Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has resigned from his post — leaving many to freak out about what's to come in the defense world — but a message he personally delivered last year to troops under his command is worth heeding before he departs in February.
The Marine Corps is all about motivation. It’s probably the only branch of the military where you might get called out for not being gung-ho enough, and while that’s one of the traits that sets Marines apart, it also leads some people to take it a little too far. These Marines are called motards. They live and breath Marine Corps regulations, tradition, and speak entirely in jargon-riddled phrases. Heaven help you if you forget to greet them with a hearty “Ooh-Rah” every time they walk by. Fortunately, you can fake it.