Marine Corps named most prestigious branch of service in America

So, distinguished members of Mitchell’s Militia…

It appears the Marine Corps has once again earned a noteworthy ranking…

No, this time, the Marine Corps was not ranked the worst branch to join… (See: Marine Corps ranked worst service branch to join, and I love it.)

Rather, it was named the most prestigious.

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An Army officer sums up what makes Marines different

Great post over on Cpl. Beddoe’s site about what makes Marines different. It’s written by U.S. Army Col. Daniel F. Bolger.

Col. Bolger really hits the mark on much of his post. I don’t agree with all of it, but I do agree with most of it.

Here’s the link: An Army officer sums up what makes Marines different.

Love to hear your all’s thoughts in the comments, and hope you all have a great Friday.

Oh, and make sure you end the week strong. Don’t go punching the clock early. (Unless you haven’t punched it early in at least three weeks. Otherwise, lap those around you and either get one step closer to that raise or promotion, or take that next step in earning that big sale or new client.)

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. If you enjoy fast-paced books, you just might like my works. “Sold Out” tracks the life of a legendary Marine Sniper after a CIA unit decides to kill him for reasons of national security. “Little Man, and the Dixon County War” tells the uphill fight a young deputy faces after surviving three years of war only to find himself in the sights of a mighty cattle baron. And “Soldier On,” a short novel, follows the lives of several German soldiers in a depleted infantry company trying to make it through the final, miserable months of World War II.

USMC postpones rule for women doing pull-ups

Women just took another hit in their effort to serve in infantry units in the Marine Corps.

The Marine Corps quietly cancelled its new rule that required women to be able to do three pull ups instead of a flexed arm hang, which meant holding one’s chin above the pull-up bar for at least 15 seconds.

Here’s the full story: Marines: Most Female Recruits Don’t Meet New Pullup Standard.

Go read the story and come back and share your thoughts. I’d love to know what you all think, both about the pull-up requirement postponement, and women serving in the infantry.

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

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