History of the Marine Nco

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Role of the Marine Non Commissioned Officer After the Vietnam War ended, the Marine Corps’ main focus changed from broad scale operations, to being an Expeditionary Force in Readiness. Although this was no new role for the United States Marine Corps (USMC), there have been many changes in society, technology and tactics that affect how the Corps operates. However, over the last 36 years one thing has remained the same, and that is the role of the Marine Non Commissioned Officer (NCO). With the world changing ever so rapidly, the strong values and responsibilities of the Marine NCO are now, more than ever, necessary to carry out the operations being assigned to United States Marines. The role of the NCO is characterized by their…show more content…
These standards and traditions have remained strong until today because of strong NCOs.
Throughout the many changes the world has experienced since the end of the Vietnam War, the Roles of the Marine Corps Non Commissioned Officer have remained the same. NCOs continuing to lead, train, set the example, and ensure Marine Corps standards are followed has contributed to the overall success of the Marine Corps. It is clear that one of the most important parts of the USMC is the role of the Marine Non Commissioned Officer.

Bibliography
History of the Marine NCO Student Guide. Quantico: United States Marine Corps Enlisted Professional Military Education Curriculum Branch, 2011.
The Marine Corps Organizational Structure Student Guide. Quantico: United States Marine Corps Enlisted Professional Military Education Curriculum Branch, 2010.
Medal of Honor Sgt. Dakota Meyer Operation Enduring Freedom. Official U.S. Marine Corps Website: USMC Division of Public Affairs Media Team, 2011. http://www.marines.mil/ community/Pages/MedalofHonorSgtDakotaMeyer-HeroicActions.aspx (accessed September 7, 2011).
Endnotes
1 History of the Marine NCO Student Guide. (Quantico: United States Marine Corps Enlisted Professional Military Education Branch, 2011), 5. 2 Medal of Honor Sgt. Dakota Meyer Operation Enduring Freedom. (Official U.S. Marine Corps

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