The Original Navajo Code Talkers

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 400 Navajo Native Americans became … Continue reading The Original Navajo Code Talkers

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

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

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

New Marine Corps Tattoo Regulations

MCBUL 1020 MPO 29 Oct 2021 Situation. Marines have inherited a legacy that we must honor and preserve for future generations of men and women bearing the title United States Marine, and that means meeting and exceeding the standards the American people have come to expect from our Corps. The American people expect Marines to be disciplined, physically fit, and ready to accomplish any mission. … Continue reading New Marine Corps Tattoo Regulations

Marine Corps Rank Structure

Officers Candidates School introduces tactical, operational, and administrative learning objectives. Candidates are encouraged to commit the Marine Corps rank structure to memory before arriving at Marine Corps Base Quantico, the crossroads of the USMC. Here is a complete breakdown of all Enlisted, Warrant Officer, and Officer ranks and associated grades. ENLISTED Often referred to as the backbone of the Corps, enlisted Marines with pay grades … Continue reading Marine Corps Rank Structure

USMC Leadership Principles

Robert B. Neller, General, USMC Commandant of the Marine Corps, recently published the Commander’s Leadership Handbook, a general guide written for commanders and prospective commanders of the rank of Captain through Colonel. Regardless of your rank or waiting to ship to OCS, you must download the handbook (see below) and be prepared. The key to successful advancement is to be ready for the opportunity. There … Continue reading USMC Leadership Principles

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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