Marine Corps officers being relieved from command

Is this the usual post combat culling of warriors to replace then with bureaucrats or something darker?

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.

Col. James Christmas was relieved of command by Maj. Gen. Raymond Fox, the commander of II Marine Expeditionary Force, out of Camp Lejeune, N.C., after the general lost confidence in Christmas’ ability to continue commanding the Marines and sailors of the 22nd MEU,” said Capt. Binford Strickland, a Marine spokesman. No additional explanation was given for the decision.

At least six other Marine officers have been removed from command since mid-March. In each case, Marine officials have provided little explanation for why the decisions were made, saying a general officer had lost confidence in that commander’s ability to lead his personnel.

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4 Responses to Marine Corps officers being relieved from command

  1. Pirate Morgan says:

    The truth is the commanders have lost confidence that these marines would fire on the American public….dark clouds are ahead

  2. xenicalman says:

    Pirate Morgan: That was my first thought too.
    Who would have ever thought that the road to promotion or command would be an affirmation to fire on Americans.I pray that is not the case.

  3. sortahwitte says:

    We have been smug too long. Our military is no longer “just like us”. As more and more leaders are culled, it will change to something we won’t recognize. And it will be something to be feared.

    How do we stop it? First, vote with your head in the mid-term elections. Second, in the next presidential election, vote against the commie/socialist/thug party. Vote like our future depends on it. Because it does.

  4. reboot says:

    It’s the whole Navy Department. It’s the new era of ZERO DEFECT mentality.
    You won’t see any Nimitz’s, or Eisenhowers, or Pattons any more. They’ll be shytcanned before they make O-5.