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Armed Forces

Armed Forces

During his famous Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln said that America is a nation “conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” He proceeded to question whether or not such a nation “can long endure.” The testing ground for such a nation, as he observed, was not in the halls of academia or before the high courts. Rather, Americans prove defend their nation’s existence on the field of battle.

Since the conception of America, the United States military has stood as a line of defense between the American people and those who would see this great land conquered. During World War 2, it was the American military that crumbled the fascist war machines of Europe. Even today in Iraq and Afghanistan, our troops are fighting to rid the world of the disease that is radical militant Islam.

Edmund Burke once said “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” The United States military is our nation’s promise to both ourselves and our neighbors that evil will never triumph.

The men and women who volunteer to stand downrange of enemy fire deserve our prayers.

Featured Member of the Armed Forces for Prayer

General Robert Neller, Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps

Robert B. Neller was born in 1953 in East Lansing, Michigan. He graduated from the University of Virginia and received his commission through Officer Candidates School via the Platoon Leaders Class program. He holds a BA in History and Speech Communication from the University of Virginia, and an MA in Human Resource Management from Pepperdine University.

His assignments include commands from the platoon level on up. He participated in Operation Restore Hope in Somalia. As the commanding officer of Marine Corps Security Force Company, Panama, he participated in Operations Just Cause and Promote Liberty.

Neller has served as President of the Marine Corps University and as Director of Operations for the Joint Staff in Washington, D.C. He received his current assignment of Commandant of the Marine Corps in September 2015.

 

IN THE NEWS

An updated social media policy of the Marine Corps makes clear that Marines who threaten, harass or discriminate against people online can be charged with failure to obey an order or regulation, a message delivered to the Corps recently says. “Existing orders and the [Uniform Code of Military Justice] have long prohibited sexual or other harassment, fraternization, retaliation, reprisal and hazing,” Neller said in the new post. “Marines are reminded that their conduct, even off-duty or online, may violate Navy and Marine Corps orders and regulations.”

Even though the UCMJ does not include a specific provision on cyberbullying, Neller feels that military law provides commanders with the tools they need to address the issue, he told a Senate Armed Services Committee.

Certain members of the Marine Corps have recently been involved in sharing photographs that border on “revenge pornography,” according to Senator Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts), who questioned if the new provision would make such scenarios a criminal offense, to which Neller replied, “I think that would be helpful in the accountability process.”