MacArthur was a very brave and commanding general. His Thayer award speech acceptance passed the torch to the next generation of leaders. Throughout his speech, he uses logos to show what it means to be a military leader. He goes on to say how he will always feel “a sense of pride… which will be with me always: Duty, Honor, Country.” He uses this statement as a logo and achievement for these cadets to look up to. The three words “Duty, Honor, Country” also show logos because they are what every man or woman stands for in the military.
SEALs are often told not to tell anyone what they truly are. When asked, they usually tell strangers they are sailors. The Navy SEALs are the best-trained, most skilled, military group in the world, because of a strict selection process, rigorous training, and their tenacious mentality. II.
I feel that drill is a tradition that needs to be practiced more not only in my unit but Marine Corps wide. I will accomplish this by sharing with Marines the importance of practicing drill, holding small unit leaders accountable, and provide monthly drill competitions within the unit. One of the first questions I hear from Marines when they are told to go practice drill is “why?” and the answer they get is usually along the lines of “we have a ceremony coming up” or “we have an inspection coming up” and those types of answers leave Marines with the wrong impression on drill and why it is actually important to practice. Marines rarely go out on their own and practice drill or take the time to teach their junior Marines
The experience of warfare generates a beneficial impact on the proficiency with which Soldiers apply their training and expertise. The past 14 years of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have produced skilled, versatile, and capable professionals in today’s Army. The American public views the military as a cherished profession that is trusted and relied upon to guarantee America’s security and freedom. Typically, professional organizations possess certain characteristics found within their employees and culture that are inherent to make effective institutions. Within the military organization, trust is the most important characteristic that must exist throughout internal military relationships and “civil-military relations.”1 The Army must continually and clearly distinguish what makes the Army a profession and how we see our professional Soldiers while maintaining the trust relationship.
The Marine Corps is an elite branch of the military that requires hard work and dedication. In order for me to become a Marine I have to work as hard as I can, for as long as I can. Becoming a marine is a challenge most people do not want to accept. Marines are held to a standard that not very many people can hold up to. However I am willing to except the challenge and dedicate my life to going into the marines.
Importance of Rank Structure “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.” The Marine Corps values rank structure and respect to that rank structure even if you are completely in the right to correct or call out a higher rank on something they did wrong it is demanded of you to use the upmost possible tact and respect. From Private to Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps this applies. One saying I learned that comes to mind, in regard to respecting rank structure, “if you respect the man you respect the rank.” I do my best to live by this in the Marine Corps.
Referring to ADP 1 chapter 2-17, “Army professionals are duty-bound to uphold their oath, embody the Soldier’s Creed and Army Civilian Creed, and instill the Army Values in themselves and others. This is our collective ethos – the moral principles that define our profession. The gentlemen in Sergeant Barnes’s platoon lacked the Army Values, which led them to lower standards. (Army Publishing Directorate, 2012) It is the responsibility of all soldiers to ensure that war crimes are being reported. According to AR 190-8 war crimes committed by or against EW/RP should be reported to the supporting element of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (USACIDC).
Let me start of this morning by saying congratulations on a great achievement. I know all of you have put in a tremendous amount of hard work and dedication into understanding your role as a Chaplain Assistant. A role that is demanding at times and requires highly qualified Soldiers to perform it. It is fitting that you all are “TITANS”. If some of you are unaware, according to Webster’s dictionary a titan is: one that is gigantic in size or power: one that stands out for greatness of achievement.
Martin Luther King Jr. has become one of the most recognizable figures of human history; mainly for fighting for the rights of the people and never backing down to societies wrongly actions of the time. Until now, I have never had an extended amount of thought of his speech, or how it applied to my life as of now. However, in more ways than I could possibly imagine does his speech apply to my life on numerous levels. Martin Luther King expresses in his speech that the people need to stand against wrongful actions, for when wrongful actions are made greater consequences are to come of it. This applies to my life because every day I encounter different situations, obstacles and objectives that I am persistent to defeat.
“Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world, but the Marines don't have that problem.” - President Ronald Reagan, 1983. I think this quote, by Ronald Reagan, not only speaks for marines but for all veterans who have served their people and made sacrifices to protect the rights of those people. I am proud and take great pride to be living in a country protected by such courageous men and women who have served to make a positive difference in our country. When someone risks their own life for the betterment of others, it is a very noble act that requires immense bravery and courage. Our American veterans epitomize the great values of what the United States of America was founded upon hundreds of years ago by our founding fathers, our democracy, the principles of freedom, liberty, and courage.