USMC Leadership- Bearing Bearing is your calm, cool, steady resolution; PROFESSIONALISM- to keep your presence of mind and promote proper military decorum at the face of adversity. Whether it is someone yelling in your face, remaining at ATTENTION for seemingly HOURS, or pressed and dressed in the Black & Blues for a Funeral Procession. Maintaining your bearing is more than keeping up false appearances - it is not an 'act'; it is who you are. You mind, your focus, your emotions are in control, and the task will get done. There is no Drama Fest in the Marine Corps; there just isn't.