MARINES ARE MENTORED BY THOSE WHO’VE SERVED BEFORE THEM.
Marines Learn from the Past
From Day One at Boot Camp and Officer Candidates School, Marines embrace their heritage and learn to appreciate the study of military history. These lessons continue throughout a Marine’s career and are directly supported by our Commanders’ Forum Program. This program provides battlefield studies and guest speakers to help Marines grow as tactical decision makers and leaders. By studying the lessons of history, a great deal about leadership, warfighting, and the complex challenges faced before our time can be learned, and those lessons applied to today’s operations.
Units all over the world engage in Professional Military Education experiences through this program to learn from historic battles ranging from the D-Day Landing at Normandy and Marine amphibious landings on Pacific islands, to the Battle of Marathon between Athenians and Persians in 490BC, to military engagements in the Korean and Vietnam Wars, to battles which took place in the United States during the Revolution and Civil War.
BATTLES BY REGION
Marines have fought in every clime and place, and MCA is here to support today’s Marines with the resources they need to learn from those who have fought in some of the country’s most iconic battles. Select a region below to view battles in your area.