Marine Corps Training, Doctrine, and Strategy

GMA 460L - Senior Seminar Research Lab

The United States Marine Corps, since its creation on November 10, 1775, has been the primary amphibious warfare branch of the United States Military. They have the longest basic training, longest basic officer training, and highest physical standards out of the entire military. For most of its history, the Marine Corps has had a unique purpose within the military and have been integral to the Untied States national defense, often due to their superior training and unique doctrine and strategy. However, since the United States entered the Global War on Terror (GWOT), the Marine Corps have essentially become a secondary land army that is being used to augment the Untied States Army.