Marine officer leads with values learned through Scouts

30 May 2013 |

First Lt. Michael Cooley, a platoon commander serving with Mobility Assault Company, 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, searches for footprints and other evidence showing recent human movement through the area during a combat tracking course offered by Tactical Tracking Operations School here, May 16, 2013. Cooley, a native of Algonquin, Ill., is an Eagle Scout and has been involved with Scouting for nearly 20 years. While 1st CEB is training to deploy to Afghanistan during the fall, Cooley devotes much of his free time to Scouting. Growing up, Cooley's father was his den leader, now Cooley is a den leader for his son, Isaac.
Marine officer leads with values learned through Scouts