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Marine Corps Motto & Slogans
The Marine Corps adopted the motto “Semper Fidelis” in 1883. Prior to that date three mottoes, all traditional rather than official, were used. The first of these, antedating the War of 1812, was “Fortitudine.” The Latin phrase for “with courage,” it was emblazoned on the brass shako plates worn by Marines during the Federal period. The second motto was “By Sea and by Land,” taken from the British Royal Marines “Per Mare, Per Terram.” Until 1848, the third motto was “To the shores of Tripoli.” Inscribed on the Marine Corps colors, this commemorated Presley O’Bannon’s capture of the city of Derna in 1805. In 1848, this was revised to “From the halls of the Montezumas to the shores of Tripoli.”
“Semper Fidelis” signifies the dedication that individual Marines have to “Corps and country,” and to their fellow Marines. It is a way of life. Said one former Marine, “It is not negotiable. It is not relative, but absolute…Marines pride themselves on their mission and steadfast dedication to accomplish it.”
(The source of the above text is The National Museum of the Marine Corps and Heritage Center.
"The Blood Stripe"
Marine Corps tradition maintains that the red stripe worn on the trousers of officers and noncommissioned officers, commonly known as the “blood stripe,” commemorates those Marines killed storming the castle of Chapultepec in 1847. Although this belief is firmly embedded in the traditions of the Corps, it has no basis in fact. The use of stripes clearly predates the Mexican War.
In 1834, uniform regulations were changed to comply with President Andrew Jackson’s wishes that Marine uniforms return to the green and white worn during the Revolutionary War. The wearing of stripes on the trousers began in 1837, following the Army practice of wearing stripes the same color as uniform jacket facings. Colonel Commandant Archibald Henderson ordered those stripes to be buff white. Two years later, when President Jackson left office, Colonel Henderson returned the uniform to dark blue coats faced red. In keeping with earlier regulations, stripes became dark blue edged in red. In 1849, the stripes were changed to a solid red. Ten years later uniform regulations prescribed a scarlet cord inserted into the outer seams for noncommissioned officers and musicians and a scarlet welt for officers. Finally, in 1904, the simple scarlet stripe seen today was adopted.
(The source of the above text is The National Museum of the Marine Corps and Heritage Center. To visit their web site, Click here...)
"The Few. The Proud."
"The Few. The Proud. The Marines." is the Marine Corps' advertising slogan. It won a place on Madison Avenue’s Advertising Walk of Fame during Advertising Week 2007. "This slogan reflects the unique character of the Marine Corps and underscores the high caliber of those who join and serve their country as Marines," said Maj. Gen. Richard T. Tryon, commanding general, Marine Corps Recruiting Command.
An expression of enthusiasm used by Marines in various situations. Specifics regarding the origin of the spirit cry are sketchy and we're still searching for accurate and reliable information.
"First to Fight"
Use of the leather stock was retained until after the Civil War when it was replaced by a strip of black glazed leather attached to the inside front of the dress uniform collar. The last vestiges of the leather stock can be seen in today's modern dress uniform, which features a stiff cloth tab behind the front of the collar.
The term "leatherneck" transcended the actual use of the leather stock and became a common nickname for United States Marines.
"Esprit de Corps"
“HELL ON WHEELS”
“Paratus et Fidelis”
“OLD HICKORY VOLUNTEERS”
“SEEK, STRIKE, DESTROY”
“Vitesse Et Puissance”
“TAUGHT TO LEAD”
“COURAGE AND VALOR”
“TRAIN FOR COMBAT”
“LOYALTY AND COURAGE”
“HONOR AND COURAGE”
“WE CAN, WE WILL”
“READY AND FORWARD”
“TOUS POUR UN, UN POUR TOUS”
“OVER, UNDER or THROUGH”
“MOVE STRIKE DESTROY”
“FIRST TO THE FRONT”
The unit mottos of the 82nd Airborne (“All the way!”) and the 101st Airborne (“Rendezvous with Destiny”) are pretty well known. As a rule, military unit mottos tend to be 1) written in Latin, and 2) framed around the core values of the armed forces. This has the dual benefit of bolstering morale and warning off the legions of ancient Rome, should they ever rise again. Every once in a while, a unit gets creative with its battle cry. Here are 10 military mottos you might not know.
1. OTATSIIHTAISSIISTSTAKIO PIKSI MAKAMO TA PSSWIA.
The Asymmetric Warfare Group is a special mission unit for U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. The AWG is designed to help other units plug vulnerabilities while identifying emerging threats abroad. (Generally speaking, targets identified by AW guys downrange are not long for this world.) The unit’s motto is “Otatsiihtaissiiststakio piksi makamo ta psswia,” which is the Blackfoot Indian language translation of “Normal is the cycle on a washing machine.”
2. DE OPPRESSO LIBER.
The motto of U.S. Army Special Forces is “De oppresso liber,” which is notable for meaning “To free the oppressed,” or maybe “Free from having been oppressed.” Or maybe “Free from the oppressed one.” Thankfully, unconventional warfare doesn’t often require a command of Latin grammar. The lesson for other units? When in doubt, stick with English.
3. DRACONIS THESAURUS.
The U.S. Army Finance Corps traces its lineage back to June 1775, when the Continental Congress first established the Continental Army. One of its subordinate units, the 18th Financial Management Center, is headquartered out of Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. It primarily supports XVIII Airborne Corps—the “sky dragons.” In fantasy literature, dragons are notorious for hording gold. It makes sense, then, that the motto of 18th FMC is “Draconis thesaurus,” or “Dragon’s treasure.”
4. MIRACULI CUM PECUNIA ALIENUM EFFICEMUS.
Suppose you’re a spy and you need a space plane, stat. The people you need to talk to belong to the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office. The RCO is the interface between the Air Force and the intelligence community. The spy agencies pony up the cash and the RCO delivers the hardware. If for no other reason, their motto is honest and to-the-point: “Miraculi cum pecunia alienum efficemus,” or: “Doing Miracles with Other People’s Money.” (Their motto was previously “Opus Dei cum pecunia alienum efficemus,” which translates as “Doing God’s Work with Other People’s Money.” It was changed in 2012 when the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers complained.)
Take a close look at the emblem of U.S. Cyber Command. On the interior ring, you’ll notice what appear to be dots accenting the design. Look even closer, and you’ll see they aren’t dots; they’re alphanumeric characters. Maybe the Battle of Thermopylae would have gone differently if those three hundred Spartans had a battle cry like “9ec4c12949a4f31474f299058ce2b22a.” (It seems there’s nothing cyber can’t do.) That particular little motto is an MD5 hash of the command’s mission statement, which is really long but amounts to: “Our computers will destroy your computers.”
6. IN GOD WE TRUST; ALL OTHERS WE MONITOR.
The Technical Applications Center keeps an eye on signatories to nuclear treaties, and monitors the world for nuclear weapons detonations. It is always on alert, and accomplishes its mission using satellites, seismic gear, and hydroaccoustics. Its motto: “In God we trust; all others we monitor.”
7. HERE AND EVERYWHERE.
The 704th Military Intelligence Brigade belongs to the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, and handles signals-intelligence and cyber defense in conjunction with the National Security Agency. If for no other reason, in light of recent revelations, its motto is slightly unnerving: “Here and everywhere.”
8. GUSTASUS SIMILIS PULLUS
Awesome patches and mottos from Air Force test pilots could fill this list twice over, but the Spirit stealth bomber might have had the best patch of all time. Embroidered on the emblem of the 509th Bomb Wing “Spirit” flight tests is a space alien riding a stealth bomber. The mottos printed on the scrolls: “To Serve Man,” and below, “Gustasus Similis Pullus” (literally: “tastes like chicken.”) To Serve Man, of course, was the name of a celebrated Twilight Zone episode in which a mysterious book with the same title is discovered. It turns out to be a cookbook used by space aliens in preparing the delicacy that is homo sapiens. What’s the twist with this motto? The test flights were conducted at Area 51.
9. …MINUTES AND HOURS—NOT DAYS AND WEEKS.
The fluidity of modern warfare and the nature of the enemy dictates flexibility rarely associated with the Army. The Rapid Equipping Force was established in 2002 to provide commercial and government off-the-shelf solutions to warfighters on the ground. The unit was instrumental in providing infantrymen with such things as explosives materials detectors and robots designed to find bombs and people in the caves of Afghanistan. In keeping with its name, the REF’s motto and mindset is “…Minutes and hours—not days and weeks.”
10. NON POTESTIS LATERE.
The 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing belongs to the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency. It is the go-to unit for such airborne surveillance platforms as the MQ-9 Reaper, the MQ-1 Predator, and the RQ-4 Global Hawk. It’s motto gives you the score from the outset: “Non potestis latere.” Translated: “You Can’t Hide.”
We had an order from the Green Berets Netherlands:
Marine Corps: Qua Patet Orbis (As far as the world extends)
Green Berets: Nunq Aut Nunquam (Now or Never)
The entire netherlands: Je maintiendrai (roughly translated; I shall hold on)
Special Support Unit(Counter-Terrorism unit of the Marines): Semper Paratus Pro Justitia (Always prepared for justice)
Amfibian Recce Platoon('dutch seals'): Waar nodig(Where needed)
Navy: Pugno Pro Patria ( I fight for my country)
Marine Corps: Nil volentibus Arduum (Nothing is hard for those who want to)
Marine Corps Joke: [i]Per mare, Per sarem, qua patet orbis, semper fidelis am semper *****. (On land, On sea, As far as the world extend, always faithfull and always screwed)
FBI Hostage Rescue Team: Servare Vitas (I save lives)
US Special Forces: De Opresso Liber (Free the opressed)
USMC: Semper Fidelis (Always Faithfull)
VOLENS ET POTENS"
(Willing and Able)
5TH AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY REGIMENT
"CERTO DIRIGO ICTU"
(I Aim With a Sure Blow)
6TH AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY REGIMENT
"Ready and Vigilant"
31ST AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY BRIGADE
"READY IN DEFENSE"
35TH AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY BRIGADE
"GUARDING THE SKIES"
69TH AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY BRIGADE
"FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE"
94TH AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY BRIGADE
"DEEDS ABOVE WORDS"
108TH AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY BRIGADE
111TH AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY BRIGADE
164TH AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY BRIGADE
"DUTY HONOR EXCELLENCE"
263D ARMY AIR AND MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND
1ST Armored Division
"DUTY HONOR EXCELLENCE"
263D AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY BRIGADE
"MEMOR ET FIDELIS"
(Mindful and faithful)
67th Air Defense Artillery Regiment
Headquarters battery, 69th ADA
"Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys.
Look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death!"