Marine Corps Leadership Traits: Unselfishness

Candidates, this is a post in a series of leadership posts relating specifically to the Marine Corps Leadership traits–the most basic introduction to the Corps’ philosophies that you will learn about at OCS. Study the leadership traits and other lessons ahead of time on our academics page.

Unselfishness Definition

Unselfishness means that you avoid making yourself comfortable at the expense of others. Be considerate of others. Give credit to those who deserve it.

“It’s Not About You.” That was the message welded into a steel sign at the door of my TBS barracks. It made a clear impact. Being an officer means you are the servant leader. Simple.

Now get over yourself and think about others’ needs before your own.

Suggestions for Improvement

Avoid using your position or rank for personal gain, safety, or pleasure at the expensive of others. Be considerate of others.

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Marine Corps Leadership Traits

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