On the occasion of the Marine Corps’ 237th birthday this month, we’re pleased to welcome General James Amos to our pages for the first time in his role as service chief. This completes quite a year for Proceedings readers; we’ve heard from the heads of all three Sea Services in 2012.
In his article the Commandant examines the Marine Corps’ role in our nation’s defense. To understand that role, he explains, one must start with the individual Marine, whose character and spirit define the warfighting philosophy that has served the Corps so well throughout its history. Marines, he notes, have always answered their nation’s call, and will be ready at the next sound of the bugle.