No matter that this recruit is named for the Marines’ greatest hero, USMC Gen. Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller–Sergeant Chesty XIII has no problem showing him who is boss. “Sergeant Chesty” is the official Marine Corps mascot. Gen. Chesty Puller earned … Continue reading
Still the best rendition ever.
Suicides, 2012/2011 Army (includes Guard and Reserve) 303/283 Navy (includes Reserves) 62/59 Marines 46/32 Air Force (includes Guard and Reserves) 71/70 Coast Guard (includes Reserves) 6/7 *Data reported by each military branch as of December 2012 “Why Soldiers Keep Losing … Continue reading
An article by Thomas E. Ricks in the November issue of The Atlantic magazine characterizes today’s military leadership as “inept” and a “culture of mediocrity.” While Ricks specifically discusses Army leadership, his criticisms at times apply across the services: Generalship … Continue reading
If this doesn’t move you, you should ask yourself what is wrong with you.
This image evoked the distantly-heard sound of “Taps.” A note on the background of “Taps:” The term originates from the Dutch term taptoe, meaning “close the (beer) taps (and send the troops back to camp).” “Military tattoo‘ comes from the same … Continue reading