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Dependability

Counselman: In my mind, dependability is the most important of the traits because it's the basis upon which the rest is built.

Huff: As a Marine, it's important to have dependability so that your Marines and your senior leadership know, even in times of hardship, you are someone who can be counted on.

Wease: Nobody operates independently in the Marine Corps. Scout sniper teams, reconnaissance teams, at a minimum, always go out in pairs, typically in four or six-man teams.

Whang: When you're in an environment where you're conducting military operations in a foreign country and there's a lot of risk involved in carrying out those operations, you quickly learn to depend on the Marines around you.

Pierce: Marines make a living in the Marine Corps taking care of the Marines to the left and right. And that carries over to the civilian world and the community. When Marines go home, and they're coaching their daughter's softball league, their son's baseball team, that carries over exponentially.

Male: Just being a normal family man, being a father, being a husband. My family depends on me to do the right things, to provide, take care of business at home too.

Fowler: He does everything that he can for anybody. In any time of need he's always there for people. And just—he's the classic Marine.

Male: I love you guys a lot. Two more months.

Fowler: And I think that's the main quality that you need in a friend and also a Marine is just—he has your back, no matter what.

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