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Old 07-02-2023, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by TransWorld View Post
Never said he was an Air Force officer. Remember Marines fly planes, as well.

Do you think he was a political brown noser?
I (and you) canít speak for the Marine promotion culture. There have definitely been some pointed criticisms from Marines of the promotion system. Flying planes is irrelevant to the discussion. Mattis was a ground pounder and a political appointee (SecDef). I arrived in the desert for a CAOC deployment the day he took over as SecDef. He didnít change the ROE, but he did change the tone (for the better). Promotions have been tough to get right for as long as standing armies have existed. Our system sucks, but it beats our competitors.
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Old 07-02-2023, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Excargodog View Post
Never been a Marine. So what did you think of Gen. Merrill MPeak? From what I can tell his tenure marked a turning point of USAF senior leaders becoming political brown nosers, but that was slightly before my time.
Have to say I have heard of him, but donít know much about him. So, pass no judgment.
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