Browsing: The CMC

This week’s Marine Corps Times cover story puts to rest any questions over who will serve as the Corps’ senior enlisted leader for the next year — it’s Sgt. Maj. Carlton Kent, who will continue to serve after the presumed new commandant, Gen. James Amos, takes over. Kent became the Corps’ senior enlisted leader under Gen. James Conway on April 25, 2007. The sergeant major of the Marine Corps traditionally serves a four-year tour, but considering the terms for the SMMC and the CMC haven’t matched up since Gen. James Jones stepped down early as commandant early in 2003, the question…

Beginning this week, Rattle Rattle will present “Behind the Cover,” a brief look at what’s inside the print edition of Marine Corps Times. We start that feature today with a rather obvious cover story on newsstands this week: A look at your next Marine Corps commandant. As first reported by Marine Corps Times sister publication Defense News, Gen. James Amos, the current assistant commandant, has been selected by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Defense Secretary Robert Gates to lead the Marine Corps after Gen. James Conway retires this fall. The Associated Press reported that he interviewed with President Barack Obama…

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