The Rifleman's Creed

Every Marine is, first and foremost, a rifleman.
The Rifleman's Creed
Posted on 9/13/2022

Every Marine is, first and foremost, a rifleman. In boot camp at Parris Island and San Diego, and at The Basic School at Quantico, Virginia, all Marines, enlisted and officer, receive instruction in proper rifle usage and maintenance. Additionally, all Marines must memorize the Rifleman's Creed, which was created in 1942 by Marine Brigadier General William H. Rupertus, the then-Commanding General of Marine Corps Base San Diego, after he (Rupertus) had decided that his men must be made to understand,

...that the only weapon which stands between them and Death is the rifle...they must understand that their rifle is their life...it must become a creed with them.



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