- All Marines are entitled to dignity and respect as individuals, but must abide by common standards established by proper authority.
- A Marine should never lie, cheat, or steal from a fellow Marine or fail to come to his aid in time of need.
- All marines should contribute 100% of their abilities to the unit's mission. Any less effort by an individual passes the buck to someone else.
- A unit, regardless of size, is a disciplined family structure, with similar relationships based on mutual respect among members.
- It is essential that issues and problems which tend to lessen a unit's effectiveness be addressed and resolved.
- A blending of separate cultures, varying educational levels, and different social backgrounds is possible in an unselfish atmosphere of common goals, aspirations, and mutual understanding.
- Being the BEST requires common effort, hard work, and teamwork. Nothing worthwhile comes easy.
- Every Marine deserves job satisfaction, equal consideration and recognition of his accomplishments.
- Knowing your fellow Marine well enables you to learn to look at things "through his eyes," as well as your own.
- Issues detracting from the efficiency and sense of well being of an individual should be surfaced and weighed against the impact on the unit as a whole.
- It must be recognized that a brotherhood concept depends on all members "belonging" -- being fully accepted by others within.