10th of November, 1921, and hereafter on the 10th of November of every year. Should the order not be received by the 10th of November, 1921, it will be read upon receipt.
On November 10, 1775, a Corps of Marines was created by a resolution of Continental Congress. Since that date many thousand men have borne the name "Marine". In memory of them it is fitting that we who are Marines should commemorate the birthday of our corps by calling to mind the glories of its long and illustrious history.
The record of our corps is one which will bear comparison with that of the most famous military organizations in the world's history. During 90 of the 146 years of its existence the Marine Corps has been in action against the Nation's foes. From the Battle of Trenton to the Argonne, Marines have won foremost honors in war, and in the long eras of tranquility at home, generation after generation of Marines have grown gray in war in both hemispheres and in every corner of the seven seas, that our country and its citizens might enjoy peace and security.
In every battle and skirmish since the birth of our corps, Marines have acquitted themselves with the greatest distinction, winning new honors on each occasion until the term "Marine" has come to signify all that is highest in military efficiency and soldierly virtue.
This high name of distinction and soldierly repute we who are Marines today have received from those who preceded us in the corps. With it we have also received from them the eternal spirit which has animated our corps from generation to generation and has been the distinguishing mark of the Marines in every age. So long as that spirit continues to flourish Marines will be found equal to every emergency in the future as they have been in the past, and the men of our Nation will regard us as worthy successors to the long line of illustrious men who have served as "Soldiers of the Sea" since the founding of the Corps.
JOHN A. LEJEUNE
Happy Birthday Marines!…
l of Freedom, Tuesday, May 29, 2012, during a ceremony at the White House in Washington. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
ator who was the first American to orbit the Earth and the third American in space. Glenn was combat aviator in the Marine Corps and one of the seven elite US military test pilots to be selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (more commonly referred to as "NASA") to test fly and operate the experimental Mercury spacecraft outside of the mesosphere at altitudes above 115 miles (185 km) and at speeds exceeding 5,000 miles per hour (8,000 km/h) to become the first officially recognized American (US) astronauts. He flew the Friendship 7 mission on February 20, 1962. In 1965, Glenn retired from the military and resigned from NASA so he could be eligible to stand for election to public office. As a member of the Democratic Party he was elected to represent Ohio in the United States Senate from 1974 to 1999.
Glenn received a Congressional Space Medal of Honor in 1978, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012. He was inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame in 1990. On October 29, 1998, he became the oldest person to fly in space, and the only one to fly in both the Mercury and Space Shuttle programs, when at age 77, he flew on Discovery (STS-95). As of 2012, Glenn and M. Scott Carpenter are the last living members of the Mercury Seven.
wer your questions:
Freedom's a beautiful thing, right? I like freedom and think it's a beautiful thing.
That is why you were a Marine, right? No. I didn't think many join the Marines thinking about freedom. Along the same train of thought, were you not a Marine because you believe freedom is not a beautiful thing? I'm sure you can see the ridiculousness of such a question.
Just what exactly is your agenda here? I don't have an agenda here.
You've lost me in suggesting that Mike's comments or my own observations might be analogous to a neophyte, but you are certainly entitled to your opinion.
Look, I know I am in a position to get a boulder tossed on my head under the perception that I'm threatening a money stream. The truth is that technology is catching up to a point where the data is aggregated when the names are generated (via phone, internet, etc.) As more information is stored, it's more accessible at lower cost.…
Over the years I have seen different kinds of successful leadership. Although I expect that the tighter hierarchy, male dominated style will likely be the preponderant way organizations are run for some generations to come, there is clearly another contending archetype emerging that those 14 points don’t really encompass.
The key traits in that style include collaboration, risk and conflict management, individuation, commemoration, framing, and role sharing. Not a polar opposite of the Marine Corps style by any stretch: both forms feature words not listed in this post such as; ruthlessness, approximation, political acumen, probability, deception, and subordination. Both styles are as old as time. Before the truth became undeniable, it was called female leadership and considered a luxury for easy times, low-value situations, and exceptions to history.
In cold reality, gender roles and expectations have been morphing for years. Kids today share strong traits across the spectrum, with notions of male and female quite different from what has gone before.
Leadership as we have imagined it will be changing in similar ways. Modeling yourself as a squared-away Marine probably would not hurt, but it’s not the only way to the top.…