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Tact

Donahue: During enlistment with the Marine Corps, you're going to be exposed to a lot of people, and you're going to have to learn to deal with the differences that they bring. And to do that, you're going to have to learn tact.

Swanson: Some cases I deal with Marines that are at much higher levels than I am, and we may have professional disagreements. And at that point it's me as a young Staff Sergeant. It's my job to express my professional opinion to them in a manner that's respectful.

Ottley: It was necessary for me to reach back into my experiences as a Marine and bring forth all of those skillsets when dealing with the public, when dealing with my own peers.

Barikbin: You have to be able to work with your coworkers whether you like them or not. You have to be able to work with defense counsel whether you like them or not. Tact plays into all of that.

Harrell: We always go with the old adage that to get respect you have to give respect, and I absolutely believe that.

Ramirez: Not everyone sees eye-to-eye on things. Sometimes you may disagree with somebody, but the way that you confront that individual or individuals on a disagreement will tell a lot about the person that you are.

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