Military February 28, 2019

By Selene San Felice: NSA to Honor Navy Chief Petty Officer Killed in Syria
By Richard Sisk: VA Doctor Allegedly Shot, Wounded by Army Vet at Florida Center
A double amputee in a wheelchair, believed to be an Army veteran, allegedly shot and wounded a doctor Wednesday night and fired at others at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center in Riviera Beach, Florida, the FBI said.

The doctor, who was wounded in the neck, then subdued the alleged shooter, the FBI said. The doctor was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, where he reportedly was treated and released.
By Gina Harkins: Thousands of Sailors, Marines Set to Return from Historic Middle East Deployment
By Haley Britzky: The Royal Air Force gives a middle finger to female stereotypes in its new recruiting commercial
By Jamie Schwandt: Why we should stop teaching Clausewitz
The “Mad Major” Jamie Schwandt, USAR, is a logistics officer and has served as an operations officer, planner and commander. Schwandt is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Red Team Member, and holds a doctorate from Kansas State University. This article represents his own personal views, which are not necessarily those of the Department of the Army.
Task & Purpose: The Corps is investigating a pair of Marines over a racist Snapchat video; 2 Army EOD soldiers indicted for allegedly trying to sell guns and explosives they knew would be sent to Mexico; President George H.W. Bush’s service dog has a new job cheering up wounded troops at Walter Reed and more->
Service Officials Testify on Readiness
Phyllis L. Bayer, assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations and environment; Alex A. Beehler, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment; and John Henderson, assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and energy, testify at a House Appropriations Committee subcommittee hearing regarding the effects of the border security national emergency declaration on military readiness and construction, Feb. 27, 2019.
By Patricia Kime: Transgender Troops: Proposed Policy Is Discriminatory, Would Hurt Readiness
Defense Officials Testify on Transgender Policy
Two panels of Defense Department officials — including James Stewart, performing the duties of undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, and Navy Vice Adm. (Dr.) Raquel C. Bono, Defense Health Agency director — testify on the Defense Department’s transgender service policy at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee’s military personnel subcommittee, Feb. 27, 2019.