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.

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.

Corps Strength

A Marine Master Gunnery Sergeant's Program for Elite Fitness
Author: Paul J. Roarke
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1569758247
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 128
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GET AS FIT AS A MARINE For almost three decades as a U.S. Marine, Master Gunnery Sergeant Paul Roarke rigorously designed and tested a unique system to achieve and maintain a level of physical fitness that kept him battle-ready when he was away from hard-core Marine PT—Corps Strength. Now, Master Gunz takes his tried-and-true regimen from the barracks to the backyard, showing you how to rapidly transform your body—the Master Gunny way. The best aspects of many training methods are incorporated into this program, including the Marine Corps staples, in-gym training and outdoor sports, such as: • Pull-ups • Push-ups • Kettlebell Lifts • Mountain Biking • Boxing • Backpacking • Swimming • Spinning • Weighted-Vest Runs Whether you’re a 20-year-old soldier in Kandahar or a 60-year-old grandpa in Kansas City, Master Gunny Roarke’s Corps Strength can get you in the best shape of your life for the rest of your life. This is real fitness for real people.

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.

Forged in Steel

U. S. Marine Corps Aviation
Author: C. J. Heatley, III
Publisher: Spellmount, Limited Publishers
ISBN: 9781862270060
Category:
Page: 128
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Celebrating 75 years of US Marine Corps aviation, the author has photographed their inventory of aircraft - from the F-18 fighter, 'Whiskey' Cobra helicopter and the A-4 Skyhawk to the AV-8B Harrier, A-6 Intruder and the CH-53E helicopter, capable of lifting an armoured vehicle weighing over 25,000 pounds.

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

Generation Kill


Author: Evan Wright
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101207611
Category: History
Page: 384
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Based on Evan Wright's National Magazine Award-winning story in Rolling Stone, this is the raw, firsthand account of the 2003 Iraq invasion that inspired the HBO® original mini-series. Within hours of 9/11, America’s war on terrorism fell to those like the twenty-three Marines of the First Recon Battalion, the first generation dispatched into open-ended combat since Vietnam. They were a new pop-culture breed of American warrior unrecognizable to their forebears—soldiers raised on hip hop, video games and The Real World. Cocky, brave, headstrong, wary and mostly unprepared for the physical, emotional and moral horrors ahead, the “First Suicide Battalion” would spearhead the blitzkrieg on Iraq, and fight against the hardest resistance Saddam had to offer. Hailed as “one of the best books to come out of the Iraq war”(Financial Times), Generation Kill is the funny, frightening, and profane firsthand account of these remarkable men, of the personal toll of victory, and of the randomness, brutality and camaraderie of a new American War.

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.

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.

Barron's Officer Candidate School Test


Author: Rod Powers
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 0764128930
Category: Study Aids
Page: 584
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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 Marine Corps Way to Win on Wall Street

11 Key Principles from Battlefield to Boardroom
Author: Ken Marlin
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250066662
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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A Marine-turned-investment banker applies the Corps' core principles to Wall Street and the world of business.

From the Marine Corps to College

Transitioning from the Service to Higher Education
Author: Jillian Ventrone
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144223721X
Category: Study Aids
Page: 224
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From the Marine Corps to College: Transitioning from the Service to Higher Education offers clear and accessible information transitioning Marines need in order to find success in their pursuit of higher education. From available state and federal veterans’ education benefits to navigating the maze of higher education, all pathways are explored.

Warfighting


Author: A.M. Gray
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 030782330X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 128
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Warfighting is an authentic American philosophy of action that will thrill the millions of fans of SunTzu's The Art of War and Musashi's The Book of Five Rings. This modern classic of strategy and philosophy is the quintessential guide to prevailing in competitive situations, be it war, work, play, or daily living. Sometimes life is war and sometimes business is war and sometimes you need to call in the Marines. Over the past two hundred years, the Marines have developed a reputation for getting the job done—fearlessly, boldly, and taking no prisoners. What better role model for the hidden warriors in ourselves? What better advice to call on when the stakes are high and sensitivity just isn't going to work? Written in 1989 as a philosophical and strategic guide-book for the US. Marine Corps, Warfighting is a worthy successor to SunTzu's The Art Of War. With clarity, brevity, and wisdom, it describes the basic forces at work in every competitive situation whether on the field of battle, in the boardroom, or in the courtroom. With twentieth-century technology and its emphasis on speed and versatility, the rules of war and competition have changed. Warfighting's exploration of maneuver warfare takes readers beyond Sun Tzu's classic lessons and provides them a more thorough understanding of what it takes to fight and win in the modern world. Currency's edition of Warfighting features interviews with famous former Marines including F. Lee Bailey, Ed McMahon, and Donald Regan. They tell how they have used the Marine Corps' battle strategies of strength and straightforwardness as their secret weapons in every confrontation, whether at a corporate, departmental, or personal level.

Fighting Tradition

A Marine's Journey to Justice
Author: Bruce I. Yamashita
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824827458
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 244
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Determined to be a U.S. Marine Corps officer, Bruce Yamashita enrolled in Officer Candidate School, where he was the target of persistent racial harassment by officers and staff. After enduring nine weeks of emotional and physical abuse, Yamashita was disenrolled in April 1989 kicked out of the Marine Corps because of the color of his skin. Fighting Tradition is Yamashita s own story of his courageous struggle to expose a pattern of racial discrimination against minorities that has existed at various levels of the Corps. With the support of a broad coalition of community and civil rights organizations, the Hawaii-born law school graduate fought a five-year-long legal, political, and media battle against the military establishment that ended in his commissioning as a captain and the revision of Marine Corps policies and procedures. Fighting Tradition not only is a moving story of personal sacrifice and vision, but contributes also both directly and indirectly to our understanding of the complexities of institutional racism in a politically conservative, demographically shifting society. It is a unique window into the dynamics of race, government, and the law and a stirring reminder of the importance of political mobilization by the individual to achieve justice. "

Flyboys

A True Story of Courage
Author: James Bradley
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780759508323
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 416
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The classic New York Times bestselling story of heroism and sacrifice--by the author of Flags of Our Fathers, The Imperial Cruise, and The China Mirage. This acclaimed bestseller brilliantly illuminates a hidden piece of World War II history as it tells the harrowing true story of nine American airmen shot down in the Pacific. One of them, George H. W. Bush, was miraculously rescued. What happened to the other eight remained a secret for almost 60 years. After the war, the American and Japanese governments conspired to cover up the shocking truth, and not even the families of the airmen were informed of what happened to their sons. Their fate remained a mystery--until now. FLYBOYS is a tale of courage and daring, of war and death, of men and hope. It will make you proud and it will break your heart.

The Armed Forces Officer


Author: N.A
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1597973491
Category: History
Page: 183
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Initiated in 1950, this 2007 edition is the latest in a classic series of books of the same title. Journalist-historian S. L. A. Marshall wrote the first at the behest of Gen. George C. Marshall, who formed the great citizen army of World War II. The general believed officers of all services needed to base their professional commitment on a common moral-ethical grounding, which S. L. A. Marshall set out to explain. Ever since, these books have provided a foundation of thought, conduct, standards, and duty for American commissioned officers. Available now to the general public, this new edition takes the series’ inspirational premise into the new century. It educates officers of all services, as well as civilians, about the fundamental moral-ethical requirements of being a commissioned officer in the armed forces of the United States. Understanding the common foundation of commissioned leadership and command of U.S. military forces is essential for achieving excellence in the joint operations of today’s combat environment. This philosophy unites the officers of the uniformed services in the common calling of supporting, defending, and upholding the Constitution in service to their country.