Among other questionable things....... LINK He should be stripped of his rank and his retirement taken away. He's managed to singlehandedly tarnish the reputation of the Marine Corps. Not only for his inappropriate command influence on the presiding authority of Courts Martial, but for not attending The Basic School and then LYING about it. He gives Marine aviators a bad name. How in the world could someone with his complete lack of integrity become Commandant!? And, for those unfamiliar: there IS NO "correspondence course" for The Basic School. It's six straight months of training. Marine aviators typically DO NOT want to go, but ALL Marine Officers go. Period. Particularly when it comes to close air support (CAS), The Basic School essentially gives aviators insight into what the grunts go through, and how to best support them. Because they had to go through it themselves at The Basic School. Two words: BLANKET PARTY.