Marine Skills!

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A little while back I was in Ramadi hob-nobbing with my brethren in Kilo Co. I came across this mural painted on their barracks by one of the previous tenants.The young Marine who produced this masterpiece used nothing but his fingers and black ink so I am told. Say what you want about the relative […]

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The Impact of Words: Part II

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Last year I was the 1stSgt of a rifle company. This billet has probably taught me more about the impact I make on the Marines around me than any other I have held. Initially, I assumed that in this position I would be so separated from the Marines and their daily activities, my influence would […]

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The Impact Of Words Part I…

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As a leader you can often forget the impact your words make on those around you. Not just in your capacity as a military leader, but even as someone of influence in the everyday lives of your family and neighbors. For instance, I recall having lunch with friends at the Awase Golf Course in Okinawa […]

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