In case you haven’t heard, the Corps excitedly announced some new rearranging of the standard Marine Corps infantry squad yesterday that included a few new roles for the 0311. Each team will now consist of three Marines (instead of 4) and three brand new billets have been added: Grenadier, Assistant Squad Leader, and Squad Systems Operator. Also included is the new Fuck Fuck Boot, who will provide the squad with humor and an outlet for their aggression.
While this billet has already been a longtime staple of the Corps, giving it official recognition and its own squad designation insignia is a big step forward for the Marines.
On a real note, it’s exciting to see so much change being affected within the organization, which is an organization not known to embrace change very often. More change has happened in the last 5-10 years than ever did during my short 4-year tenure as a Lance Corporal of Marines. This is probably because the world itself has changed quite a bit, with technology becoming more interesting and useful every day. It’s legit pretty neat to see this stuff making its way into the line units where it’s needed.
Good luck to all you new Fuck Fuck Boots, you’ll need it.