Marines discuss the challenges of representing both fierce fighters and a friendly force. Whether fighting insurgents in Marjah or helping residents rebuild, Marines are there to improve the lives of the Afghan people.
The U. S. Marine is a professional who stands ready to fight anytime, anywhere, any enemy that the President and Congress may designate and to do so coolly, capably, and in the spirit of professional detachment. He is not trained to hate, nor is he whipped up emotionally for battle or for any other duty the Corps may be called on to perform. Patriotism and professionalism are his only two ‘isms.'