Supervision: Leading the Rank and File

“Strive to create discipline in yourself and your Marines. Encourage high morale, foster spirit, and train for efficiency. You may never win the Medal of Honor, you may never be cited for your outstanding example, but you will have an inner satisfaction that comes only to those that give their all. Then, if you listen carefully … you will hear the voices of all the other good Marines who have gone before whisper the greatest commendation of them all—‘Well done, Marine.’ ”

—Corporal Gary C. Cooper (Marine Manual FMFM 1–0)

“The Marine Corps taught me to have a plan every day, but to be flexible enough to adjust to the dynamics of the battlefield. I learned that one never goes into battle being ...

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