LTCOL P hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. LtCol P came to OPFOR as a guest blogger from the now nearly moribund but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States.
Townie 76, aka COL Hank, was born in Lexington Virginia and graduated VMI in 1976. He entered the Army in November 1976 as an Armor Officer. COL Hank has served in various Command and Staff assignments in his thirty three years of service in the Active and Reserve components. His assignments included Korea, Germany, Kosovo, Iraq, and Kuwait. He occasionally blogs at Sic Semper Tyrannis, and Keydet1976 Blog.
DaveO from Oklahoma graduated from VMI in 1990. He retired in 2011 after serving as an artillerist on active duty, the Army National Guard, and Army Reserve. DaveO served in Afghanistan in 2003-4. He’s the level-headed strategic thinker. (And not a moment too soon; we needed one.)
Slater, is a 2011 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, having come like George Patton all the way from Southern California in search of a career in the Army. He is an Armor Officer currently wondering where he’ll go when his brigade deactivates next summer.
Bullnav is a 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, OPFOR’s resident swabbie, and Lt Col P’s Brother Rat. He was commissioned in the Navy and served on two submarines and a Destroyer Squadron staff. During that time he completed 3 overseas deployments: the Med, the AG, and the North Atlantic, earning Submarine Warfare Officer, Nuclear Powered Warship Engineer Qualifications, and the Submarine Command qualifications. Bullnav left active duty for the sweet life of a civilian puke in 2000, but hasn’t hung up the uniform quite yet: by weekend a citizen-sailor, by day a crank-shaft designing genius, at all times a dedicated head-banger. He’s currently in the Op-For mothball fleet, but we hope he’ll sail again one day soon.