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Where does the saying Irish Pennant from in the United States Marine Corps come from?
The term "Irish pennant" derives from the Royal Navy during the time of sailing ships. It was a loose or untidy end of a line. In Navy and Marine Corps parlance today, an Irish pennant is a loose thread on a uniform, for which you get gigged at inspection.
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The Marine Corps will require a High School Diploma. The GED may be a possibility; however you should contact the nearest Marine Corps Recruiting Office for detailed infor…mation. The Marine Corps at this time (2009) will only allow about 5% of the recruiting mission to be GEDs, and the rest require a high school diploma. With enough college credits you do not need a high school diploma and will be counted as a high school graduate. I'm not sure how many credits are needed, though.
Yes, as with all marine uniforms, you must wear a cover outdoors, and indoors if under arms. The cover for all the Dress Uniforms is the White Barracks Cover. Pvt i…n the MarineCorps
The flag of the United States Marine Corps represents freedom and bravery. A dedicated agent will be happy to help you find more information on their official website.
The Marine Corps birthday is November 10.1775
According to the Department of Defense Directive 1005.8, the prescribed precedence of military flags is determined by service birthdays. The appropriate order is given below: … Army Birthday 14 June 1775 Marine Corps Birthday 10 November 1775 Navy Birthday 13 Oct 1775-Abolished Feb 1781-Reinstated 7 Sep 1781 Air Force Birthday 18 September 1947 Coast Guard Birthday 4 August 1790 According to the Institute of Heraldry, and in keeping with the order in which troops are listed in Department of Defense Directive 1005.8, during peacetime the Coast Guard falls under the Department of Homeland Security. During wartime, if the Coast Guard comes under the control of the Department of Defense, then the Coast Guard flag would come before the Air Force flag in order of precedence.
The U.S.M.C. does not have any units strictly designated as "Airborne" like the U.S. Army. The Marine Corps had some parachute battalions in the early part WW2 in the Pacific.… The usefulness and performance of the units was limited in the island hopping fighting scenario. The bravery of the Para-Marines and similar Marine Raiders of the Second World War is still legendary. These Para-Marines and amphibious Marine Raider Battalions were sadly disbanded after a short time in WW2. After WW2 the U.S.M.C. had some small marine units dedicated to the deep recon mission and pathfinder mission trained in static line parachuting. Fast forwarding to today however, the Marine Corps does have people on jump status and who do attend the U.S. Army's basic static line course, jump master course, pathfinder course and the Special Operations Military Free Fall Course. The Marine Corps has the new Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC) with 2500 or so Marines and Sailors, many who are on jump status. The Marine Corps Special Operations Training Groups also may have had and have parachute trained instructors. The Marine Corps has several rigger parachute/air delivery units. There are also marines assigned to the U.S. Army training schools who teach parachuting. There are Marines on jump status in the two Marine Reserve companies of the five the Air Naval Gun Fire Companies (ANGLICO) based throughout the United States and the world. The former "Marine Force Recon Companies" were static line parachute and military free fall parachute units. Force Recon no longer exists as separate units. The Marine Corps Force Recon deep recon platoons are now in the Marine Corps Reconnaissance Battalions as marine divisional level assets. The In-Extremis Direct Action Platoons no longer exist and that set of capabilities now exist in MARSOC. The Marines assigned to the Radio Reconnissance (Signal Inetellignece/Electronic Warfare) Platoons, and SCAMP Sensor Platoons receive basic and advanced airborne training. Marines assigned to the elements within the intelligence community, such as U.S.M.C. Officers serving with or in special assignment to CIA Para-Military Division and Special Activities Division in Afghanistan early on may have have received parachute training. At least one Marine Officer assigned to the CIA was killed in combat early on in Afghanistan. Additionally individual Marines from time to time were able to obtain slots for airborne school courses in the past. Marines in some Scout-Sniper Platoons, Marine ROTC and similar organizations could and did attend the basic static line courses. I have no information on the current status of the individual Marine who may attend jump school. For such individuals with no connection to a unit that requires parachute training, such training was for leadership development and served as a kind of gut check and a type of adventure training. The Marine Corps may have additional elements that contain parachute trained marines who are not public knowledge and whose missions are sensitive in nature. An example of such a unit was proposed several years ago for a deep penetration sniper cell capability in the Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable). I have no knowledge of the actual existence of such units currently or in the past . However, such grey or black operations type units exist or have existed in the other services of the armed forces in the past. I see no reason why the U.S.M.C. could not have or had them. There may also be marines assigned to the so called Naval Special Warfare command's "Black Operations/Counter Proliferation/Counter Terrorist" unit known as Development Group in supporting roles such as counter-intelligence. Such marines may be on jump status. To the U.S.M.C. parachuting is just another way to get to work. It is an additional skill such as combat diving that allows them to reach their objective mission and take the war to the enemy.
This title is easily claimed by the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, in California.
The USMC was "founded" by the Continental Congress on 10 November 1775. They commissioned Samual Nicholas to raise two battalions of Continental Marines. He set up shop in Tun… Tavern in Philladelphia where he appointed Robert Mullan, the owner of the tavern, as the first Marine Recruiter.
Answer 5501. REGULATIONS FOR WEAR 1. Marksmanship badges will not be worn with the evening dress, blue dress "A," white dress "A," blue-white dress "A," utility…, and camouflage maternity work uniforms. Commanders may prescribe marksmanship badges for wear on all other uniforms. Unless otherwise prescribed by the commander, wearing marksmanship badges is at the option of the individual. 2. Badges are worn, according to seniority, centered above the left breast pocket, with the bottom edge of the highest holding bar 1/8 inch above the pocket's top edge (See fig. 5-5). The top edges of all badges will be aligned. 3. When men wear two badges, they are symmetrically placed on a line with about 3/4 inch space between holding bars, but in no case will they span more than 4 1/4 inches. When three marksmanship badges are worn, they are symmetrically placed above the left pocket with 1/4 inch spacing between the holding bars of each badge. 4. When women wear two badges, they are symmetrically placed on a line so that their outermost edges are approximately even with the pocket edges. However, there must be at least a 1/4 inch space between holding bars; in no case will the space exceed 1/2 inch. When three marksmanship badges are worn, they are symmetrically placed above the left pocket with 1/8 inch spacing between the holding bar of each badge. 5. On women's coats with horizontal pockets, ribbons will be worn as prescribed above. To determine the proper location for marksmanship badges on women's coats with slanted upper pockets, a horizontal line tangent to the highest point of the pocket is considered the top of the pocket. On women's khaki shirts, badges are placed even with or up to two inches above the first visible button and centered so that they are in about the same position as on the coat. On the maternity tunic, badges are placed so that they are in about the same position as on the service coat. On the khaki maternity shirt, badges are worn in the same manner as on the standard khaki shirt, except they are placed 1/2 to one inch above the horizontal yoke seam stitching and may be adjusted to the individual to present a military appearance. 6. Only one qualification badge for a specific type of weapon may be worn at any time except that two competition badges for the same weapon may be worn. No more than three marksmanship badges will be worn at any time. Marines entitled to more than three awards may select the three to be worn. 7. When ribbon bars are worn with the badges, the lowest row of ribbons is 1/8 inch above the top edge of the marksmanship badges. If only marksmanship badges and breast insignia are worn, the insignia is centered 1/8 inch above the top edge of the marksmanship badge(s).
Joining the military is a big decision. Pro: GI Bill, Better physical fitness, first to fight, travel anywhere Con: Giving up 8 years of freedom, y…ou can die, $48,000 on GI Bill isn't much, Longest boot camp [12 weeks], did i mention you could die? Your choice. it's hard.
Yes but you might be deranked or up ranked depending were you where in the Marines.
when you come.....to the place nuair a téann tú.........go dtí an áit. pronounced ( nur a taynn tu.......gu di on awtch) i have come/i'm here tá…ím anseo. pronounced (tawi-m onshu)
U.S. citizens would probably not be speaking English as their primary language, if it weren't for the Marines! And, most likely would not be U.S. citizens.