Tag: The Angry Staff Officer

Military January 23, 2020

Task & Purpose: Air Force veteran turned police officer killed in the line of duty in Hawaii; ‘I made promises to the people that I lost’— How the Iraq war forged a Navy SEAL’s path to Harvard Medical School and NASA; We need to talk about that study claiming that US troops are ‘overpaid’; Over 100 Coasties died in a U-boat attack in 1918. Now, the Coast Guard wants to give Purple Hearts to their descendants; For Walmart, hiring veterans ‘makes us better’ and more ->
Military.com: 3 US Firefighters Killed in C-130 Water Bomber Crash in Australia; First Woman Enters Japan’s Submarine Academy; Some Civilians Who Served in Vietnam Are Getting Veteran Status; US Special Operators Could Use This New Suppressor That Relies on WWI Technology; Navy Warns Mail-In DNA Kits Could Bring ‘Unwelcome’ Family News and more ->
DOD: Veteran Helps Solve Major Crimes
The Angry Staff Officer: Finding Space – Chapter Twelve


Military January 20, 2020

Military.com: The Navy Once Called Him an ‘Unknown Negro Sailor.’ Now it’s Naming a Carrier After Him; Tamara Campbell Won’t Stop Advocating for Survivors of Domestic Violence; Towson Hires Former Maryland National Guard Head as First ‘Leader-in-Residence’ and more ->

Task & Purpose: Army officials say all clear after troops in Germany warned of ‘imminent’ terror attack; Jon Stewart joins fight to help veterans exposed to toxic chemicals from burn pits; It’s 2020 and SFC Alwyn Cashe still hasn’t been awarded the Medal of Honor. Why?; How should the Navy name its aircraft carriers? More ->
The Angry Staff Officer: Stop Calling Armed Mobs the “Militia”




Military January 01, 2020

Military.com: Some Marines Get OK to Carry Concealed Firearms After Deadly Shootings; Portland State University to Pay $1M in Navy Veteran’s Fatal Shooting; Ex-War College Head to Retire, Pending Investigation Results; The Army Is Shooting Battery Prototypes to Make Sure They Don’t Catch Fire and more ->
DOD Newsroom: SD Statement on Deployment of 82nd Airborne Division; DOD Statement on Iraq From Secretary Esper and more ->
The Angry Staff Officer: The Importance of Being a Self-Aware Leader
The Angry Staff Officer: Seven Military Leadership Lessons from Calvin and Hobbes



Military December 03, 2019

Military.com: Marines Can ‘Like’ Political Facebook Pages But Not ‘Share’ Them, New Guidance Says; Design Approved for Gulf War Memorial on National Mall; Navy Changes Tour Lengths for 50,000 Sailors and Boosts Reenlistment Bonuses; SpaceX to Launch Falcon 9 Rocket from Cape Canaveral and more ->
Task & Purpose: Fort Bragg soldier saves shop owner’s life with a power tool cord tourniquet; SEAL and Marine Raider accused of murdering Green Beret to go on trial next year; Sean Spicer is now on the board of the Naval Academy; A Marine allegedly smuggled guns into Haiti so he could train the military and become president; Welcome to ‘The Barracks,’ the new Georgia jail unit just for military veterans; America’s military generals should retire from becoming America’s TV talking heads and more ->
DOD: Milley Will Use Defense Strategy to Chart Way Ahead for Joint Force; Conducting Cultural Diplomacy: It’s a Music Thing and more ->
The Angry Staff Officer: Finding Space – Chapter Eleven



Military November 11, 2019

By Katie Lange, DOD: Medal of Honor Monday: Army Pfc. Floyd Lindstrom
Floyd K. Lindstrom (June 21, 1912 – February 3, 1944) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military’s highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II.


Military.com: Families of Fallen Troops Often Face Their Hardest Battle Alone; Disappearing Phantom: Iconic Jet Nears End of Service; Let Us Strive to Honor Our Veterans Year-Round and more ->
Task & Purpose: 2 veterans serving in Congress want the Global War on Terrorism memorial built on the National Mall; Democratic contender and Navy vet Pete Buttigieg pledges to create better, more ‘veteran-centric’ VA and more ->
DOD: Chairman Travels to Indo-Pacific With American Strategic Thinking and more ->
The Angry Staff Officer: What is Our Service?
Instead of our ritualistic greeting and response, wouldn’t it be better if we could sit down and discuss these things? Wouldn’t it be better if we both understood our services just a little bit better? And then maybe we could get around to figuring out what it is that we each are thankful for about each other. It’s better to bridge the divides; it builds a stronger nation.



Military October 21, 2019

By Katie Lange, DOD: Medal of Honor Monday: Army Pfc. Richard G. Wilson

Richard Gene Wilson (August 19, 1931 – October 21, 1950) was a United States Army soldier and a posthumous recipient of the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in the Korean War. A combat medic, Wilson was awarded the medal for attempting to rescue a wounded soldier at the Battle of Yongju.

Military.com: Korean War Veteran Laid to Rest in New York; US Defense Chief in Afghanistan for Firsthand Look at War; Man Sentenced for Selling Crack Cocaine at VA Hospital; Navy Lieutenant, Wife Arrested in FBI, NCIS Raid in Florida and more ->
Task & Purpose: ‘We just can’t let his memory be forgotten’ — Black WWI soldier finally receives the recognition he deserves; Vietnam veteran in hospice care had a simple request: To reunite with his dog one last time; Pentagon considers leaving some troops in Syria to guard oil and more ->

The Angry Staff Officer: Warfighter: Helm’s Deep

Military October 11, 2019

Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark A. Milley will brief the media at noon EDT, today, Friday, Oct. 11, in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973). Both U.S. and foreign journalists without a Pentagon building pass must be pre-registered in the Pentagon Visitor Management System to attend this briefing; plan on being escorted from the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge or the Pentagon Metro Entrance Facility only. Please have proof of affiliation and photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for any questions and escort into the building. The briefing will also be streamed live on http://www.defense.gov/Watch/Live-Events.
Military.com: Here’s Your 2020 Military Retiree, VA and Social Security Pay Bump; New Graphic Novels Honor Hero Medal of Honor Recipients and more ->
Task & Purpose: US sending thousands more troops to Saudi Arabia in response to attack on oil facilities; How we found out America’s largest military shipbuilder was accused of falsifying tests on nuclear submarines; An Army 4-star general says military leaders need to get on social media and start interacting with all those darn kids; This former Ranger was just nominated to be the next Secretary of the Army and more ->
DOD: Defense Official Builds Case for Creating Space Force and more ->
The Angry Staff Officer: Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory on Wakanda

Military September 29, 2019

Military.com: Navy Says Goodbye to the ‘Blueberry’ Camouflage Uniform; Here’s How to Adopt a Military Working Dog and more ->
Task & Purpose: Woman who unwittingly helped assassinate Kim Jong Un’s half-brother said she did it to be a YouTube star; China has launched its first amphibious assault ship; Fort Carson soldier offered to pay girl $9,000 for sex, police say and more ->
The Angry Staff Officer: Finding Space – Chapter Ten



Military September 18, 2019

Military.com: A Missing ID Card Spent 50 Years in Vietnam. Now It’s Coming Home; Air Force Weighing Medal of Honor Nominations for More Airmen; Cybercriminals Target Military Online to Set Up Imposter ‘Romance Scams’; This Osprey-Style Drone Could Help Marines Protect Navy Warships; Navy Offers Scholarships for Alaska Residents;
Task & Purpose: VA reassigns 9 officials after Vietnam vet found covered in ants at Atlanta VAMC; Former San Diego master-at-arms gets 20 years for sex crimes against a minor; Behold the Navy’s new Hellfire-laden robot mine-hunter; The Army is going all-in on killer apps for its next-generation squad weapon; Trump taps hostage negotiator Robert O’Brien as fourth national security adviser; The Air Force could potentially upgrade ‘a few’ valor awards to the Medal of Honor and more ->
DOD: U.S., Allies Remember Operation Market Garden; U.S. Team Sent to Help Saudis Assess Oil Attack Forensics; Esper Welcomes Bahrain’s Crown Prince to Pentagon and more->
The War Horse: My Father Died Over 60 Years Ago. I Feel That I‘m Just Now Meeting Him and more ->
The Angry Staff Officer: Finding Space – Chapter Eight


Military August 30, 2019

Task & Purpose: Service member killed in Afghanistan in 18th US fatality this year; Air Force PJ receives Bronze Star for fighting off Taliban for hours while twice wounded; Fort Stewart soldier, the brother of an Olympic gold medalist, charged in triple murder; Marine disciplined for urging people who opposed tanks at Trump’s July 4th event to kill themselves and more ->
Military.com: Marine Paralyzed from the Neck Down After Being Shot in 29 Palms Live-Fire Exercise; Army Wife Gets Life in Ambush Slaying of Soldier Husband; Military.com Staff Writer Wins Prestigious Award for Reporting that Prompted Policy Change and more ->
By Jim Garamone, DOD: Pentagon Rolls Out Space Command
By Katie Lange, DOD: Face of Defense: From ‘American Idol’ to American Airman
The Angry Staff Officer: Finding Space – Chapter Seven