"On Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue."

Presenting a stunning presentation from the highly-anticipated book by the same name. Available for your team or event. Available also to government organizations as Professional Military Education (PME).

Hard-Hitting Team and Leadership Presentation

Iwo Jima Flag-Raising

Black Dragon

Lest it be lost with the passing of a generation.

with Steven McCloud

It was the 1945 battle that horrified the nation, and the scene of the photograph that inspired it. For the Marine Corps it was the supreme test of its capabilities, its doctrine, and its culture. For the boys who encountered it first-hand, it was a nightmare.

The tip of the spear for the Marine Corps during WWII was the rifle company. It fielded 162 of them in the Pacific. 72 of them fought on Iwo Jima. For the first time ever, walk step by step with them, gain experience with them, and find out what mattered most to them individually, and as a team. Learn why Iwo Jima veterans referred to themselves as Iwo Jima survivors.

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TeamTrident Instructor

Steven McCloud

Steve is the founder of Trident Leadership, and author of "Black Dragon: the Experience of a Marine Rifle Company Named 2-F-23." The former corporate trainer has also led tours to historic battlefields from Iwo Jima to Normandy, lauded by legendary Head of the Marine Corps History and Museums Division and Navy Cross recipient Colonel John Ripley, USMC (Ret) as "...far and away the very best historian/guide I have seen on any tour. Light years beyond the average." Steve has conducted hundreds of battlefield staff rides with corporate teams, and is a lecturer for the Marine Corps.