How many marines were there when they were first created?
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There are atleast 200,000 currently active Marines. 30,000+ are stationed in the Middle East and 40,000 Marines are reserved. Upon that, this answer may in fact vary as troops… are currently being pulled away from the action as of now. The Marine Corps does not have soldiers, it has Marines. Soldiers are in the Army, Sailors are in the Navy, Airmen in the Air Force, and CoastGuardsmen in the Coast Guard. Marines are insulted to be called soldiers. The Marine Corps is currently downsizing to around 182,000
Two battalions were authorized and the Corps consisted of 131 Officers and 2,000 enlisted.
The Continental Marines were authorized a force of two battalions and total troop strength during the American Revolution was about 131 Officers and 2,000 Enlisted.
Two Battalions, 131 Officers and 2,000 Enlisted.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Tun Tavern. Captain Samuel Nicholas was the first commandant. Marine Corps' official birthdate is November 10, 1775. They were created to protect N…avy ships and installations.
About 200,000 US Marines. They have the French Foreign Legion outnumbered 25 to one. Prior to the global war on terror the US Marines had an active duty strength of approximat…ely 183,000. This includes Officers and Enlisted. This end strength is set by Congress (as it is for all services). The Marine Corps also has a sizable reserve made up by both active duty Marines that have served at least one full term of enlistment on active duty, as well as reservists that served only on active duty for training. Frequently the US Marine Corps would "get around" the limitation on end strength by bringing reservists on active duty for periods of up to one year to augment the active duty corps, and these reservist did not count against the active duty end strength. Since the GWOT, congress approved a significant increase in the active duty end strength to something like 225,000. This does not include the Marine Reserve units that were activated for the 2nd Gulf War to bulk up the US Forces in Theater. The US Marines are a smaller service because they are considered elite and hold themselves to a higher standard than virtually all military services around the globe. They are in fact the largest all elite force on earth.
18 to 22 thousand men depending on attached support units
Sources vary, but there were approximately 191 soldiers, known as marines , despatched to guard the convicts on the First Fleet to Australia.
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Sizes vary with the structure and the structure varies depending on the needs of the mission. A Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) is the largest Building Block currently used i…n the Marine Corps and consists of a Marine Division, a Marine Logistics Group and a Marine Aircraft Wing. It may consist of all or any part of all three elements. Smaller missions might require only a Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB) centered around and an Infantry Regiment and Marine Air Group. A Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) uses an Infantry Battalion and a Marine Air Squadron as the basic building blocks and typically it will be an Infantry Battalion with the support of an Artillery Battery. It could be much larger if the mission requires more personnel, added armor or specialized equipment to accomplish the mission or to meet a specific threat..
Typically there are three Battalions in a Regiment. A Marine Corps Grunt Battalion has on average around 750 Marines (may vary if the U.S. is in a time of war or not). So a Re…giment would average around 2300 Marines.
In New Zealand
Goat Island Marine Reserve was created in 1975 and officially opened in 1977.
In US Navy
That can depends on what size of a unit you are talking about. A squad usually runs about 10 people. A platoon will have 3 to 5 squads. A company has two platoons. And a b…attalion normally has 4 companies..
Thomas Jefferson - they were the ground fighting force of the Navy to handle the pirates of the Barbary Coast.
Because the army an navy couldn't cut it by themselves. America needed a force that could deploy rapidly and take down the enemy