Tag: The Angry Staff Officer

Military August 05, 2018

By Sean Coughlan BBC News education and family correspondent: Parents who saved their only child by giving her away
 
 
 
 
The Angry Staff Officer: The Military “Give a S**t” Spectrum
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Military July 10, 2018

Press Operations Release No: NR-212-18: DoD Identifies Army Casualty
 
 
 
 
By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Two Centcom-Based Service Members Die Over Weekend
 
 
 
 
From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release: Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIS Targets in Syria, Iraq
 
 
 
 
By Lisa Ferdinando DoD News, Defense Media Activity: DoD Personnel Assist in Thai Cave Rescue Operations
 
 
 
 
By U.S. 3rd Fleet: Coast Guard, Canadian EOD Specialists Train to Mitigate Maritime Threats
 
 
 
 
By Air Force Airman 1st Class Joshua R. Maund, 628th Air Base Wing: Face of Defense: Airman Recounts Journey From War-Torn Lebanon to Air Force Service
 
 
 
 
By Army Maj. Michael Petersen Connecticut National Guard: Face of Defense: Haiti Native Finds Success in Connecticut National Guard
 
 
 
 
By Katie Lange Defense Media Activity: MoH Recipient Shares Stories from Service with New Recruits
 
 
 
 
The Angry Staff Officer: Carte Blanche Foreign Policy: the Curse of the All-Volunteer Force
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
William Thomas Perkins Jr. (August 10, 1947 – October 12, 1967) was a United States Marine who posthumously received the United States’ highest military decoration for valor — the Medal of Honor — for his heroic action on October 12, 1967 during the Vietnam War in which he smothered an exploding grenade with his body to save the lives of three fellow Marines. Perkins is the only combat photographer to have received the Medal of Honor.

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“It’s this weird thing that I live with” / Post Traumatic Stress Awareness
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Military June 27, 2018

Missed this article about 1st Lt. Garlin Murl Conner yesterday.

By Jeff Shogol: This Army Hero Fought Off 600 Nazis Virtually Alone. Now He’s Getting The Medal Of Honor
 
 
 
 
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Defense Digital Service Emphasizes Results for Service Members
 
 
 
 
By Navy Seaman Michael Prusiecki, USS Nimitz: USS Nimitz: 50 Years of Teamwork and Tradition
 
 
 
 
By Army Sgt. 1st Class Jose Ibarra DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Face of Defense: Airman Combines Creativity, Service, Entrepreneurship
 
 
 
 
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Networks, Innovation Key to Air Force Philosophy
 
 
 
 
The Angry Staff Officer: The Perils of Command
 
 
 
 
By Jeff Schogol: Second Female Marine Finishes Infantry Officer Course
 
 
 
 
By Jeremy Redmon, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Air Force Vet Turned NSA Contractor Reality Winner Pleads Guilty To Leaking
 
 
 
 
By Peter Delacroix: I Was Sexually Assaulted In The Military As A Woman. I Can No Longer Stay Silent As A Man
 
 
 
 
By Maj. Alan Hastings, U.S. Army: An Alternative Perspective of CGSC: A Letter To The Incoming Class of 2019

Military May 27, 2018

The Angry Staff Officer: In an American Cemetery in France: Thoughts on Memorial Day

 
 
 
 
By Greg Jaffe Washington Post: Imperfect answers: A JBER soldier was killed in action, and his parents ask why

 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: NASCAR race will honor JBER soldier killed in 2007 bomb blast
 
 
All 40 cars in Sunday’s Sprint Cup series will bear the name of a fallen soldier:
2018 600 Miles of Remembrance
 
 
 
 
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Chairman Stresses Change, Tradition at West Point Graduation
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Military May 24, 2018


 
 
 
 
By Katie Lange Defense Media Activity: Legacy Mentors Play Key Role In TAPS Good Grief Camps
 
 
 
 
By Air Force Airman 1st Class Delaney Gonzales: 325th Fighter Wing. Face of Defense: Airman Thrives on Responsibility, Sets the Example
 
 
 
 
By Air Force Senior Airman Dustin Mullen 325th Fighter Wing: Air Force Medical Team Supports Humanitarian Exercise in Panama
 
 
 
 
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Mattis Welcomes 983 New Lieutenants Into Air Force
 
 
 
 
By Paul Szoldra: A Mullet-Wearing Marine Recruit Showed Up To Boot Camp Ready To Party
 
 
 
 
The Angry Staff Officer: We Were There Too: the US Army at Belleau Wood
 
 
 
 
By Merrie Monteagudo: U.S. special operations history: Milestones and missions
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Military April 03, 2018

Leaders Wish Defense Secretary James N. Mattis, Marine Corps. Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Senior Enlisted Advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell meet with Cooper Smith and his family in support of the Make a Wish Foundation in Washington, April 2, 2018.
 
 
 
 
By Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chuck Broadway DoD News, Defense Media Activity: North Carolina Youth’s Wish Comes True With Pentagon Visit
 
 
 
 
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Senior Enlisted Leader Discusses Afghan Mission
 
 
 
 
By Annette P. Gomes U.S. Army Warrior Care and Transition: Face of Defense: Soldier Faces Life’s Challenges Head-On
 
 
 
 
Special Report: Month of the Military Child
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Logistics Group Western Pacific: Army Provides Animal Care, Surgeries in Yap During Pacific Partnership 2018
 
 
 
 
The Angry Staff Officer: Guest Post: Hashtags are not Enough
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Military March 13, 2018

The Angry Staff Officer: Thoughts While Reading World War I Rosters
And so I read, and then remember, for to they who fell this basic courtesy belongs,
That we who serve and for whom they died give life to lives cut short.
In blood and grime and pain they died, in no glory enshrouded moment,
This path for them they did not foresee nor was it one they’d chosen.
All wished to live and love, unwilling they departed,
Souls aflame with hearts afire, for eternity and in this moment.
 
 
 
 
By Air Force Staff Sgt. Kristina Overton, 136th Airlift Wing: Face of Defense: Lone Female Competitor Battles for ‘Best Warrior’ Title
 
 
 
 
By Air Force Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr., Coalition Aviation Advisory and Training Team: Coalition Live-Fire Exercise Enhances Iraqi Combat Capabilities
 
 
 
 
By Sarah Marshall Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences: Vietnam Vascular Registry Helps Combat Veteran Reunite with Doctors
 
 
 
 
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Service Secretaries: People Are Most Important Part of DoD’s Success

The Angry Staff Officer -> Guest Post: The Growing Emptiness of Service

By David Dixon I began my commitment to the service of the United States in 1999, when I showed up at West Point as a fresh-faced new cadet, deeply conservative, religious, and full of a desire to …

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The Angry Staff Officer: 7 Characteristics of Highly Successful Non-Commissioned Officers

As an Army officer, I tend to spend a lot of time talking about, well, talking about officer things. And no, that does not mean discussing polo, the price of cufflinks, sipping brandy, and thinking… Read complete article ->
 
 
 
 

7 Characteristics of Highly Successful Non-Commissioned Officers

The Angry Staff Officer – Gin: the Military Spirit

You know, there’s nothing quite like a cold gin and tonic on a hot summer’s day – where you can see the condensation slowly build up on the exterior of the glass and smell the tang of lime ga…

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