Today, Sgt. Maj. Carlton W. Kent is one of the Corps’ top dogs, but he wasn’t born a hard-charging Marine. His hometown news station recently profiled his humble youth as a Memphis, Tenn.-kid and his rise through the ranks from a recruit out of high school to the most senior enlisted Marine.
Today, Kent oversees the well being of all enlisted Marines, but some things never change, he told WHBQ 13 Memphis. The Marine Corps may have given him a shorter haircut, a straighter back and steeled eyes, but he is still fears his disciplinarian mother who is 90 and going strong.
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