COMMANDANT’S CORNER October, 2018
Greetings Marines! Sometimes the middle of the month sneaks up on me and putting my thoughts together for the Commandant’s Corner is a challenge. Sometimes it flows and babbles on like a Marine on liberty with some extra cash to burn when he comes back to the barracks with too many ill-advised purchases and likely a head-ache from too many adult beverages. This is one of those.
First let me tell you all thanks for the work, esprit and effort put into the Detachment again this year. We are dark in December so that leaves our October and November meetings as the last of the year. You have consistently shown the indomitable Marine spirit and morale in taking care of one another and getting the mission completed.
We have an innate ability as Marines to size things and each other up. To recognize who gets the job done and who is just a wind bag. To see where effort should be devoted to a task and where we need to let a sleeping dog lie. You have proven again and again this year that as Marines, we are focused on “mission first and troops always!”
So I want to say thanks, from Toys for Tots to Mud Run to funeral details to hand-shakes, it all gets done and in fine Marine Corps fashion because of you lending your hand to the rope and pulling your part.
Thanks and without question—Semper Fidelis.
Tim Eichhorn, Commandant
PS. I have refrained from listing any dates in this message. In the September Gazette I erroneously listed Saturday for the picnic when it should have been Sunday. Please check your calendar always over some wind bag like me writing at 5:00 am in the morning! Sorry about that confusion on the dates!