Every Marine, from private to general, knows the stories of Dan Daly and Smedley Butler, the origin of the Blood Stripe, and the Marines’ Hymn (all three verses), and will never forget the location and significance of Tun Tavern on 10 November 1775. The Marine Corps strongly advocates through every rank rigorous study in the service’s history, military history, and the strategic, operational, and tactical facets of warfare. It is evident from individual military bearing to unit-level battlefield discipline that the Marine Corps has cracked the code on building proud, well-rounded warfighters who can consistently tap into a reserve of selfless dedication born of legendarily high standards for discipline and a commitment to preserving their service’s heritage through formal instruction and constant reinforcement.
Nobody Asked Me, But. . . - Sailors Need to Learn Navy History
By Lieutenant Commander Todd D. Tavolazzi, U.S. Navy