United States Marine Corps

Emblem of the United States Marine Corps
U.S. Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit training
Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit depart USS Tarawa (LHA-1), using both a Landing Craft Utility and CH-53E "Super Stallion" helicopters, during amphibious operations in Kuwait, 2003.
Maj. Samuel Nicholas, first Commandant of the Marine Corps, was nominated to lead the Continental Marines by John Adams in November 1775.
British and U.S. troops garrisoned aboard Hornet and Penguin exchanging small arms musket fire with Tristan da Cuna in the background during the final engagement between British and U.S. forces in the War of 1812
The Final Stand at Bladensburg, Maryland, 24 August 1814
Five USMC privates with fixed bayonets, and their NCO with his sword at the Washington Navy Yard, 1864
Georges Scott, American Marines in Belleau Wood, 1918
Former French Foreign Legion Lieutenant, and U.S. Marine Corps officer Peter J. Ortiz, who served in the European theater, often behind enemy lines
Photograph of the Marine Corps War Memorial, which depicts the second U.S. flag-raising atop Mount Suribachi, on Iwo Jima. The memorial is modeled on Joe Rosenthal's famous Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima.
F4U Corsairs providing close air support to Marines of the 1st Marine Division fighting Chinese forces in North Korea, December 1950
U.S. Marines of "G" Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines in action during Operation Allen Brook in South Vietnam, 1968
Beirut Memorial at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
U.S. Marines from 1st Battalion, 7th Marines entering a palace in Baghdad in 2003
U.S. Marines dismounting from an Assault Amphibious Vehicle in Djibouti
Organization of the United States Marine Corps
Marine Raiders conducting CQB training
Opha Johnson (far right) in 1946, with Katherine Towle (far left). They are looking at Opha Johnson's uniform being worn by PFC Muriel Albert.
Two of the first female graduates of the School of Infantry-East's Infantry Training Battalion course, 2013
Marine recruits at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego
U.S. Marines in training
An illustration of U.S. Marines in various uniform setups. From left to right: A U.S. Marine in a Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform with full combat load circa 2003, a U.S. Marine in a (full) blue dress uniform, a U.S. Marine officer in a service uniform, and a U.S. Marine general in an evening dress uniform.
The Eagle, Globe and Anchor along with the U.S. flag, the Marine Corps flag and the Commandant's flag
A recruiting poster making use of the "Teufel Hunden" [sic] nickname
Marines training in martial arts
Marines firing MEU(SOC) pistols while garrisoned aboard a ship
Marine Amphibious Assault Vehicles emerge from the surf onto the sand of Freshwater Beach, Australia
Marine parachutists jumping from an MV-22 Osprey at 10,000 feet
A Marine Corps F-35B, the vertical-landing version of the F-35 Lightning II multirole fighter landing aboard USS Wasp (LHD-1)
Assault Amphibious Vehicles approaching the well deck of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6)
A Marine and sailor training with rifles in Iraq
A soldier from the 1st Infantry Regiment provides security for a joint Army-Marine patrol in Rawa in 2006. The shoulder sleeve insignia has the logo of the 2nd Marine Division.
Marines unloading CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters from an Air Force C-5 Galaxy

Maritime land force service branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting expeditionary and amphibious operations through combined arms, implementing its own infantry, artillery, aerial, and special operations forces.

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United States Marine Band

The United States Marine Band at the White House in October 2007
United States Marine Band uniforms
The Marine Band marching down 15th Street during an inaugural parade held in honor of President Bill Clinton on January 20, 1997
The Marine Band performing for an audience attending a wreath laying ceremony honoring the United States Marine Corps' 229th birthday at the Marine Corps War Memorial
Violinist from the Marine Band performing during a reception at the residence of the Commandant of the Marine Corps on July 19, 2013
Drum Major of the United States Marine Band, Master Sergeant William L. Browne, wearing a bearskin headpiece and holding a ceremonial mace
The United States Marine Band "The President's Own", 1864
John Philip Sousa was appointed the 17th leader of the Marine Band on October 1, 1880, serving in this position until July 30, 1892.
The Marine Band, led at the time by Sousa, was instrumental in the development of musical recording due partly to its proximity to the Columbia Phonograph Company, 1891.
Charles Owen, a marimba soloist and timpanist, beating a drum at Marine Barracks Washington, May 1942
The Marine Band performing during a State Arrival Ceremony for West German Chancellor Willy Brandt on the South Lawn, 1970
The Marine Band performing in the Entrance Hall at the White House in conjunction with an official dinner held for British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, 1988
John R. Bourgeois, composer and director of the Marine Band from 1979 to 1996
Master Gunnery Sgt Thomas D. Kohl leads the Marine Band during the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima commemoration ceremony at the Marine Corps War Memorial, 2005
The Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James T. Conway, speaking with members of the Marine Band during a ceremony in celebration of the 232nd Marine Corps birthday held at The Pentagon, 2007
The 27th director of the Marine Band, Colonel Michael J. Colburn, who joined the band as a euphonium player in 1987 and was appointed director July 17, 2004
The Marine Band performing at the United States Capitol Building during the 56th Presidential Inauguration in Washington D.C., 2009
Colonel Colburn stands with the Marine Band after completing Sergei Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances during the Marine Band's performance at the East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, 2011
Members of the Marine Band holding drums during a rehearsal at Marine Barracks Washington for the 57th presidential inauguration, January 18, 2013

The United States Marine Band is the premier band of the United States Marine Corps.

United States Marine Corps Reserve

Marine Corps Forces Reserve seal
Structure of the Marine Forces Reserve

The Marine Forces Reserve (MARFORRES or MFR), also known as the United States Marine Corps Reserve (USMCR) and the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve, is the reserve force of the United States Marine Corps.

Uniformed services of the United States

The United States has eight federal uniformed services that commission officers as defined by Title 10 and subsequently structured and organized by Title 10, Title 14, Title 32 and Title 42 of the U.S. Code.

2) United States Marine Corps

United States Navy

Maritime service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the eight uniformed services of the United States.

Emblem of the United States Navy
USS Constellation vs L'Insurgente during the Quasi-War
USS Constitution vs HMS Guerriere during the War of 1812
A carte de visite of a U.S. Navy lieutenant during the Civil War
The Great White Fleet demonstrating U.S. naval power in 1907; it was proof that the U.S. Navy had blue-water capability.
Columbia, personification of the United States, wearing a warship bearing the words "World Power" as her "Easter bonnet" on the cover of Puck, 6 April 1901
Battleship USS Idaho (BB-42) shelling Okinawa on 1 April 1945.
USS George Washington (SSBN-598), a ballistic missile submarine
U.S. Navy officers aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) monitor defense systems during early 2010s maritime security operations exercises
U.S. Navy patrol boat near Kuwait Naval Base in 2009
The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6), launched in 2012.
Organization of the United States Navy within the Department of Defense
Simplified flowchart of the U.S. Navy command structure
Areas of responsibility for each of the United States Navy fleets. Tenth Fleet serves as the numbered fleet for U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and therefore is not shown.
USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) docking at the U.S. Navy base in Yokosuka, Japan
A Marine F/A-18 from VMFA-451 preparing to launch from USS Coral Sea (CV-43)
A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter preparing to land on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD-1)
Navy SEALs at one of the entrances to the Zhawar Kili cave complex
U.S. Navy warrant officer specialty insignias
Map of naval bases in the United States
Underwater Demolition Team members using the casting technique from a speeding boat
Combat Camera Underwater Photo Team – A U.S. Navy diver during underwater photography training off the coast of Guantanamo Bay
USS Nimitz, a
USS Bataan (LHD-5), a
USS San Antonio (LPD-17), a
USS Port Royal (CG-73), a
USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000), a Zumwalt-class stealth guided missile destroyer
USS Independence (LCS-2), a Littoral combat ship
USS Freedom (LCS-1) underway in special naval camouflage
USS Warrior (MCM-10) in port
USS Typhoon (PC-5) departing Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek in Virginia
USS Kentucky (SSBN-737), an ballistic missile submarine
USS Virginia (SSN-774), a attack submarine
Four Navy F/A-18F Super Hornets
U.S. Navy MH-60R maritime strike helicopter assigned to the HSM-78 Blue Hawks aboard the carrier USS Carl Vinson
Aviation Ordnancemen loading GBU-12 bombs in 2005
U.S. naval jack
First navy jack
Naval Aviator Badge
Submarine Officer badge
Surface Warfare Officer Insignia

The U.S. Navy is part of the Department of the Navy, alongside the U.S. Marine Corps, which is its coequal sister service.

Camp David

Country retreat for the president of the United States of America.

The main lodge during February 1971
Winston Churchill and FDR at Shangri-La, May 1943
Aviation chart showing restricted airspace in the Washington DC area. Camp David is the light circle to the north.
Main living room of the lodge at Shangri-La, with FDR's chair near the bookcase and a rocker that had belonged to Teddy Roosevelt
U.S. Marine standing guard at Shangri-La, 1944
Main Lodge during Eisenhower administration, 1959
David Eisenhower (age 12), grandson of President Eisenhower, with sign, 1960
Eisenhower with John F. Kennedy, in a Pulitzer Prize-winning photo
John F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy Jr., and Caroline Kennedy (riding 'Tex')
Lyndon B. Johnson with Ellsworth Bunker and W. Averell Harriman exiting Aspen cabin, April 9, 1968
Richard and Pat Nixon walking their dogs in Camp David.
Gerald and Betty Ford, daughter Susan and Liberty, at Camp David
Anwar Sadat, Jimmy Carter, and Menachem Begin meet on the Aspen Lodge patio, September 6, 1978.
Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher walk at Camp David in 1986.
George H. W. Bush meets with his national security advisors in the Laurel Lodge conference room on August 4, 1990.
Shinzō Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, and George W. Bush at Camp David, April 2007.
World leaders at the 2012 G8 Summit. (Clockwise) Barack Obama (standing), Cameron, Medvedev, Merkel, Van Rompuy, Barroso, Noda, Monti, Harper, and Hollande.
Donald Trump is briefed about Hurricane Dorian, August 2019.
Joe Biden participating in a video conference with his national security team in August 2021.

Because it is technically a military installation, the staffing is primarily provided by the Seabees, Civil Engineer Corps (CEC), the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps.

Carrier air wing

Operational naval aviation organization composed of several aircraft squadrons and detachments of various types of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft.

Aircraft from Carrier Air Wing Two fly in formation above the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72).
The 1945 Visual Identification System.
A VBF-88 Goodyear FG-1D Corsair showing the letter code introduced in July 1945.
A Carrier Air Group over battleships in 1940.
CVG-9 aboard USS Philippine Sea (CV-47), 1953.
CVG-15 aboard USS Coral Sea (CV-43), 1963.
CVW-1 over USS America (CV-66) in 1983.
CVW-17 aboard USS Saratoga (CV-60) in 1992.
At sea aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73), Nov. 21, 2003. Flight Deck Safety Observer, Aviation Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Harrison Brookes braces himself as an F-14B Tomcat, assigned to Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) is launched from one of four steam driven catapults on the ship's flight deck.
CVW-5 aboard USS George Washington (CVN-73), 2008.
Carrier Air Wing Five aircraft in 2007.
"AG" on tail indicates it is an Atlantic Fleet CVW-7 aircraft. The ship assigned is also indicated below the tail.

The United States Marine Corps equivalent command-level organization to a CVW is the Marine Aircraft Group (MAG).

Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C.

US Marines pass in review during a ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington during May 2013
The Final Stand at Bladensburg, Maryland, 24 August 1814
Marine battalion in front of Commandant's House at the Marine Barracks in 1864
The United States Marine Band at the Friday Evening Parade.

Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C. is located at the corner of 8th and I Streets, Southeast in Washington, D.C. Established in 1801, it is a National Historic Landmark, the oldest post in the United States Marine Corps, the official residence of the Commandant of the Marine Corps since 1806, and the main ceremonial grounds of the Corps.

Marine One

Marine One in flight over Washington, D.C., 2005
A former VH-3 Marine One at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
Richard Nixon boarding Marine One on July 16, 1972.
President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan board Marine One, 1987
Inside a VH-3D Marine One transporting President Barack Obama (seated with back to camera), seated with National Security Advisor James L. Jones, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (left to right).
A developmental VH-92A helicopter conducts landing and take-off testing at the White House South Lawn in September 2018.
VH-60N over Washington, D.C.

Marine One is the call sign of any United States Marine Corps aircraft carrying the president of the United States.

United States Secretary of the Navy

Statutory officer and the head (chief executive officer) of the Department of the Navy, a military department (component organization) within the United States Department of Defense.

The Department of the Navy (DoN) consists of two Uniformed Services: the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps.

Leapfrogging (strategy)

Military strategy employed by the Allies in the Pacific War against the Empire of Japan during World War II.

Allied island-hopping campaign 1943–1945: 
 Blue – Japanese-held territory Aug. 1945 
 Dark red – Allied territory 
  Red – Occupied Nov. 1943 
  Dark pink – Occupied Apr. 1944 
  Pink – Occupied Oct. 1944 
  Light pink – Occupied Aug. 1945

Therefore, in 1921, Major Earl Hancock Ellis of the U.S. Marine Corps drafted "Plan 712, Advanced Base Operations in Micronesia," a plan for war against Japan which updated War Plan Orange by incorporating modern military technology (submarines, aircraft, etc.) and which again included an island-hopping strategy.