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Concerning Marines United

“You will lead your Marines with firmness, fairness and dignity …” This is one of the charges levied on all Marines who have taken on the mantle of leadership within the Corps. Dignity is defined as a state or quality of being worthy of respect. It is my belief that the above sentence charges us […]

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Letters TO Boot Camp

After receiving a letter from my young cousin from Parris Island I felt it only right I return a letter to him at boot camp. Besides, sending a recruit a letter addressed from a SgtMaj is too good an opportunity to pass up: J, No doubt by now you’ve discovered Recruit Training is nothing like […]

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Letters From Boot Camp 3

Recently, my young cousin graduated high school and shipped of Marine Corps Boot Camp in Parris Island. I can tell you I had no overt influence on this decision and was actually surprised the lad had any interest in being a Marine. I can only assume family lore about my adventures, or more likely blood […]

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