US Marine Corps Seal

The United States Marine Corps (USMC in initial form) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for providing force projection from the sea, using the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. It is one of seven uniformed services of the U.S. In the civilian leadership structure of the United States military, the Marine Corps is a component of the Department of the Navy, but in the military leadership structure, it is a separate branch. The Marine Corps often works closely with US Naval forces for training, transportation, and logistic purposes.