I tried again to identify which of our measurable capabilities are truly unique, while remaining completely objective and basing my findings only on incontrovertible facts.
Sadly, my observations then and quoted below are still relevant today. When this specialty was discarded, there was nothing created to replace it.
This is why leaders like General Mattis extol the benefits of reading and intellectual development. Spain in the late s B. Marine recruits achieved The both of them? As the Ringwraiths served Sauron in the Tolkien classic, so must the assets and resources of intelligence serve the senior commander.
One can interpret this to mean that those who stand in the middle of the woods are best suited to understand the forest if they merely can get access to all of the data about more of the trees! There is a great line in Livy attributed to Scipio that sums up this approach.
In the late 90s OSOs were being tasked with minority goals mission that took into consideration minority attrition rates at OCS. All information and directions needed to prepare for a promotion board are included in the board announcement via MarAdmin.
Photo by LCpl Brian D. Sadly, that same standard seems to have permeated the awards process. I recommend Marines enroll and begin working on their PME as soon as possible, both to make them more effective and to bolster their chances for promotion.
Nevertheless, it is the essence of these papers that I find disconcerting— and thus the urgency with which I submit them to you, the reader. It gives depth and clarity to your vision of how things really are.
But then, how could you know the difference? From the junior partner to the lowliest paralegal, the entire system is set up for the success of the lead lawyer in the courtroom or at the negotiating table. Some of the former range officers were allowed to convert into the infantry weapons officer field; some moved into other MOSs or retired; none remain in their former billets.
Third, the best marksmen in the world are United States Marines. Again, the information is out there as long as Marines understand the importance of preparing for any board and keeping their records up to date.
Were we to facilitate wide-ranging decisionmaking at the lower levels, junior military members might cease to desire promotion above all else. While in the pits, Marines maintain their focus on the training at hand, and they develop a keen ability to determine the direction and proximity of high-powered projectiles passing overhead—an important skill they would otherwise not have an opportunity to train to until they experience combat.
The Secretary said the Naval Service should be a reflection of the ethnic diversity of our nation. The data in Figure 1 compares the U.
Army rifle qualification course of fire requires 23 hits out of 40 to qualify. No, of course not. And they expect us to truly believe such paradoxical statements?
That is the problem in crafting diversity regulations. Can it sustain itself without a significant portion of the population of the Nation who can provide outstanding leadership.
The reintroduction of this MOS is long overdue and will assist both the motor transport and logistics fields to maintain company grade officers with the requisite skills and knowledge to remain effective combat leaders. Maybe next time you reach for a book, consider going beyond The Reading List.
But this is an artificial and theoretical problem in any case. There are presently 23, Marines on active duty who would have met the rank and time in service eligibility requirements for selection as range officers;5 there are only Marines who are eligible for selection as infantry weapons officers.
Post your opinions on our discussion board at www. The Secretary made this decision with, either no knowledge of, or in spite of, any knowledge regarding what the market is producing.
As the old saying goes, live long enough. Half of these are women. With the increase in types of vehicles assigned, to include not only standard tables of equipment but also theater-provided models, such as the mine-resistant ambush-protected all-terrain vehicle, more focus and proficiency is warranted.
The key justifications offered for this proposal deal with relevancy and money. Letters may be e-mailed to gazette mca-marines.
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