No matter if you stay in for one enlistment or two, the depth of the Marine Corps is unknown so knowledge will continuously flow and it is endless. All Marines get taught the basics of being a leader in entry level training, but only a few can react to help form their trait into an elite skill only for them. In order to become the elite you have to build a "Foundation of Values" (pg.31) so that respect in all aspects will become evident between the followers and their leader(s). While setting the example it does not matter what rank you are, you still show that the standards that you hold will reflect on who you are as a person and a Marine. Each Marine chooses how their standards and ways will become beneficial not only to the Marine Corps, but to themselves also. Why do ethics make conducting a moment of decision making so hard? At some point and time every Marine will come to a point in their career or life where the grey area will be the path they choose, but will not think that it is the right way. Moral and ethic dilemmas are common more and more each day. Every Marine is taught to be the toughest both physically, and mentally.
The United States of America has not always been the world superpower that it is today. The same goes for its Navy. In the first several years of existence, the United States Navy was not a formidable fighting force. The young nation was hesitant to invest in a navy for many reasons, one of them being to prevent provoking the world powers of the time, France and Britain. On top of that, navies were very expensive to build and required a significant amount of resources to maintain, which the U.S. did not have at the time. To say that the United States Navy was ill prepared for war would be a dramatic understatement. The U.S. had a total of fifteen ships in its entire naval fleet compared to the might of the Royal Navy which possessed over six hundred warships. Even with the odds stacked against the U.S., President Madison declared war on 18 JUN 1812. The lack of size and power of the navy at the time would make it extremely difficult to satisfy the needs of the newly founded nation.
Since the very beginning it was first established, the Coast Guard was never seen as important to the people for about 200 years. Why is it that they’ve never had notice? How come they do all the dirty work in the ocean and no one seems to care? Well the Coast Guard is the reason why the United States has been protected, so that we can go to bed at night knowing that nothing’s going to happen to us. There are many reasons to why the Coast Guard is so important to society. The U.S. Coast is a huge part of our military and follows certain goals on the ocean to protect us from harm. There are also individuals who are aware of the situations that the Coast Guards are going through and by helping they get involved with some of the minor
Many people are concerned about the U.S. military because of how many risks come with joining it. However, the U.S. military also explains the benefits that one could receive. Joining the military is a decision that should not be taken lightly. One must understand all aspects of the military. In order for a voter to be fully informed about joining the US military, one must consider both the risks, like mental illnesses and commitment and benefits, like education, and experience.
Laying down one’s life for another, putting personal convenience aside for the safety and security of our country and our citizens, is the business of daily military service that is not just demonstrated during times of open conflict and battle. Service on mission teams in underserved areas of our country, where citizens are in need of basic human support and assistance, taught me that true service requires no individual glory. One of our greatest strengths as a nation continues to come from the indomitable spirit of our citizens. As a Christian, I believe in the sanctity of life therefore, as a soldier I will be mindful of the lives of those serving with me. As an officer, I understand that one day I may have to call soldiers into combat however, as a West Point graduate and a Christian I will never do so thoughtlessly. As the namesake of a patriotic and courageous soldier who made the ultimate sacrifice in his service to our state and our country, I was raised with the sacred awareness that accompanies the call of duty. For all of the reasons herein, I am uniquely worthy to be a nominee from South
Navy Federal Credit Union headquarters is located in Vienna, Virginia. NFCU is the Largest Credit Union in the World, but when it was formed in 1933 it only consisted of 7 members. Now it has 7 million members with an outstanding workforce of over 15,000. It’s largest facility is in Pensacola, Florida. Navy Federal is currently on the “top 100” employer in America.
The Royal Canadian Air Cadets is an example of a community activity that I have actively taken many leadership roles in. Having served the Royal Canadian Air Cadets for more than four years with the 540 Golden Hawks Squadron, I partake in various activities. I have also learned numerous invaluable life and work skills such as teamwork, leadership and confidence, all of which are not spoon-fed to us, but rather acquired from the experiences that I have been through with cadets. We are constantly coached and supervised by Officers who encourage us to lead others. As we age and climb up the ranks, we are encountered with many leadership opportunities that we are strongly encouraged to take.
On November 10th, 1775, the Continental Congress passed a resolution that stated "two Battalions of Marines be raised", which established the Continental Marines, and is now considered the birth date of the Marines. The newly formed Continental Marines served on both land and sea, and took part in many major engagements, which helped establish them as an important branch of the Armed Forces. The first Commandant of the Continental Marines was Captain Samuel Nicholas, who was born in Philadelphia in 1744. He was commissioned to be a “Captain of Marines” by the 2nd Continental Congress on November 5th 1775. Nicholas soon established Tun Tavern as the recruiting headquarters. Tun Tavern’s owner, Robert Mullen, was so successful at recruiting
Marine Corps Order P1020.34G. This one order clearly explains every uniform regulation the Marine Corps has. It goes into to detail on everything from hair color to boots and utilities. From chevron placement to shaven faces. It not only explains the male uniform regulations, but female uniform regulations as well. In this essay, I will explain go over specifically grooming standards for both male and female marines, why the marine corps has uniform regulations in the first place, and what these uniform regulations mean to me as a lance corporal of marines. Let’s start out with grooming standards. What are they you ask? Well the grooming standards go into specific detail about how marines need to look. Hair has to be neat and closely
How many people would truly die for another person? Or harder yet, die for a cause? Many would say no, the task is too difficult, it’s too much to ask a person to do. And who can blame those who believe that? After all, death is absolutely final and irreversible, to die for an idea might seem like a complete impossibility. But there are a selective few who would bravely do what they believe right, even when the consequences may be terrible.
November 10, 1775, is revered as being the Marine Corps birthday, and its birthplace being at Tun Tavern, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Continental Congress met at Tun Tavern, to establish two battalions of Continental Marines, under the command of Cpt. Samuel Nicholas, as an amphibious fighting force who would later in March of 1776, participate in their first foreign raid, in the Bahamas (www.globalsecurity.org ). After the Treaty of Paris
The Creed of the Noncommissioned Officer is, to some, just words that must be uttered during ceremonies and those times when new sergeants earn their stripes. To others, there is no higher thought. These Soldiers live their time while in uniform trying their best to uphold everything written in those three paragraphs. Some choose what those words mean; others make little effort in deciding but let others decide for them. When I entered the service of my country 6 years ago, I had no clue that such a creed existed. My family included wartime veterans; my grandfathers served in korea. And my great Grandfather in world 1. They All served honorably and passed down many stories of both tragic and valorous deeds. They all know and have told me
In my decision, the rational model was evident. I set various criteria for my ideal colleges, which included offering nuclear engineering, rank well as a college nationally, ideal location, and offering Naval ROTC/Naval Officer Commission. My objective was to graduate college with a degree in nuclear engineering, and commission as a Naval Officer. My problem was deciding where to attend college in the event I did not get into the USNA. Using the criteria as a guide, I began generating alternative solutions. I mentally judged how urgent and important everything was to me, and I determined that graduating in four years with a nuclear degree as a naval officer was most important and urgent. I narrowed the schools down first by degree offerings, and then I narrowed them down once more based off the presence on a Naval ROTC unit. I toured each college, taking in the facts of the campus. A short time later I ranked my schools and selected NCSU as my top solution to my problem, aside from the USNA. While I awaited the USNA’s decision, I began implementing my plan to attend NCSU; as a backup, I applied to all other schools on my list. I continued to move forward with NCSU, and I am glad I did, as the USNA did not offer me admission. Looking back, I evaluated my process in selecting NCSU, and I the only change I would make is talk more and earlier with the Nuclear Engineering and NROTC departments.
In this case, Coach P., the coach of the Army Crew Team, was in a dilemma. He tested his team members’ rowing skill, technique and adaptability one by one, and used a famous “seat races” in order to capture their ability to contribute to the team’ performance. Based on the data he collected from the above tests, he finally selected the top eight rowers for the Varsity boat and place the bottom eight rowers into the Junior Varsity boat. Usually, his Varsity boat always beat his JV boat, however, after they back on the Hudson River, the Varsity boat lost to the JV boat a few times in the practice. Coach P. did a lot of analysis and tried to find out the reason of why only when all eight rowed at the same time did JV beat the Varsity. He found out that no one was classified as a leader while several were labeled as tem disrupters in the Varsity boat, while there are no team disrupters in the JV boat. Also, he found out that many members in the Varsity boat have complaint against each other, and they all want this season to be over as soon as possible,
Airman First Class Brandon R. Gracie distinguished himself by outstanding achievement as Surgical Technician, Operating Room, Medical Operations Group, Commstock Air Force Base, Alabama. During this period, Airman Gracie pursued excellence in his duty by becoming certified as a Basic Life Support instructor and trained 120 personnel over a period of eight classes. Additionally, Airman Gracie demonstrated his expertise when he responded to a collapsed runner at the Base Exchange. It was there that he quickly ordered a bystander to retrieve an automated external defibrillator and to call for emergency medical support. Finally, he utilized cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the defibrillator to save the individual’s life. The distinctive accomplishments