Non-Commissioned Officers NCOs are the backbone of the US Marine Corps. They execute orders and lead their fellow Marines into battle. NCOs are an important part of America's military heritage and history, and their traditions are deeply entwined with the history of the United States. Marine NCOs are heroes and leaders who, despite their varied leadership styles, share a number of important attributes. Part history, part biography, part leadership guide, this unique book takes a close look at the U.S. Marine Corps, at the NCOs who serve as the bedrock of the service. This book provides a unique insight into the history of the culture Marine NCOs as well as important leadership lessons that readers can apply to their own lives.