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A Guide to the Marines

A Guide to the Marines

What is the United States Marines?

The United States Marine Corps is a branch of the United States Military that is typically classified as a branch of the United States Navy; while the United States Navy largely undertakes a bulk of marine-based operations, the United States Marine Corps will engage in ground and amphibious deployment – although this classification exists, the United States Marine Corps have been consider to converge the boundaries between marine and infantry-based warfare. In many cases, the United States Marine Corps will travel alongside of the United States Navy servicemen; upon arrival, the Marines will undertake on and offshore deployment. 
Military Law vs. Federal Law

The United States Department of Defense operates under Federal Law as per the guidelines expressed within the disbursement of a triune governmental oversight system, which allows for the United States Marines to exist under the jurisdiction of the Executive branch of the government; this results in the appointment of the President of the United States as the Commander in Chief of the entirety of the Armed Forces. However, Military Law – a legal field classified as a subgenre of Federal Law – typically addresses the activity and behavior of military personnel; this can include:
Court Martial: The procedures and legislative process implicit within the investigation – and prospective lawsuit – with regard to issues involving Military Law and the United States Marines may vary on an individual, case-by-case basis. A court martial exists in the event that an offense is deemed to be under the jurisdiction of both military court judicial review, as well as military court oversight; court martials may mirror the legal process that exists within civil court, yet military personnel – service members and prisoners of war – are the only individuals able to be subject to such proceedings. 
Martial Law: Martial Law is the instatement of Military rule over specific jurisdictions within a country or nation; in many cases with regard to the implementation of heightened security measures, the United States Marines may be appointed in the event that the acting body of civil law enforcement is unable to maintain sufficient order.
United States Embassies: In many cases, the United States Marine Corps has undertaken the responsibility of serving as guard and security with regard to diplomats stationed in foreign nations; due to the fact that the United States Marine Corps pride themselves on their combat versatility, many consider these servicemen as innovative and reliable combatants.

The United States Marines Court System
As a service member, an individual will typically undergo circumstances that are unique to military service. On one hand, military law is similar to civil law in the manner that applicable legal codes specify any or all punitive recourse with regard to crimes and offenses; military law offers a specific framework for conducting, trying, and sentencing. On the other hand, military law differs from civil law – specifically with regard to matters concerning Marines – as such matters are neither standard nor applicable to civilian legislative parameters. As a result, legality specific to military service may be subject to military judicial review, as well as military court-mandated classification and punishment(s).