The discussion about discipline, both organizational & individual, is an interesting and necessary discussion for the Marine Corps today with very interesting and compelling themes:

  • Has the Marine Corps taken too much power away from its NCOs & SNCOs because of its desire to end “hazing”?
  • Is there an “adjustment period” after years of fighting conflict(s)… i.e. post Vietnam… that the institution will naturally go through when it is not at war?
  • Can units that perform poorly suddenly perform well simply because a fight is imminent?
  • Is yelling at a Marine hazing?  Is the Marine Corps actually there?

Interesting topics of conversation.