OCS Leadership Tribe FebruaryNewsletter

The OCS Leadership Tribe December 2021 newsletter highlights the Association of the United States Navy’s push for building a stronger Navy. Specifically, 355 ships. In 2017, Congress passed into federal law a 355-ship Navy fleet. Presently, less than 300 are operational and stand at the ready. Some military leaders recommended to Congress that 400 ships are needed to protect the United States and display global … Continue reading OCS Leadership Tribe FebruaryNewsletter

Best US Marine Motivational Quotes and Sayings

Military quotes have an incredible intensity of courage and stamina around them. Originated by the brave men and women who fight in wars, face demanding environments, and support humanitarian efforts around the globe, it is no wonder we experience goosebumps when we hear or read their powerful words. The Way of the Warrior compiled the following selection of the Best US Marine Motivational Quotes and … Continue reading Best US Marine Motivational Quotes and Sayings

Leadership Interview Series

Join us on ParadeDeck.com for upcoming live interviews with our military community. We believe everyone should have a voice and share their story. USMC Jackie Barnum shares her passion for leadership! (see full interview below) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jackie | Mentor (@jackiee.barnum) U.S. Army Veteran Justin Pearson, owner of ProperPatriot.com A 20 year Army Veteran, Justin has mentored and … Continue reading Leadership Interview Series

Top 5 Tips on the OCS Leadership Reaction Course

The OCS Leadership Reaction Course is designed to test a candidate’s quick thinking and problem The OCS Leadership Reaction Course is designed to test a candidate’s quick thinking and problem-solving skills and encourage teamwork among the candidates. The Leadership Reaction Course is an essential component of your leadership grade at Marine OCS. The LRC is a group of condensed challenges and obstacles carried out as … Continue reading Top 5 Tips on the OCS Leadership Reaction Course

70% Solution: The Marine Corps Framework for Making Battlefield Decisions

By Ty Kiisel (ondeck) Field commanders need to make decisions in less-than-perfect conditions on the battlefield all the time, so the Marine Corps created a framework their officers learn to help them make command decisions—even if they don’t have all the information or the troop strength they’d like to have to ensure success. Leading a small business might not be the battlefield, but sometimes requires … Continue reading 70% Solution: The Marine Corps Framework for Making Battlefield Decisions

Five Horizontal Themes for USMC TBS

The School’s “Five Horizontal Themes” define the expectations of every student officer at TBS. A Leader of Exemplary Character Selflessly devoted to leading Marines 24/7. Has a clear understanding that a Marine commission brings with it “special trust and confidence” and the highest expectations of the American people. Devoted to our Core Values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment Possesses a moral compass that unerringly points … Continue reading Five Horizontal Themes for USMC TBS

The Basic School for Marine Corps Officers

Introduction and background The Basic School (TBS) is where all newly commissioned and appointed (for warrant officers) United States Marine Corps officers are taught the basics of being an “Officer of Marines”. The Basic School is at Camp Barrett, Quantico, Virginia, in the south-west of the Marine Corps Base Quantico complex. Each year over 1,700 new officers are trained, representing such commissioning sources as the … Continue reading The Basic School for Marine Corps Officers

1st Annual Holiday Pull-up Challenge

The pull-up challenge begins at midnight Thanksgiving and ends December 8th, with the winners announced December 10th.  All proceeds go to the non-profit, Irreverent Warriors. The MISSION of Irreverent Warriors is to bring veterans together using humor and camaraderie to improve mental health and prevent veteran suicide. How the challenge works: we have two categories, individual (Female/Male) and 3-member teams (F/M). The requirements are pretty simple – do the most … Continue reading 1st Annual Holiday Pull-up Challenge

USMC PFT Scores and Requirements

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 at a moment’s notice. Males must complete the … Continue reading USMC PFT Scores and Requirements