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First female boss at Parris Island
Recruits are put through their paces in early 2007 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island in South Carolina.
June 18th, 2011
11:13 AM ET

First female boss at Parris Island

Parris Island, the South Carolina military installation that has trained thousands of young Marines, has its first female commander.

Brig. Gen. Lori Reynolds took over at a change-of-command ceremony Friday at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.

"It's not about male or female, it's about highly qualified officers," Capt. Bernadette Newman told CNN Savannah affiliate WSAV. "The Marine Corps gets it right. It's a performance-based society, and if you look at General Reynolds' bio, she has more than enough experience to add value to this, so it is exciting."

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  1. Tee Pardy

    You are referring to the Boston Non-importation Agreement merchants pulled out of their azz in 1768. I'm talking about years later...after The Banc of France (whom financed The Revolution but were never repaid) sold our note to the Bank of England. Even by the time of our civil war, we had yet to pay back funds borrowed to finance our revolution. At any rate, the whole process was a mess. The only movement that should be named after it is bowel movement.

    June 18, 2011 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Doc

    Thanks joe! Boo! he he. Just kidding.

    June 18, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. joe

    @tee party: actually most of the money came from private citizens, a lot came from the jewish community, Haym Salomon was a big contributor as was Robert Morris and Benedict Arnold. The Rothschild's also contributed a lot of money and funneled it through French and Spanish banks, in return the Rothschild's were granted the first bank in the US. While the French did contribute some money during the end of the war it was by no means a large portion of the funding.

    June 18, 2011 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  4. joe

    @Doc: LoL, if you're interested in the history of tombstone there is an old book, don't recall the name of it, that gives a detailed account of what led up to the shootout and the subsequent trail afterwards. In fact just from a law book stand point it's a fascinating read.

    June 18, 2011 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Tee Pardy

    So Ben Franklin went to France for nothing. That's odd. I alway's thought he went there with hat-in-hand. (and corsett on occassion)

    June 18, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. joe

    @tee pardy: BTW I think that saving Britain and France twice from Germany can be considered payment in full don't you?

    June 18, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Tee Pardy

    Not really. Most of the credit goes to the Russians who lost 20-25 million people during the war. Plus banks take payments, not good deeds.

    June 18, 2011 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  8. joe

    Ben Franklin went there to procure arms, munition, clothing and vessels and some financial aid. He was also there to form a treaty between the colonies and France, in exchange for helping France was granted a "mark" of goods from the colonies to be delivered at a future date. The fact of the matter is that the loans we gave to France during WWI has put them 11.5 billion in debt to us.

    June 18, 2011 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. joe

    You really don't read do you? Who stormed the beaches? Russia and Britain were losing and losing badly until we entered the war. Russia had a sorry a ss navy and air force and neither of those wars would've been won without both especially WWII. Many of the millions of russians that died were either killed by Stalin or died from disease and malnutrition.

    June 18, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  10. joe

    So where's our 11.5 billion? Since banks take cash and not good deads.

    June 18, 2011 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  11. joe

    BTW when you see pictures of troops in France who's troops are they? Russia's or America's? Russia DID help themselves to half of Germany after the war and it took 40+ years for Reagan to finally get them out.

    June 18, 2011 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jazzzzzzzz

    Happy Father's Day Joe.

    June 19, 2011 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |
  13. Tee Pardy

    Joe, if the Nazi's would have gotten ahold of Russias oilfields, Germany would have easily conquered the world. Russia supplied over 60% of the entire world's oil supply from those fields. (US oil corporations were just beginning to help Arab's develop their oilfields that were close to ocean ports. Once the Arab oil hit the market, the Soviet Union began to crumble and fall) Eisenhower took nearly 2 years planning Normandy. He had no way of knowing that Russia would have sent Germany packing by the time the invasion was set to go.

    June 19, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  14. joe

    Ummm, the Arabs were part of the axis coalition so I doubt very much that we were helping them.

    June 19, 2011 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  15. joe

    Thanks Jazzzz, but I'm not a father. Thank you for the thought though.

    June 19, 2011 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
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