Investing in Marines — Getting the best return: Carl Forsling

Carl Forsling
Maj USMC (ret)

Carl Forsling is a retire Marine Osprey pilot , businessman and a writer for the website Task & Purpose.  He joined the program to talk about his article that won the Marine Corp Gazette’s 2016 Kiser Family Irregular Warfare Essay Contest with his entry entitled:  Investing in Marines: Getting the Best Return.

Carl also discusses how a MV-22 Osprey executes a controlled water landing.


William “Mark” Faulkner
LtGen, USMC (ret)
Marine Corps Association & Foundation
President & CEO

Wed, Jun 14 2017, Hour 1

The President & CEO of the Marine Corps Association & Foundation joined us to discuss the broad work that both do.  From supporting battlefield studies to supplying deploying units with Kindle reading tablets to supporting the Commandants Reading Lists, the Association & Foundation are out there doing it each day as they have done for over 100 years.

Mark discusses the challenges of remaining a strong presence

Founded by General John A. Lejeune in 1913 the Association is the premier support organization for the Marine Corps.  If you’re not a member, you can join by clicking here.


Wednesday, May 31 2017 — Hour 1: THIS MONTH IN THE MARINE CORPS GAZETTE, Chris Woodbridge, Col USMC (ret)

Chris Woodbridge
Col, USMC (ret)
Marine Corps Gazette
Editor & Publisher

00:00:  News & Views.

00:15:  Chris Woodbridge, Col USMC (ret), editor & publisher of the Marine Corps Gazette & Leatherneck Magazine joins us to talk about the June issues of the magazines.

45:00:  Leadership at the point of confrontation… we talk about it.  


Chris Woodbridge
Col, USMC (ret)
Marine Corps Gazette
Editor & Publisher

The Editor & Publisher of the Marine Corps Gazette joins us to discuss the May edition which is devoted to “Marine Corps Aviation.”  Chris shares with us some of the articles featured in this month’s print & online editions.

Check the issue out here.

MARINE CORPS GAZETTE HOUR: Major John Kivelin — “Light Infantry Problems and Bicycle Born Solutions”

John Kivelin
Major, USMC

Major John Kivelin, USMC, joins the program to discuss future battlefields where 7-ton trucks aren’t available due to the abundance of fiber optic weapons in the hands of our enemies.  SOLUTION:  bicycle born infantry that retains mobility to strike at points the enemy believes are not accessible.

We take a look at the future and innovation that enables maneuver.  INTERESTING STUFF.


Mike McNamara
Mike Musselman
Afghanistan 2010
George Goodson
LtCol, USMC (ret)

The boys discuss eating better as you age, but still enjoying good food… no easy task, but certainly doable.

“Burial at Sea” written by LtCol George Goodson, USMC (ret) is also discussed.  The article details his experience as a Casualty Notification Officer during Vietnam… which included a burial at sea.

MARINE CORPS GAZETTE HOUR: Capt Eric Hovey — “Dance With the One That Brought You — An innovative culture will save USMC unmanned aviation before buying Air Force technology will”

Captain Eric Hovey

Captain Eric Hovey advocates for a smarter use of the RQ-21, a Marine Corps Program of Record and a better understanding of procurement system for all leaders in the Marine Corps.