Whatever the job is, we can do it. That’s why the nation has a Marine Corps.
—James F. Amos
You just look at the world, and you see things unraveling, and you say, ‘I wonder what we ought to do?’ Things are seldom crystal clear.
There’s not really a ban on the KIA bracelet specifically. There are regulations for wearing the uniform and specifically jewelry, and Marines are not allowed to wear bracelets. This falls under that spectrum. Now, the...
Memorial bracelets memorializing prisoners of war, missing in action, killed in action, and those who died of wounds or injuries sustained in a combat theater are authorized.
We are acknowledging the close personal nature of our 10 years at war and the strong bonds of fidelity that Marines have for one another, especially for those fellow Marines who we have lost.
We’re all concerned about the budget. We’re all concerned about what’s happening financially in our country. There’s no question about it. Congress is working day and night. In fact, every time I go home the...
I felt that justice had been served and that the world was, in some way, a better place for all of us.
Spread the gospel that the Marine Corps is a force that has changed. We’re not in 1942 anymore.
All Marines, sailors and civilian Marines, regardless of sexual orientation, are Marines first. Every Marine is a valued member of our war-fighting team.
I’m not out for quotas. I’m out to attract the best young men and women of our nation.
There’s a mindset of flexibility and adaptability that comes with us. We don’t mind hardship. We don’t mind somebody saying, ‘Go in and do this nasty job.’ Whatever the job is, we can do it....
We can’t stay in Afghanistan forever.
The Marine Corps has been, and will continue to be, America’s Expeditionary Force in Readiness – ready to respond to today’s crisis, with today’s Marine forces, today.
Our nation will have 50 percent less ability to do whatever our bidding is because the joint strike fighter program was canceled. There is nothing that is going to be a replacement besides the Joint...
If you’re not ready the moment things happen, then you’re irrelevant, you might as well not go.
The Marine Corps has to ask itself, ‘What does our nation need from its premier crisis response force?’ We are America’s shock troops in war and peace. I know it sounds corny, but it’s not.
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