Skip to comments.Parris Island Sgt. Major steps down following altercation with former Marine, protester
Posted on 06/10/2014 12:25:45 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
PARRIS ISLAND (WTOC) - The highest ranking enlisted Marine at Parris Island has stepped down from his position following last week's alleged assault with a former Marine.
Parris Island released the following statement early Monday afternoon:
Understanding the Marine Corps has very high standards of personal and professional conduct for its most senior leaders, Sgt. Maj. Archie voluntarily stepped down as the depot sergeant major, and the commanding general regrettably accepted his retirement.
People all over the country have reacted to this viral video between protester and former Marine Ethan Arguello and Depot Sgt. Maj. Paul Archie.
The altercation began because Aguello was wearing his drill instructor hat, known as a campaign cover, while protesting President Obama's decision to release five Taliban detainees for U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
The video quickly went viral through Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Comments included "Ethan Arguello was OUT OF LINE for wearing the Eagle, Globe and Anchor!" as well as "This Sgt. Maj. should be demoted to private!"
A YouTube video was made by a Marine Staff Sgt. Ryan Gaines.
"Personally, I disagree with what the Marine did, I think it was in bad taste, I think in a way it brought discredit to the Marine Corps. Now with that being said, he was well within his f***** rights to do that. That's what I call bad leadership, that's what I call not setting the example, that's what I call lack of bearing, lack of wisdom and just lack of f****** professionalism," Gaines said in the video.
Many TV stations and online publications, like Business Insider and the Marine Corps Times, have also picked up the story.
Three days after the incident, Parris Island issued this statement:
"We hold all Marines to a very high standard of personal and professional conduct. For that reason, we remain very concerned over the charges against the Depot Sgt. Major and are cooperating fully with the town of Port Royal in their investigation."
Arguello continues to protest every morning along U.S. 278 in Bluffton. He said he has no regrets about what happened.
I don’t approve of what the Sgt. Major did, but I don’t think he should be forced to step down. We all screw up once in a while. Give the guy some form of reprimand or punishment, time off without pay, and let him keep his job.
This penchant in this day and age for people to lose their income due to a mistake, is way overkill in too many instances.
They retired him. He now has another income.
I doubt it’s the same income.
Granted he’s an Obama supporting POS too.
You may be correct. That be as it may, the Sergeant Major should get his stuff together before jumping on a Marine who is no longer on active duty. Why you ask? Because the Sergeant Major wasn’t wearing his hat outside when he jumped on the protestor for wearing his drill sergeant’s hat. The Sergeant Major was out of uniform. If he is an Obama supporter, now that he is retired he can join any pro-Obama parade he desires. His right as a private citizen. If he had kept this in perspective, he would still be on active duty.
Only a marine of negroid race could possibly support the traitor in chief
That said just punish him...don’t relieve him from the Corps
Look at the times Hussein addresses the troops ...only blacks and homosexuals and a few silly chunky white girls in audience give a rats ass he’s there
They couldn’t keep him in that high office, and he already had 26 years in, and they didn’t want to bust him or charge him beyond his civilian charges, so the best thing was to ask him to take retirement, and let everyone walk away.
Thug behavior by the Sgt. Major. I guess it’s acceptable when the President an the Attorney General are “Brothers.”
Saying it like that really brings home why they could not allow him to remain as a Sergeant Major of the United States Marine Corps.
From The Usurper’s point of view it really doesn’t matter whether the Marine Protestor or the Sergeant Major was right in this situation.
He succeeded in getting two of our nation’s finest warriors at each other’s throats and sewing that kind of dissension is exactly what it’s all about.
I daresay that were it not for The Nameless One in office that fine young DI would still be “under cover” training Marines and the Sergeant Major would be thinking about more worthwhile things than protecting the sorry ass of the C(oward)-In-Chief.
I see the brain wash and purge is not complete YET!..
Used to have blanket parties for bad guys.. BUT
It’s Only time for Groin packing partys for the good guys..
Women on submarines.. Pulleeese..
Some cannot handle the truth..
"...Sgt. Maj. Archie voluntarily stepped down as the depot sergeant major,..."
See it now? He's now in the Fleet Reserve.
The Sgt Major stopped his vehicle to confront a protester.Didn’t see assault, did see theft. Bye bye obama boy.
Tribal roots triumphs everything!
You can see the scum this "former" Marine Corporal is standing with, including the Che Guevara worshiping sign in the background. The utter contempt we felt for this POS was tempered by the fact that it was his right to do what he did, and we couldn't stop him.
We met these Marines who were just back from Iraq (and as I recall, were visiting the grave of a buddy they had lost in Fallujah) and these were men I chose to side with:
They happened to walk by and saw the DC Chapter of FR standing at the big rotary at the end of the Arlington Memorial Bridge, and they walked over and asked if they could stand with us. Trooprally had extra signs, so we welcomed them, gave them signs, and had a great time with those young men. God, they looked like kids to me.
We had an argument with some liberal POS who was carrying a copy of his DD214, saying his opinion was as valid as the Marines with us, talking about how President Bush abused the men serving in Iraq by not equipping them correctly, while the other Che Guevara sign carrying libs taunted us, and one young Marine lunged at him, enraged as his buddies held him back.
They were all pretty hot at seeing these anti-American leftists and having to listen to them. You can clearly see what his buddy is saying to the liberal POS as he holds the other guy back.
One more thing: this protester in the linked article is emphatically not a "former" Marine. He is a Marine, and a damn good one to be where he was holding the sign. Lee Harvey Oswald is a "former" Marine.