Carl Forsling

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

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Philippine Sea (June 18, 2006) – Aircraft Carriers USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) sail in formation at the start of Exercise Valiant Shield 2006. Valiant Shield 2006 is the largest joint exercise in recent history. Held in the Guam operating area June 19-23, the exercise includes 28 naval vessels. Nearly 300 aircraft and approximately 22,000 service members from the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard are participating in the exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Spike Call (RELEASED)
Opinion
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.
New runway offers new capabilities for FOB Delaram II
Opinion
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.
Giving 22 for 22 on 22...Naval Hospital Bremerton Command Master Chief Randy Pruitt drops for 22 pushups for 22 veterans on April 22, 2016 to support the command's ‘22 Pushup Challenge for Veteran’s Suicide Awareness.'
Support
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.
Chaplain (Capt.) Timothy Tangen, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing chaplain, holds a bible while preaching during a service Jan. 1, 2016 at the Warrior Chapel, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. During the service, Tangen spoke about the importance of spiritual resilience over the new year.
Community
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.
A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft assigned to the Air Combat Element of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Force prepares arrives at Stuttgart Army Airfield March 26, 2013, in Stuttgart, Germany.
Community
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.
U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services Chairman Senator John McCain listens to testimony from Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter during a hearing discussing Counter-ISIL(Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) Strategy, on Capitol Hill, July 7, 2015.
Veterans Benefits
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.