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Becoming a Marine is no easy task, and more difficult, is leading Marines. During “Lead Like a Marine,” a Marine presenter will discuss the USMC leadership principles, the process of developing Marine leaders, and the resources coaches and educators can receive that assist in leading their students and athletes by becoming a USMC influencer.

The 11 Marine Corps Leadership Principles are:

  1. Know yourself and seek self-improvement
  2. Be technically and tactically proficient
  3. Know your Marines and look out for their welfare
  4. Keep your Marines informed
  5. Set the example
  6. Ensure the task is understood, supervised, and accomplished
  7. Train your Marines as a team
  8. Make sound and timely decisions
  9. Develop a sense of responsibility among your subordinates
  10. Employ your command in accordance with its capabilities
  11. Seek responsibility and take responsibility for your actions


View the webinar recording.



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Speaker 1st Lt Mallory Vanderschans

1st Lieutenant VanderSchans enlisted in the Marine Corps and reported to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina in 2006 for recruit training. Upon completion of Marine Corps Engineer School at Courthouse Bay, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, she received the MOS of 1371 and was assigned to Bridge Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion at Camp Lejeune. Throughout the years she has deployed several times, reenlisted as a combat photographer in the Combat Camera MOS, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Advertising, and is currently serving as the Assistant Marketing and Communication Officer. 1st Lieutenant VanderSchans' personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.