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The United States Marine Corps serves as an amphibious force-in-readiness. As outlined in 10 U.S.C. 5063 and as originally introduced under the National Security Act of 1947, it has three primary areas of responsibility:

- The seizure or defense of advanced naval bases and other land operations to support naval campaigns;
- The development of tactics, technique, and equipment used by amphibious landing forces; and
- Such other duties as the President may direct.

This last clause, while seemingly redundant given the president's position as Commander-in-chief, is a codification of the expeditionary duties of the Marine Corps. It derives from similar language in the Congressional acts "For the Better Organization of the Marine Corps" of 1834, and "Establishing and Organizing a Marine Corps" of 1798. In 1951, the House of Representatives' Armed Services Committee called the clause "one of the most important statutory and traditional functions of the Marine Corps." It noted that the corps has more often than not performed actions of a non-naval nature, including its famous actions in the War of 1812, at Tripoli, Chapultepec, numerous counter-insurgency and occupational duties (such as those in Central America), World War I, and the Korean War. While these actions are not accurately described as support of naval campaigns nor as amphibious warfare, their common thread is that they are of an expeditionary nature, using the mobility of the Navy to provide timely intervention in foreign affairs on behalf of American interests.

In addition to its primary duties, the Marine Corps has missions in direct support of the White House and the State Department. The Marine Band, dubbed the "President's Own" by Thomas Jefferson, provides music for state functions at the White House. Marines guard presidential retreats, including Camp David, and the Marines of the Executive Flight Detachment of HMX-1 provide helicopter transport to the President and Vice President, using the call signs "Marine One" and "Marine Two" respectively.

By authority of the 1946 Foreign Service Act, the Marine security guards of the Marine Embassy Security Command provide security for American embassies, legations, and consulates at more than 140 posts worldwide.

LEATHERNECK and GUNG HO

(note: this Leatherneck has no moustache, Gung Ho retains his)
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InfinityUnlimited Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist
FUXKING awesome bro!
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murder66669 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Two of the most fearsome joes put there.
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pimphand Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ERRRRRR...KILL!
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Derk212 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This Marine likes it, nice job.
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soundwave3591 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
people always say that Letherneck is a clone of Gung-ho, and i resent that. Gung ho is, while a serious Marine, easygoing and ready to crack a joke. Leatherneck is 100% BADASS MARINE. he's got more use for shooters than jokers.
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nervousrex Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
hi, I really dig your stuff. I'm a huge Gung-Ho, and Leatherneck fan. The reason I am posting, I like your intro about the USMC. I was one of those Presidential Marines you spoke of, statione at a place referred to as WHCA (wahkka is what we called it), the White House Communications Agency. Right down the road from the HMX marines, and part of the White House, and Camp David marines. I guess I felt like posting today because it is the Marine Corps birthday, and feeling nostalgic I looked up my old buddy GH, and that landed me here.

Thanks for doing him justice!

Semper Fi!
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Steve1999 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
Let me guess. Marines who does jungle warfare?
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jimmymcwicked Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Filmographer
marines who are marines.
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5nakeEyes Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
very nice work here!!
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jimmymcwicked Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Filmographer
thanks very much, 5nakeEyes!
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beast79 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
You made Gung Ho look bad ass and not like a joke! And Leatherneck, the forgotten marine in the Joes is there in all his glory. So cool.
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jimmymcwicked Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Filmographer
thanks a lot for looking, man.
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Exllcernt work
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jimmymcwicked Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Filmographer
thanks very much, MMP4!
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Bigbusiness81 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Semper Fi until I die!
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jimmymcwicked Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Filmographer
i hear that! thanks for looking, buddy!
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tenchimyo Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The colouring on this gives it a bit grittier style, damn cool
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jimmymcwicked Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Professional Filmographer
they are very gritty fellows!
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MARR-PHEOS Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Semper Fi! I would throw in that the President can deploy Marines for up to 90 days without the approval of Congress, my unit was in Pakistan in 2000 doing "work" while we were not "at war".
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jimmymcwicked Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Professional Filmographer
woah, that is cool info, marr-pheos! thanks for the interesting input and your service!
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MARR-PHEOS Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
no thanks needed man, the marine corps saved my life. :)
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JoshawaFrost Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Looking great!!!
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jimmymcwicked Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Professional Filmographer
thanks a lot, my friend
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samiatay Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
AWESOME
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jimmymcwicked Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Professional Filmographer
thanks as always, great boy!
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samiatay Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
sure pal :D
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jhwood9 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011   Traditional Artist
The Marine Corp uniform was much more colorful in the 1900s.
;)
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jimmymcwicked Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Professional Filmographer
thanks a lot for your awesome support, 9!
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jhwood9 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011   Traditional Artist
I was just reading an illustrated history detailing the War of 1812; marines were initially "ship's infantry" and were tasked to man landing parties or repel boarders of an enemy ship. And they had red, white and blue uniforms with brass buttons, black boots with buckles, and tall hats with plumes. Very spiffy.
=D

Nowadays marines have a roll more similar to "shock troops" for the US Armed Forces (not just Navy), and their uniforms are not quite as garish.
;)
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Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
These have been great man. I think I might've stated this before, but I'd really love to see you do a version of Barbecue or Low-light.
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jimmymcwicked Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional Filmographer
thanks man. well, to tell the truth, i have never quite understood barbeque. not to say i won't draw him, as i know he is popular - a few other people have suggested him too... however, i do really like low-light, so maybe he'll show up sometime.

thanks again for looking and your support! i appreciate it!
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Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I just like his design mostly. Plus, he was the first joe I got when I started collecting them a few years ago.

No problem! and Thanks for the barbecue faves!
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SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
I like the fact you chose to differentiate the two by cutting Leatherneck's stache. They both look bad-ass. :D
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jimmymcwicked Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional Filmographer
i felt very uneasy in the early part of the drawing, as i had leatherneck with a moustache. one dude with a moustache is cool, but two? i'd have to wonder what was going on in springfield.
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