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Sailors from my old ship are dying by suicide. I may know why
The crew of the USS George Washington is suffering.
Army officer explains why diversity makes a difference on the battlefield
Inclusion is about adding a teammate who has the capacity to interrupt a perception of the world differently.
The Pentagon must do more to help military spouses find meaningful employment
Determination + top-notch education + 4.0 GPA = career success! Unless you happen to be a military spouse.
The Marine Corps is headed for a pilot exodus
The Marine Corps needs to admit that they are failing in pilot production and management, costing them dearly in terms of combat readiness.
To fight tomorrow’s wars, the Marine Corps must improve recruiting, retention, and assignments
The system is not working as it should.
The Marine Corps’ reorganization plan will cripple its aviation capabilities
With this degradation, it isn’t just the Marines who will suffer, but the Nation itself when it comes to both conflict and deterrence.
The Marine Corps’ new talent management plan forgets what makes the service unique
Talent Management 2030, the new plan for overhauling the personnel policies of the Marine Corps, threatens to change the ethos of the Corps.
The Marine Corps’ plan to redesign the force will only end up breaking it
Neither history nor the American people will judge the Corps’ actions as wise.
What is the role of the Marine Corps in today’s global security environment?
The Corps has been of greatest value to our nation by staying ready and adaptable.
The Marine Corps’ culture has to change
No supervisor wants to lose their best assets, but supervisors must adopt a selfless talent management mindset: could this Marine serve the Corps better elsewhere?
How a troubled Marine led a veterans court judge to confront his own survivor’s guilt
He moved his lips but made no sound, then started to cry. “I don’t have a mission anymore.”
Carrying the weight: The undue burdens that female troops endure every day
In the fight against sexism, we have to acknowledge the additional burdens women carry.
‘The war is over. Cheers’ — Where do veterans land when the fighting is done?
War was a distant part of our lives and we just moved on with the day. What did it mean to me that the war was ending in chaos?
A Marine special ops commander explains why Russia’s stalled advance in Ukraine is no surprise
Russia doesn’t wage war elegantly.
Why the US should think twice about arming a Ukrainian insurgency
The U.S. needs to think long and hard before plunging into what would be a long, bloody proxy war against Moscow.
How US military veterans navigated Biden’s ‘betrayal’ of Afghanistan
Our friends were fleeing the Taliban — but still having to pass through the Taliban to win freedom.
A general’s explanation of ‘critical military theory’ is short on substance and dead wrong on diversity
Lt. Gen. Newbold's recent essay on ‘critical military theory’ is right to call for the military to be focused on lethality but totally wrong about inclusion.
A Marine special operator on how to talk to kids about war
“What is the saddest thing you have ever seen?” one girl asked. I had to think about it for a moment.
Politics and pressure are sabotaging women in special operations
Heavy-handed policy has been applied like a hammer to a task for a scalpel.
ISIS has been defeated twice over. Let’s come home
For the second time, ISIS has been decapitated, but the mission continues without any clear end-state or final objective.
A retired Marine 3-star general explains ‘critical military theory’
"There is only one overriding standard for military capability: lethality."
Air Force policies are driving airmen to take their own lives
There are multiple disincentives and penalties written into Air Force policies making it more difficult to seek mental health treatment.
‘My only regret is not doing more’ — Why I reported Eddie Gallagher for war crimes
"Not a single one of us could have imagined that we would have to report a friend and mentor."
The wild story of Marine legend Smedley Butler that you won’t hear at boot camp
He was known nationally by his many nicknames: “The Fighting Hell-Devil Marine,” “Old Gimlet Eye,” “The Leatherneck’s Friend,” and “The Fighting Quaker.”
A few good women: Why the Marine Corps must do more to keep its best female Marines in uniform
The Corps cannot afford to continue to lose highly-qualified Marines.