They are many exceptional service cultures throughout world history composed of ordinary citizens, but I have found US Marine Corps ethos and its centuries-long success record to be applicable to almost anyone seeking improvement in life.
For my own part, I retreat to the greatest city in the world: “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” – Samuel Johnson
Authored, “Strategic Communication through Narration: How U.S. Marine Corps Commandants Still Use Story to Inspire Support,” with William J. Brown, Ph.D., which was published in the Marine Corps University’s Marine Corps History Journal, volume 7, no 2, p. 54-69.
Began Ph.D. in communication at Regent University.
Launched Corps Stories Innovators Podcast.
Published thesis for M.Sc. Social Business and Entrepreneurship at London School of Economics and Political Science Marshall Institute. The Altruistic Entrepreneur Project Presentation – Helper Stories: Sustainable, Replicable, Acts.
Published thesis for M.A. in Strategic Communication and Innovation at Texas Tech University. Master’s Report: Communications Best Practices for U.S. Marines Stationed Internationally.
Published capstone for B.A. in Communication at Regent University. Christianity, Communication and Journalism Ethics and Morals.
Published Great Marines of Virginia.
Published Leaving Takoma Park.
Incorporated Corps Stories in Virginia, and gained IRS 501(c)3 certification.
Joined U.S. Navy Reserve. Honorably discharged Third-Class Petty Officer, Rate: Journalist.
Wrote feature stories for Associated Press member newspapers as a correspondent.
Developed technical drawings and writings for architects and engineers.