United States Marines are a family bound by a single purpose: the protection of our Nation and the advancement of its ideals. Side by side as brothers and sisters, we are warriors. We welcome obstacles and thrive on challenge. Each Marine stands together as a vital part of a united force, greater than any individual and older than the very Nation we defend.
The things that matter most must be fought for: true purpose that comes from knowing you’re part of something bigger than yourself and a sense of belonging that’s only found among those who share in a common moral cause. Not everyone belongs in our ranks, but those who do–belong.
A Marine’s pride is not a selfish pride but a feeling of dignity and honor, knowing that he or she stands among the few who have overcome the mental, physical, and emotional challenges of becoming an elite fighter for our Nation.
Marines belong to the Corps, to one another and to the Nation we serve, united by pride and common purpose. We are committed to one another in order to win every battle today and into the future. Among our ranks stand those committed to a force unlike any other in the world.
When you become part of something more—you can do more. When you fight for a common cause, you form an uncommon bond. A shared willingness to fight. A collective refusal to lose. To become this—is to belong to this. The battle to become a Marine is a 13-week grueling and demanding path, along which a deeper purpose is found.
Do you have the fight inside you to win the battles in front of you with those who will never leave your side? Will your all be enough? Can you find the courage to fight and the will to win? Where there are battles, there are Marines ready to win them. Is your determination ready for the fight?
There are common threads in those woven into the fabric of this country. Sewn from what they’re willing to stand for. And what they’re able to stand against. From the good in their intent. And the honor in their dissent. From the commitments they make. And the values that make them. Renewing the American Spirit. With a fighting spirit. Finding a way to win, one battle after another. Fueled by a sense of belonging—to a bond like no other.
Wrongs in the world do not right themselves. Winning the battles we fight requires an ability to endure more than most and a determination that will not relent in the face of hardships and difficulty. If you have the mindset of a Marine, you can be an asset for our Nation, on any battlefield and against any challenge, obstacle or adversary.