Major Nicole V. Bastian is a Marine officer serving at 3d Marine Division in Okinawa, Japan. She earned her bachelors degree from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, received her juris doctorate from Stetson University College of Law, and graduated from resident Expeditionary Warfare School. She is a Command and Staff student in the Marine Corps University Distance Education Program and working towards her masters degree from Marshall University.
There is no denying that Marines must be proficient in their military occupational specialties. When a company command or deployment opportunity is presented, you should not hesitate to say, “Put me in, coach.”
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.