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.
These are my recruits. I will train them to the best of my ability. I will develop them into smartly disciplined, physically fit, basically trained Marines, thoroughly indoctrinated in love of Corps and country. I will demand of them, and demonstrate by my own example, the highest standards of personal conduct, morality, and professional skill.
"Drill Instructor's Creed" as it appeared in the Parris Island "Boot" newspaper, Aug 31, 1956