Gil Barndollar & Sam Long were advisors in Afghanistan. They wrote a Marine Corps Gazette article entitled “Putting the First Team on the Field: Irregular warfare and Marine Combat Advisors” — we’ll talk about the article with both authors.
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.
Tuesday, June 13 2017 — Hour 2
Jack Hoban joined us to talk “leadership at the point of confrontation” and the role that physical confidence (knowing how to fight) plays in making some leaders confident in stepping forward to intervene when peers being to make harmful leadership decisions.
Curtis Jones, GySgt USMC (ret), joins us to talk about leadership and his career in the Marine Corps and his problems with Post-Traumatic Stress… and how he found a better place after crossing paths with Daryl Hill who you’ve heard on ALL MARINE RADIO before.
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.