Marines Essay

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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 Marines is to be completely trained and ready to go if ever needed on short notice. The philosophy and vision for the Marines is to have the most courageous soldiers who possess the mental ability to think of their own and follow orders given to them to protect our people from all enemies.

The Marines are a branch of the military, which means they are obviously similar to the Navy, Army and Airforce. Their motto, “the few and the proud”, refers to the many people who may try to join and the elite who actually make it though. They are the first to enter a warzone and are highly trained to make sure they know exactly what to do if that situation arises. “Operating “far from the flagpole”, without the direct supervision of senior leadership but under the unforgiving scrutiny of the media, our young Marines must be integrated with the quality of character necessary to permit effective, independent decision making under extreme stress.” --------- This quote directly relates to the idea of the Marines because they are usually in small groups with minimum leadership and sent into unfamiliar places, in which they must assess the situation in front of them and act accordingly. Although all branches of our military are equally important in my eyes, each has their own views of importance inside our military. Marines are viewed as an elite group of individuals from the top chain of command to the grunts in the field. The Marines run as any other company, they are recruited and trained and sent off to do their respective job s. They are...
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