Editorial

Several articles in the February and March editions of the Gazette have generated a high volume of interest. In particular, Capt Joshua Waddell’s article “Innovation: And other things that brief well” in February and LtCol Greg Thiele’s “Our Jena-Auerstadt,” originally published online in October...
In ancient Rome, March was the month dedicated to Mars, the deity of war called Ares by the Greeks. The month would be marked by ceremonies and reenactments of past glory in battle to honor Mars, including gladiatorial games in arenas across the empire. While I do not suggest the modern warriors of...
As always, the February edition of the Gazette focuses on Innovation. BGen Julian D. Alford, commanding the Corps’ lead agency for Innovation, the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory and Futures Directorate, sets the tone with a letter on page 7. As a result of the Commandant’s call for “disruptive...
I trust that we have all recovered from this season’s celebrations! 2017 is certain to bring many changes, but the Corps’ need for innovative, critical thinkers will remain crucial as leaders continue to face tough decisions and hard choices. Recently, several of the recurring Ideas and Issues...
To all Marines and friends of the Corps: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and best wishes for the New Year! During this Holiday Season, please keep in your thoughts and prayers all of the Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, Coastguardsmen, and Airmen who will not be spending this happy time of year with...
Every year on 10 November, Marines all over the world, including today’s Marines, veterans, family, and friends of the Corps, behave in a manner that can appear bizarre to uninformed outsiders. Grown people, with different dates of birth and no family connection, loudly wish each other “happy...
The October 2016 edition of the Marine Corps Gazette focuses on perhaps the most complex and dynamic of the warfighting functions: logistics. Logistics is all about the sustainment of combat power for the Marine Corps and is the purview of our LCE and the Marines of the related MOSs and...
This month’s issue of the Gazette presents essays on an array of topics across the MAGTF and warfighting functional areas. Our featured articles on this month’s cover highlight the range in our content and present detailed and perhaps controversial positions on a variety of contemporary subjects...
The August 2016 issue of the Gazette recognizes the centennial of the Marine Corps Reserve with two special articles. The Commanding General, Marine Forces Reserve, LtGen Rex MacMillan, presents a detailed overview of the sustained relevance and operational commitment of the Reserve Component in...
The July 2016 Gazette presents our members and readers with both a new and a returning feature. On page 71, we have the first chapter of Maj Victor M. Ruble’s eleven-part future war story, “Ambrosia.” This future war story is set in the Strait of Hormuz roughly 30 years from now and tells the story...

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