|Command Sargent Major of the Marine Corps Michael Barrett|
pretty simple. It says, 'Raise an army.
' It says absolutely nothing about race,
color, creed, sexual orientation. You all
joined for a reason: to serve. To protect
our nation, right? How dare we, then,
exclude a group of people who want to
do the same thing you do right now,
something that is honorable and noble?
Right? Get over it. We’re magnificent,
we’re going to continue to be. Let’s just
move on, treat everybody with firmness,
fairness, dignity, compassion and respect.
Let’s be Marines." - Command Sergeant
Major of the Marine Corps, Michael Barrett,
speaking to troops in South Korea.