professional military education

A recent officer professional military education session helmed by the unit’s executive officer discussed First to Fight by LtGen Victor H. “Brute” Krulak (Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 1984) and how it is applicable in today’s world of dwindling budgets and a shrinking Marine Corps. Near...
Nearly 20 years ago, 2dLt Gray checked into his first squadron as a division officer. He conducted a professional military education class on personal finances for his Marines and asked the question, “Who owes more than $1,000 on your credit cards?” Most of the Marines raised their hands. He...
Major changes are in progress for the enlisted professional military education programs of the Marine Corps University (MCU).

Take Advantage of Marine Corps PME

This week, I travelled to the 4 th Marine Corps Recruiting District to participate in the annual Family Readiness Conference. During the conference, Family Readiness Officers, volunteers, and Command representation come together to present workshops about succeeding in military life. The PME, or...
Marine 2d lieutenants recently visited Gettysburg Military Park. The main purpose of the staff ride was to illustrate to the student officers the enduring military lessons learned and principles of war and leadership that are still relevant today from a battle fought 150 years ago.

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