The Navy/Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) is a United States Department of the Navy outsourcing program, in which an outside contractor provides a vast majority of information technology services for the entire Department, including the United States Navy and Marine Corps.
MARPAT (short for MARine PATtern) is a pixelated camouflage pattern in use by the United States Marine Corps, introduced with the Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform (MCCUU), which replaced the Camouflage Utility Uniform. The pattern is formed by a number of small rectangular pixels of color. In theory, it is a far more effective camouflage than standard uniform patterns because it mimics the dappled textures and rough boundaries found in natural settings.
The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program is a combat system developed by the United States Marine Corps to combine existing and new hand-to-hand and close quarters combat (CQC) techniques with morale and team-building functions and instruction in what the Marine Corps calls the "Warrior Ethos". The program, which began in 2001, trains Marines (and U.S. Navy personnel attached to Marine Units) in unarmed combat, edged weapons, weapons of opportunity, and rifle and bayonet techniques.
The Marine Corps Embassy Security Group, formerly Marine Security Guard Battalion, and also known as Marine Security Guards or Marine Embassy Guards, are members of the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group, a battalion-sized organization of U.S. Marines that have detachments posted at American Embassies, American Consulates and other official United States Government offices such as the U.S.
OQR refers to the Officers Qualification Record, NAVMC 123a, and is one of the best sources of information concerning Marine Officers. It is similar to the enlisted Service Record Book (SRB) with only minor differences. This "record presents a cumulative and concise summary of basic events in the officer's career from the time of acceptance of appointment to separation.
Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which donates toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. The program was founded in 1947 by reservist Major William L. Hendricks. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, a 501 charity located in Triangle, Virginia, serves to fund, raise funds for, and support the program.
The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is a 26.2-mile road race run held on the last Sunday in October through Arlington, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.. The MCM has been run every year since 1976, and as of 2010, was the United States' 4th-largest race by finishers. The course, which varies slightly from year to year, is certified by USA Track and Field. The race is generally run a few weeks before the Marine Corps' birthday on November 10.
The Small Wars Manual is a United States Marine Corps manual on tactics and strategies for engaging in certain types of military operations. The Marine Corps' role in small wars has a long and complex history. During the early years of the 20th century, the Corps was widely viewed as the nation's overseas police and initial response force.
The five paragraph order is an element of United States Marine Corps, United States Army and United States Navy Seabees of small unit tactics that specifies instruction to a unit, based on an METT-TC Analysis (Mission, Enemy, Terrain & Weather, Troops & Fire Support, Time, and civilian) using the BAMCIS process (Begin the Planning, Arrange Recon, Make Recon, Complete Planning. Issue Order, Supervise) prior to potential enemy engagement.
Blue Book is the commonly used name for a United States Marine Corps document officially known as Marine Corps Bulletin 1400 (MCBul 1400). MCBul 1400 serves to publish lineal precedence and seniority information on officers in the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. It is published annually by the U.S. Marine Corps' Deputy Commandant, Manpower and Reserve Affairs. In addition to determining seniority among officers, it is also used to determine promotion eligibility.
The Marine Corps League is the only federally chartered United States Marine Corps-related veterans organization in the United States. Its Federal Charter was approved by the 75th U.S. Congress and signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 4, 1937. The organization credits its founding — in 1923 — to legendary Marine Corps Commandant John A. Lejeune. The group holds a congressional charter under Title 36 of the United States Code.
The Montford Point Marine Association (MPMA) is a non-profit military veteran's organization, founded to memorialize the legacy of the first African Americans to serve in the United States Marine Corps. The first African American Marines were trained at Camp Montford Point, in Jacksonville, North Carolina, from 1942 to 1949.
The Uniforms of the United States Marine Corps serve to distinguish Marines from members of other services. Among current uniforms in the U.S. military, the Marines' uniforms have been in service the longest. The Marine Dress Blue uniform has, with few changes, been worn in essentially its current form since the 19th century.
The United States Marine Corps requires that all Marines perform a Physical Fitness Test and a Combat Fitness Test once per fiscal year. Each test must have an interval of 6 months (same standards apply for reservists). The PFT ensures that Marines are keeping physically fit and in a state of physical readiness. It consists of pull-ups, crunches and a 3-mile run for males. For females it consists of flexed arm hang, crunches and a 3-mile run.
The Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeal (NMCCA) is the intermediate appellate court for criminal convictions in the United States Navy and the Marine Corps. Courts-martial are conducted under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and the Manual for Courts-Martial. If the trial results in a conviction, the case is reviewed by the convening authority (the person who referred the case for trial by court-martial). The convening authority has discretion to mitigate the findings and sentence.
Small Unit Space Transport and Insertion or SUSTAIN is a concept first proposed in 2002 by the United States Marine Corps to deploy Marines via spaceflight to any location on Earth. Project Hot Eagle, launched by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Air Force Research Laboratory, is an investigation into the development and use of suborbital spacecraft to fulfill this vision.
Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) is part of an U.S. Government interagency and international maritime security effort. The Maritime Domain is defined as all areas and things of, on, under, relating to, adjacent to, or bordering on a sea, ocean, or other navigable waterway, including all maritime-related activities, infrastructure, people, cargo, and vessels and other conveyances.
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that provides academic scholarships to children of United States Marines, with particular attention given to children whose parent was killed or wounded in action. This funding is provided by private supporters including individuals, corporations, and other nonprofit foundations. The organization's slogan is "Honoring Marines by Educating Their Children."
To reduce the number of unaccompanied tours and improve unit continuity, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, (CMC) established the Unit Deployment Program (UDP) to provide for the deployment of units to the Western Pacific (WESTPAC) for periods of approximately six months.
The Marine Corps Association (often abbreviated MCA) is an independent association which provides a professional organization for members of the United States Marine Corps. It is known for its publications Leatherneck Magazine and Marine Corps Gazette.
The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States armed forces responsible for providing force projection from the sea, using the mobility of the United States Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. It is one of seven uniformed services of the United States. In the civilian leadership structure of the United States military, the Marine Corps is a component of the Department of the Navy, often working closely with U.S.
The "Red Patch" is a distinguishing device worn by United States Marines with the military occupational specialty (MOS) of 0481, landing support specialist and sometimes 3112, Traffic Management Specialists. It is the only unit-distinguishing device in the United States Marine Corps, and is worn only on the Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform.
The Key Volunteer Network (KVN) was an official United States Marine Corps family readiness program. The network consists of Marine spouses called Key Volunteers and they serve in both active duty and reserve units. KVs receive formal training either from classes on base or on-line and are appointed by the unit Commander.