*Image info: Marine Corps Commandant Robert Neller, left, and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Ronald Green, right, deliver the 2016 Marine Corps birthday message.
(Photo from Defense Video Imagery Distribution System/released).
The 2016 Marine Corps Birthday Message
Added October 20, 2016
In 1921, the thirteenth Commandant of the Marine Corps, Major General John A. Lejeune, issued Marine Corps Order No. 47. This order summarized the history, mission, and traditions of the Marine Corps and was to be read to all Marine commands throughout the world each year on the 10th of November. It is now referred to as the "Marine Corps Birthday Message", and it is issued by the Commandant of the Marine Corps.
In this year's birthday message, Marine Corps Commandant Robert Neller and Sergeant Major Ronald Green stresses the notion of the Marine Corps being a team and encourages Marines to watch out for each other, even after they leave active service.