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Ethics: This is Quantico, not Harvard, sir …

February 6, 2013

Punch line: Studies have shown that executives with military experience are less likely to be involved in fraud. 

Students and executives are trying to learn from these leaders through courses taught on a USMC base in Quantico, VA where they face intense ethical challenges.

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QUANTICO, Va. – Sunlight was filtering through the trees as the team trudged up yet another hill to the final objective of the morning.


The mission was simple. The team was to meet with a local village priest and establish a relationship.

The plan quickly fell apart when the group realized the solemn ceremony they had been invited to was a forced “wedding” in which a bride whose hands were bound by rope was carried screaming into a tent.

Now they were faced with a choice.