Marine Corp Promotion or Conduct Unbecoming?

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    Post Marine Corp Promotion or Conduct Unbecoming?

    While I don't have a dog in this fight, in my opinion, the promotion was well earned and well deserved. Congratulations!

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...p_EditorsPicks

    WASHINGTON—The Marines won't say it out loud, but everyone knows that Cpl. Chesty got promoted to sergeant this summer not for being a good Marine, but for his in-your-muzzle confrontation with the top dog in the Pentagon.
    Other senior Marines worried about the message promoting Chesty might send. In military chain of command, Bravo is second only to Bo Obama, the president's hypoallergenic Portuguese water dog. The Constitution puts the military under civilian control, and some senior officers thought promoting Chesty might appear insubordinate.
    Col. Montanus's successor as barracks commander, Col. Christian Cabaniss, made plain the current Chesty had only grown in his estimation.

    "Chesty embodies Gen. [James] Mattis's saying about the Marines: 'No better friend, no worse enemy,'" Col. Cabaniss said. "Chesty's great. He is great with kids. But if you are impolite to him, if you are wrong, that is when he will defend himself."


    I do believe I will leave this matter to our Marines to decide.

    This Poll is based on the Honor System: Do not vote unless you are a Marine or Former Marine!
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    Silly jarheads
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    Silly jarheads

    Ah yes, jarheads do things that mere soldiers will never, ever comprehend.

    Semper Fi
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    Well deserved Chesty! We don't play second to NOBODY!

    Semper Fi!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tacman605 View Post
    Silly jarheads

    Ah yes, jarheads do things that mere soldiers will never, ever comprehend.

    Semper Fi
    Haha I have noticed that. However us simple army men can always outdo anybody on the stupid.
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    OOOH RAH Sgt. Chesty!
    "The pistol, learn it well, carry it always ..." ~ Jeff Cooper

    "Diligentia Vis Celeritas"

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    Bearskin hat? Really? I thought we broke away from GB a couple of years ago...
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    Chesty looks like he is flat out ready to kick some ass.

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    I do feel bad for the dog handler. On one hand "Yeah Chesty, get some" on the other "Oh crap, if he bites that dog my career is done".
    "A first rate man with a third rate gun is far better than the other way around". The gun is a tool, you are the craftsman that makes it work. There are those who say "if I had to do it, I could" yet they never go out and train to do it. Don't let stupid be your mindset. Harryball 2013

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    I can't vote in the poll since I am not a Marine, but I can comment here.

    Has anyone considered Chesty's behavior may not of had nothing to do with the golden retriever, but instead with the retriever's idiot owner? Rumor mill has it the retriever doesn't like Panetta either. Sources close to Chesty report Bravo whispered to Chesty: "The man is an idiot, I know that, but he does feed me. A dog has to do what he can to eat."

    Promotion well deserved!
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    Never been a Marine but if I could vote I would vote in favor of the promotion.

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    Not a Marine, but related to one.
    I'm pro-promotion.

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    Dang, I didn't read your last sentance, R&G, you need to void one vote. Sorry about that.
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    Nah..........it is as unanimous as I guessed it would be, so we can all vote early and often! I thought about making the poll answers: "Yes" and "Yes". That is an ugly dog after my heart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    That is an ugly dog after my heart.
    Yep, I have a soft spot for the bully breeds too.
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    "The pistol, learn it well, carry it always ..." ~ Jeff Cooper

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