by Andy Weddington
Wednesday, 16 September 2015
"Leadership is action, not position." Donald H. McGannon
There's no need to recap the ongoing heated debate about women in ground combat. The argument has been exhausted from every conceivable perspective.
More than 24 years ago an old general, the 27th Commandant of the Marine Corps, testified he believed, based on his 41 years of service that included command and combat experience in three wars, that if persisting to push women into the ground combat specialties, to include the infantry, it'd destroy the Marine Corps - simple as that - something no enemy has been able to do in more than 200 years. That was the sentiment of General Robert H. Barrow, USMC.
Our sitting president, through proxy secretaries touting strength through diversity by assigning women to all ground combat specialties, is determined to destroy the Marine Corps.
The wisdom of a battle-hardened, decorated warrior trumps an agenda-driven failed president.
What is today's Corps missing?
A leader - one who will speak straight truth and act at own peril. And like minded.
It dawned on me early this morning, speaking of trumps, there's no Donald Trump type wearing stars in the Marine Corps (nor other branches) and that's too bad. The leading candidate for president, Mr. Trump is proving Americans are hungry for truth and leadership. So, too, are Marines.
The Marine Corps - for how much longer?
For the words "Marine Corps" will not be the Marine Corps.
Simple as that!
General Barrow speaks...