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I n September 2014, 2d Battalion, 7th Marines (2/7) deployed to the Middle East as the inaugural GCE for Special Purpose MAGTF–Crisis Response, Central Command (SPMAGTF-CR-CC) 15.1. Company E, 2/7, was designated the crisis response company and assumed the tactical recovery of aircraft and...
L eadership is about guiding a group of people toward the accomplishment of a common goal or mission. Effective leaders do this by adhering to three principles. First, they learn about their people to understand them. Second, they learn their commander’s intent to understand their mission. And...
T ex popped the tops on another round and passed them out to me and Dusty. “That major had guts,” he said. “I had a lieutenant that had guts. But it wasn’t a matter of getting shot at or blown up … more like taking a stand on what was right, and it made him pretty unpopular.” Dusty snorted, “Here...

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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...