The Rifleman’s Creed; Warrior Ethos

Many people know of the Rifleman’s Creed from the movie “Full Metal Jacket”, in the scene where the recruits had to recite it from their bunks in boot camp. Written in 1942 by Marine General William H. Rupertus, the creed represents a key element of the unique warrior culture that permeates the Marine Corps. WeContinue reading “The Rifleman’s Creed; Warrior Ethos”

Light Infantry; Context and Relevance

Artwork: “Marine Recon” by Huy Nguyen In February of this year I wrote an article about the history of J├Ągers and light infantry. In that article I advocated that American patriots become students of light infantry tactics and operating methods. However, over the last several months it has come to my attention that there areContinue reading “Light Infantry; Context and Relevance”

Training Paradigms: Philosophy of Training and Acquiring Gear

I have new classes on the training calendar now.  Register now while there are still spots open When I started training people, I resolved not to become just another guy who was obsessed with talking about my gear, because as I see it, gear is largely irrelevant. You can overcome lapses in gear with training, but youContinue reading “Training Paradigms: Philosophy of Training and Acquiring Gear”