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.

Raqqa Falls, John Allen to head the Brookings Institute & a “hazing” court-martial ends in an innocent verdict in I MEF

John R. Allen
General USMC (Ret)
Brookings Institute

We’ll talk about the news of the day:

(1) The ISIS Capital of Raqqa falls to US supported Syrian and Kurdish forces?  What’s next, do we know?  We suck at Phase 4 (post-combat operations – converting what we’d fought for into political reality), Iraq and eastern Syria are there again.

(2) John R. Allen, General USMC (ret), will head The Brookings Institute, we’ll talk about it.

(3) A Marine was recently found “not guilty” in a hazing court martial, we’ll talk about it.

MARINE CORPS HAZING: MGySgt John Ubaldi, USMC (ret)

John Ubaldi
MGySgt USMC (ret)
Founder, The Ubaldi Reports

How does the Marine Corps deal with “hazing”?  We’ll begin a long series of conversations about the subject with most enlisted Marines.

John Ubaldi was an 0311 and 0369 (infantryman and Infantry Plt Sgt) we’ll here his thoughts on these questions:

(1)  What is hazing in the Marine Corps?

(2)  Why do Marine haze?

(3)  Who hazes?

(4)  Who is the key to minimizing (knowing it won’t be eliminated) the amount of hazing that Marines experience?

Yankees WIN! And our hazing problem

The New York Yankees defeated the Cleveland Indians last night 5-2, thus advancing to the American League Championship Series.  We NEED to talk about it.

We’ll also begin a series of interviews that deal with the subject of “hazing.”  We’ll look at these questions:

(1)  What is hazing in the Marine Corps?

(2)  Why do Marine haze?

(3)  Who hazes?

(4)  Who is the key to minimizing (knowing it won’t be eliminated) the amount of hazing that Marines experience?