Sierran Royal Marines
|Sierran Royal Marines|
Infantería Real sierrana (es)|
Troupes de marine royale sierrain (fr)
Maharlikang mga marino ng Sierra (tn)
Thủy quân lục chiến Hoàng của Vàng Quốc (vn)
시에란 왕립 해병대 (kr)
Sierrisch Königliche Marineinfanterie (de)
Emblem of the Sierran Royal Marines
|Founded||November 27, 1858|
|Country||Kingdom of Sierra|
140,515 active duty personnel|
147,835 civilian employees
82,668 reserve personnel
525 manned aircraft
|Part of||K.S. Ministry of Defense|
Pendleton Military Center|
North County, Laguna, K.S.
|Nickname(s)||"Boltheads", "Strapnecks", "Kingfishers"|
|Colors||Cinnebar and harvest gold|
|Commander-in-Chief||Queen Elizabeth II|
|Supreme Field Marshal||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|
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.