Gina Harkins

Gina Harkins

Multimedia journalist

Gina Harkins has reported on Marines from the U.S., Central and South America, and at sea. She holds a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

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Gear Scout

The pitfalls of power: Did Marine 2-stars abuse their authority or were they just careless?

To hear at least one Marine describe it, Maj. Gen. Angela Salinas was obsessed with having a subordinate who was readily recognizable as her aide. Specifically, she wanted the individual accompanying her to speaking engagements and other public events to wear an aiguillette, the braided cord worn across one’s shoulder to denote he or she is acting as a general’s aide-de-camp.