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USMC (United States Marine Corps)
United States Marine Corps

Members Who Served in This Unit

Adams, Mike, CWO5
Status
USMC Active
Service Years
1983 - 2100
MOS
2602-Signals Intelligence/Electronic Warfare Officer
Primary Unit
Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
Home State
Texas
Home Town
Not Specified
Adams, Paul, Col
Status
USMC Retired
Service Years
1977 - 2004
MOS
9904-Colonel, Logistician
Primary Unit
US Pacific Command (PACOM)
Home State
Wisconsin
Home Town
Not Specified
Ahmad, Mehreena, Cpl
Status
USMC Veteran
Service Years
2005 - 2013
MOS
3043-Supply Administration & Operations Clerk
Primary Unit
USMC (United States Marine Corps)
Home State
New York
Home Town
Not Specified
Aitken, Hugh, BGen
Status
USMC Retired
Service Years
1946 - 1980
MOS
9903-General Officer
Primary Unit
Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
Home State
Not Specified
Home Town
Not Specified
Amaya, George, Sr., SSgt
Status
USMC Veteran
Service Years
1975 - 1987
MOS
6024-Aircraft Power Plants Mechanic, J-79
Primary Unit
USMC (United States Marine Corps)
Home State
Arizona
Home Town
Not Specified
Amendolia, James, LtCol
Status
USMC Retired
Service Years
1964 - 1984
MOS
0302-Infantry Officer
Primary Unit
USMC (United States Marine Corps)
Home State
Arizona
Home Town
Not Specified

Unit Description

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for providing power projection, using the mobility of the United States Navy to, by Congressional mandate, rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces on land, at sea, and in the air. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. The current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the highest-ranking military officer in the U.S. armed forces, is a Marine Corps general.

The Marine Corps has been a component of the U.S. Department of the Navy since 30 June 1834, working closely with naval forces for training, transportation, and logistics. The USMC operates posts on land and aboard sea-going amphibious warfare ships around the world, and several of the Marines' tactical aviation squadrons, primarily Marine Fighter Attack squadrons, are also embedded in Navy carrier air wings and operate from the Navy's nuclear-powered aircraft carriers.[9]

Two battalions of Continental Marines were formed on 10 November 1775 in Philadelphia as a service branch of infantry troops capable of fighting for independence both at sea and on shore. The role of the Corps has since grown and evolved, expanding to aerial warfare and earning popular titles such as, "America's third air force", and, "second land army". The United States Marine Corps has distinguished itself as it has served in the majority of American wars and armed conflicts, from its inception to the modern era, and attained prominence in the 20th century when its theories and practices of amphibious warfare proved prescient and ultimately formed the cornerstone of the Pacific theater of World War II.

By the mid-20th century, the U.S. Marine Corps had become a major theorist of and the world's dominant practitioner of amphibious warfare. Its ability to rapidly respond on short notice to expeditionary crises gives it a strong role in the implementation and execution of American foreign policy. As of 2016, the USMC has around 182,000 active duty members and some 38,900 reserve Marines. It is the smallest of the U.S. armed forces within the U.S. DoD.

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