As often requested, I will begin posting all the gouge collected from TBS (The Basic School) throughout the entire POI (period of instruction).  The first place to start is at the very beginning . . . the 5 Horizontal Themes.  You will, at some point, have to memorize these, even recite them for the Colonel, and possibly be rewarded with a challenge coin.  These are the themes you will attempt to live out during your entire career as a Marine Corps officer.

A  Marine officer who is:


- A man or woman of exemplary character
- Devoted to leading Marines 24/7
- Able to decide, communicate and act in the fog of war
- A Warfighter who embraces the Corps’ warrior ethos
- Mentally strong and physically tough

     You will also need to memorize your "Oath of Office"--what you swore to at commissioning and the "Oath of Enlistment"--what your subordinates will have sworn to at their enlistments.

Oath of Office

I, ____________, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely; and without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter; So help me God.

Oath of Enlistment

I, ____________, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.


Memorizing these 3 very key passages is a great place to start.  Strong!
 


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