Nicole V. Bastian

Major Nicole V. Bastian is a Marine officer serving at 3d Marine Division in Okinawa, Japan. She earned her bachelors degree from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, received her juris doctorate from Stetson University College of Law, and graduated from resident Expeditionary Warfare School. She is a Command and Staff student in the Marine Corps University Distance Education Program and working towards her masters degree from Marshall University.

Recent articles from Nicole V. Bastian

Major Gen. Lawrence Nicholson, commanding general of 1st Marine Division, shakes hands with a communications officer, Feb. 10, 2014.
The Problem With Becoming An Irreplaceable Marine Officer
Being the only expert is a pitfall of being a single-dimensional staff officer.
The Commandant of the Marine Corps has approved the Marine Corps Uniform Board's recommendation to adopt the male dress and service cap as the universal dress and service cap for all Marines. Further fielding information, to include phase in and phase out plans for the current female service dress cap, will be provided via a standard Marine Administrative Message (MARADMIN).
Why Changing The Female Marine Corps Uniform Is A Mistake
The Marine Corps is considering the adoption of a new dress blue coat for women that closely resembles the coat worn by men. Here's why it's a bad idea.