Commandant Amos calls for renewed focus on discipline

James AmosCommandant Amos calls for renewed focus on discipline

WASHINGTON — The Marine Corps’ top officer is calling on the service to renew its focus on discipline and standards amid early signs that 12 years of combat have caused some “fraying” of the service’s values.

“My greatest focus will be kind of getting us back to the fundamental business of a disciplined Marine Corps,” Gen. James Amos, the Marine Corps commandant, said in an interview this week.

Amos has issued letters to the corps’ top leadership and noncommissioned officers calling on them to not relax standards as Marines return to the barracks after years of deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. Most U.S. forces will have left Afghanistan by the end of next year.

Read more: http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20131017/NEWS/310170025/Commandant-Amos-calls-renewed-focus-discipline

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