The United States Marine Corps exemplifies the finest in military virtue. What truly sets Marines apart from all the others is leadership. Leadership is encouraged from the moment Marines enter boot camp, and is emphasized throughout their career. A strong part of leadership is self-discipline and performing to the very best of your capabilities even when not under direct supervision. Leadership is not simply directing others, it is a selfless giving of yourself to guide and direct the activities of others.
The Marine Corps has established a set of guidelines called Leadership Principles, which help leaders in their day-to-day contact with their subordinates.
- Know yourself and seek self-improvement
- Be technically and tactically proficient
- Develop a sense of responsibility among your subordinates
- Make sound and timely decisions
- Set the example
- Know your Marines and look out for their welfare
- Keep your Marines informed
- Seek responsibility and take responsibility for your actions
- Ensure assigned tasks are understood, supervised, and accomplished
- Train your Marines as a team
- Employ your command in accordance with its capabilities
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