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CAOCL-TECOM Resilience Research Project

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Technical Report

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USMC Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning Quantico United States

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Resilience is the outcome of Marines using conceptual resources, including social values, to craft balances among real or imagined commitments in their lives. Resilience can be about solving problems, like how to be a good Marine and a good dad even when the two commitments are pulling you in different directions. As the Marines we interviewed in this study point out, however, what counts as a good Marine and a good father can and will vary among Marines, depending on the context and the issue. Although there is a strong, distinctive way of talking in the Marine Corps that makes combatinfantry combat in particulara central focus, the kinds of operational stressors a Marine in the 5900 family of MOSs encounters can be very different than those encountered by a Marine in the 0300family. Similarly, a Marine who grew up in a context without a father may have absolutely no conception of being a father, no less how to be a good one.

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  • Military Forces and Organizations

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