The Marine Corps and the Navy always go hand in hand. They are the two divisions of the Department of the Navy and the two have a very close relationship as well. The marine Forces always secure the safeness of the Navy ships and their stations are sometimes located on those ships including the air wing, but that is in a temporary- basis only.
The focus of the current Marine Corps is on the force projection of their military power, not just on the water area, but also into unreceptive landing areas. They are setting up or securing bases from where the Air and Army forces can take in action. The can also have other functions if ever the President of the country will order them to do so, stated in the 1834 Marine Corps Commandment. The Marines, even located in different units and branches, are always united and ready to function as one. As follows are the principles that they employ and the traits that they possess as leaders of the country’s defense.
Marine Corps Principles of Leadership
1. Recognize the true self inside of you and do something in order to become better.
2. Practice being capable officially and purposely.
3. Be responsible enough of your subordinates.
4. Perform timely and good decision making.
5. Be a good model to everyone.
6. Be acquainted with the other Marines and be liable for their safety.
7. Always maintain your Marines updated of information.
8. Live in a responsible way and make everyone do the same thing.
9. Make sure that allocated tasks are accomplished, understood and supervised.
10. Build a team within your Marines.
11. Implement commands that are appropriate to everyone’s capability.
Marine Corps Traits of Leadership
1. INITIATIVE - Making an action in the nonappearance of commands.
2. DECISIVENESS - Capability to make decision on time and to declare them firmly.
3. DEPENDABILITY- Assurance of performing the duty properly.
4. KNOWLEDGE - The ability to understand your Marines and to portray professional knowledge.
5. TACT - The flexibility to be with others creating a positive atmosphere.
6. ENDURANCE - The physical and mental resistance determined by the aptitude to overcome stress, fatigue, pain and hardship.
7. UNSELFISHNESS - Avoidance of hurting or aggravating anyone for the benefit of himself only.
8. BEARING - Making a positive impression in appearance, carriage and personal behavior all the time.
9. LOYALTY - The eminence of faithfulness to the unit, the Corps, the senior ones, peers, subordinates and the country.
10. JUSTICE - When merits are made, corresponding rewards are given and punishment will be provided if there is an offense made or the result is contradictory.
11. ENTHUSIASM - The act of portraying cheerfulness and interest during performances of duty and at all times.
12. JUDGMENT - Capability of a Marine to ponder possible solutions, outcomes and facts as the bases of making his decisions soundly.
13. COURAGE - The portraying of an individual’s strong fighting spirit in order to beat criticism or danger with firmness and calmness in him.
14. INTEGRITY - The capability of a Marine in showing the traits of honesty and truthfulness, decency of character and reliability of moral ethics.