A. Objectives of Military Leadership

Since the founding of the Marine Corps Leadership has been passed down from marine to marine. Leadership is influencing and directing men/women to accompolish the mission of keeping our country remaining free. It is also the art of obtaining thier obedience,respect, confedent, loyal cooperation, and main tain the sence of accomplishment.

* Leadership breaks down into three(3) fundamentals:
Know Your Job and Yourself; Be A Role Model, And Set The Example; Know Your People And Look After Them.

Troop Welfare not only means of providing the basics from day to day survival (food,shelter,water,rest), but also attending to the numerous other details that make a unit effective, it also means trainings and critquing so that what the marines learn doesn't have to be relearned. It means talking to your marines as if they were your family. It means looking after your marines as they instinctively look out for you and each other.

The Primary Objective Of Leader-Mission Accomplishment

(A.) Military Discipline- Is broken down th three basic parts; Moral, Mental, and Physical state in which all hands respond to the orders or will of those in command, whether or not me is present.
(1) Self Discipline is the Basis of Discipline.
(2) Effective Discipline is the sense of accomplishment of a goal.
(3) Sound Discipline is a matter of consistancy and firmness.
(B.) The ultimate objective of military dislipline is to have efficient performance in battle. This is accomplish by overcoming fear and replacing it with action.
(C.)Deportment, attention to duty, example, and decent behavior are all standards of good discipline. These standard enable men and women to accomplish and to give their best.
(D.) It is easy to see the results of a well disciplined unit:

(1.) Missions that are assigned get accomplished.
(2.) Marines are confident and maintain a sharp appearance.
(3.) Marnies are proud of the unit they're in and believe that it has a good rerputation (esprit)?
(4.) Weapons and equipment are available and are properly maintained.
(5.) All Marines are actively engaged in doing their duties; they put value on what they do.
(6.) The Marines cooperate and are willing to help one another.
(7.) Training is well planned, well conducted, consistent, and thoroughly evaluated for individual and unit strengths and weaknesses and feedback, for the individual and the group, is immediately provided.
(8.) In hostile situations where stress levels are high, the unit still works/fights sucessfully.


A. As a leadership tool, counseling can be used to better performance and to aid in solving problems or detering potential problems. There are four (4) types of counseling:

(1.) Performance
(2.) Personal
(3.) Professional
(4.) Career

B. Keys to constructive performance counseling are:
(1.) Accurate evaluation of performance.
(2.) Communication of the evaluation must be understood by the subrdinate.
(3.) It is required to have a mutual agreement with the subordinate concerning areas of improvement.
(4.) Have an accurate subordinate response, and
(5.) Concrete suggestions for improvement.

C. The three (3) keys to effective personal counseling are:
(1.) Make suggestions and give advice only after learning all the pertinant facts.
(2.) Professionals should be the only ones to give advice on professional matters.
(3.) Any problem not resolved should be referred to someone who can handle the problem.

D. Keys in conducting professional counseling include:
(1.) Finding out what the problem involves and then setting up an appointment for the Marine to talk to the proper specialist (i.e. medical or drug and alcohol officers, 1st Sgt, Sgt Maj, or the chaplain);and
(2.) Using the chain of command to match a Marine to the proper specialized expert.

E. Three (3) keys to career counseling are:
(1.) Know and understand the Marine (their motivations, skills, and attitudes.)
(2.) Knowing the advantages of a career in the Marine Corps and the opportunities and alternatives that are available, and
(3.) Knowing the basic qualifications required to reenlist.

B. Resolving Problems Via the Chain of Command and Request Mast

1. Command Request Mast Program

A. Protects and provides the right of a Marine to communicate with his or her (immediate) C.O. at a designated time and place, the right to appear personally before a commanding officer, and the right
to correspond with the commanding officer in writing.

B. Provides the Marine