Fitness & Resiliency


Fitness & Resiliency



Cross-Cultural Competence                                               Leading Respectful Conversation

These resources are designed for Marines to increase their awareness and knowledge of cross-cultural issues, and strengthen unit cohesion by exercising social fitness.  For questions on these resources or for further guidance, contact


Resiliency is an important aspect of a Marine’s personal and professional life.  It ensures that when faced with the challenges Marines face in and out of combat, they will be able to meet those challenges, drawing from internal and external sources of strength and support.  Resilience can be objectively observed through physical and cognitive performance.   How Marines build and maintain resilience is more subjective, meaning effective measures are influenced by unique factors and characteristics of the individual and the unit.  Marines with a high degree of physical and cognitive performance build and maintain resiliency in these four areas of Marine fitness:

Physical: In addition to regular PT and exercise, this area includes proper nutrition, injury prevention, and recovery to maximize performance.

Mental: Iincludes one’s mindset, attitudes, and practices that help them deal with various stressors that impede overall performance.

Spiritual: Identification of values, clarity of purpose, and distinct practices from a variety of sources and traditions help Marines live out Core Values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment, live the warrior ethos, and exemplify the character expected of a United States Marine.

Social:  Building a solid skillset that fosters cohesion, belonging, and trust in one's personal and professional relationships. 

Following the direction in the Commandant's Planning Guidance and as a growing initiative within the Marine Corps, Human Performance Office is the service-level agency for synchronizing, coordinating, and leading efforts to develop evidence-based, integrated means for individuals to build and maintain their resiliency.  This site serves as a "one stop shop" for policy, resources and information for practitioners who work to enhance resiliency within their commands, and for individuals interested and motivated in addressing their own resilience.





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