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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Marine Corps OCS: “You’re responsible for everything your unit does of fails to do” — Battalion CO given slap on the wrist in Parris Island hazing case || Grant Newsham talks “the Trump-Kim meeting”

(Left) Marine Corps Recruit Raheel Siddiqui:  died after he jumped from the 3rd floor of a recruit barracks at Parris Island (USMC photo)
(Left Center) Col Paul Cucinotta:  relieved as the CO of 3rd Recruit Training Regiment and given immunity in the case (USMC photo)
(Center) LtCol Joshua Kisson:  relieved as CO of 3rd Battalion, 3rd Recruit Training Regiment, pled guilty to charges of dereliction of duty, making false official statements and conduct unbecoming of an officer; fined $5,000, given a letter of reprimand and allowed to retire (USMC photo)
(Center Right) SgtMaj Nicholas Deabreau:  relieved as 3rd Recruit Training Regiment SgtMaj, given immunity in the case (USMC photo) 
(Right) GySgt Joseph Felix:  relieved as the Senior Drill Instructor of Recruit Saddiqui’s Company, sentenced to 10 years in prison, reduced to the rank of Private, forfeits all pay and allowances, Dishonorable Discharge for maltreatment, violation of a lawful general order and dereliction of duty, making a false official statement, and drunk and disorderly conduct (Jeff Schogol photo)

CAPT LAUREN SERRANO, USMC:  talks two articles she’s written — “Why Women Do Not Belong in the U.S. Infantry” & ” To Get Out, or Not to get out?  Gender Crisis in the Marine Corps”

CAPT LAUREN SERRANO, USMC: talks two articles she’s written — “Why Women Do Not Belong in the U.S. Infantry” & ” To Get Out, or Not to get out? Gender Crisis in the Marine Corps”

THIS IS A GREAT INTERVIEW!

Captain Lauren Serrano, USMC joined us to discuss her experiences writing and speaking about gender issues in the Marine Corps and the U.S. Military.  Our frank discussion addressed :

(1)  Individual Marine and public reaction to her first article “Why Women Do Not Belong in the U.S. Infantry

(2) Her discussions with DOD PAO-types as she prepared of a CNN Military Forum where she was specifically asked to address the gender issue with President Obama

(3) Her motivation for writing her second Gazette article published in the July 2017 edition entitled “To Get Out, or Not to Get Out?: Gender crisis in the Marine Corps” — and her policy recommendations for retention of career oriented female Marines who desire to have children

(4) By virtue of pushing for higher physical standards for women, is the Marine Corps pushing women who desire to be mothers and career Marines out of the Marine Corps?

(5) Why the issue of gender is such a difficult for Marines to discuss frankly in open forums

Captain Serrano is a great example of a leader who speaks her mind in an articulate manner.  She also offers all Marines substantial issues to ponder.