Keep me true to my best self, guarding me against dishonesty in purpose and deed and helping me to live so that I can face my fellow Marines , my loved ones and Thee without shame or fear. Protect my family. Give me the will to do the work of a Marine and to accept my share of responsibilities with vigor and enthusiasm.
Today, women in the Marine Corps are called Marines . I am proud to call myself a Marine and feel like I had just a tiny part in where the Marine Corps is today.
Yet, if it’s said to you, saying Semper Fi in response would suffice as a sign of respect. Another common response to Semper Fi is the Marine chant – “Oorah!” which is not to be confused with the “hooah!” of the Army or “hooyah!” of the Navy and Coast Guard.
Oorah is a battle cry common in the United States Marine Corps since the mid-20th century. It is comparable to hooah in the US Army and hooyah in the US Navy and US Coast Guard. It is most commonly used to respond to a verbal greeting or as an expression of enthusiasm.
It isn’t inappropriate; it’s just weird. The only people I know who say Semper Fi are other Marine veterans, so it very much becomes a signal that that other person in the conversation is one. When other people use the term, it isn’t wrong, it just sends the wrong message.
“Semper Fi” The Marine Corps adopted the motto “Semper Fidelis” in 1883. Prior to that date three mottoes, all traditional rather than official, were used.
POGs and Grunts – Though every Marine is a trained rifleman, infantry Marines (03XX MOS) lovingly call their non-infantry brothers and sisters POGs (pronounced “pogue,”) which is an acronym that stands for Personnel Other than Grunts. POGs call infantrymen Grunts, of course.
The remaining drill instructor(s) is called the “Assistant Drill Instructor”, but commonly referred to as the “green belt”, ” kill hat “, “knowledge hat “, “bulldog”, or “3rd hat “, normally charged with teaching the recruits much of their academic knowledge and responsible for the overall discipline of recruits.
Yut is a military term. Marines say ” Yut ” when they’re motivated, for a yes response and sometimes out of sarcasm. The work ethic that is required to become a Marine Corps Infantry officer is extreme and admirable.
Legend has it that 90 percent of NCOs and officers were killed storming the castle, so a scarlet stripe was added to the Dress Blue uniform pants for E-4 Marines and above to commemorate their sacrifice – hence the name “ Blood Stripe .”
The go-to guide on talking to a veteran or military member. 20 Things You Should Never Say to Someone in the Military “How many people have you killed?” “What kind of action did you see in combat?” “When are you done?” “I’m glad you made it back in one piece.”
It is ” oorah “, as long as it’s Marine Corps related. Just say it correctly, and if you need an example watch Jamie Foxx say it in the movie Jarhead. The Army gives a “Hoo-uhh” (think Scent of a Woman) and the Navy gives a “Hooyah”.
They are not soldiers . They are Marines . Marines are distinguished by their mission, their training, their history, their uniform and their esprit de corps. This in no way diminishes the members of the U.S. Army , who are called soldiers , and their accomplishments.
Out of school, a Marine sniper carries the colloquial title “ PIG ,” or Professionally Instructed Gunman. This is the Marine’s title until he has killed an enemy sniper in combat and removed the round with his name on it from the enemy sniper’s magazine.
The Beretta M9 was adopted by the Marine Corps in 1985 as its official duty pistol, as well as the Glock 9mm M007 and M45A1. The weapon was developed through the Army’s Modular Handgun Systems program. Currently, the M17 and M18 are in service with the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard.