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When saying, "Sam joined the marines," does the "m" in marines need to be capitalized?

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Yes because it is a proper name for the branch of the military

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Proper nouns are always capitalized, so yes the "M" in Marines is uppercase.

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The "m" in the word "marines" has to be capitalized. This is because the name is a proper noun from the word Military. You can learn more about proper nouns at www.k12reader.com/proper-nouns/.

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Yes,Proper noun

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