"Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful)"-USMC motto

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch in the United States Armed Forces. It is responsible for providing power projection, using the mobility of the United States Navy, rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces on land, at sea, and in the air. The Marines is the smallest branch in the U.S. military. It also gained popular titles, such as "America's third air force" and "second land army". There are also Marine Detatchments, on board U.S. Navy vessels, such as aircraft carriers and the Iowa class battleships, but the Marines mostly depart for their amphibious landing operations from amphibious assault ships, such as Tarawa class and the Wasp class.

Pre-World War III Edit

The U.S. Marine Corps was founded on November 10th, 1775, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, starting with two battalions of infantry troops capable of fighting for independence both at sea and on shore, during the American Revolution. After that, the role of the Marines began to expand and evolve and they fought in more major American conflicts, such as the American Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. During World War II, the Marines were the cornerstone of the Pacific Theater, fighting the Imperial Japanese Army from island to island, since they practiced on amphibious warfare, which they proved prescient. During the Vietnam War in the 1960's and early 1970's, the Marines fought the North Vietnamese Army alongside South Vietnam, but they suffered so many casualties during that war.

World War III Edit

It is currently unknown and unclear when the United States Marine Corps will appear in the Army Wars series, and which battles they will fight in. One thing is certain, the Marines will be ready for the war against the Soviet Union and its allies in the Warsaw Pact, China, and North Korea.

Equipment Edit

The USMC has most of the world's finest weapons that are also used in other U.S. military branches, such as the Army. It also has some vehicles and helicopters that are shared with the Army, but they have the most amphibious vehicles for transporting their men and women safely to the shore.

Small arms Edit

  • M16 assault rifle
  • M249 SAW light machine gun
  • M9 pistol
  • M1911 pistol
  • M21 sniper rifle
  • M60 machine gun
  • .44 Magnum pistol
  • Thompson Mk. II submachine gun
  • M203 grenade launcher
  • MP5 submachine gun
  • M240 light machine gun
  • Desert Eagle pistol

Anti-Tank and Anti-Aircraft Weapons Edit

  • AT-4 anti-tank rocket launcher
  • M72 LAW anti-tank rocket launcher
  • FIM-92 Stinger anti-aircraft missile launcher

Transport and Supply Trucks Edit

  • Humvee (HMMWV)
  • M939 truck
  • M35 truck
  • M151 MUTT (Military Ultility Tactical Truck)
  • Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT)

Armored Troop Transports (IFV/APC) Edit

  • LAV-25 infantry fighting vehicle
  • AAV-7 amphibious assault vehicle
  • M113 armored personal vehicle

Tanks (Main Battle Tanks/Light Tanks) Edit

  • M1 Abrams main battle tank
  • M60 Patton main battle tank
  • M551 Sheridan light tank
  • Stingray light tank
  • M8 Buford light tank

Self-propelled Artillery (Howitzers/Rocket Launchers) Edit

  • M109 self-propelled howitzer
  • M110 self-propelled howitzer
  • M107 self-propelled howitzer

Self-propelled Anti-Air Guns/Missile Launchers Edit

  • M48 Chaparral
  • M163 Vulcan
  • Avenger
  • Patriot
  • LAV-AD

Helicopter Edit

  • AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopter
  • UH-1 Iroquois 'Huey' troop helicopter
  • CH-46 Sea Knight cargo helicopter
  • CH-53 Super Stallion cargo helicopter
  • MH-53 Sea Dragon helicopter

Jet Aircraft Edit

  • AV-8 Harrier II VTOL jet
  • A-10 Thunderbolt II
  • F/A-18 Hornet