Marines is the abbreviated name of the military organization USMC (United States Marine Corps) or, more precisely, United States Marines. It is part of the structure of the US Armed Forces, being one of eight military units. In addition, the service unites air, artillery, anti-tank forces, infantry, and special forces, with which it closely cooperates during combined arms, landing, and reconnaissance operations. Since 1834, Marine Corps, together with its sister United States Navy, has been subordinate to the U.S. Department of the Navy. The initial year of the foundation of this military organization as Continental Marines is 1775th, in the form of the current military format – 1798th.
Meaning and History
What is Marines?
Its full name is United States Marine Corps. It is one of the divisions of the U.S. military and is considered the oldest defense structure in the country since it was formed in 1775. Refers to elite troops.
The history of the Marines began when two battalions of continental marines were combined to fight both on land and water. This event took place in Philadelphia in November 1775. Then this corps repeatedly took on the leading role in large-scale operations in the conditions of mixed wars, when an offensive from island to island was required.
Initially, the corps was formed as an infantry brigade on naval ships and was responsible for the safety of the crew and the vessel. He conducted defensive and offensive operations, protected the officers from mutinies, for which the cabins of his members were previously located between the officers and the rest of the team.
The security mission is still predominant; therefore, representatives of this service are involved in protecting objects and persons of state importance. However, the role of United States Marines is not limited to this, and now it has expanded significantly. A close relationship with other military structures can be observed in its symbolism: it accurately conveys the function assigned to it.
1775 – present
The common symbol of the American Department of the Navy is the classic rondel: a circle with a contoured center section and a wide sideline. In the middle, there is a globe, an anchor, a bald eagle with spread wings, and a ribbon in its beak, where it says “Semper Fidelis.” They are set against a red background surrounded by a thin white line followed by a blue stripe. There are two more inscriptions on it, placed in an arch: at the top – “Department of the Navy,” at the bottom – “United States Marine Corps.” On the right and left, phrases are separated by miniature triangles. Along the edge, there is a twisted yellow rope – a rope that is usually used in the navy.
2003 – present
The current version of the emblem consists of three key elements abbreviated as EGA (Eagle, Globe, and Anchor). The globe is lined with horizontal white stripes – they are interrupted to indicate the continents of the Americas. Behind the globe is a massive anchor entwined with a rope. Above them is an eagle with spread wings and head turned to the left. In its beak, it holds a fluttering ribbon. Under the icon in two lines are the inscriptions “Marines” (large serif type) and “The Few. The Proud.”, Conveying the spirit of military service.
Font and Colors of the Emblem
The eagle, globe, and anchor used in the logo have a deep meaning. They are symbolic and reflect a single concept. The bird presents an allegory for belonging to the United States and emphasizes serving its homeland. The globe demonstrates strategic interests – protecting all of America. The anchor communicates with the U.S. Navy.
Only the Trade Gothic Bold Condensed typeface is recommended for the logo, a variety of Times New Roman serifs, and Indispose. The official palette is also strictly regulated: deep blue # 000066, red # CC0000, silver # 999999, gold # CC9900 are allowed in the logos. If it is not possible to print the color version, black and white are used. Yellow can also be used.