Skip to comments.Colonel in charge of Quantico's Security Battalion relieved
Posted on 10/19/2013 7:49:06 PM PDT by Nachum
Col. Daren Margolin has been relieved as head of Security Battalion at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. (Marine Corps)
The two-star head of Marine Corps Installations Command has relieved the commanding officer of Quanticos Security Battalion following an incident involving a personal weapon, Marine Corps officials said.
Col. Daren Margolin, a 24-year officer was removed from his post Oct. 18 by Maj. Gen. Juan Ayala due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command, said Capt. Maureen Krebs, a Marine Corps spokeswoman.
Krebs said the decision stemmed from a single incident last week involving one of Margolins personal weapons, but said she did not have authorization to elaborate on the incident. Margolin has also been charged with several violations under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, but the specific charges are not releasable because Margolins relief was the result of an administrative process, she said.
A legal officer, Margolin previously served at the Staff Judge Advocate for Camp Pendletons 1st Marine Division. He took command of Security Battalion in June.
The relief follows a series of deadly events involving firearms aboard Marine Corps installations in the National Capitol Region. In March, a tactics instructor at Quanticos Officer Candidates School gunned down two Marine colleagues before turning his weapon on himself. Following the incident, the schools commander, Col. Kris Stillings, was relieved of duty.
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Does anyone recall this type of thing happening with frequency during either Bush, Clinton, or Ford/Nixon administrations? I was there for Carter and Reagan and I can’t remember anything like this.
Does one of your lists deal exclusively with the military purge? Do you have a running count? Do you have any info on previous administrations for the sake of comparison?
I would disagree in this instance. I have worked for MajGen Ayala at two different commands and found him to be a rational and thoughtful commander. The Colonel in question has had many issues in the past and I was actually quite surprised that he picked up the Security Battalion to begin with.
1. Won’t fire on Americans
2. Not wild about homoz
3. Believes in God
One, two, or all three..???
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Stalin did it with Bullets and Obama does it with scandals.
This is my list on the military. I may have to reconsider adding this name to the list as a witness on the thread gave some credibility to the dismissal. I will hold my fire here.
Here is my file on Obama vs The US Military
purge is gtting rid of different kinds of folks.
one is the kind that doesn’t tolerate open faggotry/dykestry.
one is the kind that doesn’t blindlyfollow unconstitutional orders.
pogroms in effect all over
>>The purge continues
Yep. I’m sure they are informed of the trumped-up charges and then are warned, “Breathe a word of truth and your pension is gone.” One of these officers needs to sacrifice his pension and speak.
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This is search by our current administration to find anything wrong with our top military is frightening. To what end is the question that we need to ask and have answered.
Its all good. The fired officers have plenty of experience that The People can use. Bet 0 has been having the NSA run checks on the officers during their off-duty hours to see what they are saying and texting on their phones and the email messages they are sending and receiving.
Its obvious; he’s afraid of a military coup. He’s gone into paranioa mode.
Colonel in charge of Quantico's Security Battalion relieved
Anyone keeping a flow chart?
I was wondering if it was just me. Sure is starting to look like a purge and I’m just sitting on the sidelines with no inside knowledge at all. Anybody out there got better info?
It is definitely a purge
Sweet Haysus, another one...
The purge continues
I’d be willing to be that the Colonel has a Virginia concealed carry permit. Can’t have officers in positions of responsibility who go to such extremes. /sarc
I simply do not understand why none of these officers will come forward. Not even one. After all, at least one of them must come from a wealthy family or have a rich wife.
Same goes for the Park Rangers. Why won't at least one of them come forward and tell the nation what they were told to do during the shutdown?
Perhaps they all take their oaths to mean they must stay silent in every case, even after retirement. Or are they too afraid of malicious prosecution? What other explanations can there be?
I wonder if it’s because Margolin believes in his 2A rights and his chain of command does not.
Nonsense. There is no purge, and some no name JAG Colonel would never qualify to be included in one were it to occur. I believe this to be the work of overripe imaginations in FR land and the increased availability of fine craft bourbons.
The truth is that we are not ridding our military services of nearly enough senior officers. Too many mediocre officers have been promoted above their levels of competence.
If you have to ask that, you don't really understand the range of nasty things a bunch like Obama and his henchmen are capable of. Serious pressure can be brought to bear in lot of ways.
It’s about 30 or so high ranking officers so far.
What if Obama is planning on turning America into a 3rd world military dictatorship?
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Thank you very much for sharing your view on this event.
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Holy crap. Do you happen to have a list?
Why are so many high ranking commanders and Generals being fired all of a sudden? Or are these reports untrue?
If anyone can shed light, I would like to know more...
Major General Michael Carey, Commander 20th Air Force
Vice Admiral Tim Giardina, Deputy Commander, United States Strategic Command
Major General C.M.M. Gurganus, Commanded Regional Southwest and I Marine Expeditionary Force Afghanistan
Major General Gred A. Sturdevant, Director of Strategic Planning and Policy an US Pacific Command and commander of aviation wing at Camp Bastion Afghanistan
Brigadier General Bryan Roberts, Commanding Fort Jackson
Major General Ralph Baker, Commander Joint Task Force Horn, Djibuti,
Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette, Deputy Commander US Naval Forces, US Central Command, Commander of Carrier Strike Group Three , April 5, 2012
No, I don’t have a list. It was something I heard on the local radio news about a week ago.
Might these purges be more related to nobama’s feeling of insecurity?
Effective purges do not leave purged kicking and communicating. Don’t doubt that nobama would have them snuffed, if there was any conceivable way to get away with it.
I just get this gut feeling that every time he does one of these another Military counter confronts him.
Thanks, anyway, tho. :-)
Most glaringly....... General Mattis is not listed on that site. He’s literally a living legend amongst Marines - and just badass in general. And he was the CENTCOM CO at the time of his relief.
I don't doubt that for a second. But exactly what pressures are we talking about here? Just what pressures would be enough to silence an angry veteran?
Loss of a pension? Imprisonment on a phony charge? An IRS audit of a relative? What?
The NSA’s capabilities are in full force; Spying on Email, Internet browsing, phone calls, etc.. I wonder how many NSA employees the King has dedicated to spying on military brass?
Or over single incidents that appear insignificant or unrelated to their duty?
Something about speaking to a reporter, something about poker chips, something about alcohol, something about a woman, something about a weapon.
With Bill Clinton as Commander-In-Chief, we were told to marvel at his ability to compartmentalize his human failures from his responsibilities at his job.
But now, the pattern that I'm seeing is "loss of confidence in his ability to command."
That seems like a faux cover for anything. How come our top military officers can't compartmentalize, but Bill Clinton could? < /rhetorical question>
> What if Obama is planning on turning America into a 3rd world military dictatorship?
Personally I think he’s acting on orders from someone higher up the food chain and has been told to bankrupt us and destroy our infrastructure and the core values that made the US as strong as it once was. Kidnapping our children’s souls went a long way toward that effect. Soros is one of the key players and probably a member of the Illuminati or something that resembles it.
Thanks for that link.
> The NSAs capabilities are in full force; Spying on Email, Internet browsing, phone calls, etc.. I wonder how many NSA employees the King has dedicated to spying on military brass?
With the new Bluffdale facility I’d imagine they can flag multiple targets at a time and just let Mother do her thing captuing any emails, texts, phone calls after they input that information into their profile then have it record them and use intelligent voice recognition software to convert any phone calls into text (everything else would already be in text format). Then the NSA employee would go back and scan it for certain high risk or user specific keywords which it would flag so they could go straight to that text to review it. It would save them a lot of time too.
Sure there is a purge, there always is. And yes, Colonels most certainly are important. They command *with their boots* on the ground too. Colonels have probably started more wars and lead more coups then generals.
However, this probably isn’t an example of that purge. CinC doesn’t have to have a reason to relieve somebody of Command.
If you want to get to the meat of the matter ... look at what’s recently changed over the last year or so.
=> HAGEL as secretary of defense <=
A recipient of two Purple Hearts while an infantry squad leader in the Vietnam War [Hagel].
I grew up in the Army, spent 25 years on active duty, and have supported senior levels of the Army for the last 20 years. The rate of these incidents is no different than at any other time during that period. The military services currently have over 900 general and flag officers, about 100 more than were authorized at the beginning of the War on Terror. The numbers relieved is very small when compared to the total - certainly not what you would see if a purge were ongoing.
Unlike politicians and civil servants, the military takes action against infractions that reflect on a lack of character. Zipper and bottle problems, lack of integrity, and anything smacking of benefiting from the privileges of office are dealt with rather severely at the General/Flag Officer level. Get caught and you are done.
Culling the herd is not a bad thing, and given that these are almost all Colonels, Brigadiers, or Two Stars, none of the actions started at the White House or even at the Department of Defense. These were all done at the Service level.
No, but Stalin and Hitler did it and they were terminated in those days... We are a short ways from that, maybe very short.
The sort of thing that would be most effective for me would be against my family. My child or children especially. My wife would have a say in the matter also.
Parents will do a lot to protect their children, it’s the way we are made. Evil people know this and how to use it. We aren’t dealing with your ordinary power hungry people here. IMO, we are faced with genuine, pathological evil.
Right you are. Sometimes a thing is just a thing until it becomes a thang. Then it’s serious.