Each of the Branches of the Armed Forces of the United States has its own news coverage and print combat correspondents. Some of the best trained and historic are the United States Marine Corps Combat Print Correspondents. The Print Correspondent is the newspaper reporter for the Marine Corps; they are responsible for the internal and external newsgathering, and for reporting and showcasing the plans, changes, regulations, operations, regulations, programs and policies of the United States Marine Corps.
The Combat Print Marine Corps Correspondent is a person that operates in both print and broadcast mediums, gathering and disbursing information to the public and military consumers. It is the job of the Marine Corps Combat Correspondent to put together both news and feature information featuring actions, operations and activities. The Marine Corps Combat Correspondent is not only a reporter but in effect he is also a form of public relations, bringing into the public forum any number of different types of information about the Marines, what the Marine Corps is all about, and the mission and operations of the United States Marine Corps. They are tasked to give responses to questions and inquires about the Marines, and to help supply information to people who have a desire for it.
The Marine Corps has media and combat correspondents stationed around the world, you may literally be stationed anywhere that the Marines are located, around the globe. When a member of the Combat Correspondent team reaches the level of Staff Sergeant then they can be assigned to be a public affairs official liaison work and dealing with both the public and with other members of the media.
Training for the position of Marine Corps Combat Correspondent begins with Basic Marine Corps Combat Training for 9 weeks, where you will be taught how to operate as a Marine Enlisted person. After Boot Camp you will advance to individual personnel training school where you will learn both in simulate field exercises and in classroom instruction. You will be shown how to interview potential leads, how to ask questions of those whom you want to interview, and a variety of interviewing techniques. You will learn different techniques to writing a news story, writing a feature story, and methods of both.