Navy SEALS ordered to remove ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ symbol from uniforms
http://www.bizpacreview.com ^ | November 2, 2013 | Michael Dorstewitz
Posted on Monday, November 04, 2013 10:55:09 AM by kimtom
The original Navy Jack was made up of 13 horizontal stripes — seven red and six white. A rattlesnake was later added diagonally across the flag, along with the words, “Don’t Tread On Me,” on the lowest white stripe.
Obama’s Military Purge… “Not only is the Obama administration apparently on a mission to undermine the integrity of the military in this way, but it has also revealed itself to be entirely intolerant of dissent of any kind. Whether it is reporters or domestic opposition groups such as the Tea Party, Obama has made clear he will aggressively pursue anyone who defies his agenda. Now it seems that chilling message his been sent to the military as well.”
……….The firing of military leaders goes much further than top generals, however. On its Facebook page, Breitbart.com compiled a list of more than 197 military commanders, mostly at the rank of Colonel or above, who have been purged by the Obama administration since 2009.
According to military.com, allegations of sexual misconduct account for the firing of 30 percent of military commanders over the past eight years. That figure that increases to 40 percent when “ethical lapses” such as sexual assault and harassment, pornography, drugs and drinking are lumped together. But there are other dubious reasons why these commanders have been terminated, ranging from unspecified dereliction of duty, to improper saluting.
7 High Ranking Military Officers Fired By Obama, 1st Time In US History; Are These the Ones That Wont Cooperate With The Impending Martial Law In The US? (Video) | Conspiracy Theories
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Are these the men standing between us and martial law? They have been fired over various things ranging from sexual harassment to lack of trust. One thing they all have in common is their combat roles. They were all commanders of combat units. Its a conspiracy theory for sure but I dont remember the last time I’ve ever heard of thismany top ranking military men being fired fromtheir posts. -Mort
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Alexis complained to police that stalkers were using a microwave-type machine to send “vibrations into his body.” Newport investigators took a report and gave it to local Navy police. It apparently was never passed up the chain of command.
Bob Lonsberry: I HAVE NOT YET BEGUN TO FIGHT… “… He told all about hiding in his office. In one interview he said he was going to recommend that the sailor who barricaded the door be given a medal…Somehow, I don’t think that’s what John Paul Jones meant when he said, “I have not yet begun to fight.””
I HAVE NOT YET BEGUN TO FIGHT
boblonsberry.com ^ | 09/18/13 | Bob Lonsberry
Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 8:57:15 AM by shortstop
In the military, after an engagement with the enemy, it used to be customary to compile an “after-action report.”
It was an assessment of how things went. What the enemy did, what we did, what were the outcomes, and what could we have done better.
The Citizen of the World Presidency… “Start with American military strength, where massive cuts have left us with a Navy of 286 ships—the smallest number since 1917. When Mitt Romney pointed this out during a presidential debate, Obama replied sarcastically: “Well Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets. “
The Citizen of the World Presidency
Commentary ^ | September 2013 | Eliot Abrams
Posted on Friday, August 16, 2013 10:44:36 AM by don-o
Start with American military strength, where massive cuts have left us with a Navy of 286 ships—the smallest number since 1917. When Mitt Romney pointed this out during a presidential debate, Obama replied sarcastically: “Well Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets.
Because the nature of the military has changed.” This retort was effective in a smart-ass way, but while the cavalry may be a historical relic, the Navy is not, and it is getting smaller.
So are the Air Force, Army, and Marines, because their budgets are shrinking. This is not the result of technological improvements, as Obama’s quip suggested. Nor is it the unavoidable effect of deficits. It is a policy choice in a Washington where entitlement spending is more sacrosanct than military spending.
Jesse Ventura Goes After Chris Kyle’s Widow so He Can Run for President… “Jesse Ventura, former wrestler, former action star, and former governor of Minnesota, is suing the widow of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle for defamation surrounding an account of a bar fight in Kyle’s book.” ~ (See GyG: Reader Comment…)
Jesse Ventura Goes After Chris Kyle’s Widow so He Can Run for President
Yahoo Voices ^ | June 5, 2013 | Mark R. Whittington
Posted on Wednesday, June 05, 2013 6:11:29 PM by Marcus
Jesse Ventura, former wrestler, former action star, and former governor of Minnesota, is suing the widow of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle for defamation surrounding an account of a bar fight in Kyle’s book.
Kyle recounts how he and Ventura got into it when Ventura denigrated Navy SEALs who had fallen in action. Ventura claims the incident never happened and has been demanding satisfaction for some months now. Just because Kyle is dead does not mean Ventura is no longer in need of financial compensation. The book is still selling. It is to be made into a movie by Steven Spielberg. Kyle’s grieving widow must now pay.
Earlier, during a discussion with business leaders, Clinton, who appointed Boorda to his position in 1994, was handed a note from an aide informing him of the shooting. After reading the note, the president’s shoulders slumped and he grimaced. (800K QuickTime movie)
He continued the discussion for 20 minutes, without mentioning Boorda. On returning to the White House, he headed for an Oval Office meeting with several somber aides.
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On the contrary, we respected him as a man, who like us, came “up from the ranks” as a Mustang officerWhile we never bought the “official story” that Boorda committed “suicide” over a couple of disputed attachments to his ribbons – the Navy’s ham-handed cover-up of the truth only made things worse they never learn – until now, we hadn’t got hard INTEL that might explain just why Boorda had to die.
All we can say for the moment is that a reliable source indicates it may have been so horrible that the only enlisted sailor to make CNO in Naval history, would have been ruined if the news had leaked out.
We realize even speculating on such a thing could be hurtful to his family. They have remained very quiet indeed about what really happened. You can’t blame them for not speaking to the media.
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For Sale: Original Iwo Jima MonumentAP/Newser ^ | 02/08/2013Posted on Friday, February 08, 2013 3:17:04 PM by Responsibility2ndAP –
A long-forgotten piece of America’s military history is going up for sale. The original smaller statue of the iconic raising of the US flag at Iwo Jima in 1945 is expected to fetch up to $1.8 million later this month at a New York auction dedicated to World War II artifacts. That such a statue even exists is news to all but the most ardent history buffs.
Most Americans are familiar with Felix de Weldon‘s 1954 bronze version, the 32-foot-tall Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va. Less well-known is the 12-and-1/2-foot-tall statue created soon after the event.De Weldon, a young sculptor serving as an artist in the Navy, became instantly transfixed by an Associated Press image of the Feb. 19, 1945, flag planting, which would earn photographer Joe Rosenthal a Pulitzer Prize and resonate around the world.
He modeled a wax sculpture of the photo to present to the chiefs of staff, and Congress soon called for construction of a large statue. Completed in just three months, de Weldon’s cast stone monument was erected in Washington, DC, in front of what is now the Federal Reserve Building on Constitution Avenue, and remained there until 1947.
Over the next year Washington loosened a bit. Lindbergh’s undeniable expertise with aircraft and pilots thawed the bans against him. Indeed, his diary shows an enormously busy schedule of test flights that solved pressing problems of new aircraft. In that process the Lone Eagle flew, and came to know well, almost every combat craft in the U.S. inventory. But Lindbergh hungered for combat and as early as January 1944 had made inquiries as to that possibility. The Marines responded first. Cautiously, a tour of Corsair bases in the Pacific was arranged.
In April a friendly U-S- Navy sanctioned and covered Lindbergh’s trip. He would go to their theater, the Pacific, as a civilian technical assistant. Neither the White House nor even Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox knew of this trip. After kitting up with Navy uniforms from Brook; Brothers (sans any insignia) and taking the usual rounds of shots, Lindbergh left San Diego for the War Zone.
By March he had already regularly contacted the United Aircraft Corporation, producer of the F4U Corsair, and had agreed to act as its liaison in the field. Once situated at Guadalcanal, South Pacific Area, he corrected problems of the “bent-winged bird” established better communications between United Aircraft and the Marines.
There, local Marine officers consented to take Lindbergh on a patrol to Rabaul, the first of fourteen combat missions he would fly with the Corps. With the exception of air-to-air combat, Lindbergh flew patrol, escort, strafing, and dive-bombing assignments- As would later occur with the Army Air Forces, officers winked at his extraordinary activities by according him “observer status.” Lindbergh concluded his business on the Canal. By 15 June he landed at Finschafen bound for the 475th Fighter Group.
What has the U.S. Navy done? Will it prove harmful, or will it even matter in the grand scheme of things? My prediction is that this will exponentially increase the number of glorified managers in the Navy’s senior enlisted ranks.
The source was not identified, it was said, because the death is “an ongoing investigation.”
Quite frankly, this doesn’t pass the smell test.
THIS DOESN’T ADD UP AT ALL
CDR Price has a wife and young daughter back home in Virginia, and for the officer’s tragic death to be labeled an “apparent suicide” on Christmas Eve, makes us wonder if this was really something else.
Looking into the dead commander’s background, there is nothing to indicate he would do such a thing, much less put his beloved family through such a terrible ordeal at this time of the year.
Price’s past was like a storybook tale. He was a varsity wrestler and member of the championship football team at Pottstown High School in his native Pennsylvania. A member of the National Honor Society there, he was a much-decorated Naval officer who’d been boss of Seal Team Four since June of 2011.
Prison Planet.com » The American and British Governments Knew – Down to the Day – of the Coming Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor … And Let It Happen to Justify American Entry Into WWII
Preface: We don’t contest that World War II was – in many ways – a “good war”.
(SOMERDALE, NJ) – BETRAYAL, written by two former MCAS El Toro veterans, Robert O’Dowd, investigative reporter and disabled veteran, and Tim King, photo/journalist and war correspondent, is a nonfiction account at two MarineCorps bases of injuries and deaths from exposures to toxic chemicals, murder, narcotrafficing and government cover-up.
BETRAYAL tells the story of the thousands of veterans and their families, once stationed at MCAS El Toro, CA, and Camp Lejeune, NC. Both Marine Corps bases are among the 130 military installations listed as EPA Superfunds, a group of the most environmentally hazardous sites in the U.S.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Destroying Our Military from Within
By Alan Caruba
“Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.” — Ronald Reagan
If you want to know how President Obama feels about the U.S. military, consider that in all the years since D-Day 1945 there have been three occasions when a President failed to go to the D-Day Monument that honors the soldiers killed during the Invasion.
The occasions were:
1. Barack Obama 2010
2. Barack Obama 2011
3. Barack Obama 2012
For the past 68 years, all Presidents, except Obama, have paid tribute to the fallen soldiers killed on D-Day. This year, instead of honoring the soldiers, he made a campaign trip on Air Force 1 to California to raise funds for his reelection.
…..A collection of photos ( Mostly US Navy Stock ) and aviation artwork representing the dastardly attack by the Japanese Navy on the Army, Navy, and Marine forces stationed at Pearl Harbor. Music by the Sammy Kaye
A new, scathing Internet video accuses Obama of arrogantly taking credit for the kill when he had little to do with it and for revealing operational details they believe compromise our forces, our location, our sources and more.
Carl Higbie served as a Navy SEAL for nine years, but was forced to retire after speaking out against President Obama’s policies. Higbie was threatened with dishonorable discharge for writing the book, “Battle on the Home Front,” but instead was able to simply retire.
“My commanders were more concerned about how the fallout of this book would affect their careers than they were concerned about how re-electing President Obama would affect the country,” Higbie said.
A week ago we reported news that Middle East veteran aircraft carrier CVN-74 Stennis was ending its brief sabbatical prematurely, and far earlier than previously expected, and heading right back into the field, er sea, of action. As Kitsapsun reported, “Bremerton-based aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis is returning to the Middle East much sooner than expected. The Navy hasn’t officially announced the new deployment plan for the Stennis, said spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Zach Harrell.”
Updated at 6:17 p.m. ET] The U.S. Navy’s new class of carriers will be the first to go without urinals, a decision made in part to give the service flexibility in accommodating female sailors, the Navy says.
Former Governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura’s lawsuit against Navy SEAL Chris Kyle over Kyle’s claims that he punched Ventura in a bar for insulting a dead U.S. soldier has gone to court, with Ventura receiving the backing of several prominent former SEALs who affirm the incident never happened.
Jesse Ventura Gets Backing Of Former SEALs In Lawsuit Over Punch Hoax 3jesse110511
Kyle claimed that he met Ventura in a bar in Coronado in 2006 while Ventura was in town to speak to a new class of SEAL graduates at nearby Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. Also present were family members holding a wake for Michael Mansoor, one of the first SEALs killed in Iraq. Kyle claims Ventura began loudly objecting to the war in Iraq before calling the troops “murderers” and saying “we deserved to lose a few guys”.
A sailor from Gulfport was found dead in his berthing compartment aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Enterprise in the Middle East on Friday morning, according to a ship spokeswoman.
Master Chief Petty Officer Richard J. Kessler, 47, was found dead in his compartment at 7 a.m. local time, according to Lt. Com. Sarah Self-Kyler.
The cause of death is under investigation, said Navy Lt. Greg Raelson.
SUA has learned through various sources that an unprovoked attack on the US Navy occurred this morning in the Straits of Hormuz.
CVN-65, the USS Enterprise aircraft carrier and its group were reportedly attacked by no less then 4 sophisticated jets. Confidential sources within the military have confirmed the attack off of the “Broken Isthmus”.
Jeremy Michael Boorda (November 26, 1939 May 16, 1996) was an admiral of the United States Navy and the 25th Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) who ‘suicided himself”/was assassinated with 2 shotgun shots to his chest because he did not approve of the current chemtrail program, Project Cloverleaf, according to A. C. Griffin.
I had a great YouTube Video on Admiral Boorda but YouTube keeps deleting it.
Boorda supposedly went home for lunch and decided to shoot himself in the chest (by one report, twice) rather than be interviewed by Newsweek magazine that afternoon.
Explanations for Boorda’s suicide focused on a claim that he was embarrassed over two “Valor” pins he was not authorized to wear.
You should know, dear reader, we are not among those who despised ADM Jeremy “Mike” Boorda. In fact, we did and always will admire this fine man, who went all the way from Seaman to Chief of Naval Operations. No one has done it before, and it’s very likely no one else will accomplish such a feat in the future.
ADM Boorda deserves our respect and remembrance as a great leader who deeply cared about his sailors and country.
On this, the 16th anniversary of his mysterious death, we should mourn his loss, but also demand the Pentagon come clean on what really happened in the Washington Navy Yard on May 16, 1996
FEW BELIEVE “OFFICIAL STORY” OF HOW BOORDA DIED
The wounds of Veterans, both physical and mental, are real and have widespread effects on Veterans and their families. I applaud the efforts of the Department of Veterans Affairs as well as private entities to help these men and women, and their families, on the long road to recovery. Not a day passes that I’m ungrateful for my health after four years in the Navy.
Sometime ago in a thread you argued vociferously
about the use of the term “Soldier.” You were
correct by the way, at least in the way I
understand the use of that word to apply to
Marines. When I was a callow youth, in 1951, I
returned from Korea and was stationed at MB,
Shumaker, Arkansas. I commanded the Guard
Company, and did many other chores as any junior
officer does in a command that had only four
Marine officers. The base commander was a Navy
captain, and almost as new as I was to the
Commit this to memory, you valiant souls who put yourselves in harm’s way for your country: Do not film yourself making lewd remarks. Do not mouth off about your superiors with reporters present. Do not rage against the bureaucracy, do not humiliate the men and women under your command, and above all else, do not have sex with people you work with.
THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2011 8:19:21 PM by dead
The responsibility for naming U.S. warships has traditionally been left to the secretary of the Navy. That needs to change. President Obama’s Navy secretary, Ray Mabus, has politicized the christening process to the point where some form of oversight is needed.
The Senate version of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act includes an amendment proposed by Sen. Roy Blunt, Missouri Republican, to “require a report on the policies and practices … for naming the vessels of the Navy.” The measure would require the secretary of defense to submit a report to Congress detailing current Navy policies for ship naming, the extent to which they vary from historical practices, and an assessment of the feasibility of establishing fixed policies for naming ships.
The catalyst for the amendment was the announcement last spring that the newest supply ship in the Navy’s inventory would be named after labor leader Cesar Chavez. This radical served briefly in the Navy after World War II but did not accomplish anything noteworthy while in uniform. His claim to fame was solely from organizing migrant laborers and agitating for the rights of illegal immigrants…(snip)
The Lewis and Clark class of dry cargo/ammunition ships are named for explorers and pioneers, such as Richard E. Byrd, Amelia Earhart, or the namesakes of the class. On Mr. Mabus‘ watch, the namings have taken a decidedly political turn. In 2009, the Navy announced the naming of the USNS Medgar Evars after the civil-rights leader. Sen. Barbara Boxer, California Democrat, defended the practice as part of the Navy’s “rich tradition,” but naming ships after political activists began with the Obama administration.
Mr. Mabus was also wrong to name the amphibious ship LPD-26 after the late Rep. John P. Murtha…
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com …
For years, the Navy has been reluctant to reclaim the remains of its first 13 commandos, who perished in a failed raid on Tripoli Harbor in Libya in 1804 — but pressure has been growing in Congress to force it to do just that.
Osprey Down: Marines Shift Story on Controversial Warplane’s Safety Record | Danger Room | Wired.com
Osprey Down: Marines Shift Story on Controversial Warplane’s Safety Record
By David Axe Email Author
October 13, 2011 |
4:00 am |
Categories: Army and Marines
It’s an aircraft with a reputation for falling from the sky. But on at least one occasion, the U.S. military’s controversial V-22 Osprey tiltrotor — a hybrid transport that takes off like a helicopter and cruises like an airplane, thanks to its rotating engine nacelles — did just the opposite. It flew upward, out of control of its pilots.
On March 27, 2006, at a Marine Corps air base in New River, North Carolina, an MV-22 assigned to Medium Tiltrotor Training Squadron 204 experienced an unplanned surge in engine power as the three-man crew was preparing for a flight. “That caused the aircraft to inadvertently lift off the deck approximately 30 feet,” Marine spokesman Maj. Shawn Haney explained. “It came back down … there was major damage sustained to the right wing and the right engine.”
Luckily, the three crewmembers were unhurt. The cost to repair the self-flying Osprey totaled $7,068,028, according to the Naval Safety Center, which tracks all Navy and Marine aircraft mishaps. An investigation by the Navy and manufacturers Bell and Boeing resulted in tweaks to the V-22’s engine controls.
Yet the Marines and the Naval Safety Center ultimately decided that the Osprey’s dangerous joyride didn’t count as a serious flying accident, known in Pentagon parlance as a “Class A flight mishap.” The reason, said Capt. Brian Block, a Marine spokesman: The aircraft wasn’t supposed to take off just then; therefore, it’s not a flight problem. If a V-22 suffers damage while preparing to launch or after landing, or if the crew does not explicitly command the aircraft to take off but it does anyways, then the accident doesn’t count as a flight accident…..
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Right Side News ^ | 8/11/2011 | Eleana Benador
Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2011 10:20:50 AM by IbJensen
Secrecy Made Them Prey of Muslim Terrorism
Up until now, I have managed to control my revolt against the massacre perpetrated against our 22 men from the foremost elite military unit, whose training requires no less than three and a half years of to be a Navy SEAL in addition to another two years of training and deployments to even be considered to SEAL Team Six.
THIS is a team trained to target the planners of terror attacks. These are our men who actually are saving countless lives of potential victims.
SEAL Team Six are saviors in the face of bestial terrorists whose goal is to cause innocent victims out of unsuspecting citizens in times of peace.
This is the grim state of our military’s readiness: An Air Force F-15C that broke in half during flight, two F-18s that have caught fire aboard ships, every single cruiser with cracks in its hull, A-10C Warthogs with fuselage cracks, the UH-1N Twin Huey helicopter fleet that is regularly grounded, and over half the navy’s deployed aircraft not ready for combat.
That is the picture of the U.S. military in disrepair—what The Heritage Foundation’s Mackenzie Eaglen calls a “readiness crisis” among all U.S. military services, including the National Guard and reserves. Readiness is “dangerously lower,” she writes, leading to “delayed, shortened, and less diverse training; plugging personnel and equipment shortfalls in deploying units with resources from others; reduced maintenance for worn-out equipment; and shortened rest time before redeploying overseas.”
How did the military get here? A decade of constant combat and ever-increasing disaster relief and homeland defense missions has contributed to the decline in readiness, and Eaglen writes in AOL Defense that the navy is under particular strain:
While the fleet has shrunk by about 15 percent since 1998, the number of ships deployed overseas has remained constant at about 100. Each ship goes to sea longer and more often, resulting in problems such as the well-publicized shortfalls in surface ship condition. With no surge capacity left in the fleet, each new casualty ripples through the schedules of dozens of ships. With the end of supplemental funding, Navy maintenance funding will be cut by almost 20 percent this year. In this context, a relatively small additional reduction in maintenance funding could render a Navy with 250 to 280 ships capable of keeping only 50 to 60 ships at sea.
(Excerpt) Read more at blog.heritage.org …
OK got a question for all of you…
13 May 2011 | US Navy Vet
Posted on Friday, May 13, 2011 11:23:25 AM by US Navy Vet
First of all, no offense meant to the good conservatives in the Air Force.
Second, I thank all members of our military for their service, regardless of their political points of view.Here is what I have observed…and admittedly, I have known only a FEW Air Force veterans.
So perhaps my experience isn’t the best judge.Seems to me, though, that of the friends and acquaintences I’ve had, the folks who have served or are serving in the AIR FORCE are much more prone to be liberals in their politics than others I’ve known who are in the Army, Navy, or Marines.
One particular encounter with an old close friend, who I’ve come back into contact with, seems to have really gone off the deep end…I don’t know, perhaps I’m wrong and just have had “bad luck” in meeting up with the libs.
Is this a fair judgement–are there more liberals in the Air Force? And if so, why?
USC — Don’t try wearing a Bush hat or sweatshirt at an Obama rally.Duane Hammond says it’s what got him fired. Hammond is a union stagehand who was part of the crew that built the platform for the Obama event on campus.He came to work early this morning wearing clothing that says “George H. W. Bush“.
Hammond says he was not trying to make a political statement.
He says he got the sweatshirt and hat during a visit to the aircraft carrier on Family Day. The back of his sweatshirt has a large drawing of the ship.He says he wore it to show how proud he is of his son.
Bush2That didn’t go over well with his union supervisor. Hammond says he was told to take off the sweatshirt, or he would have to go home.He refused.
They told him he was fired from the job.
TESTIMONY ABSENT FROM THE RECORD IS CITED IN “OFFICIAL” DOCUMENTS
by Sharon Rondeau
The USS MARS was built in San Diego, CA in 1962 and launched in 1963. It was removed from service in 1998.Oct. 18, 2010 — In this fifth segment of our series on the court-martial of LCDR Fitzpatrick, he reveals two “ghost” witnesses from his court-martial and states that the charges against him were completely falsified.
The previous four segments can be found here, here, here and here.MRS. RONDEAU: In our last segment, you had touched upon why there might have been a conspiracy to end your Navy career. Could you expound on that?CDR. FITZPATRICK: If Admiral Bitoff didn’t like me personally, that could have been a motive. I don’t know what I don’t know.
The rest of the staff didn’t like me; that much I can tell you, and if this was some kind of way for them to take out their vengeance on me, that’s certainly possible. I had my swordfights with the staff, and Zeller certainly knew that.
These guys were full of glee that I was being court-martialed and that they were behind it. It was payback.
MRS. RONDEAU: When you say “the staff,” does that mean the people on board the ship, or the chain of command?
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Gunny G: THE ORDERLY SERGEANT – USMC
THE ORDERLY SERGEANT – USMC
When the Marine Corps was reactivated in 1798, the American Navy consisted of a handful of frigates under orders to patrol the Atlantic seaboard. During the second war with England, Marines served aboard Yankee frigates in both the Atlantic and Pacific. Following the war, the Navy was charged with the protection of American interests througout the world.
Many of these vessels had no Marine officer. Instead, a sergeant was responsible for the conduct of the ship’s detachment. Thus, a sergeant serving on a sloop-of-war off Java drew the same pay as a sergeant in the Washington barracks, but his responsibilities were many times greater. To remedy this situation, the Marine Corps in 1833 created the grade of orderly sergeant. Thirty “orderly sergeants and 1st sergeants of guards at sea” were to be paid $16 per month, the same amount as the drum major and fife major. The 41 “other sergeants” received $13 per month.