With recent public behavior coming from or from the office Gen Amos over the Marine Corps Times is quite funny. This is more of an update to LtCol Ps post from earlier. Here is his NPR interview. What I find interesting about this attitude coming from him is that the DoD sits on the board of Gannett. So, the articles published in all of their .mil publications get run through a strict copy editing process. And if that isn’t good enough for him, then it’s quite possible this guy hangs up his Mamluk sword for a golf club permanently.
I recently had the jalapeño beef patty, and I have to say I enjoyed that field burger. Whoever got that thing to taste like that deserves an Drone Pilot Medal. However, I’ve been paying attention to the geeks at Natick recently. And this just screams as bad as the Vegetarian Omelette of yore that was discontinued in 2009, but yet when I went to LDAC in 2011 I found one, needless to say I skipped that meal. Shelf stable pizza, now, that is a very bad sign. When a lot of food research out there is downplaying processed foods and [...]
A good friend, and a recently retired USAF Missile officer sent me some thoughts on the on-going troubles in the USAF missile community. No need to walk down the list of ICBM cock ups. You’ve already seen ‘em and I don’t want to list them. So what’s happening out there in the cold white north? Like Patton said, ‘a blind man could see it.’ Leadership. Capital “L” leadership. ICBM commanders don’t practice it, they don’t live it, and they don’t love it. These clowns wouldn’t know leadership if it grabbed their wife on the ass. Missileers are quality troops, smart, [...]
Toxic leaders. You know them. Male, female, in uniform or Armani, you know them. No day goes buy without being subjected to ridicule in a public briefing, or yelling that can be heard over the 60Kw generators. The air stinks of doom. Every day is a special report to the RDC of Hell. There are VMI grads among them, much to my chagrin. I am equally embarrassed, as a Soldier Emeritus, to learn of the Army’s on-going deception when dealing with the Washington Post in its expose’ of toxic leaders in DoD. The Army mentioned it promoted competence over likability, and [...]
Not since Sherman invaded Atlanta has such a crisis hit Hotlanta!
Having followed the Syrian Civil War quite closely over the previous two and a half years I just do not understand it. Of the opposition, the overwhelming majority of rebel groups are populated by islamists and foreign jihadis. By arming the “moderate” opposition groups, of which there are very few groups and people left that can be described as “moderate” in the West. “We hope to be able to resume assistance to the SMC shortly, pending security and logistics considerations,” said the official, referring to the Supreme Military Council moderate rebel group. “But we have no announcements at this time,” [...]
When I first applied to VMI back in the fall of 2006 VMI was the top ranked Public Liberal Arts College. Among just the public schools we’ve fallen to fourth. However, that is not my point. We’ve fallen tremendously in the liberal arts college category severely. to 65 by US News. Some of these schools are powerhouses, but think about this. In the Public category USNA is ranked 1st. In the overall liberal arts category the USNA is ranked 12th. Air Force who has the third spot in the Public category is 25th in the overall category. That’s a 40 [...]
Watch these four military recruiting commercials, please tell me in order which one inspires you to join and for what reason: a., b., c., or d.. Please answer the poll below and explain why in the comments.
No, not strike ON the Pentagon, but strike AT the Pentagon: “When I started working here eight years ago I made nine dollars an hour and I still make nine an hour,” said Jerome Hardy, a contracted food server at the Courtyard Café in the Pentagon and a single father. “I work hard to serve American heroes, but I still end up with zero.” I wasn’t in on 22 Jan, having been off on family matters, but if they were out there yesterday I didn’t see them. I wish these folk well, but I hope someone points out some economic [...]
The Pentagon has eased rules that have made it difficult for some service members to wear religious clothing or beards required by their faith. Until now each military service had its own rules for how to make religious accommodations for their service members. While Mikey Weinstein and his rabble will celebrate by this pronouncement, which makes no mention of the Christianity, I’m not seeing anything that I didn’t see in the 1990s. Even beards, but the threshold is whether a beard is an outward religious observance as with Sikhs, or a cultural one (beard as the mark of manhood). What [...]