Tag: Ellen M. Lord undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment

Military May 11, 2019

By Jeff Schogol: Marine killed in Camp Pendleton vehicle rollover identified
The Associated Press: Tribe: Navajo Code Talker Dies at 97

One bullet each.

By Jeff Schogol: Navy SEAL charged with murder of Green Beret reaches plea agreement with prosecutors

“On Thursday, SOC Adam Matthews will take full responsibility for his role in the tragic death of Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar,” Baxley said.

“He looks forward to detailing what happened that night in Mali almost two years ago, and hopes that his explanation of events will assist the Melgar family in finding some semblance of closure. Staff Sgt. Melgar’s death was an unforeseen accident that has dramatically impacted the lives of everyone involved. SOC Matthews is eager to assist with the Navy’s resolution of this case and then attempting to move on with his life.”
Virgin Islands Daily News | By BRIAN O’CONNOR: Navy Sailor, Former USC Trojan Charged in Virgin Islands Shooting
DoD: Video: President, First Lady Celebrate Military Moms
By C. Todd Lopez: Marine Corps Wife Earns Honors as Military Spouse of the Year
By Dave Vergun: DOD Develops Secure 5G Mobile Telecommunication Network Strategy
By Haley Britzky: Admiral censured in ‘Fat Leonard’ scandal to be named director of Congress’ new cybersecurity commission
By Hirepurpose: Enterprising solutions to military spouse unemployment
The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. | By Rachael Riley: Fort Bragg Air Assault School Announces Closure
Officials recommended those wanting to attend air assault school consider the Sabalauski Air Assault School at Fort Campbell, Kentucky; the Warrior Training Center at Fort Benning, Georgia; or the Light Fighter School at Fort Drum, New York.

Military February 06, 2019

Centcom Commander Outlines Regional Challenges
By David Vergun: Acquisition Reform a Top DOD Priority
Task & Purpose: National Guard general admits his ribbons were upside down during State of the Union; The Army’s new 40mm grenade round looks like it’s straight out of ‘The Fifth Element’; Chinese student sentenced to one year for taking photos of Florida naval station and more ->
By Matthew Cox: Army to Buy Israeli-Made Iron Dome to Protect Soldiers from Indirect Fire
Self-loading gun? He f’dup but the military should not pay for it.
Stars and Stripes | By Wyatt Olson: Soldier who Shot Himself in Head Appeals Army’s Decision to Deny Benefits

The Army maintains that its determination was warranted because it says Holyan was intoxicated when the shooting happened.

In an April memo to the 101st Airborne commander, the chief of Fort Campbell’s Administrative and Civil Law Division wrote: “Evidence exists to show SPC Holyan abused intoxicating liquor and voluntarily became intoxicated.”

“A reasonable and prudent person would not handle a firearm while intoxicated and would not put a firearm to his head and pull the trigger, even thinking it was unloaded,” said the memo, a redacted version of which was provided to Stars and Stripes by Tully Rinckey.

The memo said Holyan’s blood-alcohol level was .178 percent according to a test taken at the hospital in which he was treated. The Uniform Code of Military Justice assumes an individual is impaired to operate vehicles and vessels at a .10 blood-alcohol level.