Marine general bans Confederate paraphernalia at all Corps bases
WASHINGTON D.C. (KYMA, KECY) - Marine commandant Gen. David Berger is calling for the removal of all Confederate-related items from Marine Corps bases.
This command is one of many the top Marine released for immediate action in a recent memo, reports The Marine Corps Times.
The directive comes shortly after a congressional hearing on white supremacy in the military.
It also comes after a recent survey conducted by the Military Times, which found a considerable rise in white supremacist ideologies since 2018.
Gen. Berger also wishes to enact the test score required to enlist in the military branch-- higher than any other in the U.S. Department of defense.
The memo also calls for increased gender integration, and longer maternity leave.
The Marine Corps Times says there are currently 10 army bases named after Confederate generals.
Concrete details on what will be removed from Marines bases remains unclear until the order is enacted.
Berger's spokesman, Maj. Eric Flanagan has said official policy decisions will be published in appropriate orders or service-wide messages.