Parris Island is getting a new Base Commander. For the first time, it will be a female. Brig. Gen. Loretta Reynolds takes command today. She has a lot of experience, including the being the first female Marine to command a base in a combat zone.
There’s one thing I’d bet money on as this change takes place. The only thing the recruits will notice is a different name to memorize in their chain-of-command.
Sir! The Commanding General for Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island is Brigadier General Loretta Reynolds! Sir!
–Many unnamed recruits, later today, tomorrow, and in the weeks to come.