Happy Birthday to the Marine Corps Reserve!

The Marine Forces Reserve (also known as the United States Marine Corps Reserve or the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve) was created in 1916, in conjunction with the creation of the Navy Reserve. Since then, the evolution of this force would expand from just thirty-five to today’s 40,000 Marine Corps Reservists. The Marine Corps Reserve Birthday is observed every year on the 29th of August.

Marine Corps Reserve birthday will be celebrated on Sunday, August 29, 2021.

The Marine Forces Reserve is tasked with the mission of augmenting and reinforcing active-duty Marine forces during a war or open hostilities, national emergencies, and contingency operations. The Marine Corps Reserve also relieves active-duty forces in peacetime missions and offers service to the community.