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Officership foundations focuses on developing foundations for your authority as an officer of Marines and the leadership ability you should possess in order to successfully lead your Marines.


Leading Marines is one of the privileges of holding a commission in the US Marine Corps.  Marine officers are responsible to their Marines to give them the best leadership possible. Officership foundations give you the tools to improve your leadership abilities.

In This Lesson                     

Some of the topics covered in this lesson can give you an edge on understanding and analyzing leadership ability. This lesson helps you identify your own strengths and weaknesses and gives you techniques to improve them.

This lesson covers the following topics:

Topic Page
Meaning of the Commission 5
Leadership Traits 5
Leadership Principles 7
Five Horizontal Themes of Officership 11
Summary 13
References 13
Glossary of Terms and Acronyms 13
Notes 14