Brief History of MCRD San Diego, 1914-1962

By Elmore A. Champie The Marine Corps Base at San Diego is surrounded by evidences of the Spanish heritage of southern California. Among the more conspicuous are the euphonious place names found everywhere , including the name San Diego itself, and the picturesque architecture that may be seen, not only in the city, but also – > Read More

Death of General Carl E. Mundy, Jr., 30TH Commandant

Date Signed: 4/03/2014 ALMARS Active Number: 008/14 R 031935Z APR 14 UNCLASSIFIED/ ALMAR 008/14 MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS(UC)/F002// SUBJ/DEATH OF GENERAL CARL E. MUNDY, JR., 30TH COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS// GENTEXT/REMARKS/ 1. IT IS WITH GREAT SADNESS THAT I ANNOUNCE THE DEATH OF GENERAL CARL E. MUNDY, JR., U.S. MARINE CORPS, RETIRED, THE 30TH – > Read More

Corps is going sleeves up

Headquarters Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James F. Amos: Corps is going sleeves up By Gen. James F. Amos | Headquarters Marine Corps | February 25, 2014 WASHINGTON Sgt. Maj. Barrett and I have now spoken to the majority of you about our efforts to “Reawaken the Soul of our Corps.” Each time that we have – > Read More

How the Marines have survived, and why

MAY 6, 2013, VOL. 18, NO. 32 • BY MACKUBIN THOMAS OWENS In 1957, the commandant of the Marine Corps, General Randolph Pate, sent a brief note to the director of the Marine Corps Educational Center, Brig. Gen. Victor Krulak, in which he asked, “Why does the U.S. need a Marine Corps?” Krulak, already a – > Read More

USMC: Commitment, Semper Fi

Our strength lies not in our numbers, but in our commitment. In the Marine Corps, it’s called Semper Fidelis. It means always faithful — to our country, to the Corps, to each other.

USMC 236th Birthday Message

The Commandant of the Marine Corps and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps present the 236th Marine Corps birthday message and honor the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and how the events shaped the lives of Marines past and present. http://www.usmc81.com

Sgt. Maj. to Marines: Read these books

By Dan Lamothe – Staff writer Posted : Monday Aug 22, 2011 10:06:50 EDT Sgt. Maj. Mike Barrett has unveiled a new reading list for Marines, highlighting 54 titles that he said capture the history, culture and evolution of the Marine Corps. The development of the “Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Library” shows the – > Read More

Marine Corps Reading List 2011

REVISION OF THE MARINE CORPS PROFESSIONAL READING PROGRAM LIST  Date Signed: 7/8/2011  ALMAR  Active  Number: 027/11  2011  R 082003Z JUL 11, UNCLASSIFIED//, LMAR 027/11, MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//, SUBJ/REVISION OF THE MARINE CORPS PROFESSIONAL READING PROGRAM LIST//, REF/A/MSGID:MSG/CMC WASHINGTON DC CMC/081912ZSEP2009//, AMPN/REF A IS ALMAR 029/09, UPDATE TO MARINE CORPS PROFESSIONAL READING LIST.// GENTEXT/REMARKS/ 1.  – > Read More

USMC Eagle Globe Anchor 1868-1968

Courtesy: HISTORY AND MUSEUMS DIVISION, HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS, WASHINGTON, D.C., 1968 The purpose of this study is to explore and describe the development of the emblem and to provide students of Marine Corps history with a reference for its display on the diversity of uniforms worn by Marines since 1868. EGA 1868-1968 Part – > Read More

HMX-1 to get MV-22s

from defensetech.org Here’s another piece of cool V-22 Osprey news to emerge from the Navy League’s Sea, Air, Space conference; HMX-1, the Marine Corps chopper squadron that operates the fleet of Marine One presidential transport helos is set to receive the first of what will be a fleet of 14 MV-22s, starting in 2013 . – > Read More

17th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Announced

from Marine Corps Connection WASHINGTON — The commandant of the Marine Corps announced April 11 his selection for the next sergeant major of the Marine Corps. Sgt. Maj. Michael Barrett “I’m pleased to announce Sgt. Maj. Micheal P. Barrett as the 17th sergeant major of the Marine Corps,” said Gen. James Amos, commandant of the – > Read More

Gates Challenges Marine Corps’ Mission

The Marine Corps is facing a historic defeat at the hands of Defense Secretary Roberts Gates, and hardly anyone inside or outside the Corps seems to grasp what is happening. On January 6, Gates disclosed a series of proposed budget cuts that included termination of an amphibious vehicle the Marines have been developing for 15 – > Read More