The Marine Corps has delayed a requirement that all female recruits perform three pull-ups after more than half of them were unable to complete it, raising further questions about the push to integrate women into combat roles and units starting in 2016.
Both male and female Marines will be required to wear the male cap starting in May 2017, according to a memo signed on Monday.
A Marine Corps member of Delta Force has been awarded the Navy Cross for his role in the defense of Americans in Benghazi, Libya, according to the Washington Times reports.
Joey Falcone, a 27-year-old Columbia baseball player and former Marine Corps medic, is interested in pursuing a major league career after serving two tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, the New York Times reports.
Brandon O’Brien is re-enlisting in the Marines instead pursuing an NFL Career, according to NFL.com.
The Marines videotaped urinating on the bodies of Taliban fighters were acting in “poor taste,” but did not “desecrate” the bodies, a defense lawyer for one of the Marines said Tuesday.
Nearly one in four males in the U.S. Marine Corps said they would leave the service if women were involuntarily posted in combat positions, according to a little-known survey commissioned by Marine Corps leaders and obtained by the Free Beacon.
The United States Marine Corps is set to shed more than 20,000 active duty positions in the coming years and have already commenced a process meant to force some senior officers into an early retirement.