibility among subordinates.
10) Employ your command in accordance with its capabilities.
11) Seek responsibility and take responsibility for your actions.
Symbols and Insignia:
-Eagle, Globe and Anchor
1) The Eagle Stands for the symbol of our country.
2) The Globe stands for where we serve.
3) The Anchor stands for our naval ties.