Tag: Commandant Gen. David Berger

Military March 06, 2020

Military.com: Top Marine Explains Why He’s Banning Confederate Flags on Bases; This Pager-Sized Device May Make It Easier to Diagnose TBI on the Battlefield; Airman’s $15 Invention Could Save the Air Force Millions; Scandal-Rocked National Guard Command Gets New Leader; Report: VA Unlawfully Denies Health Care Access for Veterans with ‘Bad Paper’ and more ->
Task & Purpose: Marine Corps cancels reunion of Iwo Jima veterans over coronavirus fears; Photos show Navy’s mine-sniffing dolphins being transported on Air Force cargo plane; DoD linguist charged for transmitting classified intelligence to Hezbollah-linked foreign national; ‘What the hell happened?’ — Lawmakers grill privatized military housing reps on their years of inaction and more ->
DOD: DOD’s Cyber Strategy of Past Year Outlined Before Congress; Navy to Commission Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams and more ->




Military February 25, 2020

Military.com: Duckworth: Army’s New Helicopters Should Not Be Designed for Anyone Else; ‘Workshops for Warriors’ Is Intense, Effective Training for Skilled Manufacturing Jobs; Top Marine General Wants More Women Serving in Ground-Combat Jobs; The VA Is Holding an Athletic Competition in Wisconsin This Summer. Sign Up Now and more ->
Task & Purpose: AFRICOM claims it killed leader of deadly raid on US forces in Kenya; 51 Years Ago, This Airman Threw Himself on a Burning Flare to Save His Crew; Nine years after losing both legs in Afghanistan, he’s found purpose in family, friends and inspiring others; Wisconsin governor appoints new National Guard chief to replace predecessor who covered up sexual assault allegations; Cops arrest suspected burglars after soldier deployed to Iraq sees them on his Nest cam and more ->
DOD: Joint Staff Doctor Explains TBI Diagnosis Procedures; Esper Urges South Korea to Contribute More to Its Defense and more ->




Military July 17, 2019

Military.com: Former Supreme Court Justice, Navy Veteran John Paul Stevens Dies at 99; Marines’ New Top Officer Wants to Give New Moms a Full Year Off; The Critical Role of the Arctic Convoys in WWII; You Can Live in This WWII-Era Navy Command Center for Just Under $10 Million and more->
John Paul Stevens (April 20, 1920 – July 16, 2019) was an American lawyer and jurist who served as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1975 until his retirement in 2010. At the time of his retirement, he was the second-oldest-serving justice in the history of the court,[1][2][3] and the third-longest-serving justice. His long tenure saw him write for the court on most issues of American law including, civil liberties, death penalty, government action and intellectual property. In cases involving presidents of the United States he found for the court that they were to be held accountable under American law.[4] A registered Republican when appointed, Stevens was considered to have been on the liberal side of the court at the time of his retirement.[5][6] Stevens is the longest-lived Supreme Court justice in United States history.

Born in Chicago, Stevens served in the United States Navy during World War II and graduated from Northwestern University School of Law. After clerking for Justice Wiley Blount Rutledge, he co-founded a law firm in Chicago, focusing on antitrust law. In 1970, President Richard Nixon appointed Stevens to the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Five years later, President Gerald Ford successfully nominated Stevens to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy caused by the retirement of Justice William O. Douglas. He became the senior Associate Justice after the retirement of Harry Blackmun in 1994. Stevens retired during the administration of President Barack Obama and was succeeded by Justice Elena Kagan.

Stevens’s majority opinions in landmark cases include Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Apprendi v. New Jersey, Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, Kelo v. City of New London, and Massachusetts v. EPA. Stevens is also known for his dissents in Texas v. Johnson, Bush v. Gore, D.C. v. Heller, and Citizens United v. FEC.

Task & Purpose: The US is freaking out over the growing threat of Iranian kamikaze drones across the Middle East; Turkish diplomat shot dead in Iraq; ‘I went to war for this country’ — Mark Esper pushes back on Elizabeth Warren’s accusation of working for his ‘own financial interest’ and more ->
By David Vergun: Esper Would Continue Pentagon Emphasis on Readiness, Partnerships, Reform