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.
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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