A branch of the US Armed Forces. Marines go through approximately three months of intense training, peaking at the Crucible, in which the recruits must work together as a team throughout a fifty-four hour operation with minimal rest. The Crucible tests all of the knowledge gained throughout training, and is truly the final test for a recruit. Marines are trained to work in smaller groups with less modern weaponry, however this requires them to be more tactical than the Army. Contrary to popular belief, Marines and the Army are just as important as each other, as are the Air Force and Navy. Whichever a person joins depends on their preference.
The Marines are the first into a battle ground, the Army joins to help the advance, greatly. The Navy secures the shores and fires artillery salvos, and the Air Force provides much needed fire support on high-risk operations. Combined, the force of the US Military surpasses most foes it will encounter. (Exceptions include the Vietcong and Russians, as the Russians never truly engaged US Forces, and the US removed itself from Vietnam.

Please people, stop making biased decisions. The US is awesome, as is everybody else.
by MULTI_MEDIA_MAN July 28, 2009
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The USMC is over 222 years of romping, stomping, hell, death and destruction. The finest fighting machine the world has ever seen. We were born in a bomb crater, our Mother was an M-16, and our Father was the Devil. Each moment that I live is an additional threat upon your life. I am a rough looking, roving soldier of the sea. I am cocky, self-centered, overbearing, and do not know the meaning of fear, for I am fear itself. I am a green amphibious monster, made of blood and guts, who arose from the sea, feasting on anti-Americans throughout the globe. Whenever it may arise, and when my time comes, I will die a glorious death on the battlefield, giving my life for Mom, the Corps, and the American Flag. We stole the eagle from the Air Force, the anchor from the Navy, and the rope from the Army. On the 7th day, while God rested, we over-ran his perimeter and stole the globe, and we've been running the show ever since. We live like soldiers and talk like sailors and slap the Hell out of both of them. Soldier by day, lover by night, drunkard by choice,
MARINE BY GOD!!! OORAH!!!
Every waking day of a U.S. Marine.
by GI Jane July 21, 2006
First to go. Last to know.
No example known.
by CeBe December 22, 2003
No better friend, no worse enemy.
The Marine kindly shook a child's hand in the morning and kicked major insurgent ass at night.
by Sgt. Zim March 20, 2006
A volunteer branch of the United States Armed Services who historically have protected, are protecting and will continue to protect the freedom and rights of all Americans. The same brave men and women who help to uphold the first amendment right that allows us various freedoms, such as the freedom to submit slang terms to this site.
"The duty of the United States Marine Corps is to uphold the freedoms that all Americans enjoy."
by Roger August 27, 2003
When you absolutely, positively need something blown up before noon, this is your team. They always remember to bring their Corpsman to keep them alive.

They only have 2 jobs to do;

1) Take the land our our enemies, and
2) Kill anybody who try to stop them from doing job #1.
Follow the dust and smoke to find the fallen terrorists the Marines just killed.
by Philbilly January 05, 2005
A group of incredibly intelligent and brave men who do everything in their power to protect our country! They diserve great respect and admoration!
Marines kick A**!!! Semper Fi!
by A Friend February 27, 2005
A branch of the United States military, usually the first to be deployed in any given military situation.
People who diss the Marines are usually so pathetic that they could never be one themselves even if they wanted to.
by Demon Phoenix 1337 May 10, 2005

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