Marine Corps Leadership Basics for Business – History

Before we delve into Marine Corps leadership principles, tips and techniques, I would like to share some background on our organization.  This will help give you a better understanding of who we are and what we do.

The US Marine Corps was born on November 10, 1775 at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, PA.  The Corps has a widely held reputation as the world’s most fierce and effective fighting force.  Our well-known emblem is the Eagle, Globe and Anchor (EGA).  The eagle represents service to the country, the globe represents worldwide service, and the anchor represents naval traditions.  Our motto “Semper Fidelis” means “Always faithful” in Latin. “Semper Fi” is its shortened version.  The colors of the Marine Corps are scarlet and gold. And the Corps mascot is an English bulldog named Chesty.

The Marine Corps is the smallest branch of service with the fewest amenities. They do not screen applicants, other than to assure a high school diploma and a clean record.  The Corps boasts the most difficult boot camp in the world.  Marine recruits attend boot camp in one of two locations, MCRD Parris Island, SC or MCRD San Diego, CA.

The Corps is charged with carrying out duties given to them directly by the President of the United States and serves as an all-purpose, fast-response task force, capable of quick action in areas requiring emergency intervention.  Fewer than 100 people have received the title of honorary Marine, a title that can only be bestowed by the Commandant of the Marine Corps.  We are the few, the proud!

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