Quantico Marine Corps Base in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Martial Arts Center of Excellence
Erected 2004 by the United States Marine Corps.
Location. 38° 29.878′ N, 77° 26.242′ W. Marker is in Quantico Marine Corps Base, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker is on Gilbert Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quantico VA 22134, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gonzalez Hall ( about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); An Established Front ( about 600 feet away); In the Beginning ( about 600 feet away); Growth of Training ( about 600 feet away); A Period of Firsts ( about 600 feet away); William Groom Leftwich, Jr. ( about 700 feet away).
Also see . . .
1. The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program. (Submitted on October 19, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. MCMAP and the Marine Warrior Ethos. An article by Captain Jamison Yi, U.S. Marine Corps, published in the November - December 2004 issue of Military Review. (Submitted on October 19, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
1. A Brief History of MCMAP
The Marine Corps was born during the battles that created this country. Drawing upon the experiences of the first Marines we have developed a martial culture unrivaled in the world today. This legacy includes not only our fighting prowess but also the character and soul of what makes us unique as Marines.
Beginning with the Continental Marines who were renowned as sharpshooters in the rigging of Navy ships, to their skill as boarding and landing parties where the sword and bayonet were the tools of their trade, Marines have continued to develop and hone their martial skills up to the twentieth century. Prior to and during World War I the skill of the bayonet
During these early years the leadership and core values training that are our hallmark today developed in concert with the martial skills. Guided by visionary leaders, the Marine Corps developed a spirit that we know today as honor, courage and commitment.
— Submitted October 19, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
Categories. • 20th Century • Military • War, World II •
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