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Military acronym watch: ‘JJDIDTIEBUCKLE’

No I am not joking.

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No I am not joking. This was in the August issue of Marine Corps Gazette. Stands for:

“Judgement

Justice

Dependability

Integrity

Decisiveness

Tact

Initiative

Endurance

Bearing

Unselfishness

Courage

Knowledge

Loyalty

Enthusiasm”

“These are the values of a leader,” admonishes the author.

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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