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Death by a Thousand Emails

How distraction stifles “deep work”
by Maj Daniel C. Walker

It is subtly ironic that in an organization that so highly values appearance, spoken communication, and personal leadership, an impersonal electronic medium like email has garnered such an important place within the Marine Corps over the last decade. This technology, like many others, allows for near realtime access to those forces deployed globally, while at the same time enabling easy communications to those locally.

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A Warrior’s Mind

How to better understand the “art” of war

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by MajGen W.F. Mullen III

There is a Chinese proverb that says, “Average people learn from their own mistakes, wise people learn from others’ mistakes, fools learn from neither.” Think about this the next time you convince yourself that you are too busy to read.

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Not Yet Openly at War, But Still Mostly at Peace

Exploit the opportunity to become the 21st century force that our Nation needs

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by LtCol Scott Cuomo, Capt Olivia Garard, Maj Jeff Cummings, & LtCol Noah Spataro

The Marine Corps’ current amphibious paradigm was born almost a century ago. At the time, bold leaders recognized a compelling need for change and exploited an opportunity to make our Service relevant to the needs of the Navy and our Nation.

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MARINE CORPS GAZETTE WRITING CONTESTS

CURRENTLY RUNNING

The MajGen Harold W. Chase Essay Contest (1500-2000 words)

  • Topic: challenge conventional wisdom by proposing change to a current Marine Corps directive, policy, custom, or practice
  • Open to all active, retired, and reserve military
  • The top 3 submissions receive a “Boldness & Daring Award.” 1st Place receives a $3,000 check & plaque. 2nd Place receives a $1,500 check & plaque. Honorable Mention receives a $500 check & plaque
  • Contest runs 01 January to 30 April

LtGen Bernard E. “Mick” Trainor Military Writing Award (2000-2500 words)

  • Topic: Propose an innovative solution to one of the warfighting challenges that the Marine Corps will face in the future operating environment
  • Both civilian and military writers eligible
  • The winner receives a $1,000 check and a plaque funded by the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion Association and the Marine Corps Association & Foundation
  • Contest runs 1 April to 30 June
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