Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Eastern Recruiting Region

Parris Island, SC 29 April 2010



Dear Bernie,

I want to thank you for the powerful message which you delivered here at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot on 27 April. Your inspirational message to the Marines and Sailors was effective and scored a bull’s eye in relation to the issues surrounding sexual assault and irresponsible drinking. Your willingness to share your personal life’s history makes it all the more meaningful.

I have received nothing but positive comments about the show. It touched our personnel and will go a long way in helping them make better choices.



F.M. Padilla

Brigadier General, U.S. Marine Corps

Commanding General

Marine Corps Recruit Depot/ Eastern Recruiting Region