As we continue our “salute to service” on our blog, we’ve got a list of popular marine slogans, mottos, and clever sayings just for you. We hope you find them useful and serve as a resource for your custom marine t-shirts or apparel for yourself, fellow marines, or family & friends in support. And be sure to add any of your personal favorites in the comments section.
-Official USMC Motto
Once a Marine, Always a Marine
-Official Marine Corps League Motto
The Few. The proud. The Marines.
-Current Marines Advertising Slogan
First to Fight
-Adopted slogan from the U.S. Media during WW1
“The deadliest weapon in the world is a MARINE and his rifle!”
-General Pershing, U.S. Army
A Few Good Men
-Advertising saying coined by Capt. William Jones in 1779, when he was looking to enlist “A Few Good Men” to serve in the Corps.
“Every Marine is, first and foremost, a rifleman. All other conditions are secondary.”
-General Alfred M Gray, USMC
“Uncommon valor was a common virtue.”
-Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, U.S. Navy
“Marine Corps integrity is doing that thing which is right, when no one is looking.”
-Col. Colin Lampard, USMC
“I can never again see a United States Marine without experiencing a feeling of reverence.”
-General Johnson, U.S. Army
“Good night, Chesty, wherever you are.”
-Tribute saying in honor of the most decorated Marines in history – Chesty Puller – who was awarded the Navy Cross 5 times (the most ever).