On Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue.
But uncommon resolve won the battle.

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Iwo Jima Flag-Raising

It was the 1945 battle that horrified the nation, and the scene of the photograph that inspired it. But the impact of Iwo Jima cannot be viewed merely in terms of the X's and O's.

From its opening minutes, the battle on Iwo Jima was a Battle for Coordination. The entirety of that operation was characterized as the daily striving to win that battle. For weeks, the Marines strove for, fought for, and died for the ability to work as one. For the Marine Corps it was the supreme test of its capabilities, its doctrine, and its culture.

Get to what matters. We'll lead the way."

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Steven McCloud

Steve is the founder of Trident Leadership, and author of "Black Dragon: the Experience of a Marine Rifle Company in the Central Pacific." The former corporate trainer has also led tours to historic battlefields from Iwo Jima to Normandy, lauded by legendary Head of the Marine Corps History and Museums Division and Navy Cross recipient Colonel John Ripley, USMC (Ret) as "...far and away the very best historian/guide I have seen on any tour. Light years beyond the average." Steve has conducted hundreds of battlefield staff rides with corporate teams, and is a lecturer for the Marine Corps.