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Learn about the Marine Corps

We are the US Marine Corps

Feared by enemies, respected by allies, and loved by the American people, Marines are a special breed. This reputation was earned and is maintained through a set of enduring Core Values.

These values form the cornerstone, the bedrock, and the heart of our character. They are the guiding beliefs and principles that give us strength, influence our attitudes, and regulate our behavior. They bond our Marine family into a force that can meet any challenge.

The Core Values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment are not just for the Marines. As a Civilian Marine, you are part of the Marine Corps team-so they are for you too. The Corps strongly believes that those who share the same ideals and values and who work to accomplish the same mission make a great team! And you are part of that team.