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    Marine Infantry School Fires Top Enlisted Leader Known as ‘Sergeant Major Kettlebell’

    Marine Infantry School Fires Top Enlisted Leader Known as ‘Sergeant Major Kettlebell'

    A Marine noncommissioned officer — known as “Sergeant Major Kettlebell” — was relieved from his position as the top senior enlisted adviser for one of the service's two infantry schools.

    Sgt. Maj. Steven Burkett was fired for “loss of trust and confidence” last month by Col. Seth MacCutcheon, the Marine Corps School of Infantry-West commanding officer, according to a service spokesperson.

    Burkett was removed on July 13, a spokesperson for Marine Corps Training and Education Command recently told .com. It was not immediately clear exactly why Burkett was relieved.

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    In April, Burkett won Pendleton's Male Marine Athlete of the Year competition and set a mark recognized by Guinness World Records for the most weight lifted by kettlebell swing in one hour.

    He also holds the records for most weight lifted in both one minute and three minutes, according to Guinness' website. All records were recorded while he was serving in the Marine Corps.

    Burkett had amassed acclaim and a following because of his record-breaking, earning him the moniker “Sergeant Major Kettlebell,” which he used as the handle for his now-unavailable Instagram account.

    Marine Corps Times was first to report the firing Monday. Military.com reached out to Burkett through a social media account.

    “A preliminary inquiry was conducted into the matter…

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