UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS

By:Andrew (USMC)

The Founder And Beginning

"On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress approved the resolution to establish two battalions of Marines able to fight for independence at sea and on shore. This date marks the official formation of the Continental Marines."

1st Commandant: Major Samuel Nicholas (1775-1783)

History And Population

http://www.marines.com/history-heritage/timeline

Population:The USMC has around 194,000 active duty members and just under 40,000 reserve Marines as of 2010. It is the smallest of the U.S. Armed Forces within the U.S. Department of Defense.

The Roles Of The Marines And The One Goal