The Making of a Marine Officer
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If the Marines are "the few, the proud," Recon Marines are
and the proudest. Nathaniel Fick's career begins with a
at Quantico, after his junior year at Dartmouth. He leads a
in Afghanistan just after 9/11 and advances to the pinnacle
-- Recon --
two years later, on the eve of war with Iraq. His vast skill
set puts him
in front of the front lines, leading twenty-two Marines into
conflict since Vietnam. He vows to bring all his men home
to do so he'll need more than his top-flight education. Fick
process that makes Marine officers such legendary leaders
his hard-won insights into the differences between military
military practice, which can mock those ideals.
In this deeply thoughtful account of what it's like to fight on
today's front lines, Fick reveals the crushing pressure on
in combat. Split-second decisions might have national
horrible immediate repercussions, but hesitation isn't an
Bullet Away never shrinks from blunt truths, but
ultimately it is an
inspiring account of mastering the art of war.
Diane Rehm Show - NPR - February 4, 2010
Talk of the Nation - July 9, 2007
Early Show - May 14, 2007
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