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The Embodiment of the Modern Marine Noncommissioned Officer
Cpl Grant

At present the Marine Corps is forever changing and growing with today’s technology, new concepts and ideas. We are a world apart from our big brothers who served before us, but one thing the Marine Corps has always relied on to get the job done is its backbone, the Noncommissioned Officer.

The Marine Noncommissioned Officer still stands today holding that legacy of the firm, fair, and just leader our corps holds so near and dear to its heart. We, Noncommissioned officers, keep that alive by upholding the history and traditions set forth by “The Old Breed”. This is what sets Marine Noncommissioned Officers and the rest of the fleet aside from other branches of service. It is the history, traditions and knowledge passed down that are carried on today, that allow our Marine Corps to take leaps and bounds above and beyond the rest.

The modern Noncommissioned Officer carries on our traditions by setting the example for the others to emulate. He is the embodiment of honor, courage and commitment. It is our small unit leadership that the Marine Corps has been so famous for in the past and is being implemented by todays noncommissioned officer, on and off the field of battle developing new Marines and influencing the old. The modern Noncommissioned Officer still carries that bulldog attitude, enforcing the discipline that is vital in developing subordinate Marines. That is an attribute and tool that Noncommissioned Officers have been famous for since 1775 and is still being carried into our future.

One very important duty the modern Noncommissioned Officer has today is enforcing the Corps rules, regulations, and standards. Just as our predecessors before us were, we are the first line of defense when it comes to keeping the junior ranks within the guide lines set forth by our past and present leaders. It is our duty to these young men and women to teach them the importance of the uniform...
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