Carl Forsling is a senior columnist for Task & Purpose. He is a Marine MV-22B pilot and former CH-46E pilot who is retired from the military after 20 years of service. He is the father of two children and a graduate of Boston University and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Recent articles from Carl Forsling
Here’s Why Aircraft Carriers Are Ready To Go The Way Of The Battleship
Against any near peer adversary, aircraft carriers are far too vulnerable to be of much use.
Pilot Retention Is In A Death Spiral. Here’s How The Marine Corps Can Fix It
Pilots are getting out for better pay, better working conditions, and more flight time. The Marine Corps needs to take radical steps to stop the bleeding.
You Can Do A Lot More For Veterans Suicide Than Just ‘Raise Awareness’
Checking in on your fellow veterans, making donations to veterans’ groups, and volunteering will do a lot more than posting videos of pushups.
A Marine Says Her Religion Exempted Her From Certain Rules. Here’s Why She’s Wrong
Lance Cpl. Monifa Sterling was given a bad conduct discharge. The Supreme Court should decline to overturn it.
What The Latest Marine Aviation Mishap Says About Pilot Readiness
The budget squeeze brought about by the sequester plus the demands of continuing deployments have brought aircraft readiness to dangerously low levels.
McCain Has To Stand With Veterans, Not For-Profit Colleges
DoD and the VA can’t do much while powerful senators protect the bad actors.
6 Things We Still Love About ‘Heartbreak Ridge,’ 30 Years Later
The movie opened Dec. 5, 1986, but it still has lessons for today.
This Is What Happens When Troops Are Kicked Out Of The Military Because Of PTSD
The short, five-episode series "Charlie Foxtrot" makes a compelling case that leaders often take the easy way out when it comes to troops’ mental illness.
Don’t Wait Until The Trump Administration Gives An Illegal Order To Think About How You’ll Respond
The president-elect has backed off a little, but Mike Pence says the administration won’t rule anything out.