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​​Fidelity Resources

Fidelity Based Discussion Guide
This discussion guide provides a starting point for discussing Fidelity topics within the unit.




Heritage Resources
Marine Corps History Division has an incredible website including publications, historical reports, traditions, and awards spanning the history of the Marine Corps while covering a broad range of Marine relevant topics. The website provides a lot of potential to generate ideas for a user to create  heritage/historical case study type training events. Highly recommended as a resource but understand there are no pre-set classes. They must be created by the user. 


To find information on your unit lineage click Lineage and Honors Certificates.   

In addition, the Manual for the Marine Corps Historical Program is a great resource to ensure timely and accurate submissions of command chronoligies are met. 
Marine Corps History and Traditions
This brief covers both early history of the Corps and many of our traditions from inception through the Spanish-American War.

MCRP6-11 D: Sustaining the Transformation: Discusses how the Marine Corps must provide cautious care when maintaining the spirit of Marines as they transition not only from entry-level training to their first unit, but in all vulnerable periods throughout their careers.

Case Study; Cherry Point
What happens when two Marines run into problems following a night of drinking? Follow and discuss how the story begins to go sideways, as leaders seemingly do what they are supposed to: Instructions. Look at this scenario through the eyes of those who engaged the circumstances: Non NCO; NCO, and a SNCO. Look at the conclusion and take this into a discussion group. There are more case studies at the Warrior Case Studies on the MCMAP website.
Small-unit leaders ethics discussion guides
Small unit leaders ethics discussion guides, one for the role of ethics in garrison, and the other for ethics in battle. They are easy to use and filled with useful information for Marines.


  • Issues of Battlefield Ethics and Leadership: The Small Unit Guide for Issues of Battlefield Ethics and Leadership included on the MCLD website provides 17 self-contained 5-6 pg vignettes with included discussion and question guides. This resource facilitates small unit leaders in the guidance of discussions on relevant issues surrounding ethics in battle.
  • Leadership, Ethics, and Law of War Discussion Guide:
    This is a large guide that includes some evaluation tools, both for self and others. Imbedded in this book are a number of recent and relevant case studies regarding ethical and lawful decisions that are made in cloudy environments.
  • The Habits of an Ethical Leader: A 32-page paper on ethical decision making of a leader while engaging in Irregular Warfare. The author poses some important research questions regarding the requirements for a holistic leader in the IW environment. This paper is a good read for an officer or SNCO looking to intellectualize his or her own development while working towards further self-awareness.


These and many other resources on Ethics can be found on the main Lejeune Leadership Institute website. 



Case Method Research Guide
(Partial Catalog of Decision-Forcing Cases): The case method examines history by using various media, problem solving and role-playing techniques to find solutions to "real" problems.

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response training

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response training is annual mandatory training. This includes a MarineNet Class and guided discussion. The Marine Corps Sexual Assault and Prevention (SAPR) website hosts training, points of contact, and other information surrounding Marine Corps policy and support towards sexual assault.





MCRP 6-11B Marine Corps Values
A User’s Guide for Discussion Leaders. This publication is organized by topic allowing leaders to lead a discussion on a particular topic. There are chapters on leading discussions and then scenarios are given that promote discussion on a wide range of ethics related issues. There are chapters on mentoring, substance abuse and even sexual assault.


MCWP 6-11 Leading Marines  

Outlines the philosophy of Leadership the Marine Corps holds so sacred.  This pub is a must read for anyone hoping to make a positive impact on the lives of other Marines.  MCWP 6-11 Leading Marines is required reading for all Marines.


Marine Corps Leadership Traits

The 14 leadership traits are qualities of thought and action which, if demonstrated in daily activities, help Marines earn the respect, confidence, and loyal cooperation of other Marines.  It is extremely important that Marines understand the meaning of each leadership trait and how to develop it, so they know what goals to set as they work to become a good leader and a good follower.