I respect "MSgtMT's" opinion, but would have to stay that the post was not based on his assumption, nor is it just one current member or past member that has seen the issues within the association. This is NOT to take away from the current membership or the GREAT members who established it and made it grow. I do however feel something needs to be noted as it helps shape what the current concerns are. MSgtMT stated, "Establish through HQMC a role between the Organization and Training Command an opportunity for the association to speak with each graduating class and inform the Marines that the association exists and the opportunities that are provided to its members and their children." For as far back as I can remember, this was always in "place" and "welcomed" at LOS (MTMIC), Camp Johnson. However, they showed up a few times and then we never seen them again. Its hard to set up a schedule for briefing time for them if they never show up. As far as I know, that door is "still open to them". The other point that was a concern was the part about, "....opportunities that are provided to its members and their children", please explain what opportunities are available to YOUNG Marines and their children? Like what is it active duty members get from the USMC MTA and how many Active Duty Marines children received anything from the USMC MTA [please support the answer with data/actual numbers]. This is a KEY concern, value has to be perceived by all members and the data would or should support that value to support such statements. Also please note, my concerns have ALWAYS been about the Motor T Community, the Young Marines and the balance between both those who came before us and after us. [*Note: I will try to POST this WITHOUT using the RATING stars, because I wanted to reply to MSgtMT's post. If it does not allow me to do this, I will have to select the same one star that I did in my first post, because as far as I know, nothing has changed--nor has the USMC MTA Board reached out in an attempt to see if a possible balance or compromise could be reached.]
Not a very professional organization. Only care about one thing and its not the members. For a National organization, they think locally. They don't answer questions when asked and maintain a charter to limit positive changes in the association. I'm surprised they are allowed to stay on a Marine Corps Base for free; Camp Johnson part of Camp Lejeune in NC.
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I think that the retired person that posted the negative comment is mad that he was never voted into the association as an officer. So, he's retaliating by posting negative comments in hopes of tarnishing the organizations good name.
As a current Commander of a post for the American Legion, I know very well why Charters and Bylaws are in place for many Organizations. Any member can submit a proposal to suggest change or enhance a current policy. If the proposal is submitted properly, the proposal will be tabled and discussed among the committee responsible for that particular subject. General members can and usually are present during this phase. General members can also add input and are a part of the voting process. If the committee feels that the proposal needs to be enhanced or corrected, it is sent back to the originator for corrections. They can also KILL the proposal if its of no worth to the organization. If the proposal needs no changes made to it, then its voted upon….. Majority rules! The proposal wins the votes and is put into place. MR. MT's proposal was submitted, tabled and then KILLED! I don't think I need to address any other comments made by Mr. MT, because they are purely one-sided and in some aspects far from the truth. It's his right to say what he wants. It is in my opinion that what I am hearing from Mr. MT is nothing more than Childish Banter! Rules and regulations are in place for a reason. Two benefits for USMC MT Association members and their children that come to mind are Scholarships and awards. Currently there is not a written document between the Corps and the Associations for the USMC MT Association to give briefs….and there has never been such a document.
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