Marine Corps Logo
We stole the eagle from the Air Force, the anchor from the Navy and the rope from the Army. On the seventh day while God rested, we overran his perimeter, stole the globe and we’ve been running the whole show ever since.
The Real Story
The Eagle, Globe and Anchor emblem has been part of the uniform since 1868 and became the official emblem of the Marine Corps in 1955.
The eagle with spread wings represents our proud nation. The globe points to worldwide presence. The anchor stands for naval tradition. Together, they represent a dedication to service in the air, on land
and at sea.
The Eagle, Globe and Anchor emblem is presented to recruits at the end of Recruit Training, symbolizing that they have earned the title “United States Marine.”