Do you have the right ID?

“Can I see your ID?” is a familiar question for anyone that has served or currently serves in the United States Military. And like most areas of the armed forces, there can be much confusion about the rules and process of obtaining a valid military identification card based on your status. A Department of Defense (DoD) Identification Card is used to show your military status … Continue reading Do you have the right ID?

Every branch of the military is struggling to make its 2022 recruiting goals, officials say

With a record low number of Americans eligible to serve, and few of those willing to do it, this “is the year we question the sustainability of the all-volunteer force,” said an expert. Every branch of the U.S. military is struggling to meet its fiscal year 2022 recruiting goals, say multiple U.S. military and defense officials, and numbers obtained by NBC News show both a record low … Continue reading Every branch of the military is struggling to make its 2022 recruiting goals, officials say

The Original Navajo Code Talkers

On this day, July 27nd the all-Navajo 382nd Platoon graduated June 27, 1942. Col. James L. Underhill, commanding officer of the Recruit Department, gave a heartfelt speech on graduation day. “This is the first truly All-American platoon to pass through this recruit depot,” he said. “It is, in fact, the first All-American platoon to enter the United States Marine Corps.” During World War II, about … Continue reading The Original Navajo Code Talkers

You can be the voice for veterans we need in public policy

Veterans benefits are just one example of how the government touches people’s lives. Many Americans work for companies that adhere to environmental, trade or defense policies that are always changing. Millions of others notice policy changes related to taxes, Medicare and Medicaid, and rules aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19. What you may not realize about government is that certain constituencies can be hurt … Continue reading You can be the voice for veterans we need in public policy

VETERANS DAY PATRIOT’S FISHING RETREAT

A few ‘fishing tales’ were shared at the 2021 Proper Patriot fishing retreat for sure, but for the 130 plus veterans in attendance, it was a day of sharing stories of patriotism. Proper Patriot is a Patriotic Apparel Company that focuses on “Honoring Our American Spirit”. The American Family is the building block of our nation. Tradition keep us united. Self-Reliance makes us strong. We … Continue reading VETERANS DAY PATRIOT’S FISHING RETREAT

OCS Leadership April 2022 Newsletter

Thirty-three years ago, the 29th Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Al Gray, published Fleet Marine Force Manual 1 – Warfighting. This”little white book” was, and is, one of the most important statements our Service has ever made about how we understand the essential foundations of our profession: what war is, how we prepare for it, and how we fight when it comes. This anniversary is … Continue reading OCS Leadership April 2022 Newsletter

USMC College to Officer Programs

United States Marine Corps Officer Candidate Eliana Scott, an officer candidate with the Officer Selection Station Riverside, shares her experience in the Platoon Leaders Course while being a full-time student at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in Riverside, California, Nov. 18, 2021. The Marine Corps PLC allows college students who want to commission as officers to attend two six-week summer training cycles at Marine Corps … Continue reading USMC College to Officer Programs

Leadership and Coaching Development

Marine Leader Development  Marine Leader Development (MLD) is a comprehensive approach to leadership development that seeks to foster development of all aspects of Marines’ personal and professional lives. It is neither a philosophy nor a program; rather, it is a framework to be used by Marines at all levels for themselves and subordinates. This framework is the six Functional Areas of Leadership Development: Fidelity, Fighter, … Continue reading Leadership and Coaching Development

Red Cross Hero Care Mobile App

The American Red Cross Hero Care Network enables us to provide critical services to military members, veterans and their families all over the world. They can access these Red Cross services by downloading the FREE Red Cross Hero Care App on any Apple or Android device. The Hero Care Network offers confidential services to all veterans and their families by connecting them with local, state and national resources worldwide. … Continue reading Red Cross Hero Care Mobile App

OCS Leadership Tribe December Newsletter

The OCS Leadership Tribe December 2021 newsletter highlights five exceptional leaders. Read their stories of building a career around being true to themselves and embracing authenticity. The OCS Leadership team is honored to share their stories. Download our new iOS & Android Marine OCS Blog mobile app! Access the latest post, articles, and monthly newsletters. CLICK HERE TO VIEW NEWSLETTER Continue reading OCS Leadership Tribe December Newsletter