Presentation on theme: "PURPOSE: To Review the history of the Corps, and customs and courtesies that are expected of all Marines."— Presentation transcript:
PURPOSE: To Review the history of the Corps, and customs and courtesies that are expected of all Marines.
Identify significant characteristics of Marine Corps history, customs, and courtesies.
Enabling Learning Objectives: Identify: Definitions of history, customs and courtesies Significant historical events Historical significance of uniform items Promotion protocol Conduct of a mess night Required military courtesies Appropriate flag protocol
OUR HISTORY 1775: Our birthday 1776: 1 st Marine landing on foreign shores 1798: Congress made us a separate service 1805: “Shores of Tripoli” 1847: “Halls of Montezuma” 1859: Harper’s Ferry 1861: Primarily aboard Naval vessels 1868: The EMBLEM!
1898: Spanish-American war 1900: Boxer rebellion 1901: Banana wars 1913: 1 st Aviation-Maj. A.A.Cunningham 1917: WW1 French Fourragere 1933: Fleet Marine Force established 1941: WWII “island hopping” 1950: Korea, 1 st Marine helos used OUR HISTORY
1958: Power projection from the sea 1965: Vietnam 1982: Lebanon 1983: “Urgent Fury” 1989: “Just Cause” 1990: “Desert Shield” 1991: “Desert Storm” 1992: Somalia
SWORDS Officer’s (Mameluke) – Worn by Officers during the Barbary wars 1801-1807. Officially prescribed in 1862. The single weapon of LONGEST use in American arms. ONLY NCO sword – Marine NCO’s are the ONLY NCO’s in any branch of The U.S. Armed Forces that have the privilege of carrying the sword. The Marine NCO sword is the oldest U.S. weapon in CONTINUOUS Use.
SALUTING All commissioned and warrant officers of all U.S. armed services, regular, reserve, in or out of uniform (if recognized). Officers of friendly powers. High Civilian officials (President, V.P., Ambassador). Other enlisted, in formations (reporting). Medal of Honor recipients out of Respect (not required).
SPECIAL SITUATIONS Under arms indoors Duty with other branches of service Prisoner escorting Proper greetings
ADDRESSING OTHERS Grade & Name “sarge”, “staff”, “guns”, “top” “skipper”, “gunner” First names, nicknames ok off-duty with contemporaries (peers).
Mess Night History Originated with Roman Legions & Vikings to celebrate victory in battle. Marines mess nights originated in 1920 in Shanghai with 4 th Marine regiment. Capt. Lemuel Shepherd invited to mess of 4 th Bn, Scots Guards. Quickly embraced by the rest of the Corps. A formal dinner to promote esprit de corps of our brotherhood of Marines.