Join Us in Wishing the Marine Corps a Happy Birthday

November 10, 2010 by  
Filed under Trail Boss News

Captain Samuel Nicholas formed two battalions of Continental Marines on 10 November 1775 in Philadelphia as naval infantry.  Since then, the mission of the Marine Corps has evolved with changing military doctrine and American foreign policy. The Marine Corps has served in every American armed conflict 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 campaign of World War II.  By the mid-20th century, the Marine Corps had become the dominant theorist and 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.

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In 1883, the Marines adopted their current motto “Semper Fidelis” (English: Always Faithful)
Happy Birthday to the Marine Corps. To all of my Marine Corps Brothers and Sisters both past and present,  thank you for your service to our country
Semper FI
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