248 Years – Happy Birthday, USMC!

The Tenth of November, 1775…

The Continental Congress authorized the raising of two battalions of Marines. In the 248 years since, the United States Marines have served as a special and conventional mission force capable of rapid world wide deployment. Their official specialization is amphibious infantry in conjunction with US Naval forces and able to project the will and might of the United States wherever they can be landed.

In modern context, this turns every carrier battle group with a MEU attached to it into one of the most powerful independent military forces on the planet. A MEU backed by a carrier strike group is capable of air, land, and sea dominance anywhere in the world.

Happy Birthday Marines. Especially to the CENTCOM group who did not get to have their traditional birthday celebration due to the world being in a… spicy state at the moment.

Keith Finch
Keith is the former Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. He got told there was a mountain of other things that needed doing, so he does those now and writes here when he can. editor@gatdaily.com A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. Teaching since 2009, he covers local concealed carry courses, intermediate and advanced rifle courses, handgun, red dot handgun, bullpups, AKs, and home defense courses for civilians, military client requests, and law enforcement client requests.