driving without a seatbelt, or any other range of involvement with thelaw. Well, thanks to today’s technology, the Marine Corps leadership iscapable of “squaring away its ranks” the moment unit leadershipbecomes aware one of its members has violated the law. To ensure the continued readiness and effectiveness of the MarineCorps, individual and unit oversight is immediately available, andaccountability is fast,effective and direct. Perhapsthe same system should beimplemented at our Nationand State Capitals? I venturethe media has not talkedabout the effectiveness of this program either.
Sequestration andBudget Cuts –
While our elected members of congress go about approving their payraises, the Marine Corps is busy re-rationing its available dollars tomaintain its mission readiness and effectiveness while simultaneouslyhaving to forgo improvements that congress insists, to theirconstituent voters, have been approved and funded. Yet few of themembers on Capitol Hill can even comprehend how their politicalgamesmanship is impacting every level of the Corps.Rather then being able to focus on the evolution of the Marine Corps,and implementing its strategy for the future, the Commandant has tonow “figure it out”. Yes, the Corps is certainly equipped with the discipline to endure thedownsizing and budgetary cuts. They have a unique and distinct abilityto improvise, adapt and overcome adversity in all its forms. However,its greatest challenges should be on the battlefields across the globe,not with those entrusted to fund their mission.At a cost to the tax payer of only eight cents of each Department of Defense dollar, The Marine Corps remains the world’s most efficient,effective and disciplined global force of readiness.
HQMC DivPA. (2013, Aug 16)
Marine Corps Communication; Current News Playbook