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    New Marine Corps hat

    What in the world is Obama thinking. I'm a Army guy but you have to admit the Corps have the best looking uniform. I demands respect for sure. If this hat is selected I can really see men not joining up because of the girlie looking hat. I hope the Commandant of the Marines has the balls to say no the Commander and Chief. Obama wants Marines to wear ‘girly’ hats | New York Post

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    The cover the female Marine is wearing on the left isn't correct, the one on the right that the female Marine is wearing is the correct cover for female Marines. I wore a piss cutter or utility cover all the time anyway.
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    I talked to my brother-in-law about the hats (he was a Navy Corpsman assigned to the Marines in Viet Nam for two tours) and he said, you have to expect that from a Commander in Chief who has never served in the military and doesn't understand the military. He also said, now that the closet door has been opened, some may not object to the new hats.

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    I suppose it's OK to blame Obama for everything. Even things that are totally untrue.
    I looked up the subject on google.
    New York Post= "Obama changed the hat"
    Washington Times= "Obama changed the hat"
    You can believe right wing media, or you can believe,
    Stars and Stripes= "Obama had nothing to do with the hat change"

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    Hers another article I found on it. Not that I am taking up for Potus at all but Marines I know would riot if they had to wear that thing. Spending 8 million to save 284,000 sounds like our govt. though. I know nothing of this page either,just saying I found this.
    New Marine Corps hat draws complaints, but President Obama has nothing to do with it | TheCelebrityCafe.com

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    I hope its not true. But with the recent changes in the military the last few years, It would not be a far stretch. The military is in the middle of making everything fair. The EO climate has gotten so far outa hand that common sense is overridden; not wanting to offend anyone. It's the military, they should look like the warriors they are; not a bunch of pansy ass rifle droppers.

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    Guess the reasoning behind the new hats is to take the violence out of warfare, one look at the new hats and the enemy will laugh themselves to death instead of being shot and killed.
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    To set the record straight; the Commandant of the Marine Corps was ordered to look into a "gender neutral" cover as a replacement for the current male/female regs in an attempt to desensitize everyone with the new mantra of females in combat MOS's. So, the order to consider DID come from the President. However, he did NOT specify which one. In the end it would have cost approx $8 Mil for the Corps to change, therefore the idea has been shelved; for the moment...


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    The Marine Corps commandant statedbthat the president had absolutely no input or influence whatsoever.
    Look up " President Obama Marine Corps Hat " on Google. "Stars and Stripes " is the first article that comes up.
    What ax do they have to grind?