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    Marine Corps Values Essay

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    Nation, our mission, and others before themselves. Of course a military career marked by fortitude and integrity takes a special type of person but many of our Marines fall short because of what has not been done for them—a fuller development of their character by our community within the framework of our profession. As military professionals charged with the defense of the Nation, it is well accepted that we are experts in the conduct of war. In that, "we must be moral individuals both of action and of intellect, skilled at getting things done, while at the same time conversant in the military art." "As a professional we must be a person of both character and competence." "Strong character and competence represent the essence of the US joint military force and its leaders." Both are the products of lifelong learning and are in our PME programs and many of our reference publications, e.g., MCRP 6-11BB, Marine Corps Values: A User’s Guide for Discussion Leaders, and MCRP 6-11D, Sustaining the Transformation. Yet, an overemphasis on competence in our daily and annual training and a lack of a robust character development has led to what I frame is a 'crisis of character' in our force today. The development of the character of our force is a daily endeavor and cannot live solely in classroom periods of instruction less we continue to fail in our responsibility to foster our profession and return quality citizens to society after their service. The Marine Corps is an awesome…

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    Collaboration Challenges

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    The Goldwater-Nichols reduced each branch’s service chief to an advisory role while strengthening the position of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It also streamlined the chain of command between Combatant Commanders, four-star generals in charge of geographic or functional operations, so that these commanders reported directly to the Secretary of Defense and the President. The most significant change wrought by Goldwater-Nichols for collaboration purposes is the act’s legal…

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    Women oppression has had such a big influence on women that at one point in history, they were not even allowed to help defend their country because they were seen as “weak.” They were only allowed to cater towards the men who were fighting. Eventually, women in America got tired of being treated as inferior human beings. Women’s roles in the military have changed immensely throughout history, and the transitions women have made has greatly impacted militaries everywhere. Before women were…

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    international issue where General Shelton challenged a process concerned a situation in which the Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld wanted to deliberately place an American plane in harm’s way in Iraq that could have resulted in the death of Air Force Personnel. This deliberate act would have resulted in a false justification for attacking Iraq. General Shelton’s outspokenness may have been perceived by Donald Rumsfeld as insubordination, but General Shelton demonstrated integrity and…

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    Charles Lane Analysis

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    Charles Lane, in his weekly column from the The Washington Post, consistently uses facts and figure, a concerned tone, and a cause and effect expository mode in order to convey his argument about a current issue. However, he uses varying levels of sophistication in the three articles “The GOP’s health-care plan goes in the exact wrong direction,” “Who is to blame for the opioid epidemic,” and “Rahm Emanuel gears up for a modern day- Brown v. Board.” Lane supports each of his arguments with ample…

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    Joint Staff Essay

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    Director of the Joint Staff reports directly to the Director of the Joint Staff and serves under a dual hat as the Director of Management. This purpose of this position is to provide “assistance to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Joint Staff through management, planning and direction of support activities including correspondence administration, budget and finance, action management and archiving, information technology, services, resources and all aspects of staff and…

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    Hospital Medical staff bylaws 2. Purpose: The Good Samaritan Hospital medical staff bylaws was lastly revised on 2015. The main purpose of the medical staff is to provide the hospital service receive care at a level of the quality and efficiency consistent with generally accepted standards of care attainable within the hospital means and circumstances. Providing a leadership role in the hospital, organizing and supporting professional education and community health education with support…

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    the 82nd Brigade, and the Army Joint Force Headquarters. The second element Air National Guard consisted of two major commands, 142nd located in Portland Oregon, and 173rd located in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and the Air Joint Force Headquarters. The decision-making authority was centralized at the Joint Force Headquarters levels, with final authority held by TAG. The Chief of Staff who was a retired Colonel, Mr. Donald Bond, held further delegated authority in the absence of TAG. Between the…

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    National Strategies of the United States There are five different pieces of doctrine that govern the unified direction of Armed Forces. As outlined in Joint Publication (JP) 1, they are the National Strategic Direction, National Security Strategy, National Defense Strategy, GEF, and the National Response Framework. I will discuss the first three as they apply to national security and the defense of the nation. These three reports define the future of the strategic, operational, and tactical…

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    Persian Gulf Case Study

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    in the Persian Gulf. Our first decision was in response to Iran smuggling automatic rifles and hand held rocket launchers in Saudi Arabia to aid Saudi rebels. The Joint Chief of Staff recommended a higher military presence. As a result, the President ordered 120 special ops to move secretly and strategically into Dhahran to counter the influx of light arms. The next decision was in response to an attack on Saudi Arabia’s North Eastern base. Despite little information on the attack, the President…

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