Tag: The Angry Staff Officer

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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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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