Visual Proof That “Every Marine Is A Rifleman”
Every Marine is a rifleman. This has been the cardinal motto by which every Marine has been trained. The value of this culture has been demonstrated many times throughout history.
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The Marine Corps has two missions; to make Marines and to win battles. This focus on the infantry is matched with the doctrine that “Every Marine is a rifleman”, a focus of Commandant Alfred M. Gray, Jr., emphasizing the infantry combat abilities of every Marine. All enlisted Marines, regardless of military specialization, receive training as a rifleman; all officers receive training as infantry platoon commanders. A proven formula since 1775.
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