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The 247th Marine Corps Birthday Message
On November 10, 2022, U.S. Marines around the globe will celebrate 247 years of success on the battlefield and a legacy defined by honor, courage and commitment. This year, the Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David H. Berger and the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Troy E. Black reiterate to the force that Marines are warfighters first and foremost, in any clime and place. Drawing on the strength and service of those who wore the Eagle, Globe and Anchor in years past, Marines today are standing ready to fight and win. (U.S. Marine Corps video by SSgt John Martinez and SSgt Aaron Patterson)

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The 38th Commandant of the Marine Corps, General David H. Berger, stands in preparation to receive the national ensign being folded by Marines from Marine Barracks Washington D.C. during the West Virginia State Memorial services for U.S. Marine Corps CWO4 Hershel "Woody" Williams in Charleston, WV, July 3, 2022. Williams was awarded the Medal of honor on October 5, 1945 for his actions during the battle of Iwo Jima while serving with 21st Marines, 3rd Marine Division. He was the last living WWII Medal of Honor recipient at the time of his death on June 29, 2022. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt Kathryn Adams)
The 38th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. David H. Berger, testifies in a Senate Armed Services Committee, Department of the Navy Posture Hearing in Washington, D.C., May 12, 2022. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt Kathryn Adams)
The 38th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, General David H. Berger, and the 19th Sergeant Major of the U.S. Marine Corps, Sgt. Maj. Troy E. Black, take part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines, Sept. 5, 2022. The ceremony honored the lives lost during the Pacific Theater of WWII. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Kathryn Adams)
The 38th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, General David H. Berger, and the 19th Sergeant Major of the U.S. Marine Corps, Sgt. Maj. Troy E. Black, take part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines, Sept. 5, 2022. The ceremony honored the lives lost during the Pacific Theater of WWII. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Kathryn Adams)
The 38th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, Gen. David H. Berger, receives an honors ceremony from the Philippine Marine Corps Commandant, Gen. Charlton Sean Gaerlan, at Philippine Marine Corps Headquarters, Manila, Philippines, Sept. 5, 2022. Generals Berger and Gaerlan met with each other to discuss current and future training opportunities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kathryn Adams)
The 38th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, Gen. David H. Berger, receives an honors ceremony from the Philippine Marine Corps Commandant, Gen. Charlton Sean Gaerlan, at Philippine Marine Corps Headquarters, Manila, Philippines, Sept. 5, 2022. Generals Berger and Gaerlan met with each other to discuss current and future training opportunities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kathryn Adams)