United States Marines are among the elite of America's fighting forces. As a unit these highly trained soldiers are used to spearhead American military campaigns.
Often called on in crisis situations Marines refer to themselves as America's "911 Fighting Force".
Uniquely the Marines are able to launch expeditionary military forces from land, sea or the air. Their relatively small number, 170,000, makes the force exceedingly nimble.
Both men and women can join the Corps, to find out more about their equipment, training and pay use the links above.