I’ve earned my MCMAP Grey Belt. Good stuff.
I think MCMAP is a pretty good program. It increases the confidence of Marines, knowing that they disarm or kill people, and also tries to imbue values, ethics, morals, and ultimately, judgement to know when to kill, when to disarm, and when to allow life. It also increases assertiveness and aggressiveness.
For it to be successful, it needs to be made a priority for commanders–i.e. making it required for promotion, etc. But wider implemention would be a good thing.
Also, my Marine Corps Birthday post will be posted a bit early this year, as my unit is celebrating my second-favorite holiday on the 3rd of November, vice the 10th.
Unrelated: Frankfurt School.
Unrelated: Jihadist Media Campaign.