Writing Assignment: Any Issue
Write a 3-4 page paper based on the following writing prompt. It should include the basic elements (intro and thesis, body, and conclusion) and use proper sentence structure, punctuation, and grammar.
Writing Prompt : What is an issue currently facing the USMC as a whole and why is it a problem? The issue does not have to be specific to the military (It can be a current contemporary issue that will impact the future force.)
**Be creative! This topic is the chance for you to write an article to submit to Naval Institute or the Gazette. Tell the readers something they have not heard before.
The magazines have monthly themes which can help direct the topics of your writing. The following chart shows the themes for the upcoming year. Writing on these themes does not guarantee publication, but it will allow you to write about topics that are relevant to you, but also in line with what they are planning to publish. Choose a topic for your own class as follows, but it doesnt have to be one of them, can be of any issue:
Innovation / Future War
Logistics / Installations
Why, as a Marine leader of today and the one training the leaders of tomorrow, should you be concerned about this issue? What is the real problem it will create for future leaders or the USMC? Do more than just describe the problem, you need to give analysis of the impact it will have. (Remember, some issues will not impact you directly as a Marine, but you are currently charged with teaching/training/leading the Marines that it will. What will todays corporal face as a sergeant major / master gunnery sergeant?)
Minimum length: 3-4 typed pages
Audience: Professional, as if writing to CMC, CO, Director (use formal language and style)
Write in 3rd person (Write about them, not us; they, not we)
Some things to consider:
o Your paper needs to present an overall unified idea- or thesis, and then prove it.