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T he Marine attaché (MARA) is a strategic enabler who plays a crucial role in overseas operations but whose role is not widely known or understood by those who have not served as or worked with Embassy country teams. The typical MAGTF officer may not know of, or have had much engagement with,...
W hat brings the thought of death, isolation, and the fear of the unknown full circle to accomplish a common goal? Many would argue that leadership is an inherited attribute that is expressed as “you either have it or you don’t.” I would argue with this claim. Leadership is defined as an individual...
P latoon commanders represent a subset of leadership that is unique in the Marine Corps. Often entering the fleet and leading Marines who are senior to them in age and experience, second lieutenants are immediately responsible for their performance, conduct, and welfare. While this can be...

Today in History

June 28

1814

During the War of 1812, Marines aboard USS Wasp help defeat HMS Reindeer.

The Gazette Blog

Sep 4, 2015 | Logistics
In 2011, the Marine Corps faced a logistics challenge: The initial stages of our retrograde and redeployment from Afghanistan were getting underway, and we needed a detailed disposition plan, or "playbook," for all of our ground equipment in theater. We didn't want to bring back equipment that we...