Every Marine A Rifleman: Under New Policy, All Marines To Receive Infantry MOS G-Had October 14, 2012 Marine Corps 41 Comments Follow Duffel Blog: QUANTICO, VA – The Marine Corps is debating a controversial policy under which all Marines will be designated as “Infantry Marines” and receive the infantry Military Occupation Specialty (MOS), as either a primary or secondary occupation. The policy would affect the estimated 160,000 Marines who serve in non-infantry occupations throughout the Marine Corps and would let them earn the infantry MOS following their graduation from either Marine Combat Training for enlisted or The Basic School for officers. “For too long the Marine Corps has had to deal with the so-called ‘grunt versus POG’ divide between our infantry and non-infantry Marines,” said Commandant Gen. James Amos. “However, starting next year we’re all grunts.” According to Marine officials, the new policy will not only allow all Marines to carry the infantry MOS, but will also allow those enlisted Marines access to the infantry’s historically low cutting scores — promotion points junior Marines need in order to achieve the next rank. Officers will also be able to list infantry billets on their fitness reports. This, according to Marine commanders, will ensure that all Marines have the same opportunities for rapid promotion and career advancement that typically only occur in the infantry MOS. “As the first non-infantry Commandant, I’m aware of the glass cockpit I had to break through to get here,” Gen. Amos said. “But if we can have a Commandant who came from the Air Wing, there’s no reason why we can’t also have a Commandant who was in Administration, Traffic Management, Legal Affairs, or Food Services. And there’s no reason why this should only apply to officers.” “We need to remember that we’re all Marines first, whether we’re light green, dark green, pink green, or vagina green.” While this may cause a temporary rise in all 0300 E-4 cutting scores to the low 2000’s, Headquarters Marine Corps is confident that they will drop to a more reasonably low average in the 1900’s. E-5 scores are predicted to only modestly rise to about 2400. “I’m glad,” said Lance Corporal Alex Dafor, an 0511 Marine Air Ground Task Force Planning Specialist. “I should have the same opportunities to get promoted as any 0351 Assault man. It’s not like their job is that much harder than mine, and I practically do the same thing they do.” Private First Class Victor Carr, an 1171 Water Support Technician, said he couldn’t wait to tell all his friends back home that he was now a Grunt. “0311 Baby, yeah!” said Carr, during a Starcraft tournament at Camp Leatherneck. “Death before dishonor!” Duffel Blog unsuccessfully tried to interview over a dozen active-duty infantry Marines about the proposed changes. Two responded with a string of profanity, nine broke into uncontrollable sobbing, and the last phone call ended with the sound of a gunshot. If this policy is enacted, it will be the most sweeping change to hit the infantry since 1990, when Gen. Al Gray attempted to open up to the entire Marine Corps the traditional kick-to-the-groin that all new infantry Marines received upon their graduation from the School of Infantry. After an extensive letter-writing campaign by the Marine Corps Infantry League, the policy was eventually restricted to just infantrymen, although many veterans couldn’t remember it being enacted prior to the controversy. Don't miss the next story.Get the latest news and alerts from Duffel Blog delivered to your inbox—free. Short URL: http://duffelblog.com/g2lxx Rob Stokley says: October 20, 2014 at 7:14 PM Grunt til I die……ooh rah! Trent Woolf says: April 13, 2014 at 6:09 AM https://www.facebook.com/groups/youknowyoureajarheadwhen/permalink/728176360567389/ Michael Hasbun says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM Hmmmmmm…. Not a terrible idea =o). Mike Harris Sr. says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM Vagina green? Oh my, that just ain’t right! Mike Harris Sr. says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM Mike, the Army doesn’t need little rifles on our sleeves to remind us we are warriors! LOL! Jim Jenkins says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM This is great. Everyone knows that air wingers have acute eyesight from daily FOD walks, now they will be able to use it to locate and destroy the enemy Mike Harris says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM I waiting for a story about the infantry declaration of war on POGs. Many grunts are striking until POGs get a crossed rifle-less chevron. I believe the army wears those….. Danny J Chen says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM “but will also allow those enlisted Marines access to the infantry’s historically low cutting scores — promotion points junior Marines need in order to achieve the next rank.” SOLD. IM FUCKING SOLD. Chris Ray says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM All MARINES? no combat MOS MARINES(CEB & EOD)… if u are a POG AND SEE COMBAT GOOD ON YOU THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE BUT UR NOT IN THE FUCKING INFANTRY! ARE YOU GONNA CALL ME ADMIN OR DOC OR COUNTLESS OTHER THING GRUNTS END UP DOING>>>. Pete Murphy says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM This is nothing new, We were told this in Boot Camp that every Marine is and always will be a Basic Infantryman(Grunt). Damien R Johnson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM Glass cockpit . Duffle. Blog even tho your not real theses blogs all way have me. Rolling Wyatt Mendes- Waldron says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM This is bullshit!!! Out with Amos and in with Mattis Pete Murphy says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM The only thing is the rapid promtion B.S. This means that Marines with no leadership skills are going to be making decisions that will cause other Marines to get killed. Josh Wall says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM These are going to be priceless. Issac Ortiz says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM Pfc victor Carr and Lcpl and Alex dafor fuck you POG motherfuckers. Every marine isn’t a GRUNT. there’s the Marine Corps infantry (real marines) and then there just everyone else. They (POGS) don’t deserve and have that right to call themselves a GRUNT. Samething with a CAR. The GRUNTSearn there’s and POGS are blanket theirs for our work. Joshua McCreery says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM In before retarded grunt vs pog shit storm, and people forgetting this is the duffle blog Ki Muas says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM This is stupid! Fucken POGs! Darby Randall Cook says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM Vagina green, hilarious, Beautific! You guys rock! Dillon Yost says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM This reminds me of the book Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes. Cameron Crash Adams says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM Lmfao Joe Cruz says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM This is fucking stupid! Glad I got out in time. Bazooka Joe says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM I’ll just be damned if I’ll serve with a “vagina green” Marine! But, on second thought, this will make it so much easier for females to be issued a 03XX MOS. Next thing you know, the Corps will be issuing ties to wear with the new “Service Utes.” Tobey Kunta Kinte says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM Oh, they’re going to LOVE the 0351 cutting score. CLOSED. What shame it isn’t true, we would have substantially less fucktarded POG NCO’s. Daniel Fowler says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM It’s always the grunts that think these articles are real. Does that say something…. Brumbie Williams says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM AWESOME! Someone better tell Terminal Lance, lol! Rob Stokley says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM It’s a disgrace to any true infantry man. Not only do we go through hell to get that MOS but we live it day n day out. Just because some POG Commandant wants to feel cool and call himself a grunt. Fuck it what’s the point anymore? This whole fuckin military is going to shit anyway, nothing surprises me anymore. John Foley says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM what a cluster fuck over a title that anyone with half a brain would avoid….I know because I grew a brain after being a 0331…sore, tired, dehydrated, wet and bug bitten (and gettin no pussy). I do know that you can’t just “qualify” on a machine gun and call yourself a gunner…..and if you do…FUCK YOU >>POG. Chris Peters says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM One Click One Kill! Jess D Horvath says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM What shade of Green is Vagina Green? Ed Wray says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM I’m fairly certain that vagina green is an STD, not actually the original color. Larry E. Briar Jr. says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM BS Jay Shartzer says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM I managed to get 10 confirmed trolls on my Marine buddies with this article. By my observation, it was a good effect on target. Semper Fi Mike says: October 15, 2012 at 8:23 AM This made my day Hunter says: October 14, 2012 at 11:36 PM Creamed Corn. Serge says: October 14, 2012 at 10:54 PM Can’t wait to not be a part of this organization anymore. A black hole is all this is. First it’s gays, now women now everybody. Just cause your a pog and you get butt hurt, doesn’t mean you should change the way thing are now. Used to take pride to be an 03 now I say fuck it. Some jackass who falls out of a hike can be an 03 then let him do it I’d rather save some dignity and get out. @LT says: October 15, 2012 at 12:02 PM Duffelblog comments are the best. I get to laugh once at the article then twice at some of the people who STILL haven’t figured out this site is MRE Onions. jarhead42 says: October 14, 2012 at 6:03 PM Let me tell you how we used to do that in the Old Corp or back in the day as these youngsters say; uh, whereas I now? Steg says: October 14, 2012 at 5:38 PM I’m an assaultman and I approve this message.