• Military Police Marines (MPs) are ideal candidates for the Marine Security Guard (MSG) program. This assertion is based on initial and sustainment training, duties performed in MP billets at bases and stations as well as abroad, and duties performed by MSGs at diplomatic posts. MP and MSG training...
  • On 24 April 2018, the Deputy Commandant, Manpower and Reserve Affairs, LtGen Michael A. Rocco, released MARADMIN 234/18 , highlighting the fact that there were over 10,720 of 198,976 fitness reports still outstanding for the period of March 2017 to March 2018. 1 This represents a 5.39 percent...
  • Our purpose in life as Marine intelligence professionals is to support the commander on the deck and to win in combat against our Nation’s enemies, or, in intel-speak, “provide intelligence at the tactical edge to maintain a qualitative advantage over adversaries on the modern battlefield.” If what...
  • Reconnaissance elements in modern warfare have changed drastically with the expanding developments in small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), but the timeless principles from General Guderian remain the same. Providing reconnaissance in support of M1A1 tanks moving at an average of 25 kilometers...
  • It would be hard to argue that the training provided to 0231 intelligence specialists—the enlisted intelligence Marines who provide the backbone for all-source intelligence in the Marine Corps—sets them up for success in a combat environment. Perhaps it did twenty years ago, before the...
  • "Who here is planning on getting out?” asked a senior Marine officer during a small scheduled gathering at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, NC. Silence consumed the air. Heads swiveled and eyes darted all across the room. I raised my hand high, feeling confident I could answer any question...
  • Reunions Navy-Marine Corps Retired Judge Advocates Association Reunion: From 5 to 7 October, the Navy-Marine Corps Retired Judge Advocates Association is hosting its 36th annual reunion in Charleston, SC. Contact BGen David Hague, USMC (Ret), at [email protected] . USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2/LHD-7...
  • The film Last Days in Vietnam should be a required study for MEUs and amphibious squadrons (PHIBRONs) in order for them to succeed in real-world non-combatant evacuation operations (NEOs). Directed by Rory Kennedy, this film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, followed by a short...

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