marinecorpstimes.com http://www.marinecorpstimes.com en-us Copyright 2014, marinecorpstimes.com SaxoTech Online Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:29:23 -0400 15 Few takers in first year of Marine career sabbatical program http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140723/CAREERS02/307230049 The Marine Corps' offer to troops to take three years off from active duty has found few volunteers so far. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:43:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140723/CAREERS02/307230049 One-third of boarded staff sergeants get the ax http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140714/CAREERS02/307140026 Nearly three in 10 staff sergeants considered by the service's first Staff Sergeant Retention Board held in June were denied further service. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:03:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140714/CAREERS02/307140026 New training requirement marks key shift in Marines' female grunt strategy http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140712/NEWS/307120032 A key course correction may help ensure the Corps gets its first female graduates from Infantry Officers Course in Quantico, Va., before the deadline next year. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 11:32:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140712/NEWS/307120032 Marines open infantry training to hundreds more female officers http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140710/CAREERS/307100044 The opportunity for women to attend the Marines' Infantry Officer Course experiment won't be limited to entry-level officers for much longer. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:08:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140710/CAREERS/307100044 Nominee praises progress of Afghan security forces http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140710/CAREERS03/307100053 Senators stuck mostly to basic questions for Army Gen. John Campbell at his confirmation hearing Thursday to become the next commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:53:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140710/CAREERS03/307100053 Re-up bonuses see big increase for FY15 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140701/BENEFITS02/307010082 Beginning Tuesday, first-term Marines who re-enlist in one of 106 military jobs can take home thousands of dollars in bonuses, with top payouts reaching $51,000. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:27:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140701/BENEFITS02/307010082 Marine drone community gets more officers http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140628/NEWS/306280035 Results of the latest selection board for officers making a lateral move into the burgeoning unmanned aerial vehicle officer specialty show the community continues to grow. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 10:13:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140628/NEWS/306280035 New River squadron gets new commander http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140627/CAREERS03/306270065 The Marine Corps Test and Evaluation Squadron VMX-22 in New River is getting a new commander. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 08:10:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140627/CAREERS03/306270065 Promotion rate improves for staff sergeants trying to make gunny http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140625/NEWS/306250090 Although fewer Marines were selected for promotion to gunnery sergeant in fiscal 2014 than in the preceding year, staff sergeants in zone for promotion this year actually had a better chance of picking up rank than they did in 2013. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:52:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140625/NEWS/306250090 Seasoned CSOs to get huge bonuses http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140621/NEWS/306210047 Senior Marine special operators are now eligible for even more generous bonuses. Sun, 22 Jun 2014 10:13:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140621/NEWS/306210047 Gunny selections drop 19 percent, but promotion rates may not suffer http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140617/CAREERS02/306170036 Results of the fiscal 2014 gunnery sergeant selection board show a 19 percent drop in the number of staff sergeants picking up rank. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:25:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140617/CAREERS02/306170036 First enlisted graduates of Command Staff College usher in sea change of Corps leadership http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140614/CAREERS02/306140046 Two sergeants major have become the first enlisted Marines to graduate from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, both earning master's degrees in military studies on June 4 following a 10-month resident course. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:40:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140614/CAREERS02/306140046 Step aside, gunny: Corps takes steps to shift leadership power http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140602/CAREERS02/306020024 Months after noncommissioned officers were called on to 'reawaken the soul of the Corps,' unit leaders are looking for ways to best empower and develop their junior Marines -- and some are even stepping out of their jobs to allow a corporal or sergeant to step in. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 20:44:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140602/CAREERS02/306020024 Maj. Gen. Lewis Craparotta named commander at 29 Palms http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140530/CAREERS03/305300040 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. Fri, 30 May 2014 09:07:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140530/CAREERS03/305300040 Budget proposes pay freeze for higher-ranking officers http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140528/BENEFITS02/305280058 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. Wed, 28 May 2014 20:04:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140528/BENEFITS02/305280058 2015 early out programs drop http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140524/NEWS/305240030 The service has released details of its highly anticipated voluntary force-shaping measures for fiscal 2015, which will offer thousands of staff noncommissioned officers a lump-sum payment to leave uniform or an early retirement. Sun, 25 May 2014 10:44:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140524/NEWS/305240030 SECDEF charges academy grads with stamping out sex assault http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140523/NEWS/305230075 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. Sun, 25 May 2014 10:48:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140523/NEWS/305230075 Marine general officer nominations announced http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140505/CAREERS03/305050045 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. Mon, 05 May 2014 19:16:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140505/CAREERS03/305050045 Former logistics officer has a few words for unappreciative grunts http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140505/NEWS/305050017 Capt. Jeff Clement's story is not like that of Nathaniel Fick, the Marine reconnaissance officer whose military memoir helped to inspire the gritty miniseries 'Generation Kill.' He calls himself ' Mon, 05 May 2014 15:36:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140505/NEWS/305050017 Reserve to draw down by 1,100 Marines http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140428/NEWS02/304280022 The Maine Corps Reserve will take its own manpower hit as officials prepare to draw down by 1,100 Marines over three years. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 09:26:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140428/NEWS02/304280022 Corps to see complete overhaul of junior enlisted leadership training http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140428/CAREERS02/304280026 Top Marine Corps leaders are examining the possibility of making weeks-long residential courses for noncommissioned officers mandatory for promotion to the next grade. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 09:22:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140428/CAREERS02/304280026 Switching services could be your best shot at OCS http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140421/CAREERS02/304210031 Michael Heller knew that if he was going to move up, he had to get out. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:46:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140421/CAREERS02/304210031 Marine Corps Reserve opens more combat units to women http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140409/NEWS/304090057 The Marine Corps has opened more roles in combat units to women - this time in the Reserve. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:20:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140409/NEWS/304090057 Officers can cash in big for getting out early http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140406/CAREERS03/304060023 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. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:01:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140406/CAREERS03/304060023 The story behind the female officer who called for change at IOC http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140406/CAREERS03/304060022 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. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:01:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140406/CAREERS03/304060022 Thousands must go: Task force charged with keeping the best, cutting the rest http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140331/CAREERS/303310025 There are more than 4,000 Marines in line to reenlist this year, but fewer than 400 spaces remain, meaning even the top performers among them are at risk of being arbitrarily shown the door when their current contracts end. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:20:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140331/CAREERS/303310025 Early retirement extended to Active Reserves http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140330/CAREERS02/303300018 Manpower officials have extended early retirement incentives to Active Reserve Marines, according to a recently published message. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:11:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140330/CAREERS02/303300018 Chances to pick up gunny climb as FY14 board nears http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140324/NEWS/303240052 Promotion opportunity at this year's gunnery sergeant selection board is up, according to a recently released Marine administrative message. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:02:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140324/NEWS/303240052 Under proposed changes, cutting scores would be the least of promotion requirements http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140324/CAREERS02/303240028 Marines may soon have to work even harder to earn the coveted blood stripe of a noncommissioned officer, thanks to new policies being evaluated by Marine officials, and promoted by the Corps' top enlisted leader. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:10:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140324/CAREERS02/303240028 On policy allowing women into combat, Marines prepared to seek exceptions http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140321/CAREERS/303210039 A force integration plan sent to top Marine Corps officers and enlisted leaders March 12 by the commandant reveals that more women will be assigned to previously closed combat arms units, but emphasizes the service will be prepared to seek exceptions to t Sun, 23 Mar 2014 09:11:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140321/CAREERS/303210039 Re-enlistment resurgence: Encouraging news on available boat spaces http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140317/CAREERS/303170015 Following a chill in re-enlistment opportunities this year, those vying to remain in uniform can expect a resurgence for fiscal 2015, with significantly more boat spaces on the horizon for first- and subsequent-term Marines. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:06:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140317/CAREERS/303170015 Panel urges end to U.S. ban on transgender troops http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140313/CAREERS/303130023 The United States should join the dozen other nations that allow transgender people to serve in the armed forces, an independent commission said in a report released Thursday, saying there is no medical reason for the decades-old ban and calling on Presid Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:18:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140313/CAREERS/303130023 DoD plans no cuts to spouse tuition program, official says http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140306/NEWS/303060026 Many troops and families may be worried about the future of family support and community programs, but one program that isn't suffering from budget woes is the military spouse tuition program - Military Spouse Career Advancement Account, or MyCAA. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:12:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140306/NEWS/303060026 Corps starts search for next crop of Marine gunners http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140303/CAREERS02/303030006 Marine Corps Recruiting Command is looking for experienced enlisted grunts to apply to become Marine gunners - one of the service's most prestigious infantry jobs. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 12:24:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140303/CAREERS02/303030006 No backdoor pay raise for top brass, official says http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140303/BENEFITS/303030003 The latest Pentagon budget calls for a one-year pay freeze for all general and flag officers. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 08:15:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140303/BENEFITS/303030003 Enlisted promotions: Far fewer slots for gunny likely this year http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140302/CAREERS02/303020010 The number of staff sergeants selected for promotion to gunnery sergeant in 2014 is expected to drop by several hundred compared with last year, according to advanced copies of the message detailing the fiscal 2014 Gunnery Sergeant Selection Board. Sun, 02 Mar 2014 16:57:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140302/CAREERS02/303020010 Hagel announces eight Marine general officer promotions http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140228/CAREERS03/302280013 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 Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:59:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140228/CAREERS03/302280013 Leadership program opens for new, recent separating troops http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140221/NEWS/302210031 Troops who plan to leave the military within the next three to six months, or have recently left, may be eligible to apply for a leadership program aimed at helping them make the transition to the corporate world. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:02:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140221/NEWS/302210031 10 Marine colonels nominated for first star http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140219/CAREERS03/302190032 President Obama nominated 10 Marine colonels for promotion to brigadier general Wednesday, according to an announcement from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:26:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140219/CAREERS03/302190032 Corps to debut shorter Sergeants Course http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140218/CAREERS02/302240005 Sergeants who figured they'd be too much in demand within their commands to attend a resident school this year may get that opportunity after all. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:11:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140218/CAREERS02/302240005 Military researchers: Groom Marines longer before boot camp http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140217/NEWS/302170001 A new study analyzing the economy's effect on military recruiting and retention found that washout rates across the services improve when prospective troops spend more time in delayed entry programs. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 20:19:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140217/NEWS/302170001 Marines change command in Helmand province http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140205/NEWS/302050021 Helmand is less violent than it was about four years ago when the Afghan surge began. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 11:45:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140205/NEWS/302050021 2 Marine Reserve generals promoted http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140204/CAREERS03/302040001 Two Marine Corps Reserve generals in New Orleans are being promoted. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 18:13:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140204/CAREERS03/302040001 MARSOC and recon: Does the Corps need both? http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140203/NEWS/302030009 Elite training. Small teams. Covert missions. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command offers qualified Marines all of these things - along with generous monetary incentives to those who make the cut. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 13:30:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140203/NEWS/302030009 New uniform, same motivation: Former noncommissioned officer raves about jump from Corps to the Air Force http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140201/CAREERS02/302010006 A former enlisted Marine who left the Corps for the Air Force has written an essay, sure to spark debate, in which he says the Air Force encourages more innovative thinking, that airmen are every bit as fit as Marines, and that, while he enjoyed helping j Mon, 03 Feb 2014 13:33:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140201/CAREERS02/302010006 Airman: Marines aren't that different http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140201/CAREERS02/302010004 Marines and airmen might have opinions about what each other's service is like, but one devil dog who made the switch to the Air Force said both sides might be surprised to learn that they're not as different as they might think. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 10:16:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140201/CAREERS02/302010004 Parris Island gets tough on 'arrogant' drill instructors http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140120/NEWS/301200006 Sgt. Korey Bromery was fuming. When he came upon his recruits horsing around in the squad bay bathroom, he ordered the entire platoon - some 70 men - into the showers where he made them run in place. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:48:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140120/NEWS/301200006 DoD expects recruiting to slow down as economy speeds up http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140116/NEWS/301160021 Recruiting is all good -- for now. The past several years have seen some of the best military recruits in history, as the civilian job market was poor in many places and the services put large, well-funded recruiting teams in place at the height of the Iraq war. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:13:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140116/NEWS/301160021 Marines delay female fitness plan after half fail http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140103/CAREERS/301030003 More than half of female Marines in boot camp can't do three pullups, the minimum standard that was supposed to take effect with the new year, prompting the Marine Corps to delay the requirement, part of the process of equalizing physical standards to int Fri, 03 Jan 2014 09:28:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140103/CAREERS/301030003 The year ahead: Crucial issues for the Corps in 2014 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20131230/NEWS/312300004 Transition will take many forms for the Marine Corps in 2014. Marine combat troops will leave Afghanistan by the end of the year - after more than a decade of war - returning the Corps to a predominantly peacetime posture for the first time since 2001. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 10:58:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20131230/NEWS/312300004 Competition heats up for E-8 ranks amid drawdown http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20131228/CAREERS02/312280003 The number of Marines tapped for a promotion to E-8 - first sergeant or master sergeant - decreased modestly this year. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 13:13:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20131228/CAREERS02/312280003