Marine Corps University, located on Marine Corps Base Quantico along the shore of the Potomac River, looks much like a civilian campus. Pictured above is the sign announcing History Division’s future location (adjacent to our current temporary quarters). In the background to the right is the Gray Research Center (named for former Commandant, General Alfred M. Gray, who is known for his commitment to professional military education). To the left is Breckinridge Hall, headquarters of the Marine Corps University and home to one of its flagship schools, the Command and Staff College.
The author is a high school history teacher and Marine reservist whose mission is to help document Marine Corps history as it occurs. This blog contains some of his personal observations and reflections as he works to document the role of the Marine Corps in the global war on terror. The opinions herein are his alone and should not be construed as those of the United States Marine Corps or Department of Defense.