By: Naomi Henderson
The number of US military personnel on active duty around the world, in the present day:
|MILITARY BRANCH||CURRENTLY ON ACTIVE DUTY|
The majority of those serving in the Army, Navy and Air Force typically serve 1-3 “tours of duty’ – each lasting 2-3 years. About 15% go on to serve 20 or 30 years before retiring.
However, Marines typically serve 3-5 “tours of duty” – usually in active war zones – each tour last about 3 years. That means some Marines are in active war zones up to 7 -10 years in a row.
Their overall numbers [182,000] compared to the other branches is low, but the same people are serving “tours” over and over – giving proof to their motto: “A few good Marines.”
Another motto: “If you want to get the job done, give it to a Marine.”
Thinking of Q’s in QLMR studies – the ones that appear on moderator guides – we could take a lesson from the Marines:
A few good questions is what makes a good guide – not a lot of questions.
The best Q’s use these stems: