30 Jul '13, 1pm

Does a shove in the chest constitute "hazing?" (ht @DanLamothe)

A sergeant and a corporal were charged in July with hazing after allegedly pushing a junior Marine in the chest late last year. Sgt. Matthew McKnight and Cpl. Michael Greenwell, both of 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, were arraigned July 24 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif. According to military court records, McKnight is charged with conspiracy and hazing, while Greenwell is charged with conspiracy, hazing and assault consummated by battery. According to charge sheets reviewed by Marine Corps Times, McKnight and Greenwell are both accused of pushing an unnamed private first class in the chest with their hands on Dec. 2, 2012. Three other lance corporals are named in the charge sheets as co-conspirators to hazing the junior Marine, and one, Lance Cpl. Brandon Harris, allegedly restricted the Marine’s freedom of movement during the incident. The charge sheets indica...

Full article: http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20130730/NEWS/307...

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