Senior Rank Skills & Goals

Senior Rank Skills & Goals for Staff Sergeant and Gunnery Sergeant.
The following are examples of the skills to be learned and goals for Young Marines in the senior ranks.

  • Role of the Marine Corps League and Marine Corps to the Young Marines
  • Survival psychology and strategy
  • Predicting weather
  • Judging distances
  • Navigating at night
  • Connections between drug use and the consequences for individual and society
  • Principles and methods of instructions
  • Preparation of a lesson plan
  • Types of verbal support
  • Visual aids
  • Three styles of leadership
  • Problem solving
  • Duties of Young Marine Platoon Sergeant, Young Marine Parade Sergeant, Young Marine Platoon Leader and Young Marine Instructor
  • Three types of government
  • Reading the Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States
  • Structure of the United States government
  • Qualification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)


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