With every organization comes a degree of change. The Marine Corps is no different. With a rapidly changing world, we must strive to sustain the transformation and remain true to our ethos. Across the Marine Corps the culture of each unit is different, with sustaining the transformation as our tool we can make each unit better for new generations of Marines. Marine Raider Training Center sustains the transformation by holding quarterly promotion panels to ensure deserving promotions; however it fails to sustain the transformation by not welcoming new Marines to the unit appropriately, I will build a Welcome Aboard package to sustain the transformation for my Marines.
Since July 4th, 1776, the United States have been a formidable foe on the battlefield. Taking on forces at home, and abroad, the United States emerges victorious time, and time again. This is not attributed to one person alone. This strength can be attributed to the brave souls of the United States military. We have the Army, and Airforce. Yet, there is one branch that sets itself apart from them both. One that emerged out of the womb of the Navy. That branch, is the United States Marines. From the halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli, the Marines have been there and conquered it. Though, The Marine Corps was not always known as the tough band of guns the United States had. Like all things, the Marines had a beginning. And quite a beginning it was. This is the story of how the United States Marines changed, and grew over the years.
What do Drew Carey, Gene Hackman, and Lee Harvey Oswald all have in common? They are all, The Few. The Proud. The Marines. Like these young men, many people after high school join one of the many branches of the military. From the U.S. Bureau of Labor, nine out of ten high school graduates go into the military. However with the Marine Corps being the smallest of the branches, only one-fifth of them become Marines. In 2006, according to the Recruit Depot Parris Island for Marines, 99.9% of the students there were high school graduates. Of the 4,420 recruits in 2006, the average age for a Marine was 19.6. Since the branches were formed, the Marine Corps has developed into a military branch that is greatly
So my brother went through some marine boot camp in california and from the years he was apart of the training, he taught me some survival stuff, how to defend yourself basic stuff. When I was in high school I remember I used to see marines come during lunch time and talk to some people. They had some free bottles and keychains little trinkets. Just to come talk about what they are doing for training. Just last year I know a friend that was in Boy Scout, and he became an Eagle Scout.
Since the Revolutionary War the Marine Corps has been an important part of the US military. The Marine corps is one of the most revered and feared military force in the world; they are considered one of the toughest and most effective military forces and are often used by other countries to help them fight their wars. They were first used in the Revolutionary war for ship-to-ship combat before seeing mass use in the first two Barbary Wars in the early 1800s. Then the Marines were used as international peacekeepers for the next several decades before splitting and nearly being destroyed during the Civil War. But the Marine Corps prevailed like it had many times before. They were then used as peacekeepers again until
Imagine you are eighteen, just graduated high school. You decide to enlist into the United States Army. It is your first time away from home, your first real job outside of a summer job. This is your first time away from home, everything you grew up to know, your friends and family. This is the case with many newly enlisted Soldiers. The Army is their first real world experience away from home and the feeling can be overwhelming. Not only do they need to figure out how to be a Soldier but also an adult, a functioning member of society. So what do they do? They will rely on the guidance and experience of another, a Mentor.
Nathanial Flick was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1997. He joined the Marine Corps in 1993 where he served for ten years after completing his junior year of school Dartmouth at College. During his term he whole heartedly fought in both the Afghanistan and Iraq wars where he held the positions of Weapons Platoon Commander of the First Battalion, and First Marines and the Second Platoon Commander of the First Reconnaissance Battalion. Beginning at the officer candidate school, Nathanial Flick relied heavily on my patrol logbooks, daily journals, frequent letters home, official histories and recollections of his fellow Marines. With those, he would bring together the series of events that would trigger the writing of his autobiography “One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine officer.”
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience of the five characteristics that enable Marines to overcome fear.
Setting the example is lacking in the Marine Corps. The Marine Corps has been in the spotlight since its existence. The Marine Corps used to be the best fighting force, but lately the Marine Corps has been lacking maturity. Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO’S) have been committing murder, dehumanizing, and violating laws.
To be early, is to be on time, to be on time, is to be late, and to be late, is out of the question. Being able to adhere to a given deadline in a group situation, demonstrates responsibility, time management, group cohesion, and progress. However, being that a group is a collection of individuals with separate lives, there are times when members of the group may be experiencing extenuating circumstances preventing the group from completing a task on time. In such a scenario, communication within the chain of command is essential. Failing to communicate problems that may arise, and inhibit group progression towards a task will result in failure to communicate the task, group division, distrust between the chain of command and the group,
The Marine Corp is full of standards and rules that must be followed at all times. When on duty we are given our 11 general orders that, if not followed closely, will cause death and possibly injuries to not only ourselves but others as well. When in uniform we are to be neat and presentable no matter what as we are representing something more than ourselves. We are to be shaved every day. We are to get a haircut every Sunday. And we are to be clean and honest. Doing these things is just one more way we set ourselves aside from all others. When we’re out of uniform, why should the rules be any different? Well, they’re not. We as Marines are expected to be just as professional in civilian attire as we are when we are in our Dress Blues. But
Jason Koenig will serve as the I-Corps team mentor. Mr. Koenig is the Director of Commercialization and Entrepreneurship for Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University (NMSU). In this role, Mr. Koenig directly oversees all intellectual property protection and commercialization activities for NMSU, as well as student and faculty entrepreneur education and support services. In his time leading these efforts, focus has shifted from a purely technology transfer activity to a customer discovery focused effort that has resulted in more funding, investment, and successful startups in the last two years than all previous years combined. Additionally, Mr. Koenig has successfully founded and sold a financial services business and is currently founding
We are losing some of our best Machinists and Welders after their first enlistment due to the lucrative options available in the civilian sector and the lack of opportunities to display their innovative nature in the Marine Corps. An additive and subtractive fabricator in the trenches would serve to be an asset to commanders, because he/she will not be limited by technology or lack of expertise. Both of these specialties present an opportunity to exploit manufacturing capabilities. After all, exploitation is a human endeavor and until unmanned technologies take over completely, is it not the Marines using the technologies that are the assets? In the civilian sector, experience is often necessary in most fields; however, machining and
Mentorship - Severing as LPO IS1 Bush spends time every drill weekend mentoring junior sailors by forwarding the POM in advance to make sure every sailor is better prepared for each DWE. He has guided sailors on how to manage their own careers by showing them how to create and organize a career binder separated by orders, evaluations, orders and awards. He educates unit members on how to best manager their careers by introducing them to all-in-one online reserve resources, and takes time to mentor each of his subordinates on establishing effect evaluation bullet points so to helps draft the possible yearly evaluations.
Thanks for your response. Being in the military I have had the opportunity to be stationed in some pretty remote areas one of which was Okinawa, Japan. Fun fact Okinawans are not Japanese but belong to the group of people known as Ryukyuan or Lewchewan people are the indigenous peoples of the Ryukyu Islands between the islands of Kyushu and Taiwan which includes Okinawa. Well getting back on subject Marines are stationed on Okinawa as well as the Air-force, Army and Navy. Marines making one of the bigger military services on the island they conduct a lot of training especially when it deals with firing weapons. There are strict guidelines they have to follow when conducting those types of training. So what might be good in the United