Wednesday, May 24, 2017

HOUR 1:   Jeff Schogol, reporter for Marine Corps Times, discusses an article he wrote entitled “New concerns that lower fitness standards fuel disrespect for women

HOUR 2:   Richard Caruso, former Cpl USMC, joins us to talk about an event that will take place this coming Memorial Day to honor Medal of Honor recipient Cpl Jason Dunham,  USMC in his hometown of Scio, NY.

HOUR 3:  Tim Lynch, Maj USMC (ret), joins us to discuss the concept of terrorists being treated as “combatants” as opposed to “criminals” and the implications that has for civil rights.

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S TRIP AND THE SUNNI/SHIA DYNAMIC IN THE MIDDLE EAST: Tom Draude

Tom Draude
BGen USMC (ret)

Tom Draude, BGen USMC (ret), joins us to discuss the effect of President Trump’s visit to the Middle East on the Sunni – Shia dynamic in the region, a region that will continue to see upheaval as ISIL is defeated in the region and the fate of Syrian Leader Bashar al Assad is determined.

SENATE ARMED SERVICE COMMITTEE HEARING: Special Operations Command — GEN Raymond Thomas, USA & Theresa Whelen, Asst Secretary of Defense

GEN Raymond Thomas, USA
Commander, US Special Forces Command
Theresa Whelen
Asst Secretary of Defense

Army Gen. Raymond Thomas, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, and Theresa Whelan, performing the duties of assistant defense secretary for special operations/low-intensity conflict, testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee, May 4, 2017.  PART 1

SPRING IS HERE — TIPS FOR BRINGING YOUR GRILL BACK TO LIFE: All Marine Radio Head Chef Kim Holmes

KIm Holmes
ALL MARINE RADIO
OFFICIAL HEAD CHEF

The AMR Head Chef joins us to discuss how to bring your grill back to life after spending the winter in hibernation!

Kim also gives some tips for where to look if you’re looking at purchasing a new grill.

DON’T MISS IT!

Marine recruit needed skin grafts to treat chemical burns suffered at boot camp, documents reveal: Dan Lamothe

Dan Lamothe
Military Reporter
Washington Post

Washington Post military reporter Dan Lamothe joins us to discuss an article he wrote based on a Freedom of Information Act request.  You can find the article here.

“The recruit’s skin was “liquefied” at the service’s storied boot camp at Parris Island, S.C., the documents said. The injuries occurred after he was ordered to perform unauthorized exercises under an upside-down laundry bin on a floor covered in bleach and required to stay in his wet pants for hours. The recruit reluctantly told another drill instructor about his burns that night, but stayed in training for a few more days. His condition deteriorated after he was told that he would not be able to graduate with his peers if he sought medical attention.”

Ultimately, the Drill Instructor was punished by a year in the brig.   Intervention by other Drill Instructors might have spared a fellow Marine and the recruit horrible experiences.

SMALL UNIT DISCIPLINE, TRUTH TO POWER, “BARRACKS” vs “DORMITORY”: Will Constantini

Will Costantini
Col USMC (ret)

Will Constantini, Col USMC (ret), joins us to discuss Professional Military Education.  HOWEVER… we get side tracked and talk:

(1)  Small Unit Discipline

(2)  “Barracks” vs. “Dormitory”

(3)  Do they join us or do we join them?

(4)  What is the message of discipline?

GLOCK IMPROVEMENTS — THE LOCH NESS MONSTER & LEADERSHIP: Mike & Mike

Mike McNamara
Mike Musselman
Afghanistan 2010

The Boys discuss a variety of subject as The Gunner returns to the program after a week off.   Today:

(1)  Glock Improvements that are cheap and don’t need an armorer.

(1)  The Loch Ness Monster, do you believe?

(3)  Small unit leaders dealing with someone obstructing their ability to lead.