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French Cuffs

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Can Marines wear french cuff shirts?.. Read the Answer»

OATH OF OFFICE

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Oath of Office I, _____________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that …Read More

OATH OF ENLISTMENT

Oath of Enlistment I, _____________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and …Read More

STAFF NCO CREED

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Staff NCO Creed I am a Staff Noncommissioned Officer in the United States Marine Corps. As such, I am a member of the most unique group of professional military practitioners in the world. I am bound by duty to God, …Read More

NCO CREED

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NCO Creed I am the backbone of the United States Marine Corps, I am a Marine Non-Commissioned Officer. I serve as part of the vital link between my commander (and all officers) and enlisted Marines. I will never forget who …Read More

My Marine can’t put the bolt in his weapon

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One of my Marines has difficulty assembling his rifle. He cannot figure out how to put the bolt and charging handle back into the rifle. What should I do to re-train this Marine?.. Read the Answer»

Trigger Control

What is the definition of trigger control?.. Read the Answer»

Blouse Your Trousers

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Why do Marines blouse their trousers?.. Read the Answer»

Line of Departure

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What is the line of departure?.. Read the Answer»

Pre-Combat Inspection

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What is a pre-combat inspection?.. Read the Answer»