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.

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.

HIGHER STANDARDS FOR FEMALE MARINES & THE “OCS MODEL” FOR FEMALES IN RECRUIT TRAINING: Kate Germano, LtCol USMC (ret)

Kate Germano
LtCol, USMC (ret)

Kate Germano, LtCol USMC (ret) and the COO of the Service Women’s Action Network, discusses the daunting task of changing mindsets in the Marine Corps.

Specifically we discuss:  (1) raising the bar on women from recruiting, to pool requirements prior to shipping to Recruit Training… Kate contends the Marine Corps can do MUCH better across the board; (2) adopting the OCS Model of including a female platoon in male companies at MCRD so that from the start males Marine see females Marines in leadership roles and female recruits would benefits from being included in the environment they will live and work in during their careers.

We discuss if UCMJ needs a specific article which addresses the transmission of intimate images that were obtained consensually with the expectation of privacy.

Kate Germano is a strong advocate for woman and certainly doesn’t shy away from this debate.