The Gunnery

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  • Analysis Of Exposure By Wilfred Owen

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    The word “incessantly” means constantly for the men the gunfire seems never-ending. ‘the flickering gunnery rumbles’ has a rhythm, and may echo the distant, continuous sound the men can hear. The words 'gunnery’ and ‘rumbles’ is the use of onamonapia the author is giving the gun human like qualities. 2. The second stanza makes it clear that the soldiers feel remote and unearthed by the gunnery in the north. “watching” and “hear” juxtaposition is used here giving a contrasting effect emphasising

  • A Leader Who Has Had A Positive Impact On My Growth As A Military Intelligence Professional

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    impact on my growth as a leader and a Military Intelligence professional; as well as discuss the legacy that I would like to leave behind. In this paper I will discuss lessons that I have learned from the story of John Basilone. John Basilone was a Gunnery Sergeant in the United States Marine Corp who earned the Medal of Honor during World War Two. He was a leader who left a resonating impression in the Marine Corp and the American people during a time of great turmoil; and while not a military intelligence

  • Veterans Accountability

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    Under current law, Gunnery Sergeant Fry’s children were only eligible to receive the Post 9/11 GI Bill benefit. Thus, under the Choice Act (Public Law 113-146) sections 701-702 expanded the provisions of education benefits. The Expansion of Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship under PL 113-146 section 701, provided 36 months of 100% Post 9/11 GI bill benefits to the spouses

  • A Rhetorical Analysis Of Masks Created By Marine Gunnery

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    the mask I chose was created by Marine Gunnery Sgt. Aaron Tam (Ret.) Iraq 2004-05, 2007-08. This mask is almost angelic in the shape of the face, there are tiny pieces of shiny metal sticking out of under both the eye holes, one side over the eye holes is opening into what looks like the brain, a part of the mask is held together by one of these shiny pieces of metal. There is a somber facial expression and flesh tone skin color, the texture of the mask is what seems to be paper mache. This mask

  • Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone: Recipient of Medal of Honor

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    “There are only two kinds of people who understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else just has a second-hand opinion.” (Gen William Thornson, U.S. Army) For decades, the United States Marine Corps has established an identity as a unique and fearless war fighting machine. On November 10th, 1775 the Marine Corps was established in Tun Tavern during the Revolutionary War. Since that time, the Marines have played an important role in securing America’s freedom through countless battles

  • The United States Army As A State Of Decline

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    The United States Army is in a state of decline. The Army’s senior leaders are either oblivious to the decline or only care about the popular issues such as sexual harassment or hazing. Today’s junior leaders are either incompetent, feel their hands are tied, or simply do not get the backing from their senior leaders in order to effectively make changes. Our senior leaders blame their junior leaders, and our junior leaders blame their senior leaders. The fact of the matter is that all leaders

  • The Application Of Mission Command Essay

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    The Application of Mission Command Leading from the front is the best way to implement Commander 's intent. According to The Army Doctrine Reference Publication 6-0, “The Commander drives the operations process through Understanding, Visualizing, Describing, Directing, Leading and Assessing the operational environment” Army Doctrine Reference Publication (ADRP 6-0, pg. 1-4) (2012). The Command Sergeant Major and Sergeant Major both echo the Commanders directives in driving the operational environment

  • A narrative essay about my first day of Army basic training.

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    "What 's your name" asked one of two men in camouflage uniforms standing in front of me. "Holtan, Drill Sergeant" I half stuttered. The other man flew into an angry rage and started to scream at me "Soldier, he is not a Drill sergeant, look at him now soldier! What rank is he now that you looked? "He is an officer" I said trying not to cry, my lower lip trembling slightly. "Holtan now start pushing and don 't stop til I come back, because im the command sergeant major of this base." Screamed Command

  • Sergeant Major Greg Valliant: A Short Story

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    Sergeant Major Greg Valliant was the senior NCO for 2nd Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, and nicknamed ‘Geronimo’. He had been a paratrooper his entire career which started when he was seventeen years old. He’d been stationed all over the world and was a combat veteran of Panama, Grenada, the first Gulf War, Afghanistan and Iraq (the second war). He was nearing mandatory retirement soon and had no idea what he was going to do next. The Army was all he knew, he had no family to speak

  • Memo

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    MEMORANDUM FOR: SEE DISTRIBUTION SUBJECT: Non-Commissioned Officer Development Program (NCODP) for Fiscal Year 2015 1. REFERENCES: a. ADP/ADRP 6-22 b. ADP/ADRP 7-0 c. FM 7-1 d. AR 350-1 Chapter 4-10 e. NGB Regulation 600-200 f. NGIL Regulation 350-2 Chapter 6 2. The purpose of this memorandum is to establish educational priorities for the Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) of the 33TH Military Police Battalion (MP BN) and provide training guidance for the planning, conducting