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Above & Beyond

Above & BeyondFormer Marines Conquer the Civilian World

In spite of the relatively small number of people passing through its ranks, the Marine Corps produce a disproportionate share of this country’s leaders. It is because Marines are different from the rest of the population. They have a different mindset and handle problems in a different... more

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In spite of the relatively small number of people passing through its ranks, the Marine Corps produce a disproportionate share of this country’s leaders. It is because Marines are different from the rest of the population. They have a different mindset and handle problems in a different manner. Above & Beyond: Former Marines Conquer the Civilian World profiles 87 former Marines who took that attitude and successfully applied it to the civilian sector. As you read the stories collectively, you will see a camaraderie of many ethnicities, ages, and personalities—some you already know—that make up the U.S. Marine Corps. Read these pages and discover why Jim Lehrer of PBS NewsHour says “There has never been a better testimony to the value of service in the Marine Corps than Above & Beyond.” 

Rudy Socha has one daughter, Kelly, and two step-daughters, Sarah and Kimberly. He was an enlisted Marine serving as a Machine Gunner in a Weapons Platoon with Lima 3/8. He currently is the CEO of a...more