What is your opinion of this information?
Sounds to me like Mr. French is going to regret being placed in the middle of this troopergate crap.
Who can get this out to the press?
This is huge if true.
I knew that pussy wasn’t a Marine! Thanks for posting!
There is also a reference to (PLC). ........... Platoon Leadership Course (PLC) was Marine ROTC when I was in College.
JD, Cornell Law School, 1995
BA, English, University of Alaska, 1990
Attended University of Colorado, 1976-1977.
“Private, United States Marine Corps Reserve Platoon Leaders Course, 1977-1978. “
He took one course in college?????
smells like a fish wrapped in an old piece of paper
Hollis French can be contacted at (907) 465-3892 or Senator_Hollis_French@legis.state.ak.us
People need to call.
He probably did spend six weeks at Quantico............ Mess Duty!...............
Maybe they kicked him out after a year. In the “don’t ask, don’t tell” military, maybe he told.
How many folks do I work with who behave this exact way.
I love the people who want the spotlight on everyone around them and then get bent when they are caught up in the drama.
College students can enroll in PLC when they are freshmen, sophomores, or juniors in college. Those who enroll as freshmen or sophmores attend two 6 six-week summer training programs at the Marine Corps Officer Candidate School, located at Quantico, Virginia. Students who enroll in the program as juniors attend one 10-week summer course.
PLC summer class sizes are typically 250 to 300 students, broken into four to six platoons. The platoons train in a physically demanding environment where sleep deprivation, military tasks, and memorization are constantly forced on candidates to test their ability to handle stress. The course of instruction is much the same as Marine Corps Officer Candidate School.
Travel costs, meals, textbooks, uniforms and lodging, during the summer training sessions are provided by the Marine Corps, and students are paid for their time. Additional financial assistance may be obtained for participation in active duty. Participants may receive tax-free financial assistance of up to $7,000 for Platoon Leaders Class participation. In addition, participants earn up to $2,985 during the training. Most colleges will grant academic credit for the summer training.
Upon completion of the first summer training session, applicants may begin receiving a $150 per month (tax free) stipend. Upon completing their 4-year degree, applicants are commissioned as 2nd Lieutenants in the United States Marine Corps. Unless one accepts tuition assistance under the program, there is no obligation to join the United States Marines after completion of the course. However, there is also no obligation on the part of the Marine Corps to offer a commission upon completion of the course (although, unless one totally screws up, they usually do).
For those who accept tuition assistance (up to $15,600 over three consecutive years), there is a military service obligation of four years. A member of the PLC-Aviation option or PLC-Ground option (including a Selected Marine Corps Reservist) who receives tuition assistance may be ordered to active duty as an enlisted Marine for not more than four years, if the member:
Completes all PLC program requirements but refuses to accept an appointment as a commissioned officer in the Marine Corps Reserve; Fails to complete program requirements; or Is disenrolled from the PLC program for failure to maintain eligibility for appointment under 10 U.S.C. 532. Following commission, Marine Corps officers attend The Basic School, six months (also in Quantico) of training in leadership, land navigation, weapons, small-unit tactics, and communications.
"I am from France."
Candidates dismissed from the PLC receive an honorable discharge at the rank of private.
“Maybe FReepers need to put a little heat on Hollis French for his blatant dishonesty about his Marine Corps service.”
Stands out in my mind that if he is embellishing his Military Record, what else is he embellishing for votes?
Liars don’t quit with just one. Lies are to liars like Potato Chips. You can’t have just one.
Attend the first 6-week session of PLC and changed his mind.
I decided to go Army (now into my 26th year).