Marine aviator in line to become next Corps commandant

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  1. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/14/AR2010061405172.html?wpisrc=nl_fed

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    That's pretty interesting. I don't know what this means. I find it really strange that Gen Mattis didn't get the job- in the middle of a ground war they picked an aviator to run the Corps. The Post talks about the Commandant's role in plotting the future course of the USMC - which is undoubtedly true, but that doesn't explain this choice. Gen Amos is supposed to be something of an intellectual, but Mattis is no slouch himself as a thinker and student of warfare as well as a warrior leader. I don't understand this choice. TPG: what's your take?
     
  2. C2014

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    Why was Lt. Gen. Dunford recycled twice?
     
  3. SamAca10

    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    Staff Officer? Line Officer?

    tpg, what would you say are some of the skills/attributes necessary for one to be an outstanding staff officer or line officer? What are some key differences between the two, and what types of people usually excel at one of them or both of them?

    Why does Sec. Gates dislike Amphibious landings? It's what the Corps famous for, after all (besides being BA's ). Unless he thinks that tactical insertions by helicopter have replaced it?
     
  4. C2014

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    Sec. Gates basically thinks that Amphibious Landings are a thing of the past.
     
  5. vampsoul

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    Why? Is there less coast than there used to be...
     
  6. scoutpilot

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    Nope. There are just better ways to watch it. And shoot from it.
     

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