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The U.S. Marine Corps was created on November 10, 1775. It is a combined-arms task force known for its focus on aggressiveness and the offensive. The Marines have been central in developing groundbreaking tactics for maneuver warfare; they can be credited with the development of helicopter insertion doctrine and modern amphibious assault.
There are approximately 186,000 Marines actively serving today, with another 40,000 Marines serving in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.
Her interest in joining the military stems from her experience as a child.
Macander said her role and history-making command came with its own set of challenges.
The Marine Corps has acknowledged a host of problems with an investigation into a midair collision off the coast of Japan.
Another military branch is reviewing whether it should do away with promotion photo requirements.
Voting ended June 23, but it took a week until McGrath could be declared the winner due to the race’s tight margins.
The Marine Corps' new heavy-lift helicopter just wrapped up its sea trials and will tackle hot-weather training next.