Sierran Royal Marines

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Sierran Royal Marines
Infantería Real sierrana (es)
Troupes de marine royale sierrain (fr)
Maharlikang mga marino ng Sierra (tn)
塞拉皇家海军陆战队 (zh)
Thủy quân lục chiến Hoàng của Vàng Quốc (vn)
시에란 왕립 해병대 (kr)
Sierrisch Königliche Marineinfanterie (de)
シエラ海兵隊 (ja)
Emblem of the Sierran Royal Marines.svg
Emblem of the Sierran Royal Marines
Founded November 27, 1858; 163 years ago (1858-11-27)
Country Sierra Kingdom of Sierra
Branch Marines
Role Amphibious warfare
Expeditionary warfare
Size 140,515 active duty personnel
147,835 civilian employees
82,668 reserve personnel
525 manned aircraft
Part of K.S. Ministry of Defense
Headquarters Pendleton Military Center
Flag of Laguna.svg North County, Laguna, K.S.
Nickname(s) "Boltheads", "Strapnecks", "Kingfishers"
Colors           Cinnebar and harvest gold
Commander-in-Chief Royal Standard of Sierra.svg Queen Elizabeth II
Supreme Field Marshal Standard of the Prime Minister of Sierra.svg Prime Minister Susan Kwon
Minister of Defense Felix Sypher
Secretary of the Navy Frank Valdivia
Commandant GEN Daniel Abrazos
Assistant Commandant GEN Pat Langston
Warrant Officer of the Marines WOM Paul Calvert
Flag Flag of the Sierran Royal Marines.svg

Her Royal Majesty's Sierran Royal Marines (commonly shortened to the Sierran Royal Marines or simply the Royal Marines and also abbreviated as the SRM) is the amphibious and expeditionary warfare service branch of the Sierran Crown Armed Forces and one of the six uniformed services of the Kingdom of Sierra. It is the fourth largest military branch in the Sierran military in terms of personnel.

The history of the Royal Marines began in 1848 when the California Marines was formed during the Mexican–American War with two battalions. The Marines played a relatively minor role during the Sierran Civil War, with their most significant contribution being the liberation of San Francisco City in 1876. The Royal Marines rose in prominence during the First Great War, alongside its sister branch, the Royal Navy. By the Second Great War, the Royal Marines played a central role in Sierran military operations, leading a massive amphibious campaign against the Imperial Japanese Navy.

The Royal Marines is under the direct administration of the Royal Naval Service Office (which includes the Sierran Royal Navy and Sierran Royal Coast Guard), which itself is a division of the civilian Ministry of Defense. The professional head and most senior officer of the Marines is the Commandant of the Marines while the civilian head of the navy is the Secretary of Navy.

Role and mission[edit | edit source]

The primary areas of responsibility of the Sierran Royal Marines are: to seize, secure, or defend naval bases and other land operations to support naval campaigns; to develop and employ tactics, technique, and equipment used by amphibious landing forces in coordination with the other branches; to carry out expeditionary campaigns and timely foreign interventions on behalf of Sierran interests and security; and to provide security and defense for Sierran embassies, consulates, and legations.

History[edit | edit source]

As the Californian Marines[edit | edit source]

19th century[edit | edit source]

Sierran Civil War[edit | edit source]

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