• Despite recent efforts to increase the woman’s presence and role in the military, little advice has been circulated for women currently serving in Marine Corps leadership roles who are also attempting to harmonize life as a mom and wife. In the absence of a formalized mentorship program like the...
  • UPDATE On 21 June, Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis announced that the President Donald J. Trump has made the following nomination: Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Gary L. Thomas has been nominated for appointment to the rank of general, and assignment as assistant commandant of the Marine Corps. Thomas...
  • Every individual who understands the concept of leadership develops his own philosophy or description about what it means to be a leader. Martin Chemers, the Dean of Social Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz, defined leadership as “a process of social influence in which one person...
  • As leaders achieve more seniority, they are more likely to believe they will succeed by continuing to do what they have always done. Changing anything after a continuous progression up the ranks seems pointless and even a little risky. Good leaders have learned to maximize the benefits of the...
  • Blue was unable to conduct combined arms given its paucity of surface-to-surface assets, its lack of mobility, its inability to find the enemy until the enemy chose to be exposed, and the failures of the ACE to deliver reliable fires in contested airspace. Beyond these traditional issues, the...
  • Change is happening overnight. Organizations worldwide are being challenged to rapidly adapt to their environment and maintain pace with their competitors. The change is driven by technology. Advances in digitization and information processing power are opening doors to limitless innovations. How...
  • Staff rides offer modern military and civilian national security professionals an effective means to develop and refine decision-making skills. Operational decision-game-driven staff rides offer a unique learning experience that encourages students to gain valuable decision-making and leadership...
  • L ast month, Gen Alfred M. Gray, USMC(Ret), the 29th Commandant of the Marine Corps, turned 90 years old. In late April, the editors of the Marine Corps Gazette and Leatherneck had the chance to spend several hours with the General for a wide-ranging conversation about his decades of service as a...
  • H&S Bn Belleau Wood Leadership and PME Writing Competition: First-Place Winner At the beginning of the 20th century, the Marine Corps was spread across the globe, involved in operations that would saturate it with hardened veterans upon its entry into World War I. Despite being the smallest of...
  • 2017 Gen Robert E. Hogaboom Leadership Writing Contest: Second-Place Winner "Son, have a seat.” The old man gestured to a worn leather chair across the room. “Thanks, Granddad,” the young officer said, sliding into the comfortable chair and taking in the seemingly countless rows of books in his...

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