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  1. Marines with 4th Tank Battalion, a Reserve unit out of Twentynine Palms, Calif., roll down a dirt road on their M1A1 Abrams tank during Exercise Africa Lion 2012. Under a policy change, female Marine reservists can assume support roles in combat units, including 4th Tanks, but are still withheld from direct combat roles. Tyler Main/Marine Corps

    Marine Corps Reserve opens more combat units to women

    The Marine Corps has opened more roles in combat units to women — this time in the Reserve.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  2. AV-8B pilots are among the officers in 43 MOSs who will be elligible for Voluntary Separation Pay or Temporary Early Retirement Authority programs in fiscal 2015. Sgt. Austin Hazard / Marine Corps

    Officers can cash in big for getting out early

    Some Marine officers will be eligible for an early retirement or a lump sum payout of nearly $200,000 under the service's recently announced fiscal 2015 early out incentives.

    • Apr. 6, 2014
  3. A female Marine officer participates in the Infantry Officer Course. After washing out of the course, 2nd Lt. Sage Santangelo wrote an op-ed arguing that females should be allowed to retake IOC. H. Darr Beiser / USA Today

    The story behind the female officer who called for change at IOC

    Second Lt. Sage Santangelo wasn't able to retake the Infantry Officer Course, but other female volunteers might get that chance, thanks to a case she made to the commandant of the Marine Corps this year.

    • Apr. 6, 2014
  4. No backdoor pay raise for top brass, official says

    The latest Pentagon budget calls for a one-year pay freeze for all general and flag officers.

    • Mar. 3, 2014
  5. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced eight general officer promotions Feb. 28. Sgt. Aaron Hostutler/Marine Corps

    Hagel announces eight Marine general officer promotions

    Seven Marine brigadier generals have received presidential nominations for major general and one Marine colonel has Obama's nod for his first star, all pending congressional confirmation, according to an announcement Friday by Defense Secretary Chuck Hage

    • Feb. 28, 2014
  6. Col. William Jurney, currently serving as executive officer to Gen. Joseph Dunford, commander of International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, is among the 10 Marine officers nominated for promotion to brigadier general Wednesday. Cpl. Mike Escobar / Marine Corps

    10 Marine colonels nominated for first star

    President Obama nominated 10 Marine colonels for promotion to brigadier general Wednesday, according to an announcement from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

    • Feb. 19, 2014
  7. Marines from the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines Regiment patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan, in 2012. AFP via Getty

    Marines change command in Helmand province

    Helmand is less violent than it was about four years ago when the Afghan surge began.

    • Feb. 5, 2014
  8. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Monday in a news release from the Pentagon that the president has nominated Brig. Gens. William T. Collins, left, and James S. Hartsell for the rank of major general. Marine Corps

    2 Marine Reserve generals promoted

    Two Marine Corps Reserve generals in New Orleans are being promoted.

    • Feb. 4, 2014
  9. Minority officer accessions continue to rise

    The group of officer candidates recruited during fiscal 2013 was the most diverse in the Corps' history, Marine Corps Recruiting Command announced last week.

    • Nov. 26, 2013
  10. Col. Daren Margolin was relieved as head of Security Battalion at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. Marine Corps

    Documents: Colonel relieved for negligent discharge didn't know gun was loaded

    A Marine colonel who was removed from his post last month after accidentally firing his handgun into the floor of his office was testing the weapon's trigger, not realizing the gun was loaded, a command investigation revealed.

    • Nov. 11, 2013
  11. Report: Overhaul career tracks that feed general, admiral ranks

    The U.S. military likes to stock its general and admiral ranks with its best operators — the battle commanders, the fighter pilots, the ship captains.

    • Oct. 29, 2013
  12. Col. Daren Margolin has been relieved as head of Security Battalion at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. Marine Corps

    Colonel in charge of Quantico's Security Battalion relieved

    The two-star head of Marine Corps Installations Command has relieved the commanding officer of Quantico's Security Battalion following an incident involving a personal weapon, Marine Corps officials said.

    • Oct. 18, 2013
  13. An estimated 87 colonels and 82 lieutenant colonels will face the Selective Early Retirement Board this year. Staff

    Fewer colonels, lieutenant colonels to face early retirement board in 2014

    Fewer colonels and lieutenant colonels will go before this year's Selective Early Retirement Board, which will force some officers out of uniform as part of the service's manpower drawdown.

    • Oct. 16, 2013
  14. Then-Capt. Jason Brezler meets with leaders in Now Zad, Afghanistan, in 2009. He will face a board of inquiry, and possibly the end of his career, for passing classified information to deployed Marines about an Afghan police chief later connected to an insider attack. Cpl. Albert F. Hunt / Marine Corps

    Marine officer faces administrative separation after warning of insider threat

    The Marine Corps has ordered a major to appear before a board of officers that could end his career for the way in which he warned deployed Marines in Afghanistan about a potential security threat.

    • Oct. 14, 2013
  15. Maj. Gen. Michael Carey Air Force

    2-star in charge of ICBMs fired

    The Air Force fired the two-star general in charge of the service's nuclear missile fleet following an incident of 'personal misbehavior' that occurred several months ago officials said.

    • Oct. 11, 2013
  16. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Shannon Stout, the 2nd Tank Battalion medical officer, walks with her uncle Neil Stout, a retired Navy petty officer 3rd class and World War II veteran, during her promotion ceremony Sept. 4. Pfc. Jose Mendez Jr./Marine Corps

    Female Lt. Cmdr. makes 2nd Tanks history

    When Navy Lt. Cmdr. Shannon Stout pinned on the oak leaf of an O-4 last month, it was more than a personal accomplishment; it was history in the making.

    • Oct. 1, 2013
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