Best Transition Advice, PBS Frontline: Mosul and thoughts on NOK (next of kin) controversies: Mike & Mac

The family of Sgt. La David Johnson, US Army
KIA, Niger

We’ll talk about the Best Transition Advice we’ve been given, the Gunner talks about good PBS Frontline episodes to watch and then we’ll briefly address the subject of how the President should speak relative to our Gold Star Families.

Classes – Lectures – Warning – HAZING – Court Martials: How do we stop the cycle of hazing?

Phil Smith
Col USMC (ret)

Phil Smith is a retired Marine Colonel.  He enlisted in the Marine Corps and became an infantryman and then a reconnaissance Marine.  We’ll talk to him about stopping the cycle of hazing that the Marine Corps goes through repeatedly:  Class, Lecture, Warning, HAZING EVENT, investigation, court-martial.

Getting combat advising right in the long-term: Gil Barndollar & Sam Long

Gil Barndollar
Capt, USMC
Sam Long
Capt, USMC

Gil Barndollar & Sam Long were advisors in Afghanistan.  They wrote a Marine Corps Gazette article entitled “Putting the First Team on the Field: Irregular warfare and Marine Combat Advisors” — we’ll talk about the article with both authors.

Gunner talks local politics and Guntalk: Mike & Mac

Iraqi Mortarman

Are the issues involved in local politics different from the issues we talk about in national issues?  Gunner is involved in a local election and we’ll talk about that.

GunTalk also breaks out!  We talk the Springfield 1903, throwing mortar rounds in World War II and having them explode!  And, mortar rounds exploding in tubes as seen in videos shot by bad guys as they shot them in Iraq.

Secretary Mattis & Chairman Dunford addressed the Association of the U.S. Army last week — you should listen

James Mattis
Secretary of Defense

The Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff both spoke at the Association of the U.S. Army last week at their annual convention in Washington D.C.

You’ll hear both speeches in their entirety.