COL CHRIS WOODBRIDGE, USMC (RET):  another Parris Island verdict, the March 2018 edition of the Marine Corps Gazette, IOC “standards” & online picture predators v2.0

COL CHRIS WOODBRIDGE, USMC (RET): another Parris Island verdict, the March 2018 edition of the Marine Corps Gazette, IOC “standards” & online picture predators v2.0

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THE CASE FOR A BETTER ENLISTED INFANTRY MARINE: train them for a year before they report to operational units

USMC Lance Cpl Antonio Marin, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, India Company, moves to the side a hill to deploy an unmanned Dragonrider drone in a hostile mountain town in Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center 29 Palms, Calif. Oct 23, 2016. (United States Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl Samuel Brusseau.)

Major Chad Buckel, USMC has written a series of six articles for the Marine Corps Gazette that look at the infantry pipeline, the structure of the squad and battalions and how we fight combine arms fights.

In this show we a look at the first article in the series entitled “Infantry Entry-Level Training”¬†which details Major Buckel’s argument for revamping and extending entry level training for Infantry Marines to almost a year.

“Innovation” is the theme of the February issue of the Marine Corps Gazette — Iwo Jima, Khe Sanh & Hue in the pages of the Gazette archives

We’ll talk about the theme of “Innovation” in the February 2018 edition of the Marine Corps Gazette with the Editor & Publisher Col Chris Woodbridge, USMC (ret).

With the anniversaries of epic Marine Corps battles such as Iwo Jima, Hue and Khe Sanh this month, we’ll also talk to Chris about the literary treasure trove that resides in the digital archives of the Gazette.

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.