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2018 CMC MESSAGE TO THE FORCE - EXECUTE

Date Signed: 1/29/2018
ALMARS Number: 002/18

R 291548Z JAN 18
ALMAR 002/18
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//
SUBJ/2018 CMC MESSAGE TO THE FORCE - EXECUTE//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  My guidance to the Marine Corps for 2018 has been released and can be found at (http:(slash)(slash)www.marines.mil/cmc).  I wanted to provide an update of where we are as a Corps and where we need to focus in the coming months.  I need everyone to read and discuss this guidance in order to be ready to go when our Nation calls…individually, as units and as families.  I challenge all of you to think of ways to improve ourselves, our teams and our families, communicate those ideas up the chain and across the force, and implement them.  We must all be engaged in the process of making our Marine Corps better – every day.
2.  I task leaders to conduct professional discussions about the message at the unit level down to the fire-team in order to develop initiatives for improvement.  The Inspector General of the Marine Corps (IGMC) will include this task as a special interest item as his team inspects units throughout the Corps.  Be ready with questions and candid feedback.  Together we will continue to become more lethal, ready and resilient.
3.  Semper Fidelis, Robert B. Neller, General, U.S. Marine Corps, Commandant of the Marine Corps.//