We’re not your typical soldier. We’ve got something others haven’t. The bit sitting under the green beret that lets us power on when others would quit, and get the job done, even when the odds aren’t in our favour. You’re not born with it, but you can develop it. It’s a state of mind.
Nothing stops us. We operate just as effectively in the blistering heat as we do in the biting cold. From the densest jungles to the inhospitable Arctic. What makes us special is going where others can’t – or won’t.
There’s no such thing as a typical operation. We work in small, agile teams, reacting to anything. That could mean using stealth to operate behind enemy lines or adapting combat skills to defeat threats at sea.
Your capability is what makes you a Royal Marines Commando. That’s why Initial Training is just the beginning. You’ll enhance your skillset throughout your career, from learning to use the latest tech to mastering hand-to-hand combat.
It’s our job to spearhead vital operations. To do that, we need to use the most sophisticated equipment available – from advanced weaponry to state-of-the-art reconnaissance kit.
We’ve asked five real Royal Marines Commandos some rapid-fire questions about their careers so far. What’s it like to wear the green beret? Find out.
If you wear the green beret, you’re one of us. A world-class member of a world-renowned team. Whether you’re an Officer, Commando or a Reservist. Choose your Royal Marines role and start shaping the career you want.
Extreme conditions. Against the odds. When most people would turn back. That’s when you’ll come to the fore as a Royal Marines Commando. Our most elite amphibious fighting force.
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If you're ready you can become a Royal Marine. For the first time in 350 years, women can earn the coveted beret.
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Being a Reservist doesn’t mean you’re less of a Royal Marines Commando. When you’re trained, you’re deployable. Ready for service because you’ve completed the same Commando Course as everyone else.
Some things never leave you. The desire to serve. The skills you acquired in the regular forces. Joining the Royal Marines Reserve ensures they don’t go to waste.