“One Team, One Fight” in Corporal’s Course
Cpl Lyndsay Cribb’s outlook is all about teamwork. Support the Marine to your right, and the unit will be stronger together.
“Everyone has their owns strengths and weaknesses,” Cribb said. “I am a firm believer in spreading the wealth. If you see a Marine struggling to grasp something that you are more proficient at, help them. One team, one fight.”
That credo earned her top honors while participating in the Corporal’s Course Class 366-14 while deployed in Qatar. She is stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point with VMAQ-4 (Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 4). Her academic average, physical fitness score and leadership resulted in her selection as the course’s Honor Graduate, but it was her peers who selected her as the Gung-Ho Award recipient. The Marine Corps Association & Foundation sponsors both awards.
“She would push herself and her peers during PT and be loud and proud while doing it!” said Sgt Brian Franzi, Cribb’s squad instructor. “She was one of the first Marines in the class to learn the NCO creed and ensured everyone else was quick to follow. By being selected as Gung Ho, she proved that not only does she lead from the front, but her peers are willing to follow.”
Franzi said Cribb was never quick to judge and was willing to help other students. She was quickly promoted to squad leader and then selected as platoon sergeant.
Cpl Cribb said she worked toward honor grad “by waking up every day motivated and ready to attack anything thrown my way, keeping a positive attitude and open mind towards learning and growing, and giving 100 percent all the time.”
The Corporal’s Course Honor Graduate and Gung-Ho awards, along with other awards for all the Marine Corps' formal schools are sponsored through the MCA&F Marine Excellence Awards Program.
Cribb said she is grateful to MCA&F for sponsoring the Corporal’s Course awards, as well as funding a library with books and kindles for her unit at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.
“I am constantly impressed with the Association and their efforts to take care of Marines, young and old,” Cribb said.
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