Are There Just A Few Good Men?
See K. Hunter, p. 10, April 2017 Proceedings
Ms. Hunter excoriates the Commandant for taking “nearly three days” to issue a formal condemnation of the “Marines United” scandal. Apparently only immediate action, without time to investigate and make an appropriate response, is permissible. She would have her idea of social justice take precedence over addressing issues such as the Corps’ personnel shortfall of 3,000 Marines or the 60 percent of F/A-18s that are unusable for combat. Is the primary objective readiness or social justice?
Ms. Hunter writes that she “will fight with my dying breath for my Marine sisters.” The fate of her Marine brothers goes unmentioned. Surely many photographs on Marines United were taken by mutual consent, so both parties are accountable for their existence. If female Marines are hesitant to disclose “intimate and embarrassing details,” perhaps they should consider their conduct ahead of time.