When the 1st Marine Division was surrounded and out numbered eight-to-one (the equivalent of 8 divisions) by Chinese and North Korean forces, during the Korean War, — Commander of the division's 1st Marine Regiment — declared the following: “All right, they’re on our left, they’re on our right, they’re in front of us, they’re behind us… They can’t get away this time. “We’re surrounded. That simplifies the problem!"
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Retired four-star Army General Lloyd Austin has become the first African American Secretary of Defense.
The Senate voted Thursday (Sep. 21, 2023) to confirm Gen. Eric Smith to be the top Marine general. ending a months long limbo for the Corps as it lacked an official commandant