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.
MajGen Paul Kennedy joins the program to talk combat leadership. MajGen Kennedy was the 1st Marine Division Plans Officer for “The March Up,” commanded 2d Battalion, 4th Marines in Ramadi in 2004 and the 2d Marine Regiment in Helmand Province in 2010-2011. In 2013 he was assigned as Commanding General, 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade, where he led the initial response to Operation DAMAYAN (Philippine typhoon, 2013) and Operation SAHAYOGI HAAT (Nepal earthquake, 2015).
He is currently the Commanding General of the 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.
We chatted with the Founder of the Sugar Bear Foundation, Jennifer Carazo, whose husband, Lt. Colonel Mario Carazo, was KIA in September of 2010 when his Cobra helicopter was shot down over Afghanistan. Since her husband’s death, Jennifer has become involved with various organizations that assist the military and families of the fallen.
MICHAEL BASSETT, Cpl USMC 2009-2012, a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) working for an agency that provides inclusive and adaptive recreation for all people with disabilities. We’ll talk treatment options for Veterans needing assistance.