Once a Marine, Always a Marine: This truism was adopted as the official motto of the Marine Corps League. The origin of the statement is credited to a gung-ho Marine Corps Master Sergeant, Paul Woyshner. During a barroom argument he shouted, "Once a Marine, always a Marine!" MSgt. Woyshner was right. Once the title "U.S. Marine" has been earned, it is retained. There are no ex-Marines or former-Marines. There are (1) active duty Marines, (2) retired Marines, (3) reserve Marines, and (4) Marine veterans. Nonetheless, once one has earned the title, he remains a Marine for life. Did the Emblem of the United States Marines shows an eagle with its winds outstretched (symbolizing the United States) sitting atop a globe, (indicating the Marines' international presence) which is pierced by an anchor (symbolizing the naval tradition). Although the image has been part of Marines' uniforms since 1868, it became the official emblem only in 1955.