Much like a wizard or a sorcerer, your Company Commander works in mysterious ways. One does not question his tactics in the company of his nearly divine presence. Regardless of the bullshit excuses, he is and will always be late to every formation you’ve ever had. Not that it matters, it’s his party, after all.
Speaking of Captains in the Marine Corps, there’s always an interesting dichotomy between the POG class and the the infantry lifestyles here. In the infantry, your Company Commander is a holy, pope-like figure that bestows his presence upon you to deliver important tidings. Usually in charge of 100+ Marines ranging from PFC to First Sergeant.
In the POG world, it can be a totally different story. The glory and glamor of the infantry Captain is nowhere to be found, as they can often be relegated to being a (hardly) glorified secretary for someone much higher ranking than them, or in charge of a “shop” of like 5 Marines. It’s a hugely different perspective and, at the very least, interesting to think about.
On a personal note, I apologize for the lack of updates lately, I finished The White Donkey last week and have been taking a bit of personal time off after working nonstop for the last 2 months. Things should go back to normal (and more) in the near future.