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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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Day in the life of a Rebel Alliance Tower Guard on Yavin 4

Secret Base on [REDACTED]

Dear Mom,

Taking a moment to drop you a line. As you know, life here in the Rebel Alliance has been kind of crazy of late, what with the whole Death Star business and everything. You hear about Alderaan? I’m not even sure if I believe the news, sounds like Imperial propaganda trying to throw us off. Has definitely caused a lot of action here on base. There’s ships coming and going like you wouldn’t believe.

As you know, I took that promotion to sergeant in the Alliance’s military police corps. It’s definitely a different world from the maintenance bays. There, we hardly had to do anything; the droids handled all the work orders and we could just hide out in the hangers playing games or sleeping. But now, we’ve got real jobs to do. We’ve been told that our orders come direct from Mon Mothma herself, which is pretty crazy.

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