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The United States Marine Corps (or simply USMC) is a BLUFOR faction that has made appearances in both ArmA: Armed Assault and ArmA 2.


« Celer, Silens, Mortalis. (Swift, Silent, Deadly.)
USMC Force Reconnaissance motto


ArmA: Armed Assault

The Marines consisted of the bulk of reinforcements sent to Sahrani in order to aid the beleaguered U.S. Army/RACS forces being pushed back by the North's full-scale invasion.

Notable characters at this time included Colonel Davis, who served as the commander of the USMC reinforcements sent to repel the SLA invasion, as well as Leon Ortega, the protagonist of the Rahmadi Conflict campaign.

ArmA 2

Deployed to the South Zagoria region of Chernarus under a United Nations-sanctioned peacekeeping mandate, the U.S. Marine Corps' presence in the country consists of the 27th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) operating out of the USS Khe Sanh (LHD-9), a Wasp-class Amphibious Assault Ship based in the Green Sea region.

Their primary objective is to provide training, materiel, and manpower support to the beleaguered Chernarussian Defence Forces (CDF) fighting against the Chernarussian Movement of the Red Star (ChDKZ) insurgent group, and to restore order in the region back to the hands of the legitimate government-in-exile.

The MEU was commanded by General David Armstrong, with other notable members being Carl Dressler, an officer from the Corps' Intelligence Activity (MCIA) divison, Force Recon commander Captain Shaftoe, as well as the four members of Force Recon callsign Razor Team.



ArmA 2-era USMC emblem.

Under its new leader, Gregori Lopotev, a powerful insurgent group called the Chernarussian Movement of the Red Star (ChDKZ) executes the standing prime minister of Chernarus, Alexander Baranov, in retaliation for failed negotiations with the Russian government regarding the integration of Chernarus back into the Russian Federation.

Lopotev declares the nation to be the Chernarussian Socialistic Republic while the legitimate civilian government is forced into exile. An urgent meeting is called in the UN Security Council by the Russian Federation to discuss the state of the crisis gripping the ex-U.S.S.R. nation, and to authorise the deployment of Russian peacekeepers into the region.

Much to Moscow's ire, an American-led force is authorised instead as the 27th MEU is geared into action. Codenamed Operation Harvest Red, the MEU is tasked with the duty of preventing further civilian casualties in the ongoing fighting between ChDKZ and remnants of the CDF, as well as the elimination of all Chedaki forces in South Zagoria.

Events of Harvest Red (2009)

Post-Harvest Red


Completely victorious, Razor Team are debriefed as they return to the Khe Sanh for celebrations

The Chernarussian civil war eventually concludes with the help of the 27th MEU. Peace is finally achieved as USMC forces assist in the reconstruction and stabilisation efforts to bring the country back to normality.

All information regarding Razor Team's involvement is completely denied on public record, with the deaths of Russian soldiers simply being blamed on the mistakes of low-level commanders.



MARPAT camouflage pattern utilised by the U.S. Marines.

USMC forces utilise the latest in U.S. military hardware, gadgets, and electro optical systems.

Almost every Marine is equipped with a set of night vision goggles, and wear Modular Tactical Vest (MTV) ballistic vests and the Lightweight Helmet (LWH). Their uniforms and helmets are concealed by the Corps' iconic digital woodland MARPAT camouflage, while their vests are usually coloured in a darkened coyote brown.

Meanwhile, specialist and ammo bearer Marines often carry Improved Load Bearing Equipment (ILBE) rucksacks and kitbags.




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