Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 1 decade ago

Are marine officers considered marines?

I really want to be a marine but would like to go the officer route so i can finish college. Some people say that marine corps officers aren't really marines they are just leaders of marines, is this true? Aren't 2nd LT's in the trenches with their men? I just want to make sure i would be considered a marine.

9 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    An officer is a Marine's Marine. You set the example and the standard. You are a Marine good enough to lead the world's finest. For this reason, you have to make it through college, Officer Candidates School, and then the Basic School. All good combat leaders lead their men from the best vantage point to bring the most hurt on the enemy - no matter where that is.

    Source(s): Retired Marine Officer.
  • 1 decade ago

    EVERY individual that attends Marine Corps Boot Camp, whether it is Parris Island, San Diego, or Quantico, and who is authorized to wear the Eagle Globe and Anchor is a Marine.

    Yes, it is true that they are leaders of Marines, yet in order to lead a Marine, you need to be a Marine.

    Once your Instructor at OCS hands you your uniforms, and you finish the graduation ceremony, then you are a part of the Brotherhood, and may call yourself a Marine.

    Semper Fi

  • 1 decade ago

    A Marine is a Marine, is a Marine, from the newly graduated recruit to the Commandant of the Corps. Semper FI.

    Source(s): Former Marine
  • 1 decade ago

    Officially, they're Marines... but in the trenches... that depends. I've been in units with commanders sharing in all the fun. I've also been in units where LTs avoid the trenches like it's... well... the trenches.

    There's a lot of grey area with job specifics in the corps.

    Who's 'just' a leader of Marines?

    Source(s): My big thick dingus.
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  • 3 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Where do people come up with such things? YES, a Marine officer is most definitely a Marine. Case closed.

    Source(s): Been there.
  • 1 decade ago

    yes they are called the leaders of Marines but thats cause they are however anyone that has ever had the priviledge of wearing the Eagle, Globe and Anchor is and always will be a Marine

    so yeah they are

  • Lu W
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    They are Marines.

  • 1 decade ago

    Of course they are

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