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Marines Can’t Have Tattoos but ROTC Made to Wear High Heels

April 21, 2015

I think our armed forces may need some new leadership. Compare and contrast these two stories.

From the Marine Corps Times…

Tough tattoo regs sink stellar Marine’s career

For Marines employed in what’s become a hyper-competitive professional setting, not even multiple meritorious promotions, a combat valor award and a command-endorsed waiver are likely to save one’s career if he has run afoul of the service’s tattoo policy.

That’s the hard truth Sgt. Daniel Knapp, a hard-charging infantryman stationed in North Carolina, learned after getting inked on his forearm with a pair of crossed rifles and the numbers 0311 — the Corps’ designation for Marine riflemen — to commemorate his 2011 deployment to Afghanistan.

Knapp, who is assigned to Camp Lejeune’s 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, was denied re-enlistment by Marine Corps headquarters despite a policy waiver endorsed by leaders within his parent command, the 2nd Marine Division. So now, while the rest of his battalion is deployed to Europe as part of a crisis-response force, Knapp is sidelined in the States.

So tattoos are out. Know what’s in?

Via Ace of Spades, story from the IJ Review

The Footwear Cadets Were Allegedly Forced to Wear During Political Event March Has Sparked an Uproar

Making the general public aware about tough issues that need addressing is obviously a good thing. But there’s a right way and a wrong way to go about doing it.

A Reddit post supposedly containing a message from the cellphone of a cadet has raised questions concerning an allegedly mandatory ROTC event.

In the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event, cadets were required to wear high heels and march to “raise awareness of sexual assault against women.”

Obama’s mission is complete. I don’t recognize this country anymore.

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  1. April 21, 2015 11:53 pm

    I am not a big fan of tattoos, but denying one of our fighting men the right to re-up over a plainly innocuous tattoo is beyond absurd. Now if he’d gotten ink that said “F*ck Obama” maybe they would have had a point.

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