One of Us

Officers of Marines : Their Training, Traditions, and Values
Author: Jack Ruppert
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275972226
Category: History
Page: 171
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This engaging book plunges readers into the culture shock of Marine Officer Candidates School and compares two generations of candidates and officers.

One Bullet Away

The Making of a Marine Officer
Author: Nathaniel C. Fick
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547349541
Category: History
Page: 384
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If the Marines are “the few, the proud,” Recon Marines are the fewest and the proudest. Nathaniel Fick’s career begins with a hellish summer at Quantico, after his junior year at Dartmouth. He leads a platoon in Afghanistan just after 9/11 and advances to the pinnacle—Recon— two years later, on the eve of war with Iraq. His vast skill set puts him in front of the front lines, leading twenty-two Marines into the deadliest conflict since Vietnam. He vows to bring all his men home safely, and to do so he’ll need more than his top-flight education. Fick unveils the process that makes Marine officers such legendary leaders and shares his hard-won insights into the differences between military ideals and military practice, which can mock those ideals. In this deeply thoughtful account of what it’s like to fight on today’s front lines, Fick reveals the crushing pressure on young leaders in combat. Split-second decisions might have national consequences or horrible immediate repercussions, but hesitation isn’t an option. One Bullet Away never shrinks from blunt truths, but ultimately it is an inspiring account of mastering the art of war.

The Marine Officer's Guide

Author: Kenneth W. Estes
Publisher: Naval Inst Press
ISBN: 9781591142393
Category: Reference
Page: 541
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The Marine Officer's Guide, 7TH Edition describes in detail the Marine Corps as a mili­tary institution of the United States and, in so doing, delineates the characteris­tics of the men and women who constitute the Corps. The Guide supplements, but does not supplant, official regulations and instructions. It can help an officer to acquire quickly a stockpile of information, but it does not relieve the officer of his or her obligation to know the published regulations that govern our Corps. I have endeavored to provide sound advice and up-to-date information on pro­fessional matters of note to the Marine officer. I have described customs and usages that are current and not at variance with "the book." I have also deleted some practices that have become anachronistic, and persons in search of nostal­gic material can refer to preceding editions for them.Many a well-worn copy sits ready at hand on the bookshelves of the officer corps, and officers of all grades have grown accustomed to its reliability and utility. This seventh edition reflects all the changes in the organization of the Corps fostered by the evolving military establishment of the United States. A modern corps, shaped in so many ways by the Great Pacific War of 1941-1945, now reflects the Gulf Conflicts and the passing of the era of superpower rivalry and the century of the world wars. What remain remarkably unchanged, however, are the character of the Marine Corps and the keen pursuit of excellence in the profession of arms that its of­ficer corps reflects.

Corps Strength

A Marine Master Gunnery Sergeant's Program for Elite Fitness (Large Print 16pt)
Author: Paul J. Jr. Roarke
ISBN: 1459602048
Page: 296
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Renowned for its rigorous fitness training, the Marine Corps requires every member to be physically fit, regardless of age, grade, or duty assignment. Corps Strength applies the same techniques used to develop and maintain each Marine 's combat readiness to a day-to-day program for top-level fitness. Every aspect of training is incorporated into the program - including warm-ups, stretching, upper body, core strength, lower body, cardio, running, goal-setting, and motivation. The author has trained thousands of people and witnessed time and again the amazing results achieved by these proven techniques. Regardless of current fitness levels, this personalized training methodology will enable readers to begin today and immediately progress in absolute strength, muscular endurance, aerobic capacity, and joint flexibility. The workouts in this book are packed with grueling mind- and body-draining tasks that test the mettle of any athlete while bringing him or her to top physical form.

We Few

The Marine Corps 400 in the War Against Japan
Author: James R. Dickenson
Publisher: Naval Inst Press
Category: History
Page: 232
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Their story is told here by James R. Dickenson, a former Marine and reporter for some of the nation's leading news organizations. Focusing on ten men representing all six Marine divisions, he chronicles their experiences through induction, training, and combat to the lives they led after the war."--Jacket.

The Marine Officer's Guide, 8th Edition

Author: Christian Haliday,Christian N. Haliday USMC (Ret.)
Publisher: Scarlet and Gold Professional
ISBN: 9781612518268
Category: History
Page: 752
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"This eighth edition of The Marine Officer's Guide continues in the tradition of its predecessors. As Col. Robert D. Heinl Jr., one of its originators noted, the Guide aims "to assist new officers to learn the ropes as quickly as they can, to digest for all readers the continuing changes which have beset the Defense Establishment, and to help the entire officer corps keep professionally up to date." Part I addresses the Marine Corps as a military service, including its culture, organization, and place in the defense establishment. Part II covers topics related to becoming and being an effective Marine officer. Finally, Part III provides useful information on personal, family, and social matters."--Provided by publisher.

Leading Marines

Author: U. s. Marine Corps
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781410221070
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 136
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The most important responsibility in our Corps is leading Marines. If we expect Marines to lead and if we expect Marines to follow, we must provide the education of the heart and of the mind to win on the battlefield and in the barracks, in war and in peace. Traditionally, that education has taken many forms, often handed down from Marine to Marine, by word of mouth and by example. Our actions as Marines every day must embody the legacy of those who went before us. Their memorial to us"Ytheir teaching, compassion, courage, sacrifices, optimism, humor, humility, commitment, perseverance, love, guts, and glory"Yis the pattern for our daily lives. This manual attempts to capture those heritages of the Marine Corps?f approach to leading. It is not prescriptive because there is no formula for leadership. It is not all-inclusive because to capture all that it is to be a Marine or to lead Marines defies pen and paper. Instead, it is intended to provide those charged with leading Marines a sense of the legacy they have inherited, and to help them come to terms with their own personal leadership style. The indispensable condition of Marine Corps leadership is action and attitude, not words. As one Marine leader said, ?gDon?ft tell me how good you are. Show me!?h Marines have been leading for over 200 years and today continue leading around the globe. Whether in the field or in garrison, at the front or in the rear, Marines, adapting the time-honored values, traditions, customs, and history of our Corps to their generation, will continue to lead"Y and continue to win. This manual comes to life through the voices, writings, and examples of not one person, but many. Thousands of Americans who haveborne, and still bear, the title ?gMarine?h are testimony that ?gOnce a Marine, Always a Marine?h and ?gSemper Fidelis?h are phrases that define our essence. It is to those who know, and to those who will come to know, this extraordinary way of life that this book is dedicated. C. E. Mundy, Jr. General, U.S. Marine Corps Commandant of the Marine Corps

The Few and the Proud: Marine Corps Drill Instructors in Their Own Words

Author: Larry Smith
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393329925
Category: History
Page: 352
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A volume of true training stories by young Marines who served in World War II, Iraq, and other wars from the past sixty years reveals the brutal or exacting techniques employed during their training, in an account that shares additional historical information about the U.S. Marine Corps. Reprint.

Hesitation Kills

A Female Marine Officer's Combat Experience in Iraq
Author: Jane Blair
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442208783
Category: History
Page: 296
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This riveting memoir is the first book written by a female Marine about the war in Iraq and one of the only books written by a woman who has experienced combat firsthand. Deploying to Iraq in 2003, Jane Blair's aerial reconnaissance unit was assigned to travel ahead of and alongside combat units throughout the initial phase of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Throughout her deployment, Jane kept a journal of her and her fellow lieutenants' combat experiences, which she draws on to convey the immediacy of life in the military, not just for a woman but for all Marines. Jane's stories highlight the drama and chaos of wartime Iraq along with the day-to-day challenges every soldier faced: from spicing up a "pasta with alfredo sauce" MRE to keeping the insidious sand at bay. She also copes with a bullying superior officer while trying to connect with local civilians who have long been viewed as "the enemy." She recounts the struggles specific to women, including being respected as a Marine rather than dismissed as "the weaker sex" and battling the prejudices of male soldiers who don't believe women belong in uniform. And always, she fights the personal loneliness of being separated from her husband, balanced with the challenge and joy of stealing a private moment with him when his unit is close by. Jane describes not only her experiences as a young lieutenant and as a woman but also those of her fellow Marines, whom she lauds as the true heroes of her story. Ultimately, she learns from her commanding officer, and her fellows in arms, what it truly means to be a leader, both in the military and in life. Weaving her story together with the experiences of the ordinary people of Iraq, this book offers compelling insights into the profound impact of the war on the lives of soldiers and civilians alike. Her unforgettable narrative bridges the gap between those who have experienced the Iraq War firsthand and those in America who could only follow its life-altering events from a distance.

Officer Candidate Tests For Dummies

Author: Jane R. Burstein,Carolyn C. Wheater
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047059876X
Category: Education
Page: 456
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Provides guidelines, tips, and advice for United States military officer examinations, including subject-specific exams and practice tests for officer careers in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard.

The Ultimate Officer Candidate School Guidebook

What You Need to Know to Succeed at Federal and State OCS
Author: Ryan Pierce
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781932714913
Category: History
Page: 205
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Are you a former serviceman who left the service without realising your potential? If so, you should consider entering the Army, Army Reserves, or Army National Guard, and resume an exciting career in the world's best military. This guide explains everything you need to know to achieve these goals.

Making the Corps

10th Anniversary Edition with a New Afterword by the Author
Author: Thomas E. Ricks
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 141654450X
Category: History
Page: 336
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An inside look at the Marine Corps follows one year in the lives of a single platoon of raw Marine recruits, from their arrival on Parris Island to their first full year as members of the Corps, in a tenth anniversary edition that features a new afterword by the author. Reissue. 35,000 first printing.

Corps Values

Author: Zell Miller
Publisher: Bantam Dell Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780553379815
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 112
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Nationally respected Georgia Governor Zell Miller, "the epitome of the self-made man", reveals the simple truths Americans need to find success: 12 lessons he learned in Marine boot camp.

Barron's Officer Candidate School Test

Author: Rod Powers
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 0764128930
Category: Study Aids
Page: 592
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(back cover) Choose Barron's Method for Success on the Officer Candidate School Test Read the overview of Officer Candidate programs and understand the requirements Review all test topics, with special attention to the tests you plan to take Take the practice tests that apply to your chosen service branch Check your answers against answer explanations and review topics where you need more study It's Your Path to a Higher Test Score

The Military Advantage

A Comprehensive Guide to Your Military & Veterans Benefits
Author: Christopher P. Michel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743269462
Category: Reference
Page: 389
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Offers advice about making the most of military and veteran benefits, sharing concise information about such areas as tuition assistance, health insurance, and retirement options.

Guide to Your Career

Author: Alan B. Bernstein,Princeton Review (Firm)
Publisher: The Princeton Review
ISBN: 9780375763991
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 486
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Provides profiles of 204 career opportunities in the twenty-first century, and includes salary ranges and a personal-preference questionnaire to aid in selection.

A Message to Garcia

Author: Elbert Hubbard
Publisher: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
ISBN: 9780880884341
Category: Religion
Page: 64
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Elbert Hubbard's 1899 essay (based on a true story), the message of which is that the real hero is the man who does his work well and without question - the man who carries the message to Garcia.

Higher Education Opportunities for Women and Minorities

Annotated Selections
Author: Collie Pollock,Joyce Fitzgerald,Joan Givens
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788132964
Page: 105
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Contains a list of educational funding opportunities available to minorities and women who wish to pursue their career goals through a program of higher education. Information is provided on loans, scholarships, and fellowships at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Covers: architecture, the arts, business and management, education, engineering, health and medical, international, journalism, law, military, political science, religion and theology, science and social and behavioral science, as well as non-specific opportunities. Includes postdoctoral opportunities.