In the opinion of this Marine. Those Marines looked like crap all around. Irreguardless of how tired they were or how they felt about what they were doing. They were still representing the Corps first and foremost and they dropped the ball making the Marines look like crap. Their military bearing and discipline should have stayed intact. I've seen grunts in the fleet march better than those Marines.
Being tired, cold, and pissed off is not an excuse to disgrace the Corps in the manner that those Marines did. If I were their unit leader I would
have them drilling eighteen hours a day seven days a week as a punishment for their lack of cohesive movement. And if they were new to the unit then
their drill standards should already be higher as they were most likely fairly fresh out of boot camp.
The only part that I liked was that most of them were giving the President a fairly mean staredown as they passed by. I just would expect more out of
8&I Marines no matter what conditions they were performing under.