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1 Close Order Drill   MSgt/MGySgt  
1 Receive reports during a battalion formation.   MSgt  
a. When preparing to receive reports, did the Young Marine give the preparatory command and the command of execution properly?   MSgt  
b. When receiving reports, did the Young Marine begin with the furthest most left platoon?   MSgt  
c. When receiving reports, did the Young Marine remain at attention and not look at the platoon sergeants giving the report?   MSgt  
2 Successfully pass information to subordinate leaders in a battalion formation.   MSgt  
a. Did the Young Marine give the proper preparatory command and the command of execution pausing where needed to allow the platoon sergeants to face appropriately?   MSgt  
b. Did the Young Marine properly dismiss the platoon sergeants after passing the information on?   MSgt  
3 Successfully command the drill movements of a battalion   MGySgt  
a. Did the Young Marine give the proper preparatory command and command of execution for Attention?   MGySgt  
b. Did the Young Marine give the proper preparatory command and command of execution for Dress Right, Dress?   MGySgt  
c. Did the Young Marine give the proper preparatory command and command of execution for Left Face?   MGySgt  
d. Did the Young Marine give the proper preparatory command and command of execution for Forward, March?   MGySgt  
e. Did the Young Marine give the proper preparatory command and command of execution for Fall Out?   MGySgt  
4 Perform a "Troop" of the ranks of a Battalion formation   MGySgt  
a. Did the Young Marine have the battalion at the position of attention while "trooping" the ranks?   MGySgt  
b. Did the Young Marine position him/herself at the proper location at the first platoon guide ensuring that he/she is no closer to the platoon than the platoon sergeant?   MGySgt  
c. Did the Young Marine perform the "troop" while observing each platoon by looking in the direction of each platoon?   MGySgt  
d. Did the Young Marine upon completion of the "troop" return smartly to their position in front of the battalion?   MGySgt  
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2 Essential Subjects   MSgt/MGySgt  
1 Understand Conflict Resolution Methods   MSgt  
a. Does the Young Marine stay focused on the issue and not the individual?   MSgt  
b. Can the Young Marine read situations quickly to detour conflicts before they start?   MSgt  
c. Is the Young Marine aggressive and assertive only when the situation calls for it?   MSgt  
d. Does the Young Marine understand that they are to be part of the conflict's solution and not the problem?   MSgt  
2 Recognize Signs of Abuse   MGySgt  
a. Can the Young Marine name two forms of abuse?   MGySgt  
b. Does the Young Marine know when abuse can attack?   MGySgt  
c. Does the Young Marine understand how peer pressure can lead to abuse?   MGySgt  
d. Does the Young Marine understand what to do if they suspect abuse?   MGySgt  
3 Understand child psychology in the Young Marines   MGySgt  
a. Understands that each child develops at their own rate.   MGySgt  
b. Understands that all children respond well to sincere encouragement and praise.   MGySgt  
c. Can effectively discuss, with the aid of this manual, the 8 sections concerning ages of development.   MGySgt  
4 Understand how to counsel fellow Young Marines.   MSgt  
a. Can name two objectives of an initial counseling session.   MSgt  
b. Understands what a follow-on counseling is and how often they are performed.   MSgt  
c. Can explain the differences between formal and informal counseling.   MSgt  
d. Knows who benefits from well conducted counseling.   MSgt  
e. Can give one reason why it is important to keep personal notes from counseling sessions.   MSgt  
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3 Life Skills   MSgt/MGySgt  
1 Personal Finance   MSgt  
a. Understands the difference between gross pay and net pay.   MSgt  
b. Creates a budget for his/her use on a daily basis.   MSgt  
c. Opens a savings account at a bank of his/her choice.   MSgt  
d. Understands what obligations mean when referring to bills owed.   MSgt  
2 Understands the Young Marine Scholarship Program   MSgt  
a. Can find the information on scholarships on the National Headquarters website.   MSgt  
b. Knows the two types of scholarships available in the Young Marines, and can give a short class on each.   MSgt  
3 Create an effective work resume.   MGySgt  
a. Knows that a resume is a short account of one's career and qualifications prepared typically by an applicant for a position.   MGySgt  
b. Knows that the best resumes are one page long and type written.   MGySgt  
c. Knows why a resume should be kept up to date.   MGySgt  
4 Understands Consumer Affairs and applies them in shopping.   MGySgt  
a. Given a label, can explain who to tell the amounts of ingredients in the product.   MGySgt  
b. Given a label, can show the calories, fat content, and vitamins in a single serving.   MGySgt  
c. Can explain the difference between generic and name brand items.   MGySgt  
d. Given a store list, can purchase the items on the list using the skills taught in this manual to include, comparison shopping, healthy shopping, coupon shopping, and sales shopping.   MGySgt  
e. Can name two ways to shop from home.   MGySgt  
5 Can search a job out through the newspaper and job service.   MGySgt  
a. Can explain using a newspaper, how to locate the job section, and locate specific jobs in that section.   MGySgt  
b. Can explain the difference between a government employment agency and a private employment agency.   MGySgt  
c. Can explain why it's important not to sit at home when looking for a job.   MGySgt  
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4 Field Skills   MSgt/MGySgt  
1 Planning and Leadership.   MSgt  
a. Can explain the what, who, and how of planning.   MSgt  
b. Understands the acronym FLAMET.   MSgt  
c. Understands leadership in the field.   MSgt  
2 Supervising Field Exercises   MSgt  
a. Understands the supervise and observe philosophy.   MSgt  
3 Special Considerations   MGySgt  
a. Understands how to deal with bed wetters.   MGySgt  
b. Understands age differences in the field.   MGySgt  
c. Demonstrates good use of free-time.   MGySgt  
d. Makes Young Marines and parents feel comfortable in the field   MGySgt  
4 Plan and execute a unit encampment.   MGySgt  
a. Successfully discussed, planned and executed a unit encampment of at least three days and two nights.   MGySgt  
b. Requested and received after action reports from Subordinate Young Marines who held billets at the encampment.   MGySgt  
c. Requested, received, and had filled in their Young Marine Record Book, an after action review from their unit commander.   MGySgt  
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5 Map and Compass   MSgt/MGySgt  
1 Assign and supervise a map reading class.   MSgt  
a. Chose appropriate instructors for the class.   MSgt  
b. Requested a training plan and reviewed it with the instructor.   MSgt  
c. Supervised but did not interfere in the class.   MSgt  
d. Reviewed all after action reports with the instructor.   MSgt  
e. Submitted a letter of completion on behalf of the instructor to the adjutant for inclusion in the instructors Young Marine Record Book.   MSgt  
2 Assign and supervise a map reading course.   MGySgt  
a. Chose appropriate instructors for the class.   MGySgt  
b. Requested a training plan and reviewed it with the instructor.   MGySgt  
c. Supervised but did not interfere in the class.   MGySgt  
d. Performed the course assignment as a class member so as to critique the instructor's ability to set up, plan, and execute the practical application of the course.   MGySgt  
e. Reviewed all after action reports with the instructor.   MGySgt  
f. Submitted a letter of completion on behalf of the instructor to the adjutant for inclusion in the instructors Young Marine Record Book.   MGySgt  
3 Assign and supervise a compass class.   MSgt  
a. Chose appropriate instructors for the class.   MSgt  
b. Requested a training plan and reviewed it with the instructor.   MSgt  
c. Supervised but did not interfere in the class.   MSgt  
d. Reviewed all after action reports with the instructor.   MSgt  
e. Submitted a letter of completion on behalf of the instructor to the adjutant for inclusion in the instructors Young Marine Record Book.   MSgt  
4 Assign and supervise a pace count course.   MSgt  
a. Chose appropriate instructors for the class.   MSgt  
b. Requested a training plan and reviewed it with the instructor.   MSgt  
c. Supervised but did not interfere in the class.   MSgt  
d. Performed the course assignment as a class member so as to critique the instructor's ability to set up, plan, and execute the practical application of the course.   MSgt  
e. Reviewed all after action reports with the instructor.   MSgt  
f. Submitted a letter of completion on behalf of the instructor to the adjutant for inclusion in the instructors Young Marine Record Book.   MSgt  
5 Assign and supervise a compass course.   MGySgt  
a. Chose appropriate instructors for the class.   MGySgt  
b. Requested a training plan and reviewed it with the instructor.   MGySgt  
c. Supervised but did not interfere in the class.   MGySgt  
d. Performed the course assignment as a class member so as to critique the instructor's ability to set up, plan, and execute the practical application of the course.   MGySgt  
e. Reviewed all after action reports with the instructor.   MGySgt  
f. Submitted a letter of completion on behalf of the instructor to the adjutant for inclusion in the instructors Young Marine Record Book.   MGySgt  
6 Create and run a map and compass competition.   MGySgt  
a. Planned, setup, and ran a map and compass competition with the assistance of the Young Marine instructors used in the previous classes.   MGySgt  
b. Recorded scores for teams and recommended the appropriate ribbon awards for the first place team to the unit commander   MGySgt  
c. Submitted an after action report to the unit commander.   MGySgt  
d. Received an after action review from the unit commander on this event.   MGySgt  
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6 Drug Resistance/Personal Safety
[Footnote: The Drug Demand Reduction ribbon (level 4) is awarded to a Young Marine (MSgt) who completes (all requirements of PO 6 of the Advanced Young Marine Guide.]
  MSgt/MGySgt  
1 Sets the example for a drug-free lifestyle.   MSgt  
a. Talks to .subordinate Young Marines about negative peer pressure.   MSgt  
b. Relates own experiences to subordinates about the pressures of drug resistance.   MSgt  
c. Allows him/herself to become the older friend of .subordinates and sets the good example concerning drug resistance.   MSgt  
d. Constantly reminds subordinates about saying no to drugs.   MSgt  
2 Holds informal discussions with subordinates about drug, alcohol, and tobacco use on a regular basis.   MSgt  
a. Can be observed discussing drug resistance with subordinates when possible.   MSgt  
b. Makes good use of downtime to "preach" about drug resistance.   MSgt  
3 Regularly relates own experiences with peer pressure concerning drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, and how to say no to this pressure.   MSgt  
a. Young Marine is eager to relate such experiences.   MSgt  
b. Young Marine encourages subordinates to relate their experiences concerning drugs, and offers sound advice where needed.   MSgt  
4 Defensive Driving (if applicable)   MGySgt  
a. Understands what defensive driving is.   MGySgt  
b. Understands that vehicles are machines and can break down without proper maintenance.   MGySgt  
c. Can state two of the four defensive driving skills.   MGySgt  
5 Dating (if applicable)   MGySgt  
a. Really knows the person they are dating.   MGySgt  
b. Has invited over and introduced the person they are dating to their parents.   MGySgt  
c. Knows not to accept food or drink from someone they do not know well.   MGySgt  
d. Ensures that parents always know where they are going, and always carries enough change for a phone call, or carries a cell phone for contacting parents.   MGySgt  
6 Juggling school, job, dating, and family   MGySgt  
a. Understands that family comes first followed by school.   MGySgt  
b. Maintains family ties and traditions.   MGySgt  
c. Doesn't spread themselves too thin and burns out on their committed priorities.   MGySgt  
7 Computer Safety   MSgt  
a. Understands what e-mail, chat, web cams, and downloading items off the computer are all about.   MSgt  
b. Knows to seek parent's consent before performing any actions on a computer.   MSgt  
c. Knows not to give personal information to anyone on a computer unless they know the person very well.   MSgt  
8 Safeguarding self, property, and others   MGySgt  
a. Always keeps their home windows and doors locked when not in use.   MGySgt  
b. Does not allow anyone into their home unless they are sure of who they are. This includes uniformed people as well.   MGySgt  
c. Seeks identification from people they do not know before allowing them into their home.   MGySgt  
d. Always locks their car door even while driving.   MGySgt  
e. Stores items of value in the trunk of the car out of sight from would be thieves.   MGySgt  
f. Keeps school locker locked when not in use.   MGySgt  
g. Uses established routes for going to and from school, and ensures that friends and family know of these routes.   MGySgt  
9 Gangs   MSgt  
a. Does not associate themselves with gangs and gang members.   MSgt  
b. If aware of places that gangs hang out in, they steer clear of those areas.   MSgt  
c. Talks to their subordinates about gangs and the negative effect they have on the community and our way of life.   MSgt  
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7 Public Speaking   MSgt/MGySgt  
1 Uses good body language while speaking.   MSgt  
a. Maintains a good composure by standing erect.   MSgt  
b. Stands in one spot as much as possible.   MSgt  
c. Does not fidget with hands or puts them in pockets.   MSgt  
d. When using a podium, does not lean on it.   MSgt  
2 Using proper grammar and breathing while speaking.   MGySgt  
a. Does not use words he/she does not understand.   MGySgt  
b. Uses proper punctuation when speaking.   MGySgt  
c. Takes a good breath before speaking and uses good breathing techniques.   MGySgt  
3 Effective oral communication   MSgt  
a. Does not use the "um's" or "ahh's" while speaking.   MSgt  
b. Can project their voice so that those in the rear of the room will clearly hear what they are saying.   MSgt  
c. Does not end sentences with "ok?", or "right?"   MSgt  
4 Reaching everyone your speaking to   MGySgt  
a. Knows the audience and speaks to that level.   MGySgt  
b. Does not confuse the audience with words they do not understand.   MGySgt  
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8 Leadership   MSgt/MGySgt  
1 Duties and Responsibilities of the Young Marine Master Sergeant and the Young Marine First Sergeant   MSgt  
a. Successful in performing retention duties.   MSgt  
b. At the request of the unit SgtMaj, arranges and sits on promotion boards   MSgt  
c. Is knowledgeable as a Young Marine Assistant Recruit Instructor.   MSgt  
d. Knows how to form the unit for parade functions.   MSgt  
e. Understands the administration billets available to be held, and has held at least one.   MSgt  
f. Successfully performs as the unit Young Marine First Sergeant for a period of 3 to 6 months.   MSgt  
2 Duties and Responsibilities of the Young Marine Master Gunnery Sergeant and the Young Marine Sergeant Major   MGySgt  
a. Works closely with the unit commander to ensure the smooth operation of the unit.   MGySgt  
b. Assists the unit commander with inspections.   MGySgt  
c. Knows all aspects of the Young Marine program from a Young Marine perspective.   MGySgt  
d. Handles all awards and certificate presentations in conjunction with the unit commander.   MGySgt  
e. Understands the administration billets available to be held, and has held at least one.   MGySgt  
f. Successfully performed as a Young Marine Sergeant Major for 3 to 6 months and held this billet at one of the approved encampments or Nationally sponsored events as listed in this section. (Documentation should be attached)   MGySgt  
3 Filling adult billets as Young Marines   MGySgt  
a. Successfully performs the duty of the billet assigned with appropriate adult supervision on a "correction only" basis.   MGySgt  
b. Always guarantees the safety and well being of the unit prior to any activity.   MGySgt  
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9 Citizenship   MSgt/MGySgt  
1 The levels of Government   MSgt  
a. Successfully explains the local levels of government from town or city to State.   MSgt  
b. Explains the duties of a Mayor, State Representative, and a Governor.   MSgt  
c. Knows where to go to get information on their local government.   MSgt  
2 Responsibilities of Citizens   MGySgt  
a. Researched and knows the process for voting on community issues.   MGySgt  
b. Organized a community service effort in their neighborhood.   MGySgt  
c. Attended at least two town or city meetings and provided a report on the issues that were discussed.   MGySgt  
3 Community Service   MGySgt  
a. Interviewed a community service provider such as a volunteer fireman or other individual or group that provides service at no cost, and submits this interview to National Headquarters for printing in the Young Marine newsletter.   MGySgt  
b. Reports to the local government (town or city hall) on a community service project planned by the Young Marine. Get feedback from the governing officials as to this project.   MGySgt  
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10 Physical Fitness, Health, and First Aid   MSgt/MGySgt  
1 Healthy bodies the Young Marine way   MSgt  
a. Ensures that PT is performed at every meeting and encampment.   MSgt  
b. Performs some sort of physical training outside the Young Marine program   MSgt  
c. Plans, conducts, and scores physical fitness tests in their unit.   MSgt  
2 Keeping your Young Marines physically fit   MGySgt  
a. Continually encourages Young Marines to stay fit.   MGySgt  
b. Sets up physical fitness training in the form of sport games and unit challenges.   MGySgt  
c. Participates in all physical fitness activities the unit does.   MGySgt  
3 Eating for fitness and health   MSgt  
a. Knows how long a person can live without food and water.   MSgt  
b. Knows how much water a person should drink every day.   MSgt  
c. Explain the benefits of fat intake on the body.   MSgt  
d. Can name four (4) foods that contain fat.   MSgt  
e. Explain what happens with stored fat.   MSgt  
f. Knows how many servings of fruits and vegetables should be consumed each day.   MSgt  
g. Knows which organ in the body too much salt will affect.   MSgt  
4 Re-Qualify in CPR to be eligible for MGySgt   MGySgt  
a. Young Marine Master Sergeants must be re-qualified in CPR and certification included in the Young Marines' record book.   MGySgt  
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