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Special Trust and
Confidence
“[S]trictly charge and require…personnel of lesser rank to render obedience as is due an officer of this grade and position…”implies a presumption of
worthiness and honor. It also implies that the person has
the proper motivation to hold the position given.
Charge and Require
“[S]trictly charge and require…personnel of lesser rank to render obedience as is due an officer of this grade and position… ”recognizes you will have leadership responsibilities. It also implies that we need good order and discipline.
Observe and Follow
“[O]bserve and follow such orders…given by the President…or other superior officers…” lets you know you
are part of the chain of command. It also specifies that the President of the United States is the Commander in Chief. It also implies that you will become a good follower.
Pleasure of the President
D]uring the pleasure of the President…” An appointment
or commission has to be arned; there is no inherent right to have a commission. It is a privileged position.
Leadership Principles
1 Be technically and
tactically proficient.
2 Know yourself and seek
self-improvement.
3 Know your Marines and
look out for their
welfare.
4 Keep your Marines
informed.
5 Set the example
6 Ensure the task is understood, supervised, and accomplished.
7 Train your Marines as a
team.
8 Make sound and timely
decisions
9 Develop a sense of
responsibility in your
subordinates.
10 Employ your unit in accordance with its
capabilities.
11 Seek responsibility and take responsibility for your actions.
Five Pillars of Officership at TBS
• Decision maker
• Communicator
• Leader/commander
• Warfighter/executor
• Life-long learner