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Old 23 February 2017, 22:32
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13,506 Marines Applied For White House Detail Last Week

According to a Linked In post, no Marines applied during the previous 8 years and had to be assigned. Does anybody happen to know if there is an truth to this?
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Old 24 February 2017, 04:37
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Number seems awful high given the size of the Corp. However, it's probably a welcome change given the POTUS's opposition candidate who didn't like uniforms in the White House.

Right, CPT A?
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Number seems awful high given the size of the Corp. However, it's probably a welcome change given the POTUS's opposition candidate who didn't like uniforms in the White House.

Right, CPT A?
Good memory re the opposition candidate.

Those numbers do seem high.
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Old 24 February 2017, 05:32
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Well, if it's in an internet meme on social media, it must be true.
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Old 24 February 2017, 07:42
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Well, if it's in an internet meme on social media, it must be true.
LOL, you're rarely relight around here, but this is probably one of those times No matter who the POTUS is people are going to want to be on his detail. Sure, some POTUS's more than others, but still a lot of people would like that on their resume.
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Old 24 February 2017, 07:52
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LOL, you're rarely relight around here, but this is probably one of those times No matter who the POTUS is people are going to want to be on his detail. Sure, some POTUS's more than others, but still a lot of people would like that on their resume.
This. My brother was one of the final three officers under consideration for a certain WH posting during the Obama administration. He said it would practically guarantee him a General's star, and he actively chased the post--not just volunteered. He was not a fan of the previous administration.

And as should be obvious, there is respect for the office and there is honor in serving the CINC regardless of personal feelings.
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Old 24 February 2017, 08:02
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Why are we posting FB meme's here?

Frankly, working a ceremonial position is just that, IMO, ceremonial. I'm sure there's some who volunteered, but I never knew any.

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