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

| June 10, 2021

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. Apparently, if the reports are true, he’s a huge racist who immediately believes any accusations levied against one of his soldiers.

Rhodes’ Twitter account says he goes by “he/him” pronouns and is a “fervent anti-racist & anti-sexist.”

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From Human Events;

Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Rhodes, commander of the 1-8 Infantry – “Fighting Eagles“, has a message for all serving in the military: if you’re white, you’re the problem.

It was recently discovered that Rhodes, who holds a position of authority and responsibility, runs a private, “woke,” left-wing Twitter account under the name “Dru.”

If the Twitter account wasn’t enough to convince you of his radical beliefs, his comment at a military function should do the job.

“If you’re a white male, you are part of the problem,” Rhodes reportedly said.

He also reportedly added that only .01 percent of racist accusations are false, and that he would always believe someone coming forward about an uncomfortable situation.

The story began circulating on social media, with one Instagram post catching some important attention.

“Looks like Fort Carson got themselves a real gem of an unbiased commander,” the post reads. “I hope you’re not white or ever accused of anything while you’re in his command. You’re already guilty and you didn’t even know it!”

The post caught the eye of the current Sergeant Major of the Army, Michael A. Grinston.

“Looking more into this,” he wrote. “Thanks.”

“If it’s true he said that ‘if you’re a white male you’re part of the problem’ then he’s creating division within his formation, and it’s the exact opposite of what the Army has been trying to do with inclusion efforts,” an active duty Army officer told Human Events. “Inclusion is for everyone, and is not discriminatory with regard to race, gender, sexual preference, or any other characteristic. It appears he has lost trust from many of his subordinates on day 1.”

According to sources, via message screenshots posted to Instagram, a full investigation is reportedly underway.

Human Events has been contacted by Fort Carson who says the incident is under investigation. Their article will be updated at some point when they receive more information.

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  1. Slow Joe says:

    It was only a matter of time until the woke got to hold higher ranks.

    I have been watching woke lieutenants for over a decade now, and in the infantry. Yeah, they used to be the minority.

    Cultural indoctrination has consequences.

    • Mark Time says:

      If the Army has time for this then we don’t need this military. Whatever the military budget is-give it back. Hey butthead LtC, when you need that QRF make sure there are no white males. You should make that the new motto of the 1/8 :White Males Are The Problem”. Put it on the welcome sign at the Fort. Good God are you still in uniform?

      Name edited to protect PII.
      AW1

  2. Ret_25X says:

    if you think this is a rare thing, I have a bridge to sell you.

    Woke officers are not rare.

    Why would they be? Every single one of them went through an American indoctrination center…errr…college.

    • Anonymous says:

      Had a pinko cadre officer in ROTC at Kent State. He insisted Jane Fonda’s Hanoi trip was cool after we got harassed and called “Baby killers!” without realizing the problem. Kids looked at him like he lost his damn mind.

  3. QMC says:

    Ah, I see another one of the Left’s future SECDEF in waiting.

  4. ninja says:

    Check out what he wrote in August 2020:

    “Leading With Empathy”

    https://companyleader.themilitaryleader.com/2020/08/31/leading-with-empathy/

    A couple of lines from the article:

    (You Be The Judge).

    “Building cohesive teams through mutual trust is a principle of Mission Command for a reason. Leaders must reinforce this trust through respect.”

    • Anonymous says:

      F*cknugget forgot that includes white people, too. (Racism is truly an equal opportunity pursuit.)

    • SgtBob says:

      Ninja: Thanks for the link. I read at the article but found myself remembering when the Army consisted of soldiers and officers, and the second part should almost never be advised or become involved in problems of the first part. That’s why God made NCOs. Take care of things at the lowest level possible. The more an officer is involved, the more he thinks he can do something about problems.

      • ninja says:

        SgtBob:

        You are so welcome.

        “That’s why God made NCOs. Take care of things at the lowest level possible.”

        Yep, you are 100% correct…Nailed it!

        NCOs…the Backbone Of The Army.

        I should know. My Dad, Brother, Uncles and Cousins were all Army NCOs…

        😊

        • MarineDad61 says:

          ninja,
          The 1980s Air Force told us differently,
          and it started in Basic Training.
          “You (enlisted) are the backbone of the Air Force.” (BMTS Co. Commander)

          So, as the Air Force sees it, we’re ALL backbones.
          lolol

  5. ninja says:

    From the article:

    “The post caught the eye of the current Sergeant Major of the Army, Michael A. Grinston.”

    “Looking more into this,” he wrote. “Thanks.”

    *Sigh*

    Why is the Sergeant Major of the Army involved AGAIN?

    Perhaps it has something to do with this?

    “I’m Very Proud of Him:’ Sergeant Major of the Army Reacts to Black Lieutenant’s Traffic Stop”

    https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/04/12/im-very-proud-of-him-sergeant-major-of-army-reacts-black-lieutenants-traffic-stop.html

    🤔

    • Green Thumb says:

      Yep.

      As I posted below, SMA Grinston is getting a lot of mic time on Officer issues.

      • Poetrooper says:

        As a mixed-race person, like Obama, Grinston stands, literally, astride the racial situation.

        That his racial composition may have had something to do with his selection to SMA is only speculation.

        But By LTC Rhodes’ standard, it makes SMA Grinston, part of the problem. Well, a half-part, perhaps…

        • Mason says:

          He’s mixed race? I would never have guessed that by looking at him.

          • Poetrooper says:

            Yep, that was in an article I read back when there was another scandal at Fort Hood.

          • ninja says:

            Here we go, Mason:

            “Army Enlisted Leaders Open Up About Personal Struggles with Racial Identity”

            https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/09/01/army-enlisted-leaders-open-about-personal-struggles-racial-identity.html

            “The U.S. Army’s top enlisted soldier is speaking out about his decision to share his struggles with racial identity on social media.”

            “Sergeant Major of the Army Michael Grinston released a short video in June where he describes how he came from a mixed-race family.”

            “I was born in 1968; my father was black, my mother was white,” Grinston said in the video, describing how his parents divorced when he was three years old and he grew up in Alabama.”

            “Racial identity is something that I struggled with my entire life.”

            “A lot of people have asked Grinston why he decided to share his past, Grinston told an audience Monday at an Association of the United States Army Noon Report event, which hosted a discussion on race.”

            “I thought it was the right time,” Grinston said. “If I was struggling with putting my story out there to share with the whole world, I thought well maybe there is somebody else out there that is going through these same challenges.”

            “It wasn’t as easy as I thought it [would be], but I am really glad I did it.”

            “Grinston and other Army leaders have been traveling the country, holding discussions on race with groups of soldiers as part of Project Inclusion, an initiative to promote greater racial understanding.”

            • Mason says:

              I didn’t have a high opinion of Grinston before. It has been lowered now. It seems nobody can get ahead in government today unless they focus on racial divisions.

          • USAF E-5 says:

            He’s American. We’re all mixed race by the older definitions.

      • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

        I don’t ever remember during my time in the Navy any CMC/MCPON getting involved in Wardroom issues.

        Now, maybe an E-9/E10 would, since they are political cocksuckers…

        • MSG Eric says:

          I realized by the time I made E-7 that there are two types of E-9 in the Army. Those that THINK they can make E-10 and those that KNOW they can’t.

          One’s concern is getting the mission accomplished and ensuring Soldiers issues are resolved. The other one will kiss anyone’s ass if it improves their career and everything else is secondary or tertiary.

  6. ninja says:

    From the article:

    “I you’re a white male, you are part of the problem,” Rhodes reportedly said.”

    The last time I looked, the Commander-In-Chief of the United States Armed Forces is a White Male and is in the LTC’s Chain of Command…

    😉😎

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      Oh snap…

    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

      Someone needs to pimpslap those rose colored glasses off of “Dru’s” dome…

    • MSG Eric says:

      Correct me if I’m wrong, but looking at that picture of the LTC, he’s a white male too? Ironic, but not really since most of these “white people are evil!” types are, well, white people.

  7. OWB says:

    Oh, goody.

    Seems that too many purposefully forget that most of the folks who died ridding us of slavery in this country were white males. Yep, it’s true, but one so inconvenient that we simply cannot discuss it.

    Maybe we can discuss just who it is that is encouraging the current human traffic trade aka modern slavery instead. Those getting rich from it is a pretty inclusive list. Progress.

    How’s about just doing the mission of the military instead of fixating upon what color various people might have on their skin. Anything detracting from training everyone to complete the mission effectively and efficiently is a waste.

    • Roh-Dog says:

      Human trafficking is very much alive and well here in the good ol’ US of A. You might even say it’s being aided and abetted by the Federal Government, namely by waving the mandatory FBI back ground checks on personnel housing ‘displaced minors’…
      Strange that.
      That moral high ground seems like a faded memory at the moment.

  8. Tallywhagger says:

    This guy is not ready for prime time, battalion level is way beyond his scope.

    I wonder if he or his pronouns have ever been an English teacher.

    • Anonymous says:

      Wokesters seem to be the only one who can’t get that The Beret (TM) sucks and still want to wear it, too.

  9. Roh-Dog says:

    No, Left-tenet Kernel, you bees the problem!
    FOR F**K SAKE!
    Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr wept…

    (Full disclosure: no relation to this commie pos!)

  10. E4 Mafia '83-'87 says:

    You guys got this all wrong, “Dru’s” Twitter was hacked…yeah, yeah, that’s the ticket…it was hacked. Isn’t that page 1 of the “Woke” Playbook when your past catches up with you? Nothing will happen to him, but other “wrong thinkers” be wary.

  11. LC says:

    Well, he’s a white male, no? And he definitely seems like part of the problem. Does he get points on a technicality?

  12. AW1 Rod says:

    How in HELL did this worthless piece of shit ever ascend to the rank of LTCOL, much less be given command of ANYTHING?

    Army standards have become laughably low.

    • Mason says:

      *Lieutenant Colonel Vindman enters the chat*

    • Green Thumb says:

      You got it.

      My late father was drafted and fought with C co 1/8 4ID in Vietnam. I am sure he is proud.

      As I am sure SMA Grinston is proud of him as well.

      Odd how SMA Grinston is controlling all of the mic time on Officer issues.

  13. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    Sounds like he’s sucking up to be put on a list of Prospects for the Rank of General!

  14. USMC Steve says:

    This unqualified asshole is a perfect candidate for resurrecting fragging as a problem solving tool.

  15. KoB says:

    “Tell the lie often enough…”

    Name me one leftist or Black led Nation that has become a World Beacon for freedom and advancement for all people. To quote the Judge: “Well, we’re waiting!”

    Goodbye America, I Loved you. Think it’s bad now? At the current rate, what is the Country going to look like when our Grandchildren are our ages?

  16. Mustang Major says:

    Just another sycophant aiming for stars. Feel sorry for the officers he rates.

    • Mustang Major says:

      A couple of added thoughts:

      During mandatory race relations training in the early ’70s, the instructor said you should only see the color green when you look at soldiers. I guess those days are over.

      I looked over the picture Ninja found and linked of the high-speed LTC and his wife. They are both white as humans come. I suspect they have a long, white pedigree. I would love to hear the conversation when their kids start dating nonwhite kids they meet at the post youth center.

  17. MK75Gunner says:

    For those that will say that Human Events is “right wing” media, just know this; since this story broke his twitter account went to “tweets protected” then to being deleted. Now if you have nothing to hide and you’re so convinced of your positions and the things you believe as being on the right side of history, why hide and then delete your social media?

  18. ninja says:

    Public Information.

    Dude’s name is Andrew Monroe Rhodes.

    Graduated from West Point, Class of 2004 as an Infantry Officer.

    Born and possibly raised in North Carolina (possibly around the Fort Bragg area). Was once a North Carolina Registered Voter with no party affliation.

    Spouse claims she was once an Army Paratrooper.

    • Green Thumb says:

      He looks very familiar.

      I bet I crossed paths with him at some point. TRADOC maybe? Unsure.

      • ninja says:

        GT:

        Some of his previous assignments include the XVIII Airborne Corps, the 82nd, 3rd ID, the Pentagon…perhaps you ran into or worked with him at Bragg, Stewart, the Beltway?

        • ninja says:

          GT:

          From the linked article I provided:

          “Andrew (Dru) Rhodes is an active duty Army CSL-select lieutenant colonel currently serving as an exchange officer and Brigade Mission Command Chief at the Combat Training Centre in Australia. He commanded a mechanized company in the 3rd Infantry Division and served as an airborne battalion S3 and brigade combat team S3 in the 82nd Airborne Division, Additionally, Dru served on the Joint Staff J5 and in the Chief of Staff of the Army’s Coordination Group. He has spent 36 months deployed to Iraq. Editing assistance by Alyson S. Rhodes, Physician Assistant and Army Veteran.”

          BTW, Alyson Sobun Rhodes is his wife.

  19. ninja says:

    And then there is this:

    “Research Article in Medical Journal Describes Whiteness as ‘Malignant, Parasitic-Like Condition'”

    https://www.newsweek.com/research-article-medical-journal-describes-whiteness-malignant-parasitic-like-condition-1599129

    “A research aticle published last month in the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association called whiteness “a malignant, parasitic-like condition.” That description, along with other language in the article, has caused public anger, and the backlash against the author was evident on social media.”

    “The article, titled On Having Whiteness, was written by Dr. Donald Moss, a white man who is a faculty member of both the New York Psychoanalytic Institute and the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.”

    “In the article, Moss wrote that “‘white’ people have a particular susceptibility” to the “parasitic” condition, which he claims “renders its hosts’ appetites voracious, insatiable, and perverse.” He explained he believed whiteness establishes “entitled dominion” that enables the “host” to have “power without limit, force without restriction, violence without mercy,” and increases one’s drive to “terrorize.”

    🤔

    • Mason says:

      Those words, changing “white” for “negro” would be right at home in any KKK propaganda from the last 140 years.

  20. ninja says:

    Before you know it, the White House will be renamed and painted a different color.

    You watch.

    Our society saids it is OK to have a Black Entertainment Network or an organization named Black Lives Matter,but heaven forbid if we use the word “White”…(sarc on)

    🤔

  21. The Other Whitey says:

    An Army officer in the fine traditions of Bob (master)Bateman, William Calley, and our very own Lars.

    It is said that “male feminists” are mostly rapists trying to hide in plain sight, and there’s plenty of examples to support this. Makes me wonder what skeletons this asshole is trying to cover up with this overcompensating crap. I’ll bet there’s photos somewhere out there of “Dru”pulling some Ralph Northam-esque stunts.

    • Fyrfighter says:

      Sounds very much like the husband of one of my fathers daughters (I claim no relation to them now that they’ve become leftist tools). “he” apparently has the same stupid “he/him” shit on his facebook.. Though he was just a telephone repairman in the airforce.. and shits on his oath daily from the posts I’ve seen.. Fuck em one and all

  22. SFC D says:

    I’ve seen this movie before. I once had an incoming battalion CSM (a black female) whose first words to the assembled battalion were “My husband is white. Does anyone have a problem with that?” Frankly, nobody really cared who she was married to. But it set a very bad tone for the rest of her tenure. Black female Soldiers could do no wrong. Racism and sexism come in all colors and genders.

    • Green Thumb says:

      Yep.

      The Masons.

    • Poetrooper says:

      “Black female Soldiers could do no wrong.”

      And ol’ Poe suspects not a single one of those black female soldiers took advantage of that Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card, right?

      • SFC D says:

        I know one did, without a doubt. SGT, eligible for promotion, I wouldn’t send her to the board, and had tons of documentation. CSM ripped me up and down, tells me the Army promotions are based on “potential”. My response was that this Soldier isn’t even showing “potential@ for their current rank. She’s suddenly selected to be the CSM’s driver. Shortly after that, she’s wearing SSG rank. And nobody recalls her making a promotion board appearance.

  23. tom reynolds says:

    If he wasn’t white they would make this delusional moron Secretary of the Army.

  24. Smitty says:

    Did you catch Psaka when asked why Biden omitted Normandy from his speech on 6-6 ?(which was about a race riot 100 years ago) She said he respects those men and w..(almost said women) who stormed the beaches that day. Maybe he realized most were the dreaded white males he constantly blames for all evil.

  25. Ex-PH2 says:

    “If you’re a white male, you are part of the problem,” Rhodes reportedly said. – article

    OH, God, please give me a baseball bat, a posthole digger, and about 15 minutes out behind the manure pile with this piece of s**t.

    He IS The Problem, not just part of it.

    Do you think he likes black cats? Or is he a species prejudiced sludgewad as well?

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Anyone besides me wonder how these jerks might react if they were informed of the all-black tanker crews who fought their asses off in Europe during WWII?

  26. ninja says:

    A very interesting 6 June 2021 article from the National Review. Well worth the read with the possibility of being a topic for TAH discussion if Admin thinks that it may draw interest and comments.

    BTW, the author, “Robert M. Berg” is actually a Pen Name for “an Active Duty Combat-Arms Officer, a Commissioned Officer of 20-plus years” who was an Enlisted Infantryman for three years prior to that. He served all over the world, from lowest level tactical units all the way up to strategic planning at the Pentagon.

    “The Problem with a ‘Woke’ Military: A Push For Progressive Policies In The Military Bureaucracy Threatens The Unity and Meritocracy That Make Our Armed Forces Effective.”

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/06/the-problem-with-a-woke-military/

    “I used to belong to a war-fighting organization, where we were taught a shared set of Army values. We were taught mission accomplishment before all else, enforced by “mission first and people always.”

    “Within the Department of Defense (DoD) Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan we are told that “diversity is a strategic imperative — critical to mission readiness and accomplishment.” We are also told, by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, that it must be a priority for the military “to look like America and not only in the ranks, but our leadership should look like America.”

    “On the surface, this sounds okay. But it flips what had long been a soldier’s commitment to the Army and mission: The new priority turns the Army into a social experiment at the cost of mission readiness.”

    “The new push within the DoD for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) goes well beyond measures to ensure equal opportunity and instead looks to create preferences that have nothing to do with merit. Our military will suffer if it does not change course.”

    “Believing that the Army should be and has been the best example of a meritocracy in the history of the world has become a forbidden position. The only acceptable position now is full acceptance of all elements of DEI. Examples abound, from the more benign recent recruiting messages depicting cartoon stories — one of an ‘Activist’soldier — all the way to creating a new permanent DEI infrastructure to push policies in line with critical race theory. That I am not allowed to openly hold the position that war-fighting and combat readiness should be the Army’s top priority, while being force-fed a radical DEI agenda, demonstrates the open erosion of mission-first principles within the military.”

    “This is a real and serious change, and politician veterans such as Senator Tom Cotton and Representative Dan Crenshaw are right to be worried about it. The Army used to be a values-based organization focused on mission accomplishment above all else. These values were drilled into every soldier during initial entry training and reinforced at unit level. This was done through two long-standing Army traditions, an inability to spell and the overwhelming need to make everything an acronym. So we settled on LDRSHIP (pronounced “leadership”): loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage. These values were all pitched toward the idea of leaving your past behind, as you had become part of an organization with a larger purpose.”

    “Diversity is not our strength; our shared values and singularity of purpose toward mission accomplishment is our strength. In fact, to “fight and win our nation’s wars,” we need conformity toward the mission-first mindset. We were taught that what came before the Army did not matter. All that matters was how you form a team to accomplish a wide range of demanding mission sets.”

    “The Army does not exist to care for soldiers. Soldiers should not join the Army to be cared for by the Army. It is called “service” for a reason, and military members are still the most respected profession in the country because of the acknowledgment of the sacrifices required for service. Soldiers enter the Army fully understanding the individual sacrifices required for service. While individual welfare is important, it is secondary to mission accomplishment.”

    “By definition, the Army is not inclusive. You can be excluded from service for a wide range of reasons, many (though not all) of which are out of the control of the potential recruit. We have all heard that over 70 percent of our youth are not qualified for military service, because we are exclusively looking for people who can meet the physical and physiological demands of service. If Austin really wanted a military that “look[ed] like America,” he would have to abandon such requirements entirely. Now of course, military exclusivity should be directly related to one’s ability or inability to perform the role one is potentially being recruited for. But to say that DEI policies are always strategic imperatives, without offering any evidence as to why, is simply fantasy.”

    There is more…please go to the link provided to read the rest of the article.

    • MustangCryppie says:

      We need to get back to our simple mission of putting hot lead on hostile targets.

      I saw all this crap starting years back when recruiting commercials focused on humanitarian missions. They were all about being an NGO and not a fighting force.

      When you recruit people based on that, you end up with Nicky New Guys who are shocked when the DI talks about killing the enemy.

    • KoB says:

      We need “Robert M. Berg” to help us get rid of the “Borg”. I WILL Resist…I WILL NOT be assimilated.

      Anybody know where I can cash in my “White Privilege” Card? It doesn’t seem to have done me much good. I do have a hill, worth dying for, that I’ve worked all my life for, so there is that. I’m willing to die to keep it. Question is, are they willing to die trying to take it from me?

  27. ninja says:

    This is going to get very interesting considering what happened to LTC Matthew Lohmeir:

    “Republicans Back ‘Hero’ Space Force Commander Fired For Speaking Out Against ‘Marxism’ In Military: Lt Col. Matthew Lohmeier Was Relieved Of Duty For Comments About Marxism and Critical Race Theory In The Military”

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/space-force-commander-matthew-lohmeier-fired-marxism-critical-race-theory

  28. Poetrooper says:

    Anyone here share ol’ Poe’s suspicion that this whole movement within our military may be part of a longer term leftist strategy to make military service so unpleasant and intolerable for the currently-predominant, conservative white males that they leave in droves and are replaced by progressive whites like this colonel and people of color?

    The goal of course being to remake the services, whose current political reliability is suspect, into a force that could be relied on to defend an unpopular, socialist, federal government against a popular uprising when the Constitution is suspended.

    Starting with the 1st and 2D Amendments…

    • Anonymous says:

      A bunch of dopes who’d shoot Americans for benefits and job security like the PLA would? Has crossed my mind Democrats might want that.

      • Fyrfighter says:

        Sadly that seems to no longer be a hidden agenda, but rather one that’s coming right to the front. They no longer try even a little to hide that this is their intent. This will NOT end well

    • Hate_me says:

      I think it was Fehrenbach who wrote of the long game the communists are playing. My copy was stolen by a junior NCO a few years back (I’m proud of him), so I can’t look it up.

      To think it ended with Korea or Vietnam is epitomized by the idea that the issue is black and white.

  29. ninja says:

    In case anyone is interested, there is a picture of Major Dru Rhodes with his wife Alyson Sobon Rhodes at a 508th
    PIR (Fort Bragg) event:

    https://www.508pir.org/events/ff_reunions/reunion_10/ff_reunion_10_05b.htm

  30. USAF RET says:

    So, driving onto Eglin AFB I see a huge billboard with the shadow of an Airman in uniform in front of a rainbow flag…..thought WTF? then saw this: NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2021 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month. I call upon the people of the United States to recognize the achievements of the LGBTQ+ community, to celebrate the great diversity of the American people, and to wave their flags of pride high. …….that’s the problem

  31. ninja says:

    So….

    Do you think CNN or the Army Times will do a story about the LTC?

    Just imagine if the LTC had said “If you are a Black Male, you are part of the problem…”

    Or: “If you are a White Female/Black Female, you are part of the problem…”

    Subsitute “White” with Hispanics, Asians,etc..same with “Male” with “Female”..

    Bet if he did that, CNN, MSNBC, Joy Reid and Al Sharpton would be all over the place shouting “RACIST”!!!

    POTUS, VP and SECDEF would make noises as well.

    And then protests/riots would occur outside the gates of Fort Carson.

    Have this feeling the LTC is hiding something from his past. Seen it too many times, with the recent episodes being Coonman KKK Ralphie Boy as well as the supposed descendant of Bobby Lee.

  32. Wireman611 says:

    I’m sure that this LTC would gladly volunteer for the new version of the SS that is sure to be formed by this administration.

  33. Devtun says:

    The Bn command screening board hit a whopper of a home run here.

  34. ninja says:

    Dude has 17 years in the Army (West Point Graduate, Class of 2004, born 1981).

    Have this strong feeling he will NOT be selected for O6/Full Bird.

    Additionally, he may not even complete his Battalion Command.

    Complete lack of judgment on his part.

    Wonder if West Point or even Lloyd Austin (Class of 1975) is cringing?

    • Fyrfighter says:

      Ninja,

      If Austin is cringing, it’s only because the Lt. Col said out loud what was supposed to be kept quiet.

  35. ninja says:

    Dude not not only wiped his Twitter account clean, but also his Facebook.

    Wonder Why?

    😉😎

  36. Prior Service says:

    I guess I did BN CMD all wrong. Two years of treating everybody equally, challenging people to do their best, high gunnery scores in the DIV, and clearing out the deadwood that no NCO could fix, while creating lethal squads, platoons and companies and destroying the OPFOR at NTC wasn’t enough. Hmm. Live and learn, I guess.

    • SFC D says:

      What in the hell were you thinking, Sir?

    • Anonymous says:

      What, you didn’t bang female subordinates, give top-block evals to you drinkin’ buddies and punish only people you didn’t like for petty things? Shame!

      • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

        Don’t forget about looking at pron on govmint computers… everyone knows that the guys at the head shed do that stuff.

        • USMCMSgt (Ret) says:

          That actually reminds me of when the story broke about Gen Petraeus’ affair with his biographer, which most likely started when he was the ISAF Commander in Afghanistan.

          One colleague, a retired Colonel, seemed to defend his actions by adding to the discussion by saying, “Well, we all know some things happen the further away you get from the flagpole.”

          My response was along the lines of: “Yeah. No. Fuck that. As the CG of ISAF, he WAS the flagpole. You’re not going to convince me that as a General, his moral compass somehow quit working just because he wasn’t near some HHQ.”

  37. ninja says:

    On the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment Facebook, they referenced and honored a Vietnam Medal of Honor Recepient, Frankie Z. Molnar.

    Did I tell you that SSG Molnar, COMPANY B, 1ST BATTALION, 8TH INFANTRY,
    4TH INFANTRY DIVISION, was White when he gave his life?

    Oh, I forgot. Because SSG Molnar was a White Male, he was part of the problem.

    Pound Sand, Andrew Monroe Rhodes.

    https://www.cmohs.org/recipients/frankie-z-molnar

    “For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. S/Sgt. Molnar distinguished himself while serving as a squad leader with Company B, during combat operations. Shortly after the battalion’s defensive perimeter was established, it was hit by intense mortar fire as the prelude to a massive enemy night attack. S/Sgt. Molnar immediately left his sheltered location to insure the readiness of his squad to meet the attack. As he crawled through the position, he discovered a group of enemy soldiers closing in on his squad area. His accurate rifle fire killed five of the enemy and forced the remainder to flee. When the mortar fire stopped, the enemy attacked in a human wave supported by grenades, rockets, automatic-weapons, and small-arms fire. After assisting to repel the first enemy assault, S/Sgt. Molnar found that his squad’s ammunition and grenade supply were nearly expended. Again leaving the relative safety of his position, he crawled through intense enemy fire to secure additional ammunition and distribute it to his squad. He rejoined his men to beat back the renewed enemy onslaught, and he moved about his area providing medical aid and assisting in the evacuation of the wounded. With the help of several men, he was preparing to move a severely wounded soldier when an enemy hand grenade was thrown into the group. The first to see the grenade, S/Sgt. Molnar threw himself on it and absorbed the deadly blast to save his comrades. His demonstrated selflessness and inspirational leadership on the battlefield were a major factor in the successful defense of the American position and are in keeping with the finest traditions of the U.S. Army. S/Sgt. Molnar’s actions reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the U.S. Army.”

    Rest In Peace, Soldier. Salute:

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7190156/frankie-zoly-molnar

  38. ninja says:

    Shared with me by a fellow Soldier:

    “It is sad…and ironic since the Army led the cultural changes in the 1950s with integration.”

    Nailed It!

  39. CCO says:

    Is this the IG’s office? I’d like to report an Equal Opportunity violation.

  40. ninja says:

    I was able to pull up his Twitter account via Archives.

    Hope it works for you all.

    Here is the link:

    https://archive.ph/2021.06.05-045624/https://mobile.twitter.com/drurho

    He wrote this on his Twitter account:

    “Social media drives change in the Army. Don’t believe me? The proof isn’t hard to find.”

  41. ninja says:

    “If you don’t like how woke the army is getting then get the f!k out of it”:

    https://twitter.com/_Deadplate/status/1402411709726294016/photo/2

  42. ninja says:

    “Human Events Uncovers Deleted Archive of Woke Commander’s Tweets”

    https://humanevents.com/2021/06/10/human-events-uncovers-deleted-archive-of-woke-commanders-tweets/

    “As recently reported by Human Events News, a battalion commander by the name of Andrew Rhodes is on a mission to infect the army with woke fever.”

    “Rhodes, commander of the 1-8 Infantry – “Fighting Eagles,” ran a private, “woke,” left-wing Twitter account under the name “Dru.”

    “Rhodes tweeted repeatedly that he supported military leaders using social media. He promptly deleted his account once Human Events began reading it.”

    “Rhodes tweeted that he does not support the UCMJ, a major violation for any military official.”

    “He also tweeted his opposition to teaching Army Values, because in his view, the Army is not doing ‘enough’ to increase diversity and specifically lashed out at those who say “We’re all the same, we all bleed green.”

    “What’s more, he reportedly said – at a military function – that if you’re white, you’re part of the problem.”

    “If you’re a white male, you are part of the problem,” Rhodes reportedly said.”

    “Luckily, nothing is ever really deleted off the internet.”

    • KoB says:

      We DO have the very best ninjas. Git ’em! The inherwebz ARE forever…gabn/rtr/hbtd

      Been busy as an Auburn Tiger trying to avoid the Rolling Tide checking all these linkys you have provided for us. Thank You! This twerp should be branded as a RAYYYCCIISS and drummed out of the Army. As pointed out above, if he had of used any other race, gender, ect he’d be toast by now. As it is, he’ll be fast tracked to flag rank and groomed for SecDef, taking over during the Heels Up Harris Administration of 2028.

      I’ll be the Judge….This sh&t is getting ridiculous!

      Oh, btw, ninja, the local Penny Pincher/Shopper Guide/Flea Market newspaper we have in my AO for selling stuff, has had an ad running for MONTHS now. An individual has been trying to peddle Cow College Collectables, cheap…with NO takers. I called, being curious as to what they actually had, and commented on the length of time the ad had run. Ms Thang said, “Make me an offer on the whole lot.” I offered to haul it all to the Toxic Waste Disposal if she paid me $500. Wonder why she hung up? heh heh gabn/rtr/hbtd 😛

      • ninja says:

        “Cow College Collectables”….

        🤣🤣😅😆😊🤣😅😗😂🤣😅😆!!!!!!!

        gabn/hbtd/rtr

  43. President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neanderthal B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist SuperStraight says:

    Andrew “Dru” Rhodes ………….interesting………VERRRY interesting…………I wonder if he is related, in any way, shape, or form, to Cecil Rhodes, of South Africa fame. From wikipedia (and we can ALL trust wiki, because it’s on the internet, don’cha’know).
    If a relationship can be shown & proved, then “Dru” is a FINE one to be talking about white males being a problem. BUT, in the time honored tradition of military everywhere, everywhen, when an officer has disgraced himself and his corps, I offer the pistol with a single bullet. But NOT a 1911 45ACP. He is not worthy to touch the sacred offering of St John Moses Browning (howitzer be his name).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecil_Rhodes

    (excerpted)
    Rhodes entered the Cape Parliament at the age of 27 in 1881, and in 1890, he became Prime Minister. During his time as Prime Minister, Rhodes used his political power to expropriate land from black Africans through the Glen Grey Act, while also tripling the wealth requirement for voting under the Franchise and Ballot Act, effectively barring black people from taking part in elections. After overseeing the formation of Rhodesia during the early 1890s, he was forced to resign in 1896 after the disastrous Jameson Raid, an unauthorised attack on Paul Kruger’s South African Republic (or Transvaal).
    In his last will, he provided for the establishment of the prestigious international Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University, the oldest graduate scholarship in the world.
    He has been the target of much recent criticism, especially since 2015, with historians labelling him as a ruthless imperialist and white supremacist, and activists demanding that his monuments be removed.

  44. ninja says:

    Check out the 50 seconds Black and White video that the Sergeant Major of the Army just posted on his Twitter account:

    “This is your Army. #JoinUs”

    https://mobile.twitter.com/16thSMA

  45. ninja says:

    While on active duty and before we retired, the ninja family worked with Lloyd Austin when he was on active duty as an O6 and O7.

    We are so disappointed in him. He is not the same Lloyd Austin we knew.

    So sad on what he has become.

    “Cotton Presses Defense Secretary On ‘Anti-American Indoctrination’ As Austin Defends Diversity Push”

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/cotton-defense-secretary-anti-american-indoctrination-austin-diversity

    “We ought to look like the America we support and defend, and senior leadership should look like what’s in the ranks,” Austin said.”

    “When asked by the senator, Austin agreed that the military was not a fundamentally racist organization, that members should not be treated differently based on the color of their skin and that race or gender should not be a “key component” in choosing leadership.”

    “The military for decades has been one of the institutions in society where you are most likely to get ahead based on your own performance, your own merit, irrespective of the color of your skin, where you came from, who your parents were,” Cotton said.”

    “I absolutely agree with that, I am an example of that,” Austin said.”

    “Austin said the military has done a “great job” at diversity within its ranks but needs to be “a bit better” to be “absolutely inclusive” so that it could be “the most effective and lethal fighting force in the world.”

    “Diversity, equity and inclusion is important to this military and it will be important in the future,” Austin said.”

    “This is not about diversity, this is about a very specific kind of anti-American indoctrination that is seeping into some parts of our military based on the whistleblower complaints we have received,” Cotton replied.”

  46. Mustang Major says:

    Lieutenant Colonel Andrew “Dru” Rhodes’ antics just earned a mention on Tucker Carlson a few minutes ago.

    Shit storm brewing…

    • ninja says:

      I knew it, I knew it, I knew it!

      Hope the DruMeister gets MORE exposure…in a NEGATIVE way…so negative that his Chain of Command will be embarassed and humilated.

      As a reminder Monday, 14 June, is the Army’s Birthday. Sadly, my beloved Army is being destroyed, especially by those WHO NEVER SERVED.

      We are becoming the laughing stock of the world.

      • Anonymous says:

        Chicoms and the Russkies are sure happy about it.

      • rgr769 says:

        Douchenozzels like this convince me I made the right decision when I resigned my RA commission. These effing SJW Progs are hell bent on destroying every institution in this, the greatest nation ever conceived. They might as well have promoted LT Rapone to LTC. God help us if we ever have to fight another shooting ground war with actual combat arms.

    • Anonymous says:

      “Tucker Carlson Responds to Army Battalion Commander Who Claimed White People are ‘Part of the Problem’,” by Charles Creitz, Fox News, 10 Jun 2010
      https://www.foxnews.com/media/tucker-carlson-pentagon-commander-white-people-problem

  47. mmcm(sw)nuc says:

    I remember when…a long time ago…I was counseling a young sailor who had his head up his ass.
    He finally looked at me and said….
    “You are just talking to me like this because I’m black.”
    I leaned forward, look him right in the eye and said:
    “What makes you think I am white??”
    “Get your attitude straight and do your job.”
    “There is no color in my Navy or in my life.”

  48. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    At some point, folks need to remember the serviceman’s active, affirmative, do-your-utmost duty to stop mutiny.