DID RECRUIT DEATH AT PARRIS ISLAND RESULT
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The second battalion commander at Marine Corps Recruit Training Depot, Parris Island, S.C. in the past year has been relieved of command.
Lt. Col. Joshua Kissoon, the former C.O. of 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, was removed by Col. Paul D. Cucinotta, who issued the usual rote about him "losing confidence in the ability" of the dismissed officer "to command."
In 2015, Lt. Col. Kate Germano, commander of the all-female 4th Recruit Training Battalion, was relieved after complaints she was too tough and "aggressive." In reality, while the colonel may have been "politically incorrect," under her leadership, female boots rifle qualification scores improved from 79 to 91%.
WHAT'S REAL REASON KISSOON FIRED?
We don't know the exact reason why Kissoon has been kicked to the curb. He's a 26-year Marine, starting out his career in the Corps as an enlisted man. But here's some of the speculation we've heard from our Marine sources.
The recent death of recruit Raheel Siddiqui and the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death - a 40-foot fall down a barracks stairwell - is spoken of as a possible factor. However, the official line from a USMC spokesperson is that Kissoon's I.G. investigation had concluded in February, while Siddiqui didn't die until a month later. Of course, announcement that the Lt. Colonel had been relieved didn't come until the first week of April.
Also, some Marines tell us if the dead boot was named Joe Smith from a farm in Iowa, perhaps Kissoon might not be facing desk assignment now and putting in his retirement papers.
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