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  1. Corps rolls out new pistol qual program

    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. The Marine Corps is introducing a new pistol qualification program featuring tougher courses of fire more closely tied to combat scenarios, less time to shoot and a uniquely designed, human-shaped target. ...

      2:09 PM, Mar. 15, 2013
  2. Airman: Marines aren't that different

    Marines and airmen might have opinions about what each other's service is like, but one devil dog who made the switch to the Air Force said both sides might be surprised to learn that they're not as different as they might think....

      10:16 AM, Feb. 3, 2014
  3. Staff sergeant rank due to get culled

    Marine Corps Times has obtained details of the upcoming Staff Sergeant Retention Board, which will be held for the first time this summer to cull hundreds of staff sergeants who were passed over twice for promotion and have served between 15 and 18 years....

      10:15 AM, Apr. 20, 2014
  4. Marine Corps manpower experts answer your re-enlistment questions

    There's a brighter outlook for Marines who want to re-enlist this year, but the situation remains highly competitive....

      2:45 PM, May 19, 2014
  5. Marine Corps' No. 3 general to retire

    One of the Marine Corps' most influential officers will retire this summer after nearly 40 years in uniform. As director of the Marine Corps Staff since 2009, Lt. Gen. Willie J. Williams has served as the top adviser to two commandants and worked...

      10:42 AM, Apr. 1, 2013
  6. 7- to 8-month MEU pumps 'the new norm'

    Members of Marine expeditionary units have routinely experienced extended deployments during the past few years, and now a top Navy official says that's unlikely to change anytime soon as fewer ships are available to fulfill needs around the world....

      8:25 PM, Dec. 3, 2013
  7. Commander of 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit relieved of command

    The commander of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit was removed from his position on Wednesday, less than a week after the force's subordinate units were first brought together to deploy in 2014, Marine officials said....

      8:23 AM, Jul. 22, 2013
  8. New rules are official for promotion to corporal through gunny

    Lance corporals through staff sergeants looking to pick up their next rank will have to complete new command seminar or resident course requirements in order to be eligible for promotion....

      10:24 AM, Oct. 26, 2014
  9. CMC updates required reading list for Marines

    Commandant Gen. Jim Amos has released the newest version of his professional reading list, some of which is required for all Marines....

      2:07 PM, Mar. 15, 2013
  10. Marines approve new primary MOS for MARSOC officers

    The commandant of the Marine Corps has approved a new primary military occupational specialty that will allow Marine officers the opportunity to spend a career in the Corps' special operations command....

      2:21 PM, Jul. 29, 2014
  11. Senior enlisted promotion opportunities hold steady

    Marines looking to move up to the E-8 and E-9 paygrades can expect slightly better opportunities when the senior enlisted selection board convenes at the beginning of fiscal 2014....

      5:39 PM, Aug. 28, 2013
  12. Marine Corps manpower experts answer your re-enlistment questions

    There's a brighter outlook for Marines who want to re-enlist this year, but the situation remains highly competitive....

      2:45 PM, May 19, 2014
  13. Re-enlistment resurgence: Encouraging news on available boat spaces

    Following a chill in re-enlistment opportunities this year, those vying to remain in uniform can expect a resurgence for fiscal 2015, with significantly more boat spaces on the horizon for first- and subsequent-term Marines....

      2:06 PM, Mar. 18, 2014
  14. New rules are official for promotion to corporal through gunny

    Lance corporals through staff sergeants looking to pick up their next rank will have to complete new command seminar or resident course requirements in order to be eligible for promotion....

      10:24 AM, Oct. 26, 2014
  15. Exclusive: The top 17 reasons Marines ditch the Corps

    When it became clear that combat deployments would be largely replaced with rotational training deployments, former Cpl. Andrew Hasty couldn't find the motivation to re-enlist beyond his first term....

      8:11 AM, May 5, 2014
  16. Bonus dollars drying up for dozens of Marine Corps jobs

    The Marine Corps has announced that nearly 100 specialties will stop offering re-enlistment bonuses in early February, including 75 specialties for first-term Marines with 17 months to six years of service....

      10:01 AM, Jan. 19, 2014
  17. Army gets the most service switchers

    Switching services has slowed to a trickle since the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, when hundreds of sailors and airmen were jumping the Navy and Air Force....

      5:38 PM, Aug. 15, 2014
  18. One-third of boarded staff sergeants get the ax

    Nearly three in 10 staff sergeants considered by the service's first Staff Sergeant Retention Board held in June were denied further service....

      7:03 PM, Jul. 14, 2014
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