Ryan
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Interests
United States Marine Corps
Books
The Soldier's Load and the Mobility of a Nation
Movies
The Pacific
Music
Name a genre and I will probably like a song or artist or band in that genre.
Quote
Decide, Communicate, Act

"I never wanted to look into the mirror and face the fact that I had gotten men killed due to my self-imposed limitations as a student of command" - Colonel McCoy (USMC)

Daily Challenge - "Am I worthy of leading Marines?"

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Good day/afternoon/evening ladies and gentlemen

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryan Mar 28, 2010. 22 Replies

Okay the formality stops at the title, My name is Ryan and I found this website from a friend's blog posting. I am 25 and I work for the United States Marine Corps. I am a 2nd Lt who is almost done…Continue

 

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D. Adonis replied to Ryan's discussion How to increase Situational Awareness/Staying focus in the group The Armed Forces
"Coming from a family of soldiers I'd notice my Dad [a WWII ] vet would always position himself in public spaces were he would just sit / stand and WATCH people. My older brothers [Vietnam] as well as my younger brother-twins [Desert Storm]…"
Apr 1, 2016
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May 22, 2010
Ryan replied to CM Sackett's discussion Favorite Movie Quotes... Let's Hear Em!
"You win this round."
May 21, 2010
Jankenstein replied to Ryan's discussion How to increase Situational Awareness/Staying focus in the group The Armed Forces
"Yeah, that's a really good description. Honestly, it might be best for him if he fails out. I know a person that sounds exactly like this guy (same background, same issues in life, graduated law school only to fail the Bar 4 times, but is…"
Apr 5, 2010
Ryan replied to William Charles Hogarth Jr.'s discussion Hello...
"Welcome, fellow service member, I'm with USMC."
Apr 4, 2010
Ryan replied to Geoff Goodman's discussion How do I break a weight loss plateau?
"Yes, I agree. Talk with someone qualified/certified"
Apr 4, 2010
Ryan replied to Geoff Goodman's discussion How do I break a weight loss plateau?
"I understand your point, I have mentioned that I am not an expert, and I am basing my reasons on my experiences. Especially since I have to run for a job, it's the results I have seen first hand. But again you do have a point."
Apr 4, 2010
Ryan replied to Geoff Goodman's discussion How do I break a weight loss plateau?
"I believe the focus should be on losing the fat first...however you have a good point. What I was trying to say was not to be so focused on keeping the muscle mass. Since his goal is to get rid of weight. Now that I think about it. He can do both at…"
Apr 4, 2010
Ryan replied to Geoff Goodman's discussion How do I break a weight loss plateau?
"I agree, do take a break once in a while so that your body can rest up and recover."
Apr 4, 2010
Ryan replied to Geoff Goodman's discussion How do I break a weight loss plateau?
"What is your goal. What is the weight you want to reach? From what you wrote you seem to be on the right track. I say you keep doing what you're doing. But here are my suggestions for improvement, take it with a grain of salt because I am not…"
Apr 4, 2010
Ryan replied to Ryan's discussion How to increase Situational Awareness/Staying focus in the group The Armed Forces
"Hmm, I feel like I could write a short essay on why he doesn't have good SA. There are some many factors to take into consideration. I have been thinking about this a lot. The reason for this is because I am in Basic Officer training and you…"
Apr 4, 2010
Ryan replied to Geoff Goodman's discussion How do I break a weight loss plateau?
"From what my experience with weight lost is that you need a combined effort in managing your weight, and then not getting complacent with a routine. You have to switch things up a bit. You want a good all around effort in this weight issue you…"
Apr 4, 2010
Jankenstein replied to Ryan's discussion How to increase Situational Awareness/Staying focus in the group The Armed Forces
"Out of curiosity, what seems to be the reason that this particular Marine isn't maintaining SA? The reason I ask is that there could be a million causes (too intelligent, not intelligent enough, death in the family, doesn't take training…"
Apr 1, 2010
Ryan replied to Ryan's discussion Good day/afternoon/evening ladies and gentlemen
"Oorah."
Mar 28, 2010
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At 11:36am on March 23, 2010, Herb Munson said…
Alright! Welcome to The Great Debate. With all that ammo, you're going to fit right in. :-) Great to have you with us.
At 10:10am on March 20, 2010, Michael J. Austin said…
Hello and welcome to the site !!!!
At 8:44am on March 20, 2010, Herb Munson said…
Hi there Ryan. Welcome to AoM. Also, I'd like to give you a friendly invite to check out my group, The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you aboard.
 
 
 

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