First and foremost, being in the United States Marine Corps for over 22 years I have learned a lot from experience. I learned just like in the military, in my civilian job now I am always on duty. Importantly there are set hours of work, the work can still venture into your personal life. My time in the Marine Corps I made sure my uniform was squared away at all times, now in the civilian profession I got to work in business casual. I make sure that my shirt and trouser are creased in a military manner along with my tie. I am in the understanding that in order to be very effective, civilians and Marine know one thing “they are always on the job”. During my tenure in the Marine Corps, the motto was always mission accomplishment. Now, hearing suggestions such as “Not my task” or “I did not
Now also for accountability in the Marine Corps is one of the highest things that are always being hit on. So in other words, being accountable may mean for you to be at a certain place at whatever time was given for you to be there. Next, another reason why accountability is important is because if you don’t keep track of your gear and you’re missing something when the time comes and you need that piece of gear that you were missing then you would be in a lot of trouble. All together being accountable is; well to the Marine Corps being called mission ready. That is why accountability in the Marine Corps is very or in greater words beyond important.
This book exemplifies what a Marine or any service member can truly be capable of with a great set of ethics. It shown service members that even in the face of fear anything can be accomplished; as well as, explained to civilians that these qualities can be used in an everyday basis.
Into The Wild portrays a man who went on a fatal unforgettable journey through the alaska wilderness. Chris McCandless was a man with great courage and the ability to live on his own made him more of a hero going on his fatal journey. Many would say he was foolish or not thinking right, but that is not the case. The case here is simply a man with courage wanting to fulfill is beliefs through his journey.
Courage is similar to being the ripened fruit on a barren tree, it gives life and color to a dull exterior. The courage that others display gives our nation determination for another day. Courage is the ability to prevail through hardships, to reveal your true inner nature, and to stand up for what you believe, when the rest of the world falls as a slave to conformity.
Military bearing is the start in which every soldier practices either as enlisted or commissioned in order to have good discipline and ethics throughout a military career. Army regulations and soldiers should live by the creed that a military service member should conduct themselves on a daily basis, on and off duty . Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage are Army core values. To be a dependable Soldier you must show your NCO’s that you can be an adult with time management, meet deadlines, be in the right place at the right time, in the right uniform, and doing the right thing at the right time.
The Warriors Ethos is a book written by Steven Pressfield, which was published in 2011. The book highlights a very rich history of warriors and their supporters alike. My goal with this paper is to draw some parallels between the examples in the book and what I took away as applicable to our lives as infantrymen In the United States Marine Corps.
T. S. Eliot, a publisher and playwright, has said, “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” Courage has many ways of presenting itself to people. Whether it is through physical ways or moral ways depends on the situation. Most people see courage as physical, like a small dog saving a helpless kitten from a fire or a man jumping in front of a bullet for a loved one or complete stranger. There is also the moral side of courage. This can be the act of standing up to the authorities over certain beliefs or being pressured into doing something you know is wrong and not doing it, regardless of the consequences. Perseus, Odysseus, and Wesley Autrey are courageous.
In Haper Lee’s novel, To Kill A mockingbird, the trial tests Atticus’s courage as it tries to see if he will snap underpressure or raise to the occasion. Yet snapping Atticus’s courage would not be a fate for him. The damsel in distress dynamitc is never just a saving the girl from the bad guy. It’s to take a battle meant for someone else knowing if someone didn’t fight, niether would the victum; and Atticus fought for the children of the man who was attacking him. “So if spitting in my face and threatening me saved Mayella Ewell one extra beating, that’s something I’ll gladly take. He had to take it out on somebody and I’d rather it be me than that houseful of children out there. You understand?” (Lee 222). Atticus saw the rippling effects
Flags of Our Fathers is a book about the Battle of Iwo Jima. There were young men from teenagers to adults. Many of the young men that joined didn 't want to have anything to do with war, but when they joined they had a duty to fulfill. Their duty is the legal obligations that they have to follow which means that if they are sent to war they have to do their jobs. All the men that fought in this battle have motivation. This motivation comes from their duty.
In keeping with the military’s practice of conducting after action reviews after military exercises, I hope my written leadership philosophy will become a contract to keep me in check and ensure I “walked the talk.” This assignment not only afforded me an opportunity to examine what I believe, but it also gave me the opportunity to put the pieces of my philosophy together in a coherent manner to let others know about me and how I
“Military ranks are a system of hierarchical relationships in armed forces, police, intelligence agencies or other institutions organized along military lines. Military ranks and the military rank system define among others dominance, authority, as well as roles and responsibility in a military hierarchy. The military rank system incorporates the principles of exercising power and authority, and the military chain of command – the succession of commanders superior to subordinates through which command is exercised – constructs an important component for organized collective action.”
Becoming a soldier, specifically a marine, takes serious mental and physical strength. Those entering need to be completely sure that this is what they want. In the moment it may seem like the best choice, but turns out to have been the worst decision. It takes true commitment to be able to endure the intense trainings they go through. True commitment to be able to earn the title Marine.
During my four years in the Marine Corps, I was constantly busy. Always had things to do, work, friends and, the gym. Now that I am back to being a civilian, I have noticed it being very hard to adjust. At first it was easy because, I would just go to the gym, school, and work when I was with AT&T. After leaving the company I noticed I am extremely bored and don’t know what to do. I miss the Marine Corps and want to go back.
The ability for the Marine Corps to accomplish its mission is predicated on subordinate organizations (commands) establishing and executing a mission that syncs with the greater whole. An implied task from the above Marine Corps mission statement, is to take young civilians from innumerable cultural and education backgrounds and develop them into a person of character that is capable of demonstrating initiative and rational thought in the most stressful situation known to man - War. In addition to providing basic level job skills to entry-level Marines, our organization must enhance the personal development of these future warfighters who will be called upon to make difficult decisions in extreme situations.