Accession Number : ADA563012


Title :   A Regiment Like No Other: The 6th Marine Regiment at Belleau Wood


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Hill, J W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a563012.pdf


Report Date : 08 Jun 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 103


Abstract : This thesis addresses the unique composition of the 6th U.S. Marine Regiment and the role they played in the battle of Belleau Wood. In terms of the composition of the 6th Marine Regiment, 60 percent were college men, many of whom were college athletes. With the exception of the Battalion's senior officers and a handful of senior noncommissioned officers, the Regiment was composed of volunteers. Although they were put through rigorous training, these young Marines were not fully prepared for the war that they would face. These young men overcame shortfalls, and became leaders who motivated others to follow. The argument is that these men were able to use their educational and athletic backgrounds to overcome adverse training and combat conditions and proceeded to shape both the outcome of the First World War as well as the Marine Corps for the remainder of the 20th Century.


Descriptors :   *BATTLES , *FIRST WORLD WAR , *FRANCE , *MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL , *MARINE CORPS TRAINING , *REGIMENT LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , ADVERSE CONDITIONS , EDUCATION , LEADERSHIP , MARINE CORPS , MILITARY HISTORY , PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT , PHYSICAL FITNESS , THESES , VOLUNTEERS


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE