KEEP YOUR HONOR CLEAN — GENDER — AVIATION UPDATE : General Robert Neller, Commandant of the Marine Corps (Part 2 of 2)

General Robert B. Neller
Commandant
United States Marine Corps

The Commandant of the Marine Corps joined ALL MARINE RADIO to talk leadership and current events.

ABOUT KEEP YOUR HONOR CLEAN:  The Commandant isn’t sure if Marines are “buying it” when it comes to “keeping your honor clean.”  Attempts to influence character are ongoing in the Marine Corps, it’s unfinished work and Marines are trying hard but the jury is still out.  “I don’t know if you can get it until you experience it.  In the aggregate we have really good people, we just have to do a better job explaining this.”

ABOUT GENDERDoes the Marine Corps still want women who don’t want to be grunts (Capt Lauren Serrano’s question)?  The Commandant is conscious that the burden of child birth and being a mother is a heavy burden, “Of course we want her in the Marine Corps.”  “At the end of the day you have to be ready to deploy, it’s a hard life.”  “I think we’re trying to find that space, but we have to find that balance between our warfighting requirement and our retention.”

ABOUT AVIATION:  We need to fly more.  Every month our flight hours go up.  It took us years to get into this situation and it’ll take us years to get out.  Why CMC decided to have Marine Corps aviation units “take a knee” after the the 31st MEU MV-22 incident.

PART 2 of a GREAT interview.

SOCIAL MEDIA & MARINES UNITED — WHAT HE FOCUSES ON — HELO DUNKERS & SWIMMING : General Robert Neller, Commandant of the Marine Corps (Part 1 of 2)

General R.B. Neller, USMC Commandant of the Marine Corps
General R.B. Neller
37th Commandant
U.S. Marine Corps

The Commandant of the Marine Corps joined ALL MARINE RADIO to talk leadership and current events.

SOCIAL MEDIA:  Marine leaders need to become familiar with social media so they can understand the world their Marines live in and so they can use it as another tool to lead.  He also discusses how “Marines United” has impacted his job.

THE PRESIDENT OF SOUTH KOREA’S VISIT TO THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE MARINE CORPS:  President Moon of South Korea landed at Andrews AFB and went directly to the NMMC to pay his respects to the Marine Corps who rescued his family during the fight at the Chosin Reservoir.

HELO DUNKER TRAINING:  The Commandant believes that we can and should raise the bar relative to swimming in the Marine Corps in general, and also believes we might be able to do better relative to frequent-flyers and helo dunker training.

PART 1 of a GREAT interview.

GEN NELLER, JOHN ALLEN & LINCOLN’S LETTER TO HORACE GREELEY: Mike McNamara

John R. Allen
General USMC (Ret)
Brookings Institute
General R.B. Neller, USMC
Commandant of the Marine Corps

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mac discusses  the news that John Allen, Gen USMC (ret) will join the program on Thursday and that General Robert Neller, the Commandant of the Marine Corps will join us on Monday.

Mac also reads Lincoln’s entire letter to Horace Greeley, written in 1862 in which outlines his personal position on slavery as well as his position as the President of the United States.

LEADERSHIP & WHAT’S NEW AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE MARINE CORPS: Rusty Blackman, LtGen USMC (ret)

Rusty Blackman
LtGen USMC (ret)
President & CEO
Marine Corps Heritage Foundation

Rusty Blackman joins us to talk leadership and what’s new and exciting at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.  Rusty walks us through the new Medal of Honor Theater, the expansion of the Museum that will be completed in 2018 as well as the visit of the President of South Korea on his first official trip to the United States to pay his respects to the Marine Corps who evacuated his family from the vicinity of the Chosin Reservior in during the Korean War.

LtGen Blackman also discuss how the NMMC has exceeded the expectations of those who envisioned it by becoming a sacred place for Marines to gather.  A GREAT DISCUSSION with the leader of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation.

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LEADERSHIP, BEING A GOLD STAR FAMILY & PTSD: General John F. Kelly

John F. Kelly

Gen John Kelly, President-elect Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security joined us in July of 2016 to talk about his career, leadership, losing a son in combat in Afghanistan and post-combat related mental health.  A great leader and a very candid interview.

Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Robert Neller

General R.B. Neller, USMC
Commandant of the Marine Corps

June 2, 2016

In the very first interview we did on ALL MARINE RADIO, the Commandant of the Marine Corps joined us to talk a gender integration, aviation readiness and post-combat related mental health.

General Neller also affirms that Mac was his favorite company commander of all time.