The Marine Corps emblem is the Eagle, Globe and Anchor. The globe shows the western hemisphere. Usually, the Eagle, Globe and Anchor will show an eagle holding a ribbon that says the Marine Corps motto “Semper Fidelis”, meaning “Always Faithful” in its beak. However, pins worn on uniforms often have the eagle without the ribbon.
Meaning of the Eagle, Globe and Anchor
The globe signifies USMC service around the world. The Eagle represents America and the Anchor represents the naval traditions of the Corps, which date back to its founding in 1775 and its continued service under the Department of the Navy. It is also said that the emblem represents the three areas the Marines serve “On Land, In Air and Sea”.