Navy SEAL’s advice to grads: Make your bed every morning

During a commencement speech at the University of Texas, the commander of the forces that organized the raid to kill Osama bin Laden delivered some key advice on success. “If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed,” U.S. Navy Adm. William H. McCraven told the graduates of his alma mater – > Read More

Col Mike Lowe’s Mess Night Speech

Col. Lowe was invited to be a guest speaker at a formal “Dining In” at Basic School at Quantico and who took the time to actually compose a crowd-friendly, entertaining message. The following are the remarks of Col. Mike Lowe, the Commander of Marine Corps Base Quantico. These remarks are very much to the point – > Read More

AND ALL THE TIME, I HAVE LOVED THEM

I HAVE GROWN TO LOOK UPON MARINES AS SOMETHING SACRED; I HAVE LAUGHED WITH THEM AND CRIED WITH THEM; CURSED THEM AND PRAYED FOR THEM; SHIVERED AND SWELTERED WITH THEM; SUFFERED WITH THEM; FOUGHT WITH THEM, BLED WITH THEM, AND HELD THEM IN MY ARMS WHILE THEY DIED. I HAVE BURIED THEM. AND ALL THE – > Read More

LT. General Kelly – Speech on Veteran’s Day

LT. General Kelly – Speech on Veteran’s Day – St. Louis, MO – 11/11/10 Nine years ago two of the four commercial aircraft took off from Boston, Newark, and Washington. Took off fully loaded with men, women and children—all innocent, and all soon to die. These aircraft were targeted at the World Trade Towers in – > Read More

CMC USMC 2010 Posture Statement to Congress

STATEMENT OF GENERAL JAMES T. CONWAY, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS,  BEFORE THE SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE ON THE 2010 POSTURE OF THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS,FEBRUARY 25, 2010 Chairman Levin, Senator McCain, Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to provide a written report for the record on the current posture of – > Read More