Marine Essays

Why Being on Time Is Important

Being on time is one of the most basic, yet most important things about what we do, as Marines, and Military Policemen. Most Marines understand this concept and are able to comply willfully and promptly due to the extent they have been taught regarding the importance of being on time and the punishment that can follow a more than tardy arrival. Tardiness in the workplace is a correctable issue and majority of the time is nothing more than a seldom…

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Remember the Maine

Although the explosion of Main remains an unresolved mystery till now but reading and letters clearly manifests that whatever caused the explosion, it was heinous act of barbarity. The pathos and miseries of the crew-members as depicted in letters are a manifestation of absoluteness of the tragedy. The scene of American marines blown up is shocking. Motives behind such monstrous offense can be justified whatever were the objectives. Lt. John Blandin’s account who died of shock within four month indicates the…

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Marine Raiders

The US Marine Raiders were formed in February 1942 as the Allied war in the Far East reached a difficult phase. The Marine Raiders were meant to replicate the work done by the British Commandos and other special forces units within the Pacific theatre of war. However, the Pacific presented its own unique problems and the Marine Raiders proved most useful when fighting alongside other regular units. Two men were charged with creating two battalions of US Marine Raiders –…

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Why I Joined the Marine Corps

In this paper I will illustrate the fallowing two points: “why I joined the United States Marine Corps and how as an anti tank guided missileman with the billet of driver; I can be useful to not only TOW platoon but the current second section. I will begin by explaining chronologically the events that led me into making the life altering decision to join America’s finest fighting force, the tip of the spear, those who run not away from but…

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System Evaluation

One of the most prevalent and effective systems used within the Marine Corps is the human resources system known as Marine Online (MOL). MOL was created to track Marines annual training, allow special requests such as leave, liberty, temporary duty assignments, personal time away from duty. MOL also gives Marines the ability to track carrier progression through annual reporting and rewards that are posted. The system includes promotion tracking and allows one to calculate physical training scores such as physical…

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Non Commissioned Officers of Marines

First off i would like to state a well known quote known by all Marines, “Non Commissioned Officers (NCO’s) are the backbone of the United States Marine Corps.” Without the NCO’s the Marine Corps could not function. This quote alone holds a great deal of history as well as gives a brief discription of what a Marine NCO truely is. NCO’s execute all orders and lead their fellow Marines. An NCO will go out of his or her way in…

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Time Capsule

I am a Marine so my day starts off at about 05.00. I get up, do hygiene, and head off to work for some physical training (PT). This usually consists of running any number of miles. After PT I drive back home to shower and grab some breakfast. My work day typically starts at 07.45. I take accountability of my troops and assign the tasks for the day. I will typically have some meetings to attend throughout the day. I…

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Marines

The organization I chose is the U. S. Marines. I have a few friends who are in the Marines and thought I would like to know more about the inner workings of the core, from what my friends have to say to what can be read in articles and books. “The Marine Corps in the only general-purpose force in the Department of Defense trained and equipped as the Nation’s first responder. ” (Conway, 2010) So, basically, the mission of the…

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Supporting the Commander’s Leadership Philosophy

This thesis will cover the Support of the Commander’s Leadership Philosophy, command climate, strategies, and the role of the gunnery sergeant’s importance in the execution of the Commander’s leadership philosophy for Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 214, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. We feel that the command climate at this unit is good. The three strategies that we will use to discuss this will be communication, training and leadership and how important they are in order to establish an effective and…

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Marine General Brute Krulak

In writing the book First in Fight, the legendry Marine General Brute Krulak has submitted an unparalleled assessment of the US Marines. The book gives details of the fighting on the battlefield as also a detail of the Marine’s life when not at war. He has skillfully blended autobiography with history, analysis with action and separated facts from legend. General Krulak has touched upon the core qualities of the Corps in narrating the implications of being a Marine and the…

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The Last Stand of Fox Company

1. In as few words as possible, what is this book about? This book is a true story about a company from 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, during the Chosin Reservoir in November of 1950 when China was getting involved in the Korean War. The company had to hold a hill so that other Marine units could fight their way clear of the Chinese and make it to the coast to get out of North Korea. 2. What made you…

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