Washington (CNN)The Pentagon said Thursday it was ending the ban on transgender people being able to serve openly in the U.S. military.
The announcement -- which removes one of the last barriers to military service by any individual -- was made by Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who had been studying the issue for almost a year.Read full story here
Navy probe finds weak leadership, lack of 'warfighting toughness' led to capture of 10 US sailors by Iranians
All I can say is that Ive been telling you here at One Marine's View for months that your military is thin and weak because of this administration. Your Marine Corps especially. Now some(not all all) of the facts begin to come out. In the military, the senior man is responsible. Go figure. Time for a C-Gar
Weak leadership, poor judgment, a lack of "warfighting toughness" and a litany of errors led to the embarrassing capture and detention by Iran of 10 U.S. sailors in the Persian Gulf in January, according to a Navy investigation released Thursday.
Six officers and three enlisted sailors have been disciplined or face disciplinary action. Read full story here
The Marine Corps has very different leadership now. Thus, we have these changes. Time for a C-Gar
As the Navy and Marines prepare to alter dozens of military titles to conform to gender-neutral terminology, the Air Force is bucking the trend and will be keeping the "man" in airman.
The call to revise numerous service designations came after a December decision by Defense Secretary Ash Carter allowing women to apply for all military jobs. In January, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus wrote a service-wide message calling the move "an opportunity to update the position titles."
But the Air Force is declining the "opportunity." Read full story here
Army Capt. Paul “Buddy” Bucha faked out the enemy while leading a motley crew in Vietnam. The Medal of Honor recipient was hailed as a hero after he made North Vietnamese fighters believe his 187th Infantry Regiment was much bigger than it really was. The combination of bravery and cunning helped him earn the nation's highest military honor, an award bestowed upon him by the president. In 1967, Bucha — who graduated from West Point and earned an MBA at Stanford — arrived in Vietnam and was given a squad filled “with the rejects of all the other units,” including writers, intellectuals and men who had served time in military prison, he said. Read full story here
In an interesting 180 turn, the House Rules Committee has overturned the decision making it mandatory for all women (18-26 yrs old) signing up for the draft upon their 18 yr old birthday just like their male counterpart. You may have read here on One Marine's View where it was dropped recently.
However, with the recent push for more females in combat roles throughout the military branches, the House Rules Committee had little fight in the argument that if females desired to participate in combat roles / Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) than the draft is also part of the deal.
So, there ya go, not only do females get the option to participate in the infantry, all females get to play in the military if there is a draft. It's not optional to sign up for it after they turn 18. When you want equal rights, accordingly, you should get all of them, and rightfully so, they got the entire package on this deal. Interesting how things work out.
Keep this in mind, your military is at pre WWII numbers, your Marine Corps is especially "thin" as result of the past 8 years of purging at the cyclic rate and when crap hits the fan, the Marine Corps gets "theirs" from the draft. The new regulations may go into affect as soon as 2018. Read full story here.
Time for a C-Gar