A Marine Special Forces officer has been promoted in retirement after the Navy acknowledged that he was falsely accused of war crimes for leading his men through a terrorist ambush.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) on Thursday pressed Marine Corps Commandant General Robert Neller on his decision to ease hiking standards for prospective officers seeking to graduate from the service’s punishing Infantry Officer Course amid troubling attrition rates.
President Donald Trump has nominated Marine Corps Col. Lorna Mahlock to be the first black female brigadier general, according to the military branch’s media office.
The U.S. Marine Corps has relaxed hiking standards for prospective officers seeking to graduate from the service’s punishing Infantry Officer Course amid disquieting attrition rates.
The Marine Corps failed to reach out to seven special operations Marines exonerated from false accusations of war crimes, despite the assurances of top leaders to Congress.