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 Fitness: In addition to regular PT and exercise, this area includes proper nutrition, injury prevention, and recovery to maximize performance.
Mental Fitness: Includes one’s mindset, attitudes, and practices that help them deal with various stressors that impede overall performance.
Spiritual Fitness: Identification of personal faith, foundational values, and moral living 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 Fitness: 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.