No limitations

(Did you notice what the Marine was using as a tripod?)

There are no limitations to what Marines can do. We don’t know the meaning “fail” or “cant” and many times we will push our mind & bodies further than they want to go then push a little further. We do more with less, and are the best at training Marines and winning battles. Plus we have the best commercials.

Yes, we are very disciplined. Throughout all of the ranks we have strong bodies and very sharp minds. We emphasize on small unit leadership and train our young Marines to take charge and that they do. Many will say “Marines are arrogant.” We aren’t arrogant, we just are confident in what we do. We love a challenge, any challenge and by the way we hate to lose.

I love it when I run into those that think Marine are in the Marines because they have “no other options.” Then I explain to them that three quarters of my Marines had their Bachelor of Science degree….they had plenty of “options.”

Many go into harm’s way. Some get beat up and some don’t return. Those that do get banged up have the option to return. It’s not easy because we don’t lower our standards, not for anyone.

We don’t stop being Marines ever. We have earned that title and it’s ours. This is most evident when companies hire Marines. They are great employees. Self motivated, hard workers and a major contributor to society.

For all that is holy although we are human and you to can make a difference. You don’t have to be a physical stud or travel to foreign lands to make a difference. You can do it right here in America. One person, regardless if it’s a Marine or not can make a difference. Why not make it you? There are no limitations!

Time for a CGar!

Comments

  1. Some people just don’t get it like the Maj says. Like Thor, they only appreciate the Marines when they nation needs them then he would want them back in their cage. Ya, you can name “Murtha” Thor but I think you left out a few hundred more awesome Marines (like some of the MOH Marines). I guess they didn’t come to “your” mind though.Typical. Keep up the great work Marines

  2. Jeff-Anyone that gives themselves a name of “Thor” has so many other issues it cant even explain his insecurity. Thor Thunderhammer…..wow (rolling eyes) and I wouldn’t give him that much credit of even being in the Army.

  3. Well Maj,
    You know like I do, there is no difference in the Reserves and Active Duty with the Marines these days. About 75% of them have degrees of some sort.
    About 5 years ago, I had a very Senior SNCO tell me something about Reserve Marines and it ticked me off.
    1st. of all he was not used to work with Reservist.
    2nd. He was hard headed.
    Well this what I told him. I said we are all Marines and we went to the same training as in schools as an active duty Marine.
    I also told him that I had Marines under my command that were Doctors, Teachers, Pilots, Psychologists, and that was just a cilivian jobs.
    I alco said that they had families and also the Reserves and did all this and had the Right to be Called an US Marine.
    I also say this that there are so many active duty Marines that are getting their degrees. That is awesome.
    Look at me it has taken me over 20 yrs to try to finish my degrees.
    So Semper Fi to our young Marines,
    SSgt Frank Pulver

  4. Thor Thunderhammer – (really?) – don’t f*** with a Church Lady. The wrath of Mrs. GunnyQuilter will rain down upon you.

  5. Thor now ya done it and have the “CL” after ya…..wouldn’t want to be u. No worries gang.
    Frank, awesome & that’s what I’m talking about-great job.

  6. I don’t know this Warrior’s name but I do know he is without out a doubt EVERYTHING those that would insult him are NEVER going to be!

  7. Thanks warriors for all the comments. Want to help your warriors, help me spread the word about them and send them a post from OMV. Like that of “Reckless” above, if we don’t teach others of those that have gone before us, they will disappear into history and we cant let that happen to your Marines. Semper Fi

  8. This is very dangerous ground for us to be on, because growing as a disciple, is not about attaining moral perfection. Jesus gave his life, not just his life (cliche reference), but his actual life, so that moral perfection was not the standard we were to be judged by anymore. Discipleship, following Jesus, is all about a journey we go on with Jesus toward restoration and wholeness! So it doesn’t matter how old the person on this journey is, they are not to be measured by their moral behaviour, but they are to find their measurement in God against that transformational power of what Jesus did on the cross. If this becomes someone’s experience then we will see a life transformed by God.
    That is my hope hope, dream and desire for our young people. Not that they are perfect, who can or wants to be perfect? But that they know, experience and exude the transforming presence of God. It is this that can and will make all the difference!

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