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C urrently, Marine leaders evaluate performance in training using two primary methods: the performance evaluation check list (PECL) and the subjective debrief. This article will argue that neither is ideal for evaluating unit-level actions and will recommend an improved method. The Checklist...
“W e can save the Marine Corps!” Jack Hoban, a former Marine officer and Master Instructor in the Japanese Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu martial arts system, expressed this idea to me in a conversation regarding the concept of the ethical warrior and the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP). More...
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...

Today in History

May 31

1900

Marines guarded Peking Diplomatic Quarters during the Boxer Rebellion.

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...