The United States Marines (USMC), is a branch of the United States Armed Forces that was founded in 1775 and is responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. As of 2017, the USMC has around 186,000 active duty members and some 38,500 reserve Marines. It is the smallest U.S. military service within the DoD.
Headquarters: The Pentagon, Arlington, VA
Nicknames: Jarheads, Devil Dogs, Teufel Hunden, Leathernecks
Motto: Semper Fidelis
Colors: Scarlet and Gold
March: “Semper Fidelis” Play-
Mascot: English Bulldog