4 ways anyone can be more like a Marine

Published: Friday, January 24, 2014 at 06:20 PM.

• Fear of commitment is not an option: A Marine recruit simply cannot pussy-foot his or her commitments; you cannot be a runaway bride or an uncertain, hand-wringing groom. Marines must be gung ho in the face of adversity. They are individuals of action and consequence, and there can be no debate with a superior when asked to risk one’s life for the good of the mission. Luckily, civilians rarely face such demands. However, as Wentz points out, if they demonstrate such commitment to integrity in finances, health, business, civic and personal obligations, they’ll also do their part in contributing to the strength and defense of the nation.

Eric Wentz is a 26-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served as an intelligence officer, interrogator and linguist. His novel, “Killing Sharks: De Profundis,” has won the Readers Choice Book Reviews Bronze Award.

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