Lt. Col. Jennifer Grieves, the first woman to command the presidential helicopter Marine One in 2009, has been fired from her post as a squadron C.O. after failing to report her off-duty arrest for assault to her superiors.
Grieves was relieved of command of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464, at Marine Corps Air Station New River, by Maj. Gen. Matthew Glavy, the commander for 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, according to a statement from II Marine Expeditionary Force.
Glavy removed Grieves “due to a loss of trust and confidence in her ability to continue to lead,” the statement said, after an “off-duty incident that was not properly reported.”
In December, Grieves was arrested at her home in Sneads Ferry, North Carolina, on a charge of “simple assault,” and was released on $500 bail. The arrest was related to a domestic dispute and the charge is still pending, according to an Onslow County Sheriff’s Department arrest report obtained by Military.com's Hope Hodge Seck.
Grieves, who enlisted in the 1990s before earning a commission in 1998, has deployed to the Horn of Africa, as well as Afghanistan, and her awards include two Air Medals-Individual Action, three Meritorious Service Medals, five Air Medals-Strike/Flight, and a Combat Action Ribbon, according to her official Marine Corps bio.She took command of HMH-464 in May 2016.
Command of the squadron has passed to Lt. Col. Troy Callahan, who previously served in Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron One (VMX-1), according to II MEF’s statement.
Grieves “will be reassigned within II Marine Expeditionary Force,” the statement said.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated Hope Hodge Seck's name. It has been corrected. (Updated 6/8/17, 7:48 pm EST).
Islamic state members walk in the last besieged neighborhood in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria February 18, 2019. (Reuters/Rodi Said)
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Drones have been used in conflicts across the globe and will play an even more important role in the future of warfare. But, the future of drones in combat will be different than what we have seen before.
The U.S. military can set itself apart from others by embracing autonomous drone warfare through swarming — attacking an enemy from multiple directions through dispersed and pulsing attacks. There is already work being done in this area: The U.S. military tested its own drone swarm in 2017, and the UK announced this week it would fund research into drone swarms that could potentially overwhelm enemy air defenses.
I propose we look to the amoeba, a single-celled organism, as a model for autonomous drones in swarm warfare. If we were to use the amoeba as this model, then we could mimic how the organism propels itself by changing the structure of its body with the purpose of swarming and destroying an enemy.