Leadership Principles the Marine Corps Way

MCAS Cherry Point Headquarters and Headquarter...

MCAS Cherry Point Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron relief (Photo credit: CherryPoint)

Leadership Principles the Marine Corps Way


“Leadership is the sum of those qualities of intellect, human understanding, and moral character that enables a person to inspire and to control a group of people successfully.”

– General John A. Lejeune

  1. Be technically and tactfully proficient
  2. Know yourself and seek self improvement
  3. Know your men and look out for their welfare
  4. Keep your men informed
  5. Set the example
  6. Ensure that the tasks is understood, supervised and accomplished
  7. Train your men as a team
  8. Make sound and timely decisions
  9. Develop a sense of responsibility in your subordinates
  10. Employ your command in accidence with it’s capabilities
  11. Seek responsibility and take responsibility for your actions.
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