Gung-Ho Lance Corporal William Miller
The US Marine Corps prides itself on its warrior scholar mindset ... demanding Marines engage the enemy with their mind and body.
Marines complete rigorous courses to become effective leaders, from Marine Corps Mixed Martial Arts to Professional Military Education such as Corporals Course.
The Corporals Course is roughly a two-week professional military education course where Marines build upon a solid foundation of leadership to serve better those they lead by enhancing their knowledge and proficiency with...
Also, Junior non-commissioned officers (NCO) and Marines learn the strict expectations demanded of them as leaders and fill theirj leadership toolbox with enterprise values and experience-based lessons.
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 is currently deployed aboard Her Majesty’s Ship (HMS) Queen Elizabeth as part of the United Kingdom’s (UK) Carrier Strike Group 21. The high-visibility deployment which began last April has seen The Wake Island Avengers operate alongside dozens of partners and allies from the North Sea to the South China Sea.
Understanding the positive impact Corporals Course has on the NCO Corps and an individual Marines growth and promotability, VMFA-211 has run five-course iterations while deployed. The last class to graduate, 1-22, included five Royal Navy Sailors who volunteered for the course to learn Marine Corps leadership traits.
The class Gung-Ho award recipient was Lance Corporal William Miller of Boston, Massachusetts. The Gung-Ho award determined by the members of Corporals Course and is given to the Marine who best possesses the intellectual honesty and moral courage to put aside self-interest for the good of their unit, which demonstrates the tenacity and self-discipline in keeping with what is known as the Avenger spirit and the gung-ho attitude of the Marine warrior.
“It is motivating, and it says a lot about a Lance Corporal coming to Corporals Course,” said SgtMaj John Beckett, VMFA-211 Sergeant Major, and Corporals Course Director. “Miller has been Marine of the Quarter, our meritorious Corporal nominee, and now our Gung-Ho award winner. He is an outstanding Marine.”
The United States and United Kingdom’s forward-deployed forces remain ready to respond to crises globally as a combined maritime force – we stand together.