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Actor Gary Sinise, 58, named an honorary U.S. Marine by Gen. James F. Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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** FILE ** Actor Gary Sinise, 58, is named an honorary U.S. Marine by Gen. James F. Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps. (Associated Press)

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Sgt. Chesty XIII, official mascot of the U.S. Marine Corps, right, stares down his successor Recruit Chesty, left, during training at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., March 20. (Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Dengrier Baez).

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Sgt. Chesty XIII, official mascot of the U.S. Marine Corps, right, stares down his successor Recruit Chesty, left, during training at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., March 20. (Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Dengrier Baez).

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The outgoing Marine Corps mascot, Sgt. Chesty XIII, right, nuzzles the incoming Marine mascot, Private First Class Chesty XIV, following the Eagle Globe and Anchor pinning ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington in Washington, D.C., April 8, 2013. The English bulldog has been the breed of choice for the Marine mascot since the 1950s, with each being named Chesty in honor of the highly decorated Gen. Lewis "Chesty" Puller. (DoD photo by Sgt. Mallory S. VanderSchans, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)

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**FILE** "Chesty" the Marine Corps mascot is introduced during the evening parade that President Obama is watching at the Marine Corps Barracks in Washington on July 24, 2009. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** "Chesty" the Marine Corps mascot is introduced during the evening parade that President Obama is watching at the Marine Corps Barracks in Washington on July 24, 2009. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Logo of the United States Marine Corps pictured at the embassy of the USA in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Aug. 10, 2007. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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**FILE** Logo of the United States Marine Corps pictured at the embassy of the USA in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Aug. 10, 2007. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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**FILE** Logo of the United States Marine Corps pictured at the embassy of the USA in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Aug. 10, 2007. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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President Obama speaks to with U.S. troops and their families at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., on Aug. 7, 2013. The visit to the Marine Corps base is Obama's final stop on a two-day West Coast trip that included the roll-out of his principles for overhauling the nation's mortgage finance industry. (Associated Press)

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President Obama speaks to with U.S. troops and their families at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., on Aug. 7, 2013. The visit to the Marine Corps base is Obama's final stop on a two-day West Coast trip that included the roll-out of his principles for overhauling the nation's mortgage finance industry. (Associated Press)

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Georgetown head coach John Thompson III, left, speaks to the fans as Florida head coach Billy Donovan, right, watches while they announce the cancellation of the Navy-Marine Corps Classic NCAA college basketball game due to heavy condensation on the court aboard the USS Bataan at the Mayport Naval Station, Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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** FILE ** Sgt. Eusebio Lopez instructs a woman during the Quantico Leadership Venture at OCS on Sept. 21. The venture is a bi-annual event that exposes students to the leadership development and evaluation process used by the United States Marine Corps. (Flickr, U.S. Marine Corps)

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Alison Spann receives a scholarship award from Gen. James F. Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps.

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Alison Spann receives a scholarship award from Gen. James F. Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps.

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The U.S. Marine Corps band celebrates its 215th birthday this week. It is proud of its nickname, "The President's Own." (United States Marine Band)

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The U.S. Marine Corps band celebrates its 215th birthday this week. It is proud of its nickname, "The President's Own." (United States Marine Band)

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** FILE ** Under a new policy, women in the Marine Corps are eligible for combat-related positions, such as scout sniper. The Pentagon formally announced Jan. 24 that the 1994 Combat Exclusion Policy had been rescinded. (U.S. Marine Corps)

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Under a new policy, women in the Marine Corps are eligible for combat-related positions, such as scout sniper. The Pentagon formally announced Jan. 24 that the 1994 Combat Exclusion Policy had been rescinded. (U.S. Marine Corps)