The Death of the US Marines: Marine Battalion Commander Fired For Using the Word, ‘Faggot’ during Field Exercise

Marine Times

An infantry battalion commander sacked in the middle of a deployment with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, or MEU, was at least partially fired for allegedly using a term that could be disparaging to members of the LGBTQ community, Marine Corps Times has learned. Following a vandalism incident during a port call visit by the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock New York in Gaeta, Italy, Lt. Col. Marcus J. Mainz, the commander of 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, allegedly used the term “faggot” or “faggoty” during a meeting with the 2/6 Battalion Landing Team leaders, multiple sources have told Marine Corps Times.

Corps officials have said Lt. Col. Marcus J. Mainz was fired May 19 over a loss of trust and confidence in his ability to lead. Several Marines were charged with and punished for underage drinking while on liberty during a port visit in Italy. One of those Marines was also charged with vandalizing a construction site.

Mainz was abruptly relieved of command by commander of Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/ 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade as the 26th MEU was operating in the 5th fleet area of operations, which covers the Persian Gulf, Red Sea and the Horn of Africa.

The MEU had just wrapped up exercises in Jordan called Eager Lion. The incident regarding the firing of the infantry commander is still under investigation.

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6 comments on “The Death of the US Marines: Marine Battalion Commander Fired For Using the Word, ‘Faggot’ during Field Exercise
  1. Not my marines. Bunch of pussies. Bunch of pansies. Just a big bunch of faggots, queers, cock suckers, ass lickers. Nope, not my marines from 1968-1973. My marines were MEN and would have offed the homo’s in about 3 hours…and not a one of them would have seen, heard or spoken a goddamned thing!

  2. The US military can still probably whip any other military force in the world, but boy the US military is trying to castrate itself.

  3. I know that butch-women are so much better than men, but allowing them to run amok in the military has been on hell of a mistake for which many good men will suffer, up to and including death. I would not have wished to have a woman on patrol with me in Vietnam. No way, no how. We all have our places in God’s Creation. Women+combat=0.

  4. this labor day remember that with the vintage draft,,,personnel that would not be caught dead in the military from the very top of society to the very bottom of society ended up in uniform and some of the upper levels with college education found a life,,,,,,without a draft,,,,you are going to be faced with a huge shortage of college educated enlisted personnel and a mediocre officer corp of liberal arts grads from third rate liberal arts colleges,,,,,,like west point has become, per the LTC Heffernan whistleblower letter,,,,,whatever happened to him,,,,,vansihed from the planet?,,,THE POLITICALLY CORRECT DOCTRINEAIRE has had a chilling effect on enlistments and officer candidate interest since 1993 with bill clinton the military hater. the new battle grounds will be house to house and cave to cave interdictions of military policing……..maybe coming to a town or street near you if marital law were declared in the usa over a national calamity,,,,,,,all the pc troops need be then,,,,,, would be weekend warrior qualified,,,,and that’s not asking very much. remember kent state april of 1970?

  5. So, how did 2/6 perform in Operation Eager Lion? Were they tactically proficient? Are they combat ready? Is their gear squared away and mission capable?

    If so, then why is the CO being sacked? Simply because some of his troops ran amok on liberty? The UCMJ gives him the capability of instilling good order and discipline — let him do that!

    Oh, but he used a term offensive to a class of people that should not even be in the service? Ah, now that really has to be addressed. Now we’re getting to the reason why we have the USMC, which apparently now needs to be renamed PCC: Politically Correct Corps.

    Clearly, Lt Col Main’s relief is a misdirected overreaction. The flag bubbas at the top ought to be relieved for bad judgment and a lack of moral courage. Shame on the CMC, CNO, and the CJCS, SECNAV, and SECDEF hierarchy if they fail to right the ship and stamp out this foolish culture of PCism that is ruining the profession of arms.

    • In the old military, aka anything up to 1991, the Marines responsible for breaking stuff would have gotten an ass chewing most likely and probably nothing more.

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