Sunday, August 11, 2013


Here's a little human interest story from the Wall Street Journal about a few marines known to so many of us. You know what just struck me as odd? All six 4 star generals of the USMC are:
James Mattis, James Amos, John Paxton, John Kelly, John Allen and Joseph Dunford.
Clearly there is something going on. That or all Marines have a given name that starts with J. Just saying.


virgil xenophon said...

Alliteration, man! They were all promoted for the sake of alliteration, doh!

(Which, considering some of the DOD's latest across the board picks for flag rank seems just as good an explanation as any)

The Chief said...

Thought you might find this interesting:

HMS Defiant said...

I wonder if they really are chosen for eponymous reasons that we might find obscure at best.