There's no one path to military service. For some, it's a lifelong goal, for others, it's a choice made in an instant.

For 27-year-old Marine Pvt. Atiqullah Assadi, who graduated from Marine Corps bootcamp on July 12, the decision to enlist was the culmination of a journey that began when he and his family were forced to flee their home in Afghanistan.

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Lt. Francisco Zavala (Photo: US Marine Corps)

The relief of the battalion commander in charge of the California-based 1st Reconnaissance Battalion last week was due to "credible" allegations of domestic violence, Task & Purpose has learned.

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