“Backbone” USMC Leadership Traits – JJDIDTIEBUCKLE

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by Cpl. Beddoe, 2013 JJDIDTIEBUCKLE is an acronym used by Marines representing their 14 leadership traits. Justice, Judgment, Dependability, Initiative, Decisiveness, Tact, Integrity, Endurance, Bearing, Unselfishness, Courage, Knowledge, Loyalty,& Enthusiasm. BACKBONE is a fantastic book (Julia Dye, Ph.D., 2011) about those leadership traits and includes fitting stories of iconic Leathernecks and others who signified those […]

UFC Fighters Train Like Elite Warriors

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Watch the entire series! Good to go! Four UFC fighters traveled to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton to test themselves against a rapid-fire version of The Crucible. After 12 weeks of intense training, the United States Marine Corps puts recruits through the ultimate trial — The Crucible. For 54 straight hours, their endurance, teamwork, and […]

Marines Sling Lead Downrange in Australia

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Footage of Marines and Sailors with Company G., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, engage in a live-fire operation following the conclusion of Exercise Hamel 2012. Capitalizing on three weeks in the Australian bush, the Marines put their newfound woodland knowledge to the test as they engage enemy targets through […]