In the 37th Commandant’s “Message for All Marines,” General Robert Neller said, “Our Corps . . . requires Marines who are brilliant in the fundamentals of warfighting, and physically, mentally, and spiritually prepared for the violence of combat.” Despite this goal, military leaders increasingly become distracted by conduct and behavioral issues, such as driving under the influence, domestic abuse, sexual assault, suicide attempts, and illicit drug abuse.
Childhood Adversity Impacts the Corps
By Lieutenant Jeremy Mandia, MD, U.S. Navy
New findings suggest that challenging and traumatic experiences during formative years may lead to harmful outcomes as adults. Identifying at-risk Marines can both prevent misconduct and strengthen the Corps.