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!

FEMALE MARINES RESPOND, THEY WANT “ACTIONABLE CHANGE”: LtCol Austine Brown Rawllins, USMCR PART 1

LtCol Austine Brown Rawlings, USMC

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!

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.

WASHINGTON POST MILITARY REPORTER DAN LAMOTHE: MOAB, Online Behavior, SEAL Drowning Investigation

Dan Lamothe
Reporter
Washington Post

Dan Lamothe writes on military matters for the Washington Post and joins us to discuss a busy week in things military.

In an hour long discussion with Mike McNamara Dan discusses Syria, Russia, the MOAB and the growing social media (unofficial) Marine response to Marines United led by female Marines.

COPING WITH SUICIDE & THOUGHTS ON MARINES UNITED: Angie Morgan

Angie Morgan
Founder, Lead Star
Capt USMC
1998-2005

Lead Star Partner, New York Times Best Selling Author, and CCL Partner Network Director Angie Morgan joins the program talks suicide and online behavior.

Angie experienced a suicide in her family and shares her thoughts about suicide and the aftermath with us.

As a veteran Marine Officer, Angie has definite thoughts on the online behavior issue that is in the news and shares them with us as well as recommendations for the Marine Corps relative to recruiting and recruit training.

As always, Angie is an insightful guest.

LEADERSHIP, DISCIPLINE, RECRUITING AND RECRUIT TRAINING: MajGen Paul Kennedy, USMC

MajGen Paul Kennedy, USMC
Commanding General
Marine Corps Recruiting Command

MAJGEN PAUL KENNEDY, Commanding General of Marine Corps Recruiting Command joined us to discuss his career, changes in how the Marine Corps recruits women, gender and recruit training as well has online behavior.

A great, candid interview where the terms “leadership” and “discipline” surface in every aspect of the interview.

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“THIS IS A STAIN ON OUR HONOR, AND WE’RE GOING TO FIX IT” BGen Dave Furness, USMC

BGen David J. Furness, USMC
Office of Legislative Affairs

Brigadier General Dave Furness, USMC,  joined ALL MARINE RADIO for a blunt one-hour and forty-five minute interview.  Here’s what was covered:

(1) Online behavior for Marines, the UCMJ and 1st and 4th Amendment rights

(2) The marines united investigation

(3) Can the Marine Corps monitor the internet for such behavior or is it an “unreasonable search”?

(4) Recruit Training: where is the Marine Corps relative to gender integration at MCRD? 

(5) Recruiting females “more suited” for the Marine Corps and “poolee standards” for females

(6) Can the “OCS” model (female platoons in male companies) work for all recruits at Parris Island?

(7) DISCIPLINE. Privacy in the BEQ is an issue the Marine Corps struggles with; does living like civilians in a dormitory contribute to the feeling that Marines are still mostly civilians and therefore civilian behavioral standards apply?

A candid interview with the second Marine General Officer to speak at length on the issue.