We’ll talk about the Best Transition Advice we’ve been given, the Gunner talks about good PBS Frontline episodes to watch and then we’ll briefly address the subject of how the President should speak relative to our Gold Star Families.
Phil Smith is a retired Marine Colonel. He enlisted in the Marine Corps and became an infantryman and then a reconnaissance Marine. We’ll talk to him about stopping the cycle of hazing that the Marine Corps goes through repeatedly: Class, Lecture, Warning, HAZING EVENT, investigation, court-martial.
Gil Barndollar & Sam Long were advisors in Afghanistan. They wrote an article entitled “Putting the First Team on the Field: Irregular warfare and Marine Combat Advisors” — we’ll talk about the article with both authors.
Are the issues involved in local politics different from the issues we talk about in national issues? Gunner is involved in a local election and we’ll talk about that. GunTalk also breaks out! We talk the Springfield 1903, throwing mortar rounds in World War II and having them explode! And, mortar rounds exploding in tubes … Continue reading "Gunner talks local politics and Guntalk: Mike & Mac"
The Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff both spoke at the Association of the U.S. Army last week at their annual convention in Washington D.C. You’ll hear both speeches in their entirety.
We’ll talk about the news of the day: (1) The ISIS Capital of Raqqa falls to US supported Syrian and Kurdish forces? What’s next, do we know? We suck at Phase 4 (post-combat operations – converting what we’d fought for into political reality), Iraq and eastern Syria are there again. (2) John R. Allen, General … Continue reading "Raqqa Falls, John Allen to head the Brookings Institute & a “hazing” court-martial ends in an innocent verdict in I MEF"
Most of us hate going to the doctor when we have signs of being ill, Mike talks about how he got over that. How we consume media in an age when it comes to us on cell phones 24 hours a day is becoming a problem, we’ll talk about it.
We’ll talk about the news of the day: The Iraqi Army moves on Kurdish controlled Kirkuk Bowe Bergdahl, US Army, pleads guilty this morning to “desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.” Operations in Raqqa are entering its final stages
The ALL MARINE RADIO Head Chef joins us to give advice on how to make better marinara sauce and chicken fried steak! We’ll also do some sports predicting with the”Swami,” who was 8 out of 11 last week!
We’ll talk the news of the day and there is a bunch of it today! Americans turned away at a Special Forces firm base in Syria A Marine “white nationalist” sergeant who plead guilty to trespassing when he and another Marine unfurled a white nationalist banner from a building in August is due to be … Continue reading "White nationalists being promoted in the USMC, rats in the 29 Palms Commissary & hazing is a symptom of absent SNCO & NCO leadership"
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif is 84 years of age, she recently announced that she will run for reelection. How old is too old to serve? Should Congressmen be able to serve with conditions like Alzheimer disease? The United States Military Academy at West Point has a crisis on its hand that has been on display recently, … Continue reading "Age and medical limits for Congress and a leadership crisis at the United States Military Academy"
One of the best interviews I’ve read as I’ve kept track of the U.S. Navy’s collision issues appeared recently on the inmilitary.com and was entitled “The Real Reason the US Navy Keeps Hitting Merchant Vessels” — Wes O’Donnell conducted the interview joined us to discuss it.
How does the Marine Corps deal with “hazing”? We’ll begin a long series of conversations about the subject with most enlisted Marines. John Ubaldi was an 0311 and 0369 (infantryman and Infantry Plt Sgt) we’ll here his thoughts on these questions: (1) What is hazing in the Marine Corps? (2) Why do Marine haze? (3) … Continue reading "MARINE CORPS HAZING: MGySgt John Ubaldi, USMC (ret)"