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T he enlisted men and women that comprise the body of our Marine Corps are better trained, equipped, and educated than ever before. Nearly 94 percent possess a high school diploma, and 60 percent of new recruits are deemed “high-quality,” a classification that is defined as being...
This month’s Gazette includes a range of essays on topics related to leadership and leader development. In our cover article, “Investing in the Infantry Sergeant,” Maj Justin M. Bellman lays out the requirement and the solution to develop the most capable infantry small unit leaders for the fight...
Conventional wisdom holds that to have a new idea, one reads an old book. It is also often said that to find a good book worth reading, one must read many bad ones. Historically, who has ever had time to waste on bad books? To aid Marines in what to read, the Commandant of the Marine Corps has a...

Today in History

May 28

1945

The 5th Marine Regiment began the final assault against Shuri Castle, Okinawa.

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...