Marine Corps Sergeant Major Troy E. Black met with former Marine Corps Sergeant Majors at the first retired SMMC Summit at Clubs in Quantico, May 2-3, 2022.
The purpose of the summit was to discuss the current and future direction of the Marine Corps.
“The most important thing from the top from my perspective is giving those on the outside first-hand information about where the Marine Corps is and, more importantly, where the leadership of the Marine Corps wants to take it in the future,” said Sgt. Major Alford McMichael.
Attending the summit were 13th Marine Corps Sergeant Major Lewis G. Lee, 14th Marine Corps Sergeant Major Alford McMichael, 15th Marine Corps Sergeant Major John L. Estrada, and 18th Marine Corps Sergeant Major Ronald L. Green.
“Among these retirees are community leaders, industry leaders; there are leaders who have dealt with some of the same issues that we are currently dealing with in the Marine Corps. sergeant. Major Troy E. Black, SMMC
The Marine Corps sergeant majors discussed a variety of topics, including transition readiness, mental health, suicide and retention.
“They have their priorities in the correct order of people first. Then educate them, train them and retain them. I think it’s a perfect recipe for success,” McMichael said.
sergeant. Major Black is dedicated to bringing the necessary changes and improvements to the Marine Corps so that it becomes a better and stronger fighting force.
“Change is constant…things are changing, and our adversary right now is arguably moving faster than us,” said Sgt. The Black Major. “The Marine Corps, the Department of Defense, must move forward to be able to compete with our adversary.”
sergeant. Major Black and former Marine Corps sergeant majors spent two days discussing the future of the Marine Corps.
“Today’s Marines are better than Marines at any time in history, tomorrow’s Marines must be better one day,” said Sgt. The Black Major. “The Marine Corps will always have one simple mission, and that is to train, fight, and always win. Always to win…wow.