Rats in the Twentynine Palms Commissary, “Phase 4” of Recruit Training goes holistic and a Post-Colonoscopy live interview: Mike, Mac & Montana Man

Holistic Recruit Training?
Rats? Really?

A ton of news going on today, we’ll focus rats forcing the Commissary at MCB Twentynine Palms to shut down, the changes to “Phase 4” of USMC Recruit Training where Drill Instructors where do more talking to recruits and shed the “knife edge” aura of the previous 11 weeks.

Montana Man joins us to update us on the colonoscopy that he completed this morning — another case of a “post-colonoscopy” euphoric high!

THE ETHICAL LEADER AT THE POINT OF CONFRONTATION: Jack Hoban

Jack Hoban
Former Captain, USMC
Author: “The Ethical Warrior”

Jack Hoban, former Marine Captain, of Resolution Group International, joins us to talk “leadership at the point of confrontation.”

Jack is one of the developers of the the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program and has extensive experience in the area of ethical law enforcement training. His book “The Ethical Warrior” is widely used by law enforcement agencies around the world.

Listen as we discuss why leaders shrink at the point of conflict… the role of discipline in leadership… and how the Marine Corps Marital Arts Program is SUPPOSED to contribute to ethical leadership in the Marine Corps.

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.