USMC Leadership - Courage Courage: In the military, we often face people shooting at us; it isn't Hollywood special effects, they are aiming to kill us. Courage Under Fire is one thing - and it is nearly the most identifiable out in hostile regions. But an ethical courage is more prevalent in the day to day world. You must have the backbone to talk down Fraud, Waste, Abuse, Theft, Harassment; there are distinct behaviors that cannot be allowed to thrive - and it takes courage to stand against a culture that embraces them, or turns a blind eye to them. Never be that willing, nor complacent accomplice - it is not the way of the Corps.