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Marine Corps Leadership Principles

 

 
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Like most things in bootcamp, memory is the beginning of full understanding. therefore, your best bet is to memorize certain things verbatim. Like General Orders and Leadership Traits, the Leadership Principles can be memorized using memory aides.

Tip #1: There are 11 Principles and 14 Traits. These are often confused. Imagine the two "i's" in the word "Principle" as numbers, therefore, there are 11 "Pr1inc1ples."

Tip #2: The word "Principles" is long, like the sentences. The word "Traits" is short, like the word.

Tip #3: Remember "The Klu Klux Klan seems to be trained." (sorry about the reference but the worse the reference, the better you will remember it). Now you have the first letters and then you memorize the rest.

    "The" = D(a)
    Klu
    Klux
    Klan
    S
    E
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    M
    S
    To Be
    Trained.


Develop a sense of responsibility among your subordinates.

Know yourself and seek self-improvement.

Know your Marines and look out for their welfare.

Keep your Marines informed.

Set the example.

Ensure assigned tasks are understood, supervised, and accomplished.

Employ your command in accordance with its capabilities.

Make sound and timely decisions.

Seek responsibility and take responsibility for your actions.

Be technically and tactically proficient.

Train your Marines as a team.



 

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