The Marine Corps' top officer is meeting with all the service's generals to talk ethics in the wake of recent scandals that have taken a toll on the reputation of the nation's military leaders.
Gen. James Amos, the commandant, told USA TODAY he doesn't believe standards among the Marine Corps' top officers are slipping, but said the recent publicity has presented an opportunity to discuss standards and the public perceptions recent scandals have generated.
In the first such meeting, held near the Pentagon, Amos cautioned against a complacency that could lead to ethical lapses. "You reach a point where you become insensitive," Amos said. "It's not so much a sense of entitlement I think as much as you just forget."
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