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Division 6 Northwest Regiment North Oregon Battalion
Oregon Cascade Young Marines
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Performance Requirements for Rank of Sgt
PO EO PR Description PFR   LVL
1 Close Order Drill Sgt   GySgt
8 Form a Column from on Line and Reform to a line. Sgt   GySgt
a. The Young Marine knows how to form a column from on line. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
b. The Young Marine knows how to reform a line from a column. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
9 March in the Oblique. Sgt   GySgt
a. The Young Marine knows how to march the squad in the oblique. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
10 March to the Rear. Sgt   GySgt
a. The Young Marine knows how to march the squad to the rear. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
11 March to the Flank. Sgt   GySgt
a. The Young Marine knows how to march the squad to the flank. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
12 Change Direction of a Column. Sgt   GySgt
a. The Young Marine knows how to change the direction of a column. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
13 Column of Twos from Single File. Sgt   GySgt
a. The Young Marine knows how to form a column of twos from a single file. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
14 Form a Single File from a Column of Twos. Sgt   GySgt
a. The Young Marine knows how to form a single file from a column of twos. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
PO EO PR Description PFR   LVL
2 Essential Subjects Sgt   GySgt
1 Understand your unit's organization. Sgt   GySgt
a. The Young Marine can correctly state the chain of command within the unit. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
b. The Young Marine can describe the duties of each billet in the unit's chain of command. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
2 Draw your unit's organizational chart. Sgt   GySgt
a. The Young Marine can draw the unit's organizational chart. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
3 Identify key events in the Young Marine history. Sgt   GySgt
e. Knows the year the United States Marine Corps officially recognized the Young Marines as it's focal point for Drug Demand Reduction efforts. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
f. Knows the year the Young Marines went international with their first unit in Okinawa, Japan. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
g. Knows what the Fulcrum Shield Award is and what it is presented for. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
h. Knows the year the Young Marines were the first recipients of the Fulcrum Shield Award. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
i. Knows what years a group of Young Marines traveled to Japan for the 59th and 60th anniversary of the flag raising on Mount Suribachi. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
4 Identify key events in Marine Corps history. Sgt   GySgt
i. Knows what the three parts of the emblem stands for. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
j. Knows what the Germans referred to the Marines as during the Battle of Belleau Wood. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
k. Knows the date of the flag raising on Mount Suribachi during World War II. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
l. Knows where the first large scale battle between American's and Chinese Communists was during Korea. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
m. Knows the date of the total withdrawal of forces from Vietnam. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
n. Knows the date the Marine Corps sent Marines to the defense of Kuwait during operation Desert Shield. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
o. Knows the date our country was attacked by terrorists in New York, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania in the same day. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
PO EO PR Description PFR   LVL
3 Life Skills Sgt   GySgt
1 Employ methods of environmentally safe waste disposal in the field. Sgt   GySgt
b. Knows the methods for properly disposing human waste. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
2 Maintain unit equipment. Sgt   GySgt
a. Knows how to maintain unit equipment before and after use. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
3 Tie a knot (bowline, fisherman's and square lashing). Sgt   GySgt
b. Can tie a fisherman's knot and give examples of its use. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
c. Can tie a square lashing and give examples of its use. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
4 Identify campsite and all its various components. Sgt   GySgt
c. Can choose a good site for camping taking into consideration, the time of year and the weather. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
5 Observe hiking techniques Sgt   GySgt
b. Understands breathing and pace while hiking. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
c. Knows what traversing is. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
6 Prepare for an expedition. Sgt   GySgt
b. Knows that the "Buddy system" is very important while on expedition. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
7 Discuss dangerous animals. (revised April 2009) Sgt   GySgt
c. Knows how to act around other wild animals. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
d. Knows the months most poisonous snakes are prevalent in the U.S. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
e. Knows how to treat a snake bite victim. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
PO EO PR Description PFR   LVL
4 Map and Compass Sgt   GySgt
1 Orient a map by inspection. Sgt   GySgt
a. Can identify landmarks on the ground and locate on a map. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
b. Can successfully orient a map so that north on the map matches north on the ground. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
2 Measuring the distance between two points on a topographical map. Sgt   GySgt
a. Knows the two ways to measure distance on a topographical map. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
b. Knows how to measure a straight line between two points. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
c. Knows how to measure distance along a route. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
5 Identify the points on a compass. Sgt   GySgt
a. Given a compass can correctly identify north, south, east, and west. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
b. Can correctly identify the three norths. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
7 Measure a magnetic bearing. Sgt   GySgt
a. Knows how to measure a magnetic bearing. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
b. Can correctly shoot an azimuth. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
c. Can successfully arrive at the azimuth destination. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
d. Can successfully shoot a back azimuth. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
PO EO PR Description PFR   LVL
5 Drug Resistance
[Footnote: The Drug Demand Reduction ribbon (level 2) is awarded to a Young Marine (Cpl) who completes (all requirements of PO 5 of the Junior Young Marine Guide.]
Sgt   GySgt
1 Conduct independent research on tobacco, alcohol, and illegal drugs. Sgt   GySgt
b. Knows other areas where information on this subject can be found. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
c. Presents documentation of a successful research project. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
2 Help inform and encourage friends to stay away from all forms of tobacco, alcohol, and illegal drugs. Sgt   GySgt
a. Young Marine is observed encouraging friends, peers, or fellow Young Marines to stay away from tobacco, alcohol, and illegal drugs. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
3 Serve as a positive role-model for leaders, peers, and subordinates against the use of tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. Sgt   GySgt
a. The Young Marine serves as a positive role model against the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illegal drugs by staying away from those that use it and talking about the dangers of using every chance they get. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
b. The Young Marine carries with them readily accessible references for those that may want information on abuse of tobacco, alcohol, or drugs. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
PO EO PR Description PFR   LVL
6 Public Speaking Sgt   GySgt
2 Talk for 5 minutes on a drug you researched in Performance Objective 5. Sgt   GySgt
b. Had the evaluation completed upon giving the 5 minute speech. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
PO EO PR Description PFR   LVL
7 Leadership Sgt   GySgt
2 Discuss qualities of a leader. Sgt   GySgt
a. Can correctly recite the 14 Leadership Traits Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
b. Can give examples of the 14 Leadership Traits Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
3 Discuss morale and Espirit de Corps. Sgt   GySgt
a. Can discuss morale and what it means Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
b. Can discuss Espirit de Corps and what it means Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
c. Knows what the term "common purpose" means Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
4 The 11 Principles of leadership. Sgt   GySgt
a. Can correctly list the 11 Principles of Leadership Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
6 Carry out the duties of a Young Marine Squad Leader Sgt   GySgt
a. Understands the duties of a Young Marine Squad Leader Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
b. Knows what the rank of a Young Marine Squad Leader is Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
7 Understand the duties of a Young Marine Platoon Guide Sgt   GySgt
a. Understands the duties of a Young Marine Platoon Guide Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
b. Knows what the rank of a Young Marine Platoon Guide is Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
8 Understand the duties of a Young Marine Color Sergeant Sgt   GySgt
a. Understands the duties of a Young Marine Color Sergeant Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
b. Knows what the rank of a Young Marine Color Sergeant is Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
PO EO PR Description PFR   LVL
8 Citizenship Sgt   GySgt
1 Understand American Values Sgt   GySgt
b. Can define the four principles of the American's Creed. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
c. Can state the five values of the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
2 History of our National Anthem Sgt   GySgt
c. Knows the tune that was added to the poem that became the National Anthem. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
d. Knows the date Congress adopted the Star Spangled Banner as the National Anthem. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
3 History of our Flag Sgt   GySgt
c. Under the law of April 4, 1818, the Young Marine knows how a star is added to our flag. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
PO EO PR Description PFR   LVL
9 Physical Fitness, Health, and First Aid Sgt   GySgt
3 Measure Your Resting and Target Heart Rates Sgt   GySgt
a. Knows that a certain heart rate should be maintained for 20 minutes in order to contribute significantly to cardiovascular fitness. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
b. Knows that your resting heart rate should be determined by taking your pulse after sitting quietly for five minutes. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
c. Knows how to figure their target heart rate. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
4 Determine what factor causes weight loss and gain Sgt   GySgt
a. Knows that the key to weight control is keeping energy intake (food) and energy output (physical activity) in balance. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
b. Knows that how much exercise is needed to make a difference in your weight depends on the amount and type of activity, and on how much you eat. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
c. Knows that lack of physical activity causes muscles to get soft. Sgt   GySgt
name, role, and date verified:
5 Earn the Young Marine CPR & Advanced First Aid Ribbon Award Sgt   Staff
b. Young Marine has earned the Advanced First Aid Ribbon Award. Sgt   Staff
name, role, and date verified:
PO EO PR Description PFR   LVL
99 Additional Requirements Sgt   Staff
1 Required Schools and Other Qualifications Sgt   Staff
f. Attend and pass the National or local accredited Junior Leadership School (and YMDBS updated) Sgt   Staff
name, role, and date verified:
g. Earn the Advanced First Aid Ribbon award Sgt   Staff
name, role, and date verified:
h. Pass the National Junior Exam Sgt   Staff
name, role, and date verified:
9 Leadership and Maturity Communications Requirements Sgt   Staff
a. UC approval of essay/article commensurate with rank and appropriate for the Esprit magazine. The essay/article needs to contain in your words what you think or feel about being in the Young Marines, or a description of an activity or experience in the Young Marines. The essay/article must be submitted in a simple text file (.txt) sent via email to the UC. The format of the file is: line 1) A Title; line 2) YM Rank, First Name, and Last Name; line 3) Email Address; line 4) Name of Unit; line 5) A Blank Line; and starting on line 6) The Essay/Article. Sgt   Staff
name, role, and date verified:
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