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  1. Members of MARSOC attend the Advanced Sniper Training Course near Jacksboro, Texas. A recent Marine administrative message calls for reservists to consider joining Marine Corps Special Operations Command. Vance Jacobs/Marine Corps

    MARSOC offers operator spots to reservists

    Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command put out a call for enlisted reservists to join the ranks of critical skills operators.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
  1. 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
  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. 4 in 10 Marine officers seeking career designation may not make the cut

    The Corps will likely end the careers of roughly 40 percent of the active-duty lieutenants who come before thesecond of this year's two career designation boards, slated to convene Aug. 6....

      2:53 PM, Jul. 11, 2013
  4. New 3-star takes command of III MEF in Japan

    The general who oversaw the Corps' renewal of the unit deployment program, the arrival of the first Osprey squadron in Japan and a major humanitarian assistance mission following a deadly tsunami relinquished command of III Marine Expeditionary Force, mar...

      10:25 AM, Jul. 20, 2013
  5. DI school: Preparing Marines for DI duty

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      8:54 AM, Apr. 8, 2013
  6. Re-up, now: More jobs eligible for bonuses in '14, faster approval available for some

    Lance corporals, corporals and sergeants who re-enlist in high-demand jobs could take home thousands in bonus cash up to $60,750, for some in fiscal 2014....

      1:37 PM, Jul. 2, 2013
  7. Marines delay female fitness plan after half fail

    More than half of female Marines in boot camp can't do three pullups, the minimum standard that was supposed to take effect with the new year, prompting the Marine Corps to delay the requirement, part of the process of equalizing physical standards to int...

      9:28 AM, Jan. 3, 2014
  8. Tough chief induction rules

    The end of chief induction, at least as many sailors have come to know it, was previewed in a stern message early this year from Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (AW/NAC) Mike Stevens....

      8:09 AM, Jul. 15, 2013
  9. 10 Marine colonels nominated for first star

    President Obama nominated 10 Marine colonels for promotion to brigadier general Wednesday, according to an announcement from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel....

      5:26 PM, Feb. 20, 2014
  10. New uniform, same motivation: Former noncommissioned officer raves about jump from Corps to the Air Force

    A former enlisted Marine who left the Corps for the Air Force has written an essay, sure to spark debate, in which he says the Air Force encourages more innovative thinking, that airmen are every bit as fit as Marines, and that, while he enjoyed helping j...

      1:33 PM, Feb. 3, 2014
  11. Under proposed changes, cutting scores would be the least of promotion requirements

    Marines may soon have to work even harder to earn the coveted blood stripe of a noncommissioned officer, thanks to new policies being evaluated by Marine officials, and promoted by the Corps' top enlisted leader....

      6:10 PM, Mar. 24, 2014
  12. April sergeant, staff sergeant promotions announced

    The following soldiers have been selected for promotion to sergeant and staff sergeant on April 1....

      5:13 PM, Mar. 26, 2014
  13. Marines' combat fitness test scoring up for review

    Marine officials plan to review the Combat Fitness Test as soon as next year to ensure it's stringent enough, and personnel could see tougher scoring as a result....

      8:25 PM, Oct. 7, 2013
  14. Enlisted promotions: Far fewer slots for gunny likely this year

    The number of staff sergeants selected for promotion to gunnery sergeant in 2014 is expected to drop by several hundred compared with last year, according to advanced copies of the message detailing the fiscal 2014 Gunnery Sergeant Selection Board....

      4:57 PM, Mar. 2, 2014
  15. Reprisal complaint: Sgt. Maj. says career 'ruined' after challenging his general

    The Pentagon's investigative agency is examining whether a senior enlisted Marine with 29 years of service was victimized by the Marine Corps' top leaders after he accused a two-star general of wrongdoing....

      2:59 PM, Oct. 15, 2013
  16. Fewer colonels, lieutenant colonels to face early retirement board in 2014

    Fewer colonels and lieutenant colonels will go before this year's Selective Early Retirement Board, which will force some officers out of uniform as part of the service's manpower drawdown....

      4:03 PM, Oct. 17, 2013
  17. Marine Corps unveils new height, fitness standards for embassy guards

    Marines wishing to become embassy security guards must meet a host of new criteria, including tougher fitness standards and minimum-height requirements, designed to match the job's growing importance within the national security landscape....

      2:02 PM, Jan. 13, 2014
  18. 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
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