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Newsweek reports SFC Cashe to receive MoH soon

| July 22, 2021 | 29 Comments
Newsweek reports SFC Cashe to receive MoH soon

We’ve talked a lot about Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe and his insanely heroic final acts. He is easily one of the bravest people I’ve ever written about. Read about him here, which includes links to prior discussions on the man. Newsweek is now reporting that “sources familiar with the process” are saying that Secretary […]

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Marine Raider guilty in death of Green Beret SSG

| July 2, 2021 | 6 Comments
Marine Raider guilty in death of Green Beret SSG

Jeff LPH 3 sends in word that the court martial for GySgt Mario Madera-Rodriguez, a Marine Raider, has returned a guilty verdict. He got off on the felony murder charge, but was guilty on the other counts, to wit guilty of hazing, false official statements, conspiracy charges and involuntary manslaughter. Army Times reports; A military […]

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60 Soldiers to have valor awards upgraded for actions in Somalia ’93

| July 2, 2021 | 18 Comments
60 Soldiers to have valor awards upgraded for actions in Somalia ’93

Jeff LPH 3 sends in word that 60 soldiers will have valor awards related to action during Operation Gothic Serpent, the US/UN intervention in Somalia in 1993. This was the operation that led to the famous Black Hawk Down incident in what became the Battle of Mogadishu. Fifty-eight soldiers will have awards upgraded to Silver […]

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Army battalion commander says “if you’re a white male you’re part of the problem”

| June 10, 2021 | 172 Comments
Army battalion commander says “if you’re a white male you’re part of the problem”

According to the Book of the Face, the US Army’s 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment got a new commander last week. They posted goodbye messages to their former commander on the 4th of June. Now, Lieutenant Colonel Andrew “Dru” Rhodes has been outed on social media as the new CO and not for good reasons. […]

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Army returns corporal to a required rank

| June 8, 2021 | 36 Comments
Army returns corporal to a required rank

Jeff LPH 3 sends word that the Army is returning the rarely used corporal rank to the forefront. Corporal, the lowest NCO rank in the Army, ranks above, but with, the rank of Specialist, both in the E-4 paygrade. The difference is that corporals can be rating supervisors. For a while now, getting to E-5 […]

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First woman Army Secretary confirmed…then unconfirmed(?)

| May 27, 2021 | 28 Comments
First woman Army Secretary confirmed…then unconfirmed(?)

I didn’t know someone could be “unconfirmed.” Jeff LPH 3 sends in this Army Times report; Christine Wormuth nearly became the first woman in U.S. history to ascend to the Army’s top civilian post when the Senate confirmed her Wednesday evening — until the body reversed her confirmation just hours later in an unusual development. […]

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Group of soldiers punished after sexual misconduct probe…with a big twist

| May 27, 2021 | 37 Comments
Group of soldiers punished after sexual misconduct probe…with a big twist

An Army sexual misconduct probe has taken the career of not just a general officer this time but a female general officer, among 14 others. Army Times reports; An investigation into an Army Reserve command’s mishandling of sexual harassment and assault allegations found significant shortcomings in the unit’s practices and resulted in a total of 15 […]

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Bus hijacking by Army trainee raises questions about health screenings

| May 27, 2021 | 7 Comments
Bus hijacking by Army trainee raises questions about health screenings

Jeff LPH 3 sends in this Army Times article published by Captain Obvious. Army Times reports; In the days after Army trainee Jovan Collazo allegedly fled his Fort Jackson basic training unit and used an unloaded M4 carbine to hijack a school bus in South Carolina, his attorney has indicated his mental health may have […]

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