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#2 The current conflicts and events around the world, and the United States Marine Corps involvement. #3 The training and difference between officers and enlisted
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Marine Corps Officer-Aspect 3

Marine Corps Officer-Aspect 3 | Marine Officer-Aspect 2 & 3 | Scoop.it
Active or Reserve, enlisted or officer, as one of the Few, you will forever be known by the title you earn: United States Marine.
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Sean Lane's comment, April 3, 2014 7:41 PM
There are many different paths to choose when becoming a Marine officer. One path may be in the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corp (NROTC). Another option to becoming an officer is platoon leaders class. The next option would be OCS or Officer Candidate School. "Officer Candidates School (OCS) is the first test for future Marine Officers."
Sean Lane's comment, April 3, 2014 7:43 PM
"Being a Marine Officer is not just about leading Marines, it's about earning their respect. So physical and mental toughness, moral courage, unselfishness, teamwork, commitment and a belief in yourself are essential to your success at OCS." —Colonel (Ret.) Louis N. Rachal
Sean Lane's comment, April 3, 2014 7:47 PM
The main order in which all these paths fall for a Marine officer is first officer candidate school, and then the basic school. Officer candidate school is where Marines become officers and are commissioned as second lieutenants. "The Basic School, a six-month course that develops the leadership skills of these new Marine Officers." After this, each Marine Officer is given their job task.
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Physical Training-Aspect 3

Physical Training-Aspect 3 | Marine Officer-Aspect 2 & 3 | Scoop.it
Officers need the stamina and confidence to lead Marines in physically demanding situations, and that preparation begins at Officer Candidate School (OCS). Learn more about the physical training at OCS here.
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Sean Lane's comment, April 3, 2014 8:12 PM
The Marine officers that go through Officer Candidate School are also required to pass many intense physical tests. Every Marine needs to stay in shape at the beginning and the end of OCS. " You will complete endurance hikes of up to 12 miles in full combat gear, obstacle courses such as the elevated "Tarzan" course, and combat conditioning including a 3.5-mile combat simulation course."
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The Basic School-Aspect 3

The Basic School-Aspect 3 | Marine Officer-Aspect 2 & 3 | Scoop.it
The Basic School (TBS) turns the leadership potential of a commissioned officer into command experience necessary to lead as a Marine Officer. Learn more about TBS here.
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Sean Lane's comment, March 26, 2014 10:21 AM
The training at the basic school emphasizes becoming a leader of a platoon. Many skills are developed here such as war-fighting tactics. Training is needed to prepare new officers to carry out their future missions. "In the final phase, a five-day offensive/defensive exercise and a four-day combat exercise, beginning with a helicopter assault, will test everything you've learned."
Sean Lane's comment, April 3, 2014 7:37 PM
The officers at the basic school are trained as second lieutenants and are prepared to lead other Marines wherever they are needed. The main skill learned at the basic school for the officers is leadership. Leadership is an officers most quality needed to succeed in the field. The basic school is essential to instructing all second lieutenants before they are ready to advance.
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Becoming a Marine-Aspect 3

Becoming a Marine-Aspect 3 | Marine Officer-Aspect 2 & 3 | Scoop.it
We turn the willing into the able, transforming purpose-driven recruits into Marines who make a difference. Only those who complete the most demanding training can accomplish the world's most demanding missions.
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Sean Lane's comment, March 28, 2014 10:05 AM
Any persons enlisting in the Marine Corp has to go through Recruit Training. Recruit training begins in Parris Island, South Carolina. The entire training lasts twelve weeks, and after those weeks the new Marines will be ready to defend the country.
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Russian Troops Mass at Border in Ukraine

Russian Troops Mass at Border in Ukraine | Marine Officer-Aspect 2 & 3 | Scoop.it
Russia acknowledged significant operations in several regions abutting Ukraine, even as Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany assailed the Kremlin’s actions.
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Sean Lane's comment, March 13, 2014 9:04 PM
Russian troops continue to cover certain regions of the border between Russia and the Ukraine. "The ouster of the government of Viktor F. Yanukovych in February and Russia’s subsequent intervention in Crimea has deeply divided Russia and the West." The West threatens to freeze out Russian assets if they do not open meaningful diplomatic talks.
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Marine Corps developing plans for Middle East Quick Reaction Force based in Bahrain

Marine Corps developing plans for Middle East Quick Reaction Force based in Bahrain | Marine Officer-Aspect 2 & 3 | Scoop.it
Bahrain is home to the U.S.Navy’s 5th Fleet, and it may soon be home to a new group of Marines who will serve as as America’s Quick Reaction Force (QRF) in the Middle East.
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Sean Lane's comment, March 5, 2014 10:16 AM
With the result of troops pulling out of Afghanistan, there are missions that still need to be completed. The group of soldiers that complete these missions are known as a "quick reaction force." A new QRF has been developed for the United States Marine Corp to carry out these tasks. These Marines will be able to complete these missions within the shortest time possible.
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Officials: Al-Qaida plots comeback in Afghanistan

Al-Qaida's Afghanistan leader is laying the groundwork to relaunch his war-shattered organization once the United States and international forces withdraw from the country, as they have warned they will do without a security agreement from the Afghan gove
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Sean Lane's comment, March 6, 2014 10:03 AM
The US troops continue to pull out of Afghanistan. "The administration would like to leave up to 10,000 troops in Afghanistan after combat operations end on Dec. 31, to continue training Afghan forces and conduct counterterrorism missions." This means that the US military leaders either want 10,000 troops in Afghanistan, or no troops at all.
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Russia sets sights on Ukraine warships as U.S. threatens economic punishment, Pentagon suspends military ties

Russia sets sights on Ukraine warships as U.S. threatens economic punishment, Pentagon suspends military ties | Marine Officer-Aspect 2 & 3 | Scoop.it
Surrender your warships — or we’ll take them. That was the ultimatum from Moscow on Monday as the crisis in Crimea escalated and President Obama warned that Russia was on “the wrong side of history.”
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Sean Lane's comment, March 6, 2014 10:07 AM
The Russian military continues to garrison the Ukraines by blocking off their navy vessels in the Black Sea Port. Russia is determined to take control of the port, and the Ukraine military would not be able to stand up against the Russians. The Obama administration is still taking these actions seriously by President Vladimir Putin and the acts of aggression by the Russian military.
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Iraqi Tribes to Take Lead in Falluja Fight, U.S. Says

Iraqi Tribes to Take Lead in Falluja Fight, U.S. Says | Marine Officer-Aspect 2 & 3 | Scoop.it
Brett McGurk, a top State Department official, provided new details about the Iraqi government’s effort to regain control of a key Sunni city now occupied by jihadists.
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Sean Lane's comment, March 4, 2014 10:17 AM
The Iraqi army is struggling to hold off the jihadists trying to take over the Sunni City. The Prime MInister of Iraq, Maliki, wants backup from United States troops. The United States wants to sell ground missiles to the Iraqis, because their apache helicopters will not make it in time for the Falluja fight.
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Academics-Aspect 3

Academics-Aspect 3 | Marine Officer-Aspect 2 & 3 | Scoop.it
At Officer Candidates School (OCS), you'll study courses in military subjects and prepare for The Basic School. Learn more about the academics at OCS here.
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Sean Lane's comment, April 3, 2014 8:15 PM
The Marines at OCS are also required to maintain high academics. Many courses that pertain to the military subject are taken here. "You'll study topics such as land navigation, maneuver tactics and general orders, then apply what you've learned during tactical exercises." Marines need to achieve high academics and complete evaluation before advancing to the basic school.
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Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps - Marine Corps-Aspect 3

Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps - Marine Corps-Aspect 3 | Marine Officer-Aspect 2 & 3 | Scoop.it
The NROTC Program was established to educate and train qualified young men and women for service as commissioned officers in the Navy and Marine Corps.
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Sean Lane's comment, April 3, 2014 8:02 PM
This website shows all the information for someone wanting to become a Marine officer through NROTC. To qualify for this program, you need to attend one of over 150 universities in the United States. "As part of the program, you will participate in Naval Science classes and spend your first two summers learning about the Navy and the Marine Corps. Then in your third summer you'll spend six weeks attending Marine Officer Candidates School in Quantico, Virginia."
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Becoming an Enlisted Marine | Life as a Marine-Aspect 3

Becoming an Enlisted Marine | Life as a Marine-Aspect 3 | Marine Officer-Aspect 2 & 3 | Scoop.it
The Enlisted Marine is trained to respond whenever necessary and are ready to protect our nation's interests in the air, ground, and sea.
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Sean Lane's comment, March 26, 2014 10:24 AM
Becoming an enlisted Marine has different steps than an officer does. Enlisted Marines go through recruit training which ultimately tests their physical and mental abilities. "Training is 12 weeks of intense academic, physical and moral challenges." Recruit training is needed to prepare enlisted men or women for the Marines.
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Major Changes For Enlisted To Officer Programs | Marine Corps Association-Aspect 3

The Marine Corps Association is the professional association for ALL Marines. The MCA publishes Leatherneck Magazine and the Marine Corps Gazette for the professional development and connectivity to the Corps for Marines - present, past, and future. The MCA also owns The Marine Shop, which supplies all the necessary uniforms and accessories for Marines, as well as other USMC products and gear.
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Sean Lane's comment, March 26, 2014 10:11 AM
The Marine Corps main recruiting command is in Quantico, Virginia. There are now changes for an active duty enlisted man to the officer commissioning programs. "Previously, Marines accepted for the MECEP program would attend college and participate in a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program for a year before going to OCS. Under the new policy, Marines accepted for MECEP must successfully complete OCS and have an acceptance letter to their college of choice before receiving orders to go to school." This prevents sending people to the program that would not be able to complete officer candidate school.
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Special Operations Leaders Lay Out Evolving Threats - Department of Defense

Special Operations Leaders Lay Out Evolving Threats - Department of Defense | Marine Officer-Aspect 2 & 3 | Scoop.it
Special Operations Leaders Lay Out Evolving Threats Department of Defense McRaven said special operations will continue to meet priority demands globally, to prepare for current and future conflicts, and to take of its people, despite fiscal...
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Sean Lane's comment, March 13, 2014 8:44 PM
Throughout the world, al-Qaida still holds positions in many different countries. They still "retain sanctuaries in remote areas of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, with burgeoning sects in Syria, North Africa and the Sahel." With the threat continuing to rise, the Untied States will need to supply troops to these certain places.
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U.S.-NATO Troop Transit Base On Black Sea Now Fully Operational #Ukraine #Kiev #warmongering

U.S.-NATO Troop Transit Base On Black Sea Now Fully Operational #Ukraine #Kiev #warmongering | Marine Officer-Aspect 2 & 3 | Scoop.it
U.S. Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa March 3, 2014 Romanian transit center celebrates major milestone By Senior Master Sgt. Steve Horton HQ 3rd Expeditionary Air Forces Public Affairs MIHA...

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Sean Lane's comment, March 5, 2014 10:12 AM
The U.S.-Nato troop base that is located near the black sea is now fully operational. This base allows troops to move to and from Afghanistan. This base is essential for transportation and logistics located within the European and Central Asia operating areas. The troops that are deployed from this base are US Army and Marine troops. Missions will now be executed more efficiently in the region.
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Putin says he reserves right to protect Russians in Ukraine

Putin says he reserves right to protect Russians in Ukraine | Marine Officer-Aspect 2 & 3 | Scoop.it
Speaking to journalists Tuesday, Putin says Ukraine’s new leader came to power unlawfully.
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Sean Lane's comment, March 13, 2014 8:47 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to send Russian troops along the border of the Ukraine. This appears to be a rising threat between these countries which can result in US involvement. The Ukraine has made statements saying that they will not surrender to Russia, and Russia has not made a final move yet. They will wait after the referendum in the Ukraine to see what the people vote on; siding with the Russians, or with the European countries.
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Plans are on for quick reaction force in Middle East

Plans are on for quick reaction force in Middle East | Marine Officer-Aspect 2 & 3 | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON – The Marine Corps is developing plans to establish a contingency force that will be based in the Middle East and be capable of responding to crises throughout the troubled region. The force is
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Sean Lane's comment, March 13, 2014 8:52 PM
With conflict still arising in the middle east and US troops pulling put, there still needs to be troops to finish the job. The reduced number of soldiers in the Middle East and without combat forces, violence and turmoil still continues to rise in countries such as Afghanistan and Iraq. This force of Marines that will carry out operations in the Middle East isn't set for fighting wars, but they are set for carrying out quick missions.
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Biden called Maliki to ask how the U.S. could help in Iraq’s Anbar province. Here’s what Maliki requested.

Biden called Maliki to ask how the U.S. could help in Iraq’s Anbar province. Here’s what Maliki requested. | Marine Officer-Aspect 2 & 3 | Scoop.it
The embattled Iraqi prime minister seeks U.S. assistance to wrest control of Ramadi and Fallujah from militants.
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Sean Lane's comment, March 13, 2014 8:57 PM
The Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri-al Maliki has requested help from US troops. The US troops are needed to train the Iraqi military to be able to fight against terrorism forces. "Since 2005, the Pentagon has processed military orders for the Iraqi government worth nearly $10.5 billion." The US will continue to aid Iraq with US weapons, but the fulfill the request of troops is still unknown.