Understanding the Few Good Men

Col Cooling
Norman L. Cooling

Part of my research process has been an effort to better understand Marine Corps attitudes, organization, doctrine and “culture”.  Here’s a really good resource I found, written by two senior Marine officers, Norman L. Cooling and Roger B. Turner.  Their article is Understanding the Few Good Men: An Analysis of Marine Corps Service Culture.

Col Turner
Roger B. Turner

At the time Cooling was a Colonel and Turner was a LtCol.  Both reached Brigadier General, but I’m not sure about their current rank or status. I’m not sure where it was first published, but it looks like it was done for a military journal.  Anyway, I found it enlightening…








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