The SNS mentioned in the order include,
FACEBOOK, MYSPACE, AND TWITTER.
At first blush this may not appear to be a radical move by the Marine Corps. After all, it is rational for an organization to ban the use of websites that are used exclusively for gossip about old high-school friends, taking useless quizzes, and online dating.
According to 10 USC 152(c), the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff “outranks all other offers of the armed forces.” Thus, Admiral Mullen is the highest ranking member of the armed forces. As the most senior military officer it would seem important for Marines to remain aware of what the Chairman has to say.
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