Scientific Administration

Getting out from the behind the desk and walking about is an important habit for leaders to develop. You never know what you are going to learn about your Marines.

I swaggered into my admin office (S-1) this morning to find four Marines huddled around a chemistry set microscope busily cleaning the little glass slides. As this seemed a somewhat unusual endeavor for administrative clerks to perform, I immediately felt the need to investigate.

America’s SgtMaj: “What in the world are you knuckleheads doing?”

Marine: “We’re going to put a staff sergeant chevron under the microscope to see where the power comes from.”

They weren’t kidding.

I’m anxious to see if they find anything.

Semper Fidelis!
America’s SgtMaj

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  1. The admins were going up the ladder of grades. Eventually they will get to Sergeant Major. One wonders if as one investigates the insignia of ever higher grades, does the source of power get easier or harder to find?

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