Interesting Facts about the US Marine Corps

US Marine Corps pic

US Marine Corps
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Northern Illinois University graduate Tim Salvesen is an accounting professional with fifteen years of experience in the industry. The current vice president and the corporate controller of GridLiance GP, LLC, Tim Salvesen is also an honorably discharged sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.

Below are few interesting facts about the United States Marine Corps:

The first marine recruitment is believed to have been in 1775 by Captain Samuel Nicholas and Captain Robert Mullan in a bar known as Tun Tavern, located in Philadelphia.

The most common nicknames for marines are leathernecks, as they originally wore a stiff upright collar; jarheads, because their heads stick out from their high-collared uniform and look like a mason jar; and devil dogs, a tribute to their ferocity and endurance.

The popular US Marine Corps combat knife known as Ka-Bar got the name in honor of a story told by a fur trapper. With a heavy accent, the trapper said he “k a bar,” meaning he killed a bear.

The first American to orbit the earth was a US Marine named John Glenn.

MADD Survey Finds Parents Don’t Understand Impact of their Behavior

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Image: madd.org

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
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A former member of the US Marine Corps, Tim Salvesen, CPA, presently serves as the vice president and corporate controller of GridLiance in Illinois. Dedicated to helping others, Tim Salvesen has supported several organizations over the years, including Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

The largest nonprofit focused on preventing underage drinking and drunk driving, MADD recently partnered with Nationwide to highlight the important role that parents’ actions play in the decisions their children make about drinking, driving, and riding with a drunk driver. The two organizations surveyed parents about whether they talk to their children about drinking and driving and whether they drink and drive, themselves. Results of the survey were announced prior to the PowerTalk 21 Day on April 21, 2016, and detailed some interesting information.

According to the survey, 80 percent of parent respondents had talked to their kids about alcohol and about the dangers of being in a car with a drunk driver. However, one in four parents said that in the past year, they had ridden with a drunk driver, and 43 percent said that they have had a drink while at dinner and subsequently driven their children home. Past studies have shown that parents have the greatest influence over children’s decisions regarding alcohol. The results of this newest survey suggest that parents do not recognize the large impact that their own behavior has on their children’s behavior.