FEMALE MARINES RESPOND, THEY WANT “ACTIONABLE CHANGE”: LtCol Austine Brown Rawllins, USMCR PART 2

LtCol Austine Brown Rawlings, USMCR

LtCol Austine Brown Rawllins, USMCR joins the program to discuss her involvement in a private Facebook Group called “Actionable Change” — formed in the wake of the “marines united” online behavior issue that has gained the nation’s attention — and what that group and a related group  which is open for all to join (Actionable Change Allies) wants.

Like many, LtCol Rawllins was surprised to learn that the Marine Corps, prior to recently, had never targeted and recruited women.  She discusses the need for change in recruiting and modifications to recruit training.  Her strongest comments during the two part interview are reserved for leaders who fail to lead at the “point of confrontation” and for advocates who are “protecting women” from the disabling rigors of the combat arms MOS’s.

A GREAT interview!

BGEN DAVE FURNESS, USMC:  “This (online picture sharing) is a stain on our honor and we’re going to fix it”

BGEN DAVE FURNESS, USMC: “This (online picture sharing) is a stain on our honor and we’re going to fix it”

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JUNIOR MARINES TRANSITIONING – & – KATE GERMANO’S ARGUMENT (HIGHER STANDARDS FOR FEMALE MARINES & THE “OCS MODEL” IN BOOT CAMP: Mike & Mike

Mike McNamara
Mike Musselman
Afghanistan 2010

The boys discuss how junior Marines Transition from Active Duty (not well) and Kate Germano’s positions on standards for female Marines and the Marine Corps moving to the “OCS Model” of greater gender integration in Recruit Training for female recruits.