Category Archives: Commandant

Commandant, sergeant major of the Marine Corps publicly receive COVID-19 vaccine


The top two Devil Dogs went public with their COVID-19 vaccines in the hopes of encouraging Marines to take the vaccine when offered. The vaccine is being rolled out in the Marine Corps in multiple phases, in line with Department of Defense policy. First on the list were civilian and uniformed health care works, emergency […]

Commandant’s Reading List includes books about female Marines for the first time ― but is it enough?


The Marine Corps overhauled the Commandant’s Reading List in 2020 in a modernization effort to become more relevant to the modern-day Marine. As part of the process, the Corps, for the first time, included two books about the experience of women in war: “Women at War: Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Conflicts,” by James E. Wise […]

Marine commandant attended Gold Star Family ceremony at White House just before president’s positive COVID-19 test


Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David Berger last interacted with President Donald Trump on Sunday during the Gold Star Family event on the White House on Sunday, a Marine Corps official said. Days later Trump and his wife, Melania, tested positive for the potentially deadly coronavirus and entered quarantine immediately. Berger has tested negative […]

Marine commandant calls on retired military leaders to be thoughtful about political comments


As the election year rolls on and conversations about racial injustice in America take hold, more and more retired military leaders have spoken up on domestic politics. In July, retired Marine Gen. Robert Neller, the Marine Corps’ 37th commandant, spoke out in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a black man who died […]

Commandant suspends waterborne AAV training as search for Marines, sailor continues


Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David Berger announced that the Corps will suspend all amphibious assault vehicle waterborne training until the cause for Thursday’s fatal amphibious assault vehicle accident is discovered. Around 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, as Marines were returning to the amphibious transport dock Somerset after a training exercise, they reported that they […]