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Marine Corps Values

Marine Corps Values


The Marine Corps values are the foundation of a Marine’s moral character.  From the first week of basic training a Marine is taught to live by these values.

1. Honor

Marines are held to the highest standards, ethically and morally. Respect for others is essential. Marines are expected to act responsibly in a manner befitting the title they’ve earned.

2. Courage

Courage is not the absence of fear. It is the ability to face fear and overcome it. It is the moral, mental and physical strength ingrained in every Marine. It steadies them in a time of stress, carries them through every challenge and aids them in facing new and unknown confrontations.

3. Commitment

Commitment is the spirit of determination and dedication found in every Marine. It is what compels Marines to serve our country and the Corps. Every aspect of life in the Corps shows commitment, from the high standard of excellence to vigilance in training.

Marine Corps Values