Marine Corps Reserve Celebrate 103rd Birthday

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. A. J. Van Fredenberg via  Flickr

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. A. J. Van Fredenberg via Flickr

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 roughly 40 thousand Marine Corps Reservists. The Marine Corps Reserve Birthday is observed every year on the 29th of August.