Happy 238th Birthday United States Marine Corps
Today marks the 238th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps. Every November 10th all around the globe United States Marines both young and old salute the birthday of their Corps.
Whether celebrating at a formal Marine Corps Ball or in individual toasts to lost Marines, they recognize the sacrifice and service of those who have gone before and those who continue to serve.
As an Aviation Officer candidate in Pensacola, FL, although I was ‘Navy owned’, I was Marine Corps trained.
My Dad was a proud Marine Corps Aviator. My husband was a Marine Corps Aviator. Some of my best friends, both current and those that we lost too soon – are Marines.
So on this the 238th birthday of The United States Marine Corps, I say “Happy Birthday” to the men and women who are willing to be first to the fight.
Thank you and Semper Fi!
Below is the Commandant’s birthday message saluting the men and women of the United States Marine Corps and their service to our nation.
The Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos, and the Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Michael P. Barrett, speak to Marines and sailors about the timeless Marine qualities of courage and perseverance by looking back on the landing on Tarawa in World War II, the Battle of Hue City during Vietnam, and crossing the berm into Iraq during the War on Terror. Marine determination, grit and valor make the Corps the ready force America relies on in times of crisis.??Video by Headquarters Marine Corps Combat Camera
Carey Lohrenz is the author of the Wall Street Journal Best Seller “Fearless Leadership: High-Performance Lessons from the Flight Deck.”, a motivational speaker and leadership expert.
Carey has flown missions worldwide as a combat-mission-ready United States Navy F-14 Tomcat pilot. Her extensive experience operating in one of the world’s most challenging environments, an aircraft carrier, and her unique position as one of the first female combat pilots make her the perfect opening or closing inspirational keynote speaker for your corporate meeting or conference.
Carey graduated from the University of Wisconsin where she was a varsity rower, also training at the Pre-Olympic level. After graduation, she attended the Navy’s Aviation Officer Candidate School before starting flight training and her naval career. She is the mother of four kids, and is currently working on her Master’s in Business Administration in Strategic Leadership.