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New USMC COmmandant's First Order

#6
I suspect his very first order was "Colonel, get a brew on!"

And his second, "Sgt, dig out the last Commandant's assumption of command message, change the dates and put my name on it!"
 
#12
Well, it's short and sweet. I'll give it that.:-D:strong: Army assumption of command orders are equally as terse. It's the next directive that usually explains what the commander's philosophy will be and what determines the command climate. :eye: Aviators generally have a high opinion of themselves so the Marine Corps could be in for some interesting times.
 
#14
Well, it's short and sweet. I'll give it that.:-D:strong: Army assumption of command orders are equally as terse. It's the next directive that usually explains what the commander's philosophy will be and what determines the command climate. :eye: Aviators generally have a high opinion of themselves so the Marine Corps could be in for some interesting times.
Would those be fixed or rotary wing type aviators.... ;)
 
#15
Beats me why it's referred to as "assumption of command". You'd think that, given his rank, the reference and his ability to read, he'd KNOW.

What's wrong with "I have been given command of..."? (No need for date or by whom - it's in the Reference.)


There now follows a discussion of Defence Writing...
 
#17
I'm slightly disappointed that the text did not include the word 'maggot' anywhere. Maybe he should have retained Lee Ermy as a speech writer....
 

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