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


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

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Military Social Influencers are Trending

While we may not typically think of social media influencers and military service members going hand in hand, the combination of the two has proven extremely powerful and even life-changing. Military influencers are starting to make an impact in mental health, recruiting, and life choices. After all, our selfless and patriotic military community undoubtedly carries influence among their peers. According to a recent study, 36% … Continue reading Military Social Influencers are Trending

Leathernecks’ New Hardware

Changing weapons systems isn’t something that happens every day in the Marines. The last time it happened, Ronald Reagan was in the White House, and New Coke and Nintendo were just being introduced in America. But starting in late 2020, Marines started moving away from the Beretta semi-automatic M9 pistol to the Sig Sauer’s M18 Modular Handgun System. The new weapon will replace every pistol … Continue reading Leathernecks’ New Hardware

3 Tips to be stronger for OCS

The Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test, or PFT The Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test, or PFT, evaluates stamina and physical conditioning. It includes 3 parts: pull-ups or push-ups, crunches or plank pose, and a 3-mile timed run. Pull-ups and push-ups are essential to building the upper body strength necessary to win battles. Crunches and planks are critical to maintaining a strong core and being battle-ready … Continue reading 3 Tips to be stronger for OCS