The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) is one of the toughest, better-trained and prepared, and ever-ready military forces around the world.
It is the branch of the U.S. Armed Forces responsible for providing power projection, using the mobility of the U.S. Navy, by Congressional mandate, to deliver rapidly, combined-arms task forces on land, at sea and in the air.
Not only its performance and history a testament to this, but its ability to never fall back on its reputation and to continually push itself to do better, to go further, to train harder and harder, makes the Marine Corps what it should be: America’s “911” force, and the world’s most feared military force.
Floating around the world aboard a U.S. Navy unit created specifically around Marine Expeditionary Units (MEU), Marines embark personnel and equipment onto the amphibious warfare ships of an Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG), which also includes escort ships and submarines to protect them from air, surface and submarine threats.
For further protection and strong air support, such an ESG is often deployed, along with one or more carrier battle groups.
There is a reason they, together, are called the Tip of the Spear.