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Report: 25,000 Marines Kicked out of Corps for Misconduct in Last 10 Years

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By    |   Thursday, 18 July 2019 12:48 PM

More than 25,000 Marines were booted from the Corps for misconduct over the last ten years, The National Interest is reporting.

It attributed the information to Commandant Gen. David Berger’s 26-page 2019 Commandant’s Planning Guidance report.

According to Berger, a total of 25,336 Marines were kicked out between 2009 and 2019, The National Interest said. The report noted 11,765 left for drug and alcohol offenses, while the remainder left for unspecified misconduct.

"This must change," Berger said. He noted the cost to replace that many Marines was more than $1 billion.

Berger's report noted that since October 2017, about 2,410 Marines tested positive for illegal drug use. Of those only 1,175 had been separated from the service,  The National Interest said..

“I am deeply troubled the continued retention of Marines failing to adhere to our standards related to drug use,” Berger said.

And Berger also remarked about reports of sexual assaults.

“The continued rise in reporting leads me to conclude that we still do not fully understand the scope and scale of this issue, or that we can say with any confident that the measures we have taken to date are preventing sexual assaults," he said.

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