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Unites States Marines

Marine Logo The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States military responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. Alongside the U.S. Navy, the Marine Corps operates as a part of the United States Department of the Navy.

Originally organized as the Continental Marines on November 10, 1775 as naval infantry, the Marine Corps has evolved in its mission with changing military doctrine and American foreign policy. The Marine Corps has served in every American armed conflict including the Revolutionary War. It attained prominence in the 20th century when its theories and practice of amphibious warfare proved prescient and ultimately formed the cornerstone of the Pacific campaign of World War II. 

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The Marines Hymn & Recruiting

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The Proud; The Few

Military Humor The Marines Hymn is the oldest of the official songs of the Arms Services. Its Origin, However, is obscure. The Words date back to the 19th century, but the author remains unknown. The music comes form the opera "Genevieve de Brabant" which was written by Jacques Offenbah and first performed in Paris in 1859. The Marine Corps holds the copyright which is dated August 19, 1919.

From the Halls of Montezuma
To the Shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country's battles
In the air, on land and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title
of United States Marine.

Our flag's unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in every clime and place
Where we could take a gun;
In the snow of far-off Northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes;
You will find us always on the job--
The United States Marines.

Here's health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve
In many a strife we've fought for life
And never lost our nerve;
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven's scenes;
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines.

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The Mission

Proud To Be An American!!! The United States Marine Corps serves as an amphibious force-in-readiness. Today, it has three primary areas of responsibility as outlined in 10 U.S.C.   § 5063 , originally introduced under the National Security Act of 1947 :

1. The seizure or defense of advanced naval bases and other land operations to support naval campaigns ;

2. The development of tactics, technique, and equipment used by amphibious landing forces; and

3."Such other duties as the President may direct."

The quoted clause, while seemingly a consequence of the President's position as Commander-in-Chief , is a codification of the expeditionary duties of the Marine Corps. It derives from similar language in the Congressional Acts "For the Better Organization of the Marine Corps" of 1834, and "Establishing and Organizing a Marine Corps" of 1798. In 1951, the House of Representatives ' Armed Services Committee called the clause "one of the most important statutory—and traditional—functions of the Marine Corps. 

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