File:Seal of the United States Marine Corps.svg

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Seal of the United States Marine Corps. It is defined in Executive Order 10538 (alternate source) as:

Standing upon the western hemisphere of the terrestrial globe containing the lines of latitude and topographical outlines of North, Central, and South America, an American bald eagle with wings displayed horizontally and inverted holding in his beak a scroll inscribed with the motto SEMPER FIDELIS, all bronze. Behind the western hemisphere a foul anchor bend sinister-wise with stock, arms, and flukes in slight perspective, all bronze, on a scarlet background and within a dark blue band edged in gold circumscribed by a gold rope rim and inscribed DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY • UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS in gold letters. The central device of the seal is the emblem of the United States Marine Corps.

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Date 22 June 1954
Source DoD website:
Author U.S. Government
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Public domain from a copyright standpoint, but other restrictions apply. No person may, except with the written permission of the Secretary of the Navy, use or imitate the seal, emblem, name, or initials of the United States Marine Corps in connection with any promotion, goods, services, or commercial activity in a manner reasonably tending to suggest that such use is approved, endorsed, or authorized by the Marine Corps or any other component of the Department of Defense. Use of this seal may be related to content found in MCO 5030.3B Unofficial Use of the Seal, Emblem, Names or Initial of the Marine Corps.

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The official Seal of the U.S. Marine Corps may only be used by Headquarters Marine Corps, in accordance with 32 CFR 765.14(c)(1), which reads, "Reproduction and use of the Marine Corps seal, as designated in Executive Order No. 10538 of June 22, 1954, is restricted to materials emanating from Headquarters Marine Corps." Other USMC emblems, logos, names and slogans are trademarks, and may be licensed by the USMC's Trademark Licensing Office, under authority found at 10 USC 2260.

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current 18:19, 26 March 2011 Thumbnail for version as of 18:19, 26 March 2011 432 × 437 (130 KB) Fry1989 fix red
01:43, 7 July 2007 Thumbnail for version as of 01:43, 7 July 2007 433 × 438 (118 KB) O reupload with Inkscape
00:51, 30 April 2006 Thumbnail for version as of 00:51, 30 April 2006 433 × 438 (108 KB) Darz Mol~commonswiki
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00:41, 30 April 2006 Thumbnail for version as of 00:41, 30 April 2006 432 × 438 (108 KB) Darz Mol~commonswiki Seal of the United States Marine Corps == Licensing == {{PD-USGov-Military-Marines}}

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