Top US Marine General Says Marine Corps Will Reinvent Itself ‘To Reflect America’

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Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David H. Berger delivers remarks at a press briefing about the Marine Corps and COVID-19, at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., March 26, 2020. (U.S. Marine Corps/Lisa Ferdinando)  

NPR: The Marine Corps is reinventing itself to reflect America, says top general 

The Marine Corps, the smallest U.S. military force, has plans for a big overhaul designed to address its lack of diversity and problem with retaining troops. 

The goal that’s driving what amounts to a cultural shift within the service, is for the Marines “to reflect America, to reflect the society we come from,” Gen. David Berger, commandant of the Marine Corps, said in an interview with NPR’s Morning Edition. 

It’s not a matter of being politically correct or “woke,” he said. The core of America’s strength lies in its diversity, Berger said, adding that the same is true for the military.  

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Update: Marine Corps will reinvent itself ‘to reflect America,’ top general says (FOX News)  

WNU Editor: It looks like racial and gender quotas are in the pipeline for the US Marine Corps.