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.