THE CASE FOR A BETTER ENLISTED INFANTRY MARINE: train them for a year before they report to operational units

USMC Lance Cpl Antonio Marin, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, India Company, moves to the side a hill to deploy an unmanned Dragonrider drone in a hostile mountain town in Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center 29 Palms, Calif. Oct 23, 2016. (United States Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl Samuel Brusseau.)

Major Chad Buckel, USMC has written a series of six articles for the Marine Corps Gazette that look at the infantry pipeline, the structure of the squad and battalions and how we fight combine arms fights.

In this show we a look at the first article in the series entitled “Infantry Entry-Level Training” which details Major Buckel’s argument for revamping and extending entry level training for Infantry Marines to almost a year.

CH-46 Makes a Controlled Water Entry During a Vertical Replentishment (VERTREP) (1987): We were talking about this today

During the program Mike Musselman and I were talking about this exact incident whichI witnessed while the Executive Officer of the Marine Detachment aboard the USS Ranger, CV-61 in 1987.  Rob Schwarz, LtCol USMC (ret)… aka “Montana Man” sent me this link.

It’s an amazing piece of flying by a ballsy pilot.

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