The US Marine Corps has changed over the past 238 years. As this November we celebrate our birthday I have to step back and really look “what” our Corps is becoming. Quality officers getting out, quality senior officers (Generals) being kicked out because they don’t follow a certain tune and now our own Commandant is being scrutinized. Is he guilty of what they say?

“It has been a long year for Gen. James Amos, the top officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. In addition to facing massive budget cuts and an unpopular drawdown in forces, his service has been rocked by allegations that he and other senior members of his staff deliberately sought to wrongfully influence the disciplining of eight Marines implicated in an embarrassing war-zone video that showed scout snipers urinating on dead Taliban fighters in Afghanistan”

 

I have begun to see the Marine Corps morph with the current times. Where a military branch prides itself on customs, taking care of Marines and winning wars, I see a military branch that has changed and I don’t think it’s for the good. Read the full story here and take the poll. Is the Marine Corps better or worse off? Time for a C-Gar


 

<span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">&amp;lt;a href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/7564249/"&amp;gt;Is the USMC better off now than it was 5 years ago?&amp;lt;/a&amp;gt;</span>

It has been a long year for Gen. James Amos, the top officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. In addition to facing massive budget cuts and an unpopular drawdown in forces, his service has been rocked by allegations that he and other senior members of his staff deliberately sought to wrongfully influence the disciplining of eight Marines implicated in an embarrassing war-zone video that showed scout snipers urinating on dead Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. The allegations just got worse. A new complaint filed with the Pentagon's inspector general Tuesday accuses the commandant of an "unlawful act of reprisal" against a fellow top officer.

Read more here:

http://killerapps.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/11/07/Did-Marines-Top-General-Stab-Another-Four-Star-In-The-Back

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