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The Importance of History to the Military Profession View (Part 5 of 5)

MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE
AND THE MARINE CORPS UNIVERSITY

Despite my protest – as far as a serving officer can protest orders – General Gray denied an extension of my tour in Okinawa, and in summer 1988, directed me to report as Director of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College at Quantico, Virginia.

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The Importance of History to the Military Profession (Part 4 of 5)

FORMALIZING MY STUDY EFFORTS

When I returned to the States, I assumed command of a Marine Barracks near Jacksonville, Florida. No Marine duty is undemanding when one is the commanding officer; yet, regular hours and no requirement to spend days away on field exercises provided more time for professional study than I had found in earlier assignments.

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The Importance of History to the Military Profession (Part 3 of 5)

FINDING A WIDER WORLD OF PROFESSIONAL STUDY

Eight years of varied postings after my second tour in Vietnam – instructor at the U.S. Army’s Institute for Military Assistance, staff officer at Headquarters Marine Corps, battalion and regimental operations officer, and battalion executive officer in the 8th Marines – allowed sufficient free time to continue reading military history.

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The Importance of History to the Military Profession (Part 2 of 5)

AN EARLY INTEREST IN MILITARY HISTORY

My first exposure to military history came in the late 1950s as a squad leader in a Marine Corps reserve unit. Enrolled in a college program with a history-centered curriculum, I found study of the past enjoyable.
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Remembering Captain Robert A. Carpenter, USN (ret)

Captain Robert A. Carpenter, USN (ret) biography follows:

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The Importance of History to the Military Profession (Part 1 of 5)

When I enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1956, the American military placed little emphasis on nontechnical professional education. The weIl developed curricula – much of it based on the study of history – that served World War II’s leaders so well no longer existed.

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