I disagree with a lot of those changes, however at the end of the day - I go down to recruit graduation at least once or twice a year.
It's my firm conviction that when Uncle Sam calls, by God we go, and we do the best that we can.
You'd be surprised how many kids and young people come to the website and send me email that they are actually going into the Marine Corp because of something that I said or did.
I don't have any respect at all for the scum-bags who went to Canada to avoid the draft or to avoid doing their fair share.
I go the VA Hospital when I have a problem and the doctor jumps on me.
Without discipline, there is no Marine Corps.
I firmly believe that you live and learn, and if you don't learn from past mistakes, then you need to be drug out and shot.
The drill instructor must have total and complete control. Mindless obedience is what he's after.