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    Voluntary separations accelerate for officers

    Recent revisions to the Voluntary Separation Pay program for officers will push those declining orders and then requesting VSP out of the service more quickly.

    • Aug. 17, 2014
  2. A MARSOC Marine waits for a Marine Vessel-22B Osprey to land near Coloardo Springs, Colo. The Marine Corps just announce the creation of a new primary MOS for MARSOC officers. Lance Cpl. Coleman / Marine Corps

    Marines approve new primary MOS for MARSOC officers

    The commandant of the Marine Corps has approved a new primary military occupational specialty that will allow Marine officers the opportunity to spend a career in the Corps' special operations command.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  3. Few takers in first year of Marine career sabbatical program

    The Marine Corps' offer to troops to take three years off from active duty has found few volunteers so far.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  4. New River squadron gets new commander

    The Marine Corps Test and Evaluation Squadron VMX-22 in New River is getting a new commander.

    • Jun. 27, 2014
  5. Marine Brig. Gen. Lewis A. Craparotta, right, former commanding general of 2nd Marine Division (FWD), transfers authority to Maj. Gen David H. Berger aboard Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, Afghanistan Feb. 25, 2012. In July, Berger will hand over command of Marine Air Ground Task Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms to Craparotta. Lance Cpl. Catie D. Edwards/Marine Corps

    Maj. Gen. Lewis Craparotta named commander at 29 Palms

    Maj. Gen. Lewis A. Craparotta will take over command of Marine Air Ground Task Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms during a change of command ceremony at the base on July 10.

    • May. 30, 2014
  6. Pentagon officials included a pay freeze for all high-ranking military personnel in paygrades O-7 and above in its budget plan. Getty Images

    Budget proposes pay freeze for higher-ranking officers

    The Pentagon brass has spent months urging lawmakers to support pay and benefits changes that could hurt troops' wallets. But those same top brass are also in line to take a hit to the wallet.

    • May. 28, 2014
  7. Midshipmen celebrate following the commencement and commissioning of the Class of 2014 at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.. Mike Morones/Staff

    SECDEF charges academy grads with stamping out sex assault

    More than a thousand new officers entered the fleet Friday as the Naval Academy's graduating class hurled their midshipman covers into the air while a packed stadium roared with cheers and applause.

    • May. 23, 2014
  8. Marine general officer nominations announced

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced several new general officer nominations on Monday, just months before President Obama is expected to name a new commandant of the Marine Corps.

    • May. 5, 2014
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
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