What Is the Insignia for the U.S. Marine Corps?


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The insignia for the U.S. Marine Corps is the Eagle, Globe and Anchor. The insignia was originally created in 1868, but became the official Marine Corps insignia in 1955.

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The insignia shows an eagle with spread wings perched atop a globe of the Western Hemisphere that is intersected by a fouled anchor. The eagle represents the United States, while the globe represents the Marine Corps' service across the world. The anchor represents the Marine Corps' association with the U.S. Navy. The insignia appears with a slight change on the official emblem and seal of the Marine Corps, as the eagle carries a scroll in its beak that bears the motto of the Marine Corps. The Matine Corps motto, "Semper Fidelis," is Latin for "Always Faithful."

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