United States Marines are a family that fights together, finding individual purpose in a collective cause—the protection of our Nation and the advancement of its ideals. Side by side, we welcome obstacles and thrive on challenge. Each Marine stands as a vital part of a united force, greater than any individual, more fulfilled than ever before.
The greatest weapon in our arsenal is the fighting spirit found in each and every Marine. It's what enables Marines to get through tough times with an even tougher resilience, and is made of two principle ingredients: Willingness and Determination.
The U.S. Marine Corps core values are Honor, Courage and Commitment. They are the building blocks for success in life and in military service.
Marines, like Spartans, thrive on physical challenges. With determination and confidence, you will learn to welcome the unexpected as an opportunity to test yourself, continually progress and remain certain that whatever difficulties are in front of you, you have the physical toughness to overcome them.
Marines face these challenges willingly because when you train for everything, you are prepared for anything.
Talk with a Marine Recruiter or Officer Selection Officer to find out if you are eligible to attempt this purposeful journey. It is only through the rigors of Marine Corps Recruit Training or Officer Candidates School that you will learn if you’re capable.
Before you embark on this journey, find out what is required to count yourself among those who stand out in front—ready to fight and win our Nation's battles.