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United States Marine Corps
USMC logo
Game(s)

Battlefield 1942
Battlefield Vietnam
Battlefield 2
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
Battlefield 1943
Battlefield Play4Free
Battlefield 3
Battlefield Online
Battlefield 4

Country

Flag of the United States United States of America

Type

Combined Arms

Nickname

Jarheads, Leatherneck, Devil Dog, "The Few, The Proud"

Motto

Semper Fidelis, "Always Faithful"

Subordinate
unit of

600px-United States Department of the Navy Seal United States Navy

Subordinate
unit(s)
Engagements(s)

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces and department of the United States Navy. It is responsible for providing force projection from the sea. They are featured in every Battlefield game except Battlefield 2142, Battlefield: Bad Company, Battlefield Heroes, and Battlefield Hardline

Battlefield 1942Edit

The USMC first appeared in Battlefield 1942 with engagements against the Imperial Japanese Navy

Engagements against the IJNEdit

BF1942 USMC AT WAKE

Marine armor and infantry at Wake Island

KitsEdit

The USMC kits in Battlefield 1942 are almost identical to the other factions but uniquely having the M1 Garand exclusively.

ScoutEdit

Equipment:

Anti-TankEdit

Equipment:

BF1942 USMC ANTI-TANK

A USMC anti-tank Marine

MedicEdit

Equipment

BF1942 USMC MEDIC M2HB

A USMC Corpsman (Medic) an M2 Browning mounted on an M3A1 Half-track

EngineerEdit

Equipment:

BF1942 USMC ENGINEER

A USMC engineer

BF1942 USMC AT WAKE 1

Marines in combat at Wake Island

VehiclesEdit


Battlefield VietnamEdit

In Battlefield Vietnam, the USMC returns this time engaging against the North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong. The Marines wear casual camouflaged military fatigues and a tank top, which reveals how exceptionally muscular they are, compared to soldiers of other factions.

Engagements Against the NVAEdit

Player KitsEdit

The USMC kits are almost Identical to the US Army. However they are issued a shotgun and a Bolt-action Rifle, similar to the MACV Loadout 1:

Loadout 2:

EngineerEdit

Loadout 1:

Loadout 2:

Heavy AssaultEdit

Loadout 1

Loadout 2

ScoutEdit

Loadout 1

Loadout 2


Battlefield 2Edit

The USMC Theme Tune

In Battlefield 2, the United States Marine Corps is one of the default playable three factions. They engage against the People's Liberation Army and the Middle Eastern Coalition.

In Battlefield 2: Armored Fury, the USMC fight the PLA and MEC in the new maps. In Battlefield 2: Special Forces, they are replaced by the United States Navy SEALs.

Engagements Against the PLAEdit

Engagements Against the MECEdit

Player KitsEdit

Kit Image
Anti-Tank
USMC Anti Tank
Assault
USMC Assault
Engineer
USMC Enginer
Medic
USMC Medic
Sniper
USMC Sniper
Special Ops
USMC Special Forces
Support
USMC Supporu


Battlefield 2: Modern CombatEdit

In Battlefield 2: Modern Combat, the United States Marine Corps appear in the multiplayer of the game. They are one of four factions in the game. They are allied with the European Union and fight both the Middle Eastern Coalition and the People's Liberation Army.

Engagements Against the MECEdit

Engagements Against the PLAEdit

Player KitsEdit

USMC Soldiers BF2MC

A pair of USMC Marines.

AssaultEdit

SniperEdit

Spec OpsEdit

EngineerEdit

SupportEdit

VehiclesEdit

Light VehiclesEdit

LAVs/TanksEdit

BF2MC USMC Soldiers

A trio of USMC Marines. From left to right are Support, Engineer and Spec Ops.

HelicoptersEdit

Naval CraftEdit

EmplacementsEdit


Battlefield 1943Edit

"First formed in 1775 during the American Revolution, the Marines have been a mainstay of the US Armed Forces ever since. Securing their popular reputation as an invaluable asset to the US Military, the iconic image of Marines raising the flag at Iwo Jima tells the tale of their bravery. Join their forces and command a sturdy Sherman on the battlefield!"
— Official Website Description
In Battlefield 1943, the United States Marine Corps is one of the two factions, fighting against the Imperial Japanese Navy on every map. They seem to use dark green to represent themselves, as their uniforms, vehicles and even some of their weapons are dark green, as opposed to the IJN's beige-colored uniforms.

Engagements against the IJNEdit

Player KitsEdit

Kit Image
Rifleman
USrifle
Infantry
USinfantry
Scout
USscout

VehiclesEdit

Light VehicleEdit

TankEdit

Naval VesselsEdit

Image Name
IwoJimaCarrierLCVPs1943 LCVP
CoralSeaCarriers1943 Yorktown class aircraft carrier

AircraftEdit

Emplacements


Battlefield OnlineEdit

In Battlefield Online, the USMC is pitted against the Russian Army.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2Edit

In Battlefield: Bad Company 2, the United States Marines Corps makes a brief appearance in two singleplayer missions: Operation Aurora, where the player is part of a World War II Marine operation against the IJN, and in High Value Target, where Bad Company gets support from the modern Marines against Russian forces. The modern Marines all use the same character model as the US Army's Assault kit model from multiplayer.

American & Russian Voices
*UAV & Mine Spotting*
American & Russian Voices *FRIENDLY FIRE*
American & Russian Voices *AMMO*
American & Russian Voices *MCOM!*

Operation AuroraEdit

Sarge

Owens and McKee, US Marines in Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Weapons UsedEdit

Vehicles UsedEdit

Notable PersonnelEdit

High Value TargetEdit

BFBC2 US MARINE

A Marine speaks with Redford about a Russian prisoner

Weapons UsedEdit

Vehicles UsedEdit


Battlefield Play4FreeEdit

In Battlefield Play4Free, the United States Marine Corps are seen fighting the Russian Army.

Engagments with RFGEdit


Battlefield 3Edit

SingeplayerEdit

In Battlefield 3, the United States Marine Corps is the main protagonist's faction. The player controls Marine Staff Sergeant Henry Blackburn of Misfit Squad, in the single-player campaign. He is controlled in most singleplayer missions, in an effort against the Iranian People's Liberation and Resistance, in the year 2014. They eventually come into a quick skirmish with the Russian Paratroop, the VDV, in the mission Rock and a Hard Place.

Within the campaign they also control another Marine, but in the 1st Tank Battalion. His name is Jonathan Miller and is playable in two missions of the single-player missions. Within both of these missions, he is on his way to assist Misfit within their task in the heart of Tehran. He fights only the PLR faction in these segments.

Notable PersonnelEdit

Misfit Squad's Engagements with the PLR and VDVEdit

Image Mission
BF3 Operation Swordbreaker Operation Swordbreaker
Uprising image Uprising
BF3 Operation Guillotine Operation Guillotine
Night Shift image Night Shift
Rock and a Hard Place image Rock and a Hard Place

1st Tank Battalion's Engagements with the PLREdit

Image Mission
BF3 Thunder Run Thunder Run
Fear no Evil image Fear No Evil

Weapons UsedEdit

These are all the weapons that appear in the Battlefield 3 campaign. Most if not all of these weapons can be obtained from the beginning of the level or from dead Marines. The M67 Grenade is the standardized grenade of the Marines throughout the campaign. The M224 is also shown as the standardized mortar launcher in Operation Guillotine.

Other weapons can be obtained, though, from fallen enemies.

Assault RiflesEdit

Image Name
BF3 M16 ICON M16A3
BF3 M16 ICON M16A4
Battlelog-m416 M416

CarbinesEdit

Image Name
M4A1 M4A1
M4A1 M4 Carbine
SCAR-H Battlelog Icon SCAR-H

HandgunsEdit

Image Name
M9 M9

Heavy Machine GunsEdit

Image Name
MaDeuce BF3 M2 Browning

LaunchersEdit

Image Name
Fault Line Trailer M136 AT4
SMAW SMAW
FGM-148 Javelin FGM-148 Javelin
FIM-92 Stinger FIM-92 Stinger
M320 M320

Light Machine GunsEdit

Image Name
M240 BF3 M240
BF3 M249 ICON M249

Personal Defense WeaponsEdit

Image Name
Ump Battlelog UMP-45
Battlelog-mp7 MP7

ShotgunsEdit

Image Name
870MCS 870MCS
M1014 Battlelog Icon M1014

Sniper Rifles/Designated Marksman RiflesEdit

Image Name
BF3 M40A5 ICON M40A5
BF3 M39EMR ICON M39 EMR
BF3 MK11 ICON Mk 11

Vehicles UsedEdit

Throughout the Battlefield 3 campaign, a variety of vehicles are used. For light vehicles, the USMC is shown operating the HMMWV and the Growler ITV. While only shown during Thunder Run, the USMC are also known to operate a Logistics Vehicle System. For an MBT, the US are shown operating the M1 Abrams. The Light Attack Vehicle of the USMC is the LAV-25 and the major land transportation system being the AAV-7A1. In Thunder Run, the USMC is shown operating the AH-1Z Viper as the main Attack Helicopter. The AH-6J Little Bird is seen to be the Scout chopper of choice throughout the singleplayer campaign. The UH-1Y Venom is the Marines main method of Air Transport. Again in Thunder Run, the F/A-18E Super Hornet is shown to be the USMC's main jet. The A-10 Thunderbolt II is shown multiple times to be the USMC's main close-air support jet of choice. The B-1B Lancer is shown to be the bomber of choice, exclusively in Thunder Run.

Ground VehiclesEdit

Light vehiclesEdit

Image Name
BF3BL HMMWV HMMWV
BF3 TECHNICAL FL TRAILER (Captured) Technical
BF3BL Growler Growler ITV
Bf3 2011-10-31 22-32-15-20 Logistics Vehicle System

LAV/MBTEdit

Image Name
LAV-25 Battlelog Icon LAV-25
AAV-7A1 Amtrac Battlelog Icon AAV-7A1
BF3BL M1A2 M1 Abrams

HelicoptersEdit

Image Name
AH-6J Littlebird Battlelog Icon AH-6 Little Bird
AH-1Z Viper Battlelog Icon AH-1Z Viper
UH-1Y Venom Battlelog Icon UH-1Y Venom
Bf3 2012-07-01 18-45-20-32 V-22 Osprey

Fixed-Wing AircraftEdit

Image Name
BF3BL A-10 A-10 Thunderbolt II
BF3BL F-18 F/A-18E Super Hornet
B-1 Lancer Thunder Run B-1B Lancer

MultiplayerEdit

In multiplayer, the USMC are fighting against the Russian Army. They are featured on every single map included in the base game and the expansions. Their voices are provided by Roger Murray, Nicholas Muller, Jason Naso, Scott Mayland, Nareg Aslanian, Kyle Heatherly, Garrett Powell and Arlie Cummins.

Default kitsEdit

The following loadouts shown below are the faction defaults for the USMC in Battlefield 3's multiplayer mode:

Kit Vanilla Aftermath
Assault
US assault US assault aftermath
Engineer
US engi US engineer aftermath
Support
US support US support aftermath
Recon
US recon

US recon aftermath

Vehicles UsedEdit

Ground VehiclesEdit

Light vehiclesEdit

Image Name
BF3BL HMMWV HMMWV
BF3BL Growler Growler ITV
BF3BL Quadbike (Neutral) (AK) Quad Bike
Phoenix Battlelog (AM) Phoenix
Rhino Battlelog (Neutral) (AM) Rhino
Humvee asrad (EG) HMMWV ASRAD
BF3 EG Dirt Bike Battlelog Icon (Neutral) (EG) Dirt Bike

LAV/MBTEdit

Image Name
LAV-25 Battlelog Icon LAV-25
AAV-7A1 Amtrac Battlelog Icon AAV-7A1
BF3BL M1A2 M1 Abrams
LAV-AD Battlelog Icon LAV-AD
BF3BL M1128 (AK) M1128 Mobile Gun System
BF3BL M142.Himars (AK) M142 HIMARS

HelicoptersEdit

Image Name
AH-6J Littlebird Battlelog Icon AH-6 Little Bird
AH-1Z Viper Battlelog Icon AH-1Z Viper
UH-1Y Venom Battlelog Icon UH-1Y Venom

AircraftEdit

Image Name
BF3BL A-10 A-10 Thunderbolt II
BF3BL F-18 F/A-18E Super Hornet
F35 (BtK) F-35 Lightning II
BF3BL Gunship (AK) AC-130 Spectre
Dropship (EG) C-130 Hercules

Naval CraftEdit

Image Name
RHIB Battlelog Icon RHIB
LCAC Hovercraft (Non-Usable) LCAC


Battlefield 4Edit

SingeplayerEdit

In Battlefield 4, the United States Marine Corps is the main protagonist's faction, and the player controls Marine Sergeant Daniel Recker of Tombstone Squad in the single-player campaign.

Notable PersonnelEdit

EngagementsEdit

In South China Sea, the USMC fights off invading PLA troops trying to board the USS Valkyrie. After Tombstone escapes the burning USS Titan and re-enters the Valkyrie, Tombstone then fights its way up to the flight deck with the help of the Marines onboard.

In Singapore, the USMC stage an attack on Singapore in order to reach an airport held by the PLA that can stage attacks on the USS Valkyrie while it proceeds to Suez. The USMC stage an amphibious assault and with the help of Tombstone to destroy the airfield.

In Tashgar, the USMC engages the Russian Ground Force. It is hinted that the RGF have the upper hand in the fight as the USMC has been pushed out of the airport in new town to old town. The RGF also have SAM sites under a dam in the area. With the assistance of Tombstone, the USMC manages to take down missile sites and regain air superiority. To thank Tombstone, Major Greenland sends them back to the USS Valkyrie in Suez Canal, Egypt.

Engagements between the USMC and the PLAEdit

Engagements between the USMC and the RGFEdit

Weapons UsedEdit

During the campaign, Marines outside of Tombstone are represented by their multiplayer models, with and without alterations. The most common skin to appear is the Assault, sometimes with slight modifications. The Engineer also appears, with no modification, and the Support skin appears in Tashgar. Finally, the Recon skin makes two appearances -- in Singapore as part of Anvil 2, and in Tashgar where Molina uses its model with no facewrap. The Marines use either an M16A4 with no attachments or an M4 with a red dot sight.

Assault RiflesEdit

Image Name
Bf4 m16a4 M16A4

CarbinesEdit

Image Name
Bf4 m4a1 M4 Carbine

Vehicles UsedEdit

Ground VehiclesEdit

Light vehiclesEdit

Image Name
BF4 growler M1161 ITV
BF4 mrap MRAP
BF4 Quad Bike Battlelog Icon Quad Bike
BF4 Dirtbike Dirt Bike
BF4 himars M142

LAV/MBTEdit

Image Name
BF4 abrams M1 Abrams
Lav-25 fancy LAV-25
BF4 lav-ad LAV-AD
Aav fancy AAV-7A1 AMTRAC

WatercraftEdit

Image Name
BF4 rcb90 RCB-90
BF4 rhib RHIB
BF4 pwc Personal Watercraft
LCAC Hovercraft LCAC

HelicoptersEdit

Image Name
BF4 ah6 AH-6 Little Bird
BF4 ah1z AH-1Z Viper
BF4 venom UH-1Y Venom
MV-22B V-22 Osprey

AircraftEdit

Image Name
BF4 f35 F35
BF4 a10 A-10 Warthog
BF3BL F-18 F/A-18E Super Hornet
BF4 ac130 AC-130 Gunship

MultiplayerEdit

In multiplayer, the United States Marine Corps fights against both the People's Liberation Army and the Russian Ground Force. The USMC is featured as one of the default factions on most maps, the exceptions being Golmud Railway and Lancang Dam, where the RGF and PLA are engaging each other instead. The USMC is featured by default in every expansion, fighting the PLA in China Rising, Naval Strike, and Dragon's Teeth, and the RGF in Second Assault, Final Stand, and Night Operations.

Due to the choice of factions on a map being up to the server operator, the USMC can appear on any map against any other faction, including the USMC itself, if the server owner so wishes.

These are the maps that the USMC fights on by default.

USMC vs. PLAEdit

USMC vs. RGFEdit

Soldier CamouflagesEdit

By default, Marines in multiplayer are equipped with OCP camouflage, but can unlock faction specific camouflages from Battlepacks, such as UCP or MAPRAT. Camouflages like Splinter and Fire Starter receive a unique scheme for the USMC when equipped.

The following are the camouflages exclusive to the USMC in Battlefield 4:

Camouflage Intel Requirements

Default (OCP)

BF4 US Default Camo

Standard issue camouflage produced by the US Department of Defense (DOD) for issue in Afghanistan to USMC and other ISAF forces. Unlocked By Default

MARPAT Desert

BF4 MARPAT Desert Camo

Marine Pattern digital camouflage designed by computers to blend in more effectively than organic designs. This is the desert variation. Battlepack Item

Chocolate Chip

BF4 Chocolate Chip Camo

Affectionately nicknamed after the famous cookie from the US, this camouflage saw heavy service in the Persian Gulf. Battlepack Item

UCP

BF4 UCP Camo

The Army's version of digital camouflage, following the lead of the USMC. Essentially MARPAT in a different set of colors that performs ok in any environment. Battlepack Item

Vine Leaf

BF4 Vine Leaf Camo

Early USMC camouflage sometimes also called "wine leaf." A rare pattern that saw some service during Vietnam and in other Asian theaters. Battlepack Item

MARPAT Woodland

BF4 MARPAT Camo

Marine Pattern digital camouflage designed by computers to blend in more effectively than organic designs. This is the woodland variation. Battlepack Item

Fire Starter

BF4 US Fire Starter Camo

Release your inner pyro. Complete Second Assault assignment Fire Starter

ERDL

BF4 ERDL Camo

Named for the US Army Engineer Research and Development Laboratory, this woodland camo is probably the most widely used pattern in the world.

Premium Item Only

Tiger Stripe

BF4 Tiger Stripe Camo

Tiger stripe camouflage pattern very popular with US Military personal in Vietnam, especially as a status symbol for elite units. Premium Item Only

Splinter

BF4 US Splinter Camo

Recolor of the modern Swedish Splinter camouflage pattern customized for elite units. Veteran Battlepack Item

Tricolor Desert

BF4 Tricolor Desert Camo

3 color desert design made famous during the original Desert Storm campaign. Also carries the unofficial nickname of "coffee stain." Battlepack Item

Default kitsEdit

The following loadouts shown below are the kit defaults for the USMC in Battlefield 4's multiplayer mode. Unlike Battlefield 3, there are no asymmetric starting weapons (and thus no faction-specific weaponry), and the starting gear and weapons are shared across all three factions, similar to Bad Company 2.

Kit
Assault
BF4 US assault
Engineer
BF4 US engineer
Support
BF4 US support
Recon
  • CS-LR4
  • P226
  • PLD
  • C4
  • M67 Hand Grenade
  • Defensive (Upgrade Path)
BF4 US recon

VehiclesEdit

The following are vehicles available to Marines in multiplayer. Other vehicles, like the Centurion C-RAM and the LCAC, are also used by the USMC faction, but cannot be directly controlled by the player. Vehicles used by other factions can also be commandeered by Marines if they are not be operated by an enemy player.

Light VehiclesEdit

Image Name
BF4 growler M1161 ITV
BF4 mrap MRAP
BF4 Quad Bike Battlelog Icon (Neutral) Quad Bike
BF4 himars (Neutral) M142
BF4 Dirtbike (Neutral) (CR) Dirt Bike
BF4 Snowmobile (Neutral) (FS) Snowmobile

TanksEdit

Image Name
BF4 abrams M1 Abrams
Lav-25 fancy LAV-25
BF4 lav-ad LAV-AD
Aav fancy AAV-7A1 AMTRAC

HelicoptersEdit

Image Name
BF4 ah6 AH-6 Little Bird
BF4 ah1z AH-1Z Viper
BF4 venom UH-1Y Venom
MV-22B (Unusable) (NS) V-22 Osprey

Fixed-Wing AircraftEdit

Image Name
BF4 f35 F35
BF4 a10 A-10 Warthog
BF4 lancer (CR) B-1B Lancer

ShipsEdit

Image Name
BF4 rcb90 RCB-90
BF4 rhib RHIB
BF4 pwc (Neutral) Personal Watercraft
BF4 ACV Battlelog Icon (Neutral) (NS) ACV

GalleryEdit



TriviaEdit

GeneralEdit

  • The Marines have appeared in almost every Battlefield game to date, with the exception of Battlefield 2142 and the original Bad Company.
  • In every Vietnam or Modern-based game, at least one of the multiplayer characters of the USMC is African American, though Battlefield 4 is possibly an exception, with the USMC Assault's race being unspecified. 
  • A-10 Thunderbolt II and AH-6J Little Bird are not actually used by the Marines, but by the, Air Force and Army respectively.

Battlefield VietnamEdit

Battlefield 2Edit

  • Very early in Battlefield 2 (probably Alpha), the USMC looked very different & their voices were completely different as seen in this video.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2Edit

  • In the campaign of Battlefield: Bad Company 2, HMMWVs belonging to the USMC are actually marked "U.S. Army". This is most likely due to the same vehicle/kit models being used for both the Army and Marine forces in the game.

Battlefield 3Edit

  • In the Battlefield 3 Beta, the assault class Marine was Caucasian, however, in the retail game he is African American. The Support Class was also originally Caucasian, however in the game the Support Class Marine looks Hispanic.
  • Certain entries on Battlelog refer to the multiplayer force as the US Army, instead of the Marines.
  • The USMC in Battlefield 3 are always the attackers in Rush and Squad Rush on every map.
  • The USMC in Battlefield 3 first-person model is the same as Blackburn's, despite their 3rd person appearance all having different gloves (with the exception of the Assault).
  • There was a graphical issue with the American Assault kit, as the Marine is African American in third person but he appeared Caucasian in first person view due to the skin tone of his arms. This was fixed in a later patch.

Battlefield 4Edit

  • The Assault's outfit appears to be the standard Battle Dress Uniform at the time of the events of Battlefield 4, as it is worn by numerous Marines, Major Greenland, SSgt. Dunn (albeit with his own tigerstripe replacing the MultiCam), and Sergeant Recker.

ReferencesEdit

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