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1 Lupine Civilian Integration Transition Challenges and Responsibilities

2 History Legal Requirements Military Resources Veterans Benefits Societal Reintegration Agenda

3 The Marines are not a branch; they are a breed. USLMC: A History The Brethren of Wolves has, from its inception, been an integral partnership. Its members, our sisters and brothers, have saved the lives of thousands of their fellow Marines. Let no one forget their loyalty, nor fail in granting them their due measure of respect. - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

4 Marines I see as two breeds: Wolves and Humans, because Marines come in two varieties, big and mean, or skinny and mean. They're aggressive on the attack and tenacious on defense. They've got really short hair and they always go for the throat. - RAdm. "Jay" R. Stark, USN; 10 November 1995 10 November 1775: 2 nd Continental Congress establishes the Marine Corps; birthplace is Tun Tavern, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Six Wolfhealls selected from state militias in Virginia, Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New York 1805: Presley O’Bannon defeats the Barbary Coast Pirates… “the shores of Tripoli…” Last battle fought with Marines separated from their lupine counterparts. 1847: Mexican War; storming the Castle Chapultepec… “the Halls of Montezuma…” Introduction of the Mexican Wolf via Viliulfo and Arcelia bloodlines 1918: WWI, Belleau Wood… Teufelhunden Hunter/Scout pairs used for long term reconnaissance

5 Legal Requirements So you want to be a civilian! As a Marine, this transition can be difficult no matter if you walk on four legs, or two. REMEMBER! Your duty to your brother or sister does not end at your paddle party. Here are some important steps to take in preparation for civilian life.

6 “There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and those who have met them in battle. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion.” - Gen. William Thornson, U.S. Army Register your permanent address at the Veterans Association/USLMCR Station All formalized breeding pairs must be monitored by the nearest veterinarian with military clearance Inform local Animal Control and Civilian Authorities Civilian authorities, though often veterans themselves, still require the formal induction of all military-grade wolves in an municipal area If you have settled near a USLMC base, you must register on- base Carry your Veterans Card at all times! As most civilians still view unleashed animals with suspicion, do not be surprised if you are stopped by authorities

7 MILITARY RESOURCES Though you are responsible for the care of your lupine partner, and vice versa, here are some associations already in place to support Marines in their civilian life.

8 I still need Marines who can shoot and salute. But I need Marines who can smell the enemy on the wind, and track them to their farthest hole, as well. - General Robert E. Cushman, Jr., USMC, Commandant of the Marine Corps, 17 May 1974 U.S Department of Veterans Affairs http://www.va.gov 810 Vermont Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20420 U.S. Lupine Marine Corps. Reserves http://www.marines.mil/unit/marforres/Pages/home.aspx#MFR_Banner MARFORRES, 2000 Opelousas Ave., New Orleans, LA 70146 U.S. Marine Corps. Reserves Wolfheall http://www.mwolfheall.mil/reserves DET CO A 6TH COMM BN, 600 ALBANY AVENUE, AMITYVILLE, NY 11701 Contact these national headquarters for detachments and offices in your area

9 Veterans Benefits Wolves (Canis lupus) maintain their status as active members of the military until it has been proven that they are past breeding age. Article 137, Sec. 03.45.040 - 03.45.080l (USMJ) All wolves, regardless of breeding age, who have taken part in battle or police action under the ageis of the United States Military retain right of access to medical treatment. Article 149, sec.7.83 (USMJ) Any service member may bring a complaint of wrongs against their commanding officer to the officer exercising general court-martial authority over the commander on the part of his lupine partner. Article 138 (UCMJ) In the event of death on the part of the human, the surviving wolf will be returned to the nearest USLMC base for the duration of his/her lifetime. Article 150, sec.2 (USMJ)

10 SOCIAL REINTEGRATION Civilian populations are not often knowledgeable of basic courtesies and protocols, for their safety and yours:

11 They (Lupine Marines) don't have a nickname, and they don't need one. They get their basic training in a Marine atmosphere, at a Marine Post. They inherit the traditions of the Marines. They are Marines. - LtGen Thomas Holcomb, USMC, Commandant of the Marine Corps, 1943 DO: Caution those approaching that your brother/sister is not a pet, and should not be treated as such. DO NOT: Assume that your brother/sister relationship in the military will be easily converted into a civilian lifestyle. While civilians make accommodations for veterans, wolves in the workplace are still uncommon. DO: Continue to support and care for your brother/sister in the manner to which they, and you, are accustomed. DO NOT: Assume that your wolf will understand the cultural differences between your lives as Marines and your lives as civilians. DO: Diligently assess your goals and needs in the civilian world. DO NOT: Assume that your success in the military will easily convert into a civilian career

12 A Marine Corps. without Wolves is like a garment without buttons. - Adm. David Dixon Porter, USN in a letter to Colonel Commandant John Harris, USMC, 1863 DO: Maintain pack links to those personnel still in service. Leave your forwarding address with the base! DO NOT: try to transition alone! Your brother/sister needs to maintain an active breeding relationship. DO: Form new attachments to the nearest veterans association wolfheall. DO NOT: forget to take register yourself as well! The VA is there to support you, as well as your wolf. DO: Take your brother/sister into the civilian world with you. Wolves love space to move, and need to become acclimatized to their environments in relaxed and fun ways. DO NOT: Become alarmed at the lack of structure and leadership in civilian life. In this situation, YOU are the leader!

13 For over 221 years our Corps has done two things for this great Nation. We make Marines, and we win battles. - Gen. Charles C. Krulak, USMC (CMC); 5 May 1997 Through intensive planning, strategic thinking, and the support of the Marine Corps., you can transition yourself and your wolf into a successful and rewarding civilian life. REMEMBER ! SEMPER FI!


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