29 Nov '16, 11pm

'Crush their nuts': Marines determine working for this commander was pure hell

The commander of a Marine Corps squadron in Yuma, Arizona, was fired in April after an investigation determined he had created a toxic work environment and allegedly made racist, sexist and other unacceptable comments about personnel who worked for him, according to an official military report. Lt. Col. Armando Gonzalez’s command philosophy at Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 can perhaps best be summarized by the advice that he allegedly gave to a subordinate: “You've got to crush their nuts … or they'll never respect you,” he said, according to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing's command investigation, which Marine Corps Times obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. “In general, Lt. Col. Gonzalez appears to have conducted himself in a manner that created an intimidating, hostile, and offensive work environment,” the report concludes. “This environment appears to...

Full article: https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/articles/marine-corps-ar...

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