Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller recently released 'Marine Leader Development' (MLD) with a stated purpose of providing a common framework and practical tools for developing Marines and Sailors. Neller stressed that he wants more face-to-face communication between Marines and their leaders. Marine Leader Development replaces the Marine Corps Mentoring Program of 2006, although Neller pointed out that mentoring continues to be important. MLD focuses on the six Fs: fighter, fidelity, fitness, family, finances, and future. These serve as the framework for individual counseling and coaching sessions, as well as unit activities. The Marine Leader Development order is available on the U.S. Marine Corps website.
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