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Imagine you are 1st Squad Leader, 2d Platoon, Co G, 2d Battalion, 6th Marines (2d Bn, 6th Mar). This morning, you decide to fill white-space training with a tactical decision (TDG) game in the barracks lounge over a whiteboard. After briefing the order, the attention of your Marines fades quickly...
Situation It has been three days since a patrol from your command, A Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines reinforced with a MUGA Commando Platoon, occupied the four-story building immediately west of the Al Mumeet Mosque now known to your Marines and Sailors as “the Ritz.” Since occupying this...
Even though uniforms are expensive, they are a necessary cost because uniforms shape both the image and the mentality of Marines worldwide. As a result, the Marine Corps currently spends approximately $45 million dollars annually issuing uniforms to enlisted Marines as they enter initial training...

Today in History

March 28

1918

Marines were placed under the command of French Marshal Foch in WWI.

The Gazette Blog

Sep 7, 2016 | Leadership
There is an almost endless discussion today regarding innovation. Countless books provide blueprints for organizations to innovate, to routinely turn ideas into increased value and profits. This discussion is mirrored in the Marine Corps and across the greater Department of Defense. But one must...