Last year, CWO3 Benjamin E. Barr’s first marathon ended in disaster with the Boston Bombing. But through the tragedy, Barr learned the power of family, friends and community.
The leadership reaction course, designed to draw out problem solving skills and further develop leadership, begins with the obstacle course. After this, a two-mile combat conditioning hike takes the Marines to the final objective, “the stalls,” where each Marine would have their leadership tested.
Marines participating in 1st Marine Division Schools’ Urban Leader’s Course conducted a squad tactics exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. The three-day course included roadside bomb simulations, gas drills and patrols that tested the Marines’ proficiency in urban combat tactics.
Exercise African Lion is U.S. Africa Command’s flagship program in Northern Africa to build partner-nation capacity and interoperability. With more regional cooperation between North African nations, bringing more partners into the mix would increase expertise, capabilities and professionalism across the board.
The sergeant major of the Marine Corps testifies in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Personnel about the Active, Guard, Reserve and civilian personnel programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2015.
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