One of the Marine Corps’ most senior officers has just joined the revolution.
The blogging revolution, that is. On the eve of the Corps’ birthday, Lt. Gen. Dennis Hejlik posted his first entry on the new Marine Corps Forces Command Commander’s Blog. He also laid out his plans for the site:
I recently have come to appreciate blogs as a way a leader can share his thoughts while also collecting feedback from a broad group with a wide variety of perspectives. I’ve been particularly impressed with the United States Fleet Forces Command Blog started by Admiral J.C. Harvey, and my goal here is to pursue a similar course.
I plan to use the Marine Corps Forces Command Blog to offer my perspective on a variety of issues – from topics as broad as the future of the Marine Corps, to personal observations on leadership. At times, I will open these ruminations to comment in the interests of meaningful two-way communication. Other times, I will not. (It’s my blog, I can do that.)
It’ll be interesting to see where the general takes it. Harvey’s blog offers a mixture of observations and situation reports, allowing the admiral to draw attention to naval exercises and other military operations as he sees fit. Hejlik said in his initial post that he will be posting regularly about the forthcoming Bold Alligator exercise in the next few months, but he’ll touch on other things, too.