History of Marines

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History of marine nco
Roman legionnaires were responsible for:
* Supervising training
* Performing administrative and logistical tasks
* Influenced the shaping of the NCO structure
The Roman legionnaires organizational structure was copied by other nations. The Continental Marine Corps originated when Samuel Nicholas was commissioned to raise two battalions of Marines, resulting in blended traditions from the: * British Royal Marines

* French Marine Corps
The Marine NCO originated from a need for junior leadership.

In 1798, the Act to provide a naval armament established the: * United States Navy
* United States Marine Corps
Marines were enlisted for service in newly-built U.S. Navy frigates by the Act to provide a Naval Armament authorized by the U.S. Congress on March 18, 1794. The Corps of Marines would officially be known as the United States Marine Corps rather than the Continental Marine Corps. * Email

* Help Desk
* Digital Library
* Instructor Notes
* Resources
* Audio Script
* Credits and Acknowledgements
* Glossary
* Job Aids and Tools
* Learning Objectives
* Maps and Other Media
* Publications and Manuals
* Web sites of Interest
* Course Navigation Help
* Test/Practical Exercise Help
The Marine NCO:
* Originated from the need for junior leadership for small detachments of Marines * Was influenced from ideas, innovations, and traditions from the Roman Legionnaire to the British Royal Marines and French Marines * Was shaped by the traditions of the Continental Marine Corps with its influences from the Blue Book While serving aboard the U.S.S. Galena at the Battle of Fort Darling, at Drewry's Bluff, James River, VirCpl John Freeman Mackie Print Text Narrator: Cpl Mackie was the first Marine to be awarded the Medal of Honor, our nation’s highest military award. During the battle, Cpl Mackie was ordered to fill the vacancies of the dead and wounded at the ship's guns. Cpl Mackie and his Marines responded quickly and maintained the operation of the guns with skill and knowledge throughout the rest of the battle. ginia, Cpl Mackie displayed gallant conduct and services, and unselfish acts of duty. While serving with the 2nd Marine Division on October 3, 1918, at the Battle of Blanc Mont Ridge, France, Cpl Pruitt displayed initiative and courage, and as a result, saved many lives and ensured the success of his unit's mission. During the battle, Cpl Pruitt spotted two enemy machine gun nests. Quickly recognizing the danger to his Marines and other American soldiers in the area, he single-handedly attacked with decisiveness, and captured the two machine guns, and 40 enemy prisoners, in a nearby dugout. During the battle, American tanks maneuvered to open a lane for the infantry through the network of reinforced concrete pillboxes, buried mines, and black volcanic sands. Cpl Williams went forward alone to attempt the reduction of devastating machine gun fire from the unyielding positions. Covered only by four riflemen, Cpl Williams demonstrated significant endurance by fighting for four hours under terrific enemy small arms fire. He repeatedly returned to his own lines to prepare demolition charges and obtain serviced flamethrowers. He fought his way back to the rear of hostile emplacements to wipe out one position after another.

On one occasion, he daringly mounted a pillbox to insert the nozzle of his flamethrower through the air vent, killing the occupants and silencing the gun; on another he courageously charged enemy riflemen who attempted to stop him with bayonets, and destroyed them with a burst of flame from his weapon. While serving with the 3rd Marine Division at the Battle of Iwo Jima, Cpl Williams displayed extraordinary heroism in the face of ruthless enemy resistance. His actions were directly instrumental in neutralizing one of the most...
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