One of Us

One of Us Author Jack Ruppert
ISBN-10 0275972224
Release 2003
Pages 171
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This engaging book plunges readers into the culture shock of Marine Officer Candidates School and compares two generations of candidates and officers.



One Bullet Away

One Bullet Away Author Nathaniel C. Fick
ISBN-10 0547349548
Release 2006-09-07
Pages 384
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If the Marines are “the few, the proud,” Recon Marines are the fewest and the proudest. Nathaniel Fick’s career begins with a hellish summer at Quantico, after his junior year at Dartmouth. He leads a platoon in Afghanistan just after 9/11 and advances to the pinnacle—Recon— two years later, on the eve of war with Iraq. His vast skill set puts him in front of the front lines, leading twenty-two Marines into the deadliest conflict since Vietnam. He vows to bring all his men home safely, and to do so he’ll need more than his top-flight education. Fick unveils the process that makes Marine officers such legendary leaders and shares his hard-won insights into the differences between military ideals and military practice, which can mock those ideals. In this deeply thoughtful account of what it’s like to fight on today’s front lines, Fick reveals the crushing pressure on young leaders in combat. Split-second decisions might have national consequences or horrible immediate repercussions, but hesitation isn’t an option. One Bullet Away never shrinks from blunt truths, but ultimately it is an inspiring account of mastering the art of war.



The Ultimate Officer Candidate School Guidebook

The Ultimate Officer Candidate School Guidebook Author Ryan Pierce
ISBN-10 193271491X
Release 2010-10-15
Pages 205
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Are you a former serviceman who left the service without realising your potential? If so, you should consider entering the Army, Army Reserves, or Army National Guard, and resume an exciting career in the world's best military. This guide explains everything you need to know to achieve these goals.



Corps Strength

Corps Strength Author Paul J. Roarke
ISBN-10 9781569758243
Release 2011-08-16
Pages 128
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GET AS FIT AS A MARINE For almost three decades as a U.S. Marine, Master Gunnery Sergeant Paul Roarke rigorously designed and tested a unique system to achieve and maintain a level of physical fitness that kept him battle-ready when he was away from hard-core Marine PT—Corps Strength. Now, Master Gunz takes his tried-and-true regimen from the barracks to the backyard, showing you how to rapidly transform your body—the Master Gunny way. The best aspects of many training methods are incorporated into this program, including the Marine Corps staples, in-gym training and outdoor sports, such as: • Pull-ups • Push-ups • Kettlebell Lifts • Mountain Biking • Boxing • Backpacking • Swimming • Spinning • Weighted-Vest Runs Whether you’re a 20-year-old soldier in Kandahar or a 60-year-old grandpa in Kansas City, Master Gunny Roarke’s Corps Strength can get you in the best shape of your life for the rest of your life. This is real fitness for real people.



The Leader s Code

The Leader s Code Author Donovan Campbell
ISBN-10 9780679644200
Release 2013-04-09
Pages 256
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What does it take to be a great leader? In a word: character. This unique book by decorated U.S. Marine Corps veteran Donovan Campbell, the New York Times bestselling author of Joker One, draws on his years of training and combat experience to reveal the specific virtues that underpin effective leadership—and how anyone can stand up, serve others, and make a difference in the world by bringing out the best in a team. The Leader’s Code is a practical action plan that can be applied to any situation in which exemplary leadership is required, whether that be at home or in the workplace. Moreover, The Leader’s Code unpacks the military servant-leader model—a leader must take care of his mission first, his team second, and himself a distant third—and explains why this concept of self-sacrifice is so needed in today’s world. Focusing on the development of character as the foundation of servant-leadership, Campbell identifies character’s six key attributes: humility, excellence, kindness, discipline, courage, and wisdom. Then, drawing on lessons from his time in the Corps and stories from history, Scripture, and American business, he shows us how to develop those virtues in order to take the helm with confidence, conviction, and a passion to bring out the best in others. Being a leader is about being worthy of being followed. True leaders, Campbell argues, foster compassion for others and they pursue excellence in all that they do. They are humble and know how to self-correct. Campbell’s exploration of these vital qualities is wide-ranging, as he takes us from the boardrooms of the world’s most successful companies to the Infantry Officer Course, the intense twelve-week training gauntlet that Marines use to prepare their leaders to sacrifice themselves for the welfare of others. With faith in our political and business leaders at an all-time low, America is in the midst of a crisis of trust. Yet public opinion polls show that there is one institution that still commands widespread respect because of its commitment to character and sacrifice: the United States military. The Leader’s Code shows that this same servant-leader model can help us all become our best selves—and provide a way forward for our nation. Advance praise for The Leader’s Code “A refreshing model for leadership, offering convincing principles and motivating examples that are sure to make a difference in a leader’s personal and professional life. I can’t remember a leadership book that has had more influence on my thinking.”—Steve Reinemund, dean of business, Wake Forest University, and retired chairman and CEO, PepsiCo “Donovan Campbell has written a superb, thoughtful, all-encompassing examination of leadership and leaders. His key lessons, easily understood and well articulated, are applicable at home, within the community, and to professionals in all walks of life. The Leader’s Code is an important book for anyone concerned about today’s leadership crisis in our country and in our communities.”—General Mike Hagee, USMC (Ret.), 33rd Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps “Donovan Campbell nails it as he speaks to our country’s need for leadership at every level: at home, in the marketplace, in education, in government, and in the military. The Leader’s Code is a clear call to be focused on the right mission, in the right way, and at the right time. This is a thoughtful book that will keep you awake at night and challenge you to dream in the daytime!”—Dennis Rainey, president and CEO, FamilyLife From the Hardcover edition.



No Yelling

No Yelling Author Wally Adamchik
ISBN-10 0977900509
Release 2006-09-01
Pages 197
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Drawing upon real-life experiences from those on active duty as well as those now in the civilian sector, this book illustrates how to emulate the leadership principles that are the hallmark of the U.S. Marine Corps. Based on findings gleaned from more than 100 interviews, this guide presents the key factors that are at the heart of the marine's approach along with side-by-side comparisons of their application in military and civilian settings. A series of questions is provided at the end of each chapter to facilitate group discussion on topics ranging from integrity and setting the example to the commander’s intent and rehearsals and critiques prompting a personal analysis that leads the individual to review the process and develop their own methods for implementation. Questions from these sections also serve as the basis for a year-long curriculum for leadership development.



Fighting Tradition

Fighting Tradition Author Bruce I. Yamashita
ISBN-10 0824827457
Release 2003
Pages 244
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Determined to be a U.S. Marine Corps officer, Bruce Yamashita enrolled in Officer Candidate School, where he was the target of persistent racial harassment by officers and staff. After enduring nine weeks of emotional and physical abuse, Yamashita was disenrolled in April 1989 kicked out of the Marine Corps because of the color of his skin. Fighting Tradition is Yamashita s own story of his courageous struggle to expose a pattern of racial discrimination against minorities that has existed at various levels of the Corps. With the support of a broad coalition of community and civil rights organizations, the Hawaii-born law school graduate fought a five-year-long legal, political, and media battle against the military establishment that ended in his commissioning as a captain and the revision of Marine Corps policies and procedures. Fighting Tradition not only is a moving story of personal sacrifice and vision, but contributes also both directly and indirectly to our understanding of the complexities of institutional racism in a politically conservative, demographically shifting society. It is a unique window into the dynamics of race, government, and the law and a stirring reminder of the importance of political mobilization by the individual to achieve justice. "



Six Essential Elements of Leadership

Six Essential Elements of Leadership Author Wesley L. Fox
ISBN-10 9781612510248
Release 2011
Pages 169
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Published in cooperation with the Marine Corps Association, a guide to leadership by a Medal of Honor recipient with more than four decades of experience identifies key qualities of effective leadership and how they can be effectively incorporated into an organization, in a guide that provides illustrative anecdotes of each element as demonstrated by the author's fellow Marines.



Marine Air

Marine Air Author Robert F. Dorr
ISBN-10 144062447X
Release 2007-01-02
Pages 368
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Think of the U.S. Marines and you’ll naturally think of the peerless ground force that has always bravely answered America’s call to arms. But the Marines also have an air arm with a tradition every bit as proud and legendary as the ground infantry they support. Now, military historian Robert F. Dorr presents the first fully illustrated, oral history of the Marine Air Wing, and gives the “Flying Leathernecks” the recognition they deserve. When America entered World War I in 1917, the Marine Air Wing had only thirty-five aviators. During World War II, it expanded to sixty-one squadrons—twenty with at least one flying ace—and over 10,000 pilots. Marine Air is a long-overdue, illustrated history, filled with the Flying Leathernecks’ own words and packed with photographs, of the “the few, the proud” of the skies, and of their unwavering commitment to protecting their comrades on the ground, and to defending the country they have never let down—no matter what the odds.



The Blue Cascade

The Blue Cascade Author Mike Scotti
ISBN-10 1455509930
Release 2014-07-01
Pages 166
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Traces the author's hard adjustment back to civilian life after his traumatic service in Iraq, describing how he struggled to change his violent conditioning, overcome depression, and pursue a successful career.



Sustaining the Transformation

Sustaining the Transformation Author U.S. Marine Corps
ISBN-10 1492760498
Release 2013-09-21
Pages 92
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The Corps does two things for America: they make Marines and they win the nation's battles. The ability to successfully accomplish the latter depends on how well the former is done.



Inside Marine One

Inside Marine One Author Col. Ray L'Heureux
ISBN-10 9781466837751
Release 2014-05-27
Pages 224
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Col. Ray "Frenchy" L'Heureux always dreamed of bring a pilot. Growing up, he built airplane models and dreamed about soaring over the earth. When he was twelve, his mom treated him to a flying lesson at the local airfield. Taken on a short flight by an instructor and allowed to operate the controls for part of the flight, he was hooked forever. It wasn't until he was running low on college funds and saw a recruiter at his college that he joined the Marines and began the journey towards his dream from Parris Island to Bravo Company and, then, officer training school. One day at an airfield when President Reagan landed on this way to a fundraiser, Frenchy's life changed forever when encountered HMX1, the squadron that flies the President in Marine One. When he saw the white-topped Sea King and White Hawk helicopters, he was determined to become part of that elite group. Inside Marine One is Col. L'Heureux's inspiring story of a young man who dreamed of flying, trained, studied and worked hard to become the pilot who ended up serving four US Presidents - George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. It's also a personal guided tour inside the world's most famous helicopter by a man who knows that flying machine better than any other. Inside Marine One is a great American success story of a young boy who dreamed big, worked hard and finally flew the President of the United States as his number one passenger.



More Than a Few Good Men

More Than a Few Good Men Author Robert Jett Driver
ISBN-10 0984112839
Release 2009-10
Pages 556
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Driver's letters home offer a clear reckoning of the traumatic events of combat and the bravery of his young Marines. The book also features biographies of the many contributors.



Chosen Soldier

Chosen Soldier Author Dick Couch
ISBN-10 0307394794
Release 2007-03-06
Pages 416
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IN combating terror, America can no longer depend on its conventional military superiority and the use of sophisticated technology. We are fighting guerrilla wars, against insurgents hidden in remote regions, often deep among the local population. In battles such as these, squadrons of billion-dollar bombers and naval fleets mean much less than on-the-ground intelligence and the ability to organize local forces. That’s why, more than ever before, we need men like those of the Army Special Forces—the legendary Green Berets. In Chosen Soldier, Dick Couch—a former Navy SEAL widely admired for his books about SEAL training and operations—offers an unprecedented view of the training of the Army Special Forces warrior. Each year, several thousand enlisted men and several hundred officers volunteer for Special Forces training; less than a quarter of those who apply will complete the course. Chosen Soldier spells out in fascinating detail the arduous regimen these men undergo—the demanding selection process and grueling field exercises, the high-level technical training and intensive language courses, and the simulated battle problems that test everything from how well they gather operational intelligence to their skills at negotiating with volatile, often hostile, local leaders. Green Berets are expected to be deadly in combat, yes, but their responsibilities go far beyond those of other Special Operations fighters; they’re taught to operate in foreign cultures, often behind enemy lines; to recruit, train, and lead local forces; to gather intelligence in hostile territory; to forge bonds across languages and cultures. They must not only be experts in such fields as explosives, communications, engineering, and field medicine, but also be able to teach those skills to others. Each and every Green Beret must function as tactical combat leader, negotiator, teacher, drill sergeant, and diplomat. These tasks require more than just physical prowess; they require a unique mix of character, intelligence, language skills, and—most of all—adaptability. It’s no wonder that the Green Berets’ training regimen is known as the hardest in the world. Drawing on his unprecedented access to the closed world of Army Special Forces training, Dick Couch paints a vivid, intimate portrait of these extraordinary men and the process that forges America’s smartest, most versatile, and most valuable fighting force. From the Hardcover edition.



Red Storm Rising

Red Storm Rising Author Tom Clancy
ISBN-10 9781101002346
Release 1987-07-01
Pages 736
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Tom Clancy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Ryan novels--including his latest blockbusters Command Authority and Threat Vector--delivers an electrifying tale of international conflict. Using the latest advancements in military technology, the world's superpowers battle it out on land, sea, and air for the ultimate global control. A chillingly authentic vision of modern war, Red Storm Rising is as powerful as it is ambitious. It's a story you will never forget. Hard hitting. Suspenseful. And frighteningly real.



Making the Corps

Making the Corps Author Thomas E. Ricks
ISBN-10 9781416544500
Release 2007-07-31
Pages 336
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An inside look at the Marine Corps follows one year in the lives of a single platoon of raw Marine recruits, from their arrival on Parris Island to their first full year as members of the Corps, in a tenth anniversary edition that features a new afterword by the author. Reissue. 35,000 first printing.



Free a Marine to Fight

Free a Marine to Fight Author Mary V. Stremlow
ISBN-10 9780788135330
Release 1996-11-01
Pages 41
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Contents: early planning; the first Women's Reserve (WR); early training: Holyoke and Hunter; training: Camp Lejeune; Reserve Officer's Class; specialist schools; uniforms; style; officer Winter and Summer dress; Summer service; Summer dress; handbags, shoes, and hose; utilities and exercise suits; grooming, handkerchiefs, and undergarments; aviation; matching skills to need; WR employment; administration of women; assistants for the WR; authority; assignment and housing; punishment; overseas; WR Band; epilogue: war's end. Maps and photos.