NG Major General complains on Twitter about Army nail polish policy

| October 17, 2021

Major General Jo Clyborne

In a complaint ripped right out of a Duffel Blog satire article, a Minnesota Army National Guard Assistant Adjutant General posted on Twitter this week complaining about the Army’s policy against French manicures.

Her post faced backlash on the Internet. WION noted some;

Her post was targeted by several Twitter users who believe her post and complaint was ‘unprofessional’. Several users lashed at Clyborne for sharing her ‘first world problems; while people are struggling for basic human rights in countries such as Afghanistan and Syria.

“After what happened in Afghanistan, you’d think Generals would keep this nonsense off of their social media. Our military is in rough shape in terms of leadership,” a user said.

A Malaysian journalist reported that “military suicides have doubled” in the US Army, while the US Army General is busy worrying about her manicure. The journalist made the claim in relation to a report that claims that more US troops have lost their lives to suicide in comparison to the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.

Twitter user “Ain’t No Jive Turkey!” @Woke_Chicken says;

It is extremely unprofessional for a general grade officer to question uniform standards in front of the troops. It undermines disipline [sic] and erodes the authority needed by NCOs to maintain standards. You are setting up First Lines in your unit to fail.

General Clyborne responded about as you’d expect. In a four-part Twitter screed that starts with “1. I’m a women. In the Army. Get over it.” As if the backlash has anything to do with her being a woman.

Clyborne’s past work includes this;

Her CV from the National Guard Bureau shows some NDSM embellishment, though her photo(s) above seem to show she doesn’t wear the un-earned extra star.

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A Proud Infidel®™️

Holy sheepshit, you mean this isn’t a Duffelblog spoof? Further proof of how out of touch today’s Senior Military “Leaders” truly are, she looks like the type who think that they need Enlisted Personnel to be their valets as well!

nobunny

You know, I’d expect to see this type of petulance from a 15 year old JROTC cadet. Just risible behavior from anyone over, I dunno, 19.

Carlton

I would maybe even expect it from an E-2 posting her first Tweet after graduating AIT.

Anonymous

Everyone’s a lot more emotive and “authentic” (i.e., emotionally incontinent) nowadays. Another major war will make us hardy again.

Pam

Well, ma’am, if you knew the French manicure was considered an “obnoxious color”, why did you get it in the first place?

Hack Stone

Further proof that Hack Stone can offer a story on any subject, he will now grace you Adorable deplorable with his “nail polish” sea story. Anyone who has had any time in The Corps knows that Jarheads take a dim view of the first lightweight who passes out and or falls asleep while knocking down a few cold frosty ones with his buds. In 29 Palms, the punishment was either having one or both eyebrows… Read more »

AW1Ed

If ever there was a “loss of confidence to command” candidate…

KoB

“IDC SARC, pick up on the white courtesy phone…IDC SARC…BOOTY CALL on the white courtesy phone.”

Did the Gnrl make fingertip covers from her tin foil hat? Combat Boots and Pearls? June Cleaver she’s not. June would look just smashing in combat boots…and her pearls.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FCmHIwSCi9w/U14KVAbLerI/AAAAAAAATGc/tCwdOtGmxNo/s1600/june20cleaver_thumb6.jpg

rgr769

June wore her pearls when she was doing the dishes. Don’t think she ever wore shorts or pants. She was always in a dress or a skirt. She set standards for moms everywhere.

Harry

What a bag of shit. If we fought World War II today we’d be speaking German on the east coast and Japanese on the west coast.

The Stranger

So, basically, we’d be living “The Man in the High Castle?”

NHSparky

Without having to nuke DC, no less.

MarineDad61

Vision probs?
The (x2) NDSM star is there.
It’s everywhere on the Fu of Google.
And it’s earned.
LT time (AFTER the Gulf War) in the 90s.
Rotation in Iraq later as LTC.

That said, not sure who would hire her (law firm)
for real military issues (anymore).

MarineDad61

Appears to be…
8 years active duty (O1 – O3),
1 year 9 months OUT (RR)
19 years Minnesota ANG / 1 activation.

MarineDad61

Mason, Ok. Most should know, the youngest possible NDSMx3 recipient would be about 65 years old today. Basically, NO ONE serving today. Note – We had 2 NDSMx3 guys in our Gulf War unit in 1991. Korean War Veterans, age late 50s in the desert. Also a few 2xNDSM Vietnam War (or era) Veterans, in their 40s and early 50s. And… According to this, I am entitled to wear a star (NDSMx2), for part time… Read more »

Claw

Speaking of 65 year old NDSMx3 embellishers, I just did some quick math and found that it’s been 2,101 days since the final Sockpuppet Report by PV9 Gainey.

However, the latest NDSMx3 embellisher I am currently working on is a past Red River Army Depot PV9 who entered active duty in 1984.

I’ll provide an update if warranted./s

MarineDad61

Claw,
You must be referring to this page.
Google is my friend, found it in seconds.
Shortly before my active time as a fan of the site.
I’ll assume the phony defender Willaim J. Gainey here
was NOT the Joint Chiefs Senior Enlisted Advisor Gainey
that I see on Wikipedia,
but an unreasonable facsimile thereof.

[Michael Killam; phony POW
Jonn Lilyea | December 21, 2015]
https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=63422&cpage=1#comments

Claw

The Sockpuppet referenced IS/WAS the 1st SEAC, not that real estate agent in California you may be thinking of.

MarineDad61

Claw,
I found the Phony POW Killam page on the Book of the Fake.
Idle since 2014.
Still has patchy pinny vesty CVMA FakeBook friends
(big MF surprise there).
At least, it appears Killam is living in a cave.
As Phony POWs should.

Claw

Killam has/had, like six different Book of the Face pages. (if you care to track all of them down)

ninja

MarineDad61: Claw is absolutely correct on all his comments. Wish you were part of TAH back then. Did you see how many comments were posted on the original Post? Videos on both Gainey and Killam stating he was a Vietnam POW went POOF..GONE. Joe Gainey is a POS and a Coward. He lied about his NDSM. He was born in 1956 and graduated from High School around 1975. The ninja family is older than Gainey.… Read more »

MarineDad61

ninja, Thanks. Yes, 620 on the original 2015 “Phony POW”. I also saw the 2018 followup “Blast from the Past”, where a commenter found this 2016 story with MORE BS from Killam. (paste) A recovering alcoholic and heroin addict, Killam recounted an almost stereotypically horrible stint in Vietnam. His most heartrending tale occurred in 1969, when his helicopter was called to the site of a mortared orphanage. He and his crew were asked to find… Read more »

MarineDad61

ninja, It was (only) Summer 2015, when I self helped myself on the Fu of Google, and then Shipley, to pay $20 to verify, uncover, expose, and run off a Phony Navy SEAL that attempted to infiltrate my family. By Spring 2016, I was watching the phonies get spit out on both MP and VG, but offered little in commentary until much later. A lifetime of respect for those of you who do the leg… Read more »

Claw

On a couple of Killam’s Book of the Face pages, he does have a photo posted of him and PV9 Gainey together at some type of a get together.

Also, his newest Book of the Face is up and running, he just made a post on it dated October 5th.

MarineDad61

Claw,
Just now, I found 2 (more),
including the new Fake with October update.
Same photos as the years old idle pages.
No friends, no clicks, but he may be lining up some new shitbaggery.
Worth saving the URL,
and checking back quarterly.
Thanks.

ninja

Claw: Perhaps on the next WOT you can share…or send to Admin?

We Are The Protecters Of The NDSM.

SFC D

The brotherhood does not forgive. The sisterhood goes after blood.

Claw

NDSMIPA*

National Defense Service Medal Integrity Protection Association

Watch out for us, our membership is legion./s

As far as that RRAD PV9, it doesn’t look like a big deal. Just momentary confusion over whether the little star is a subsequent award or is being counted as a campaign star.

Anonymous

She’s not 65… would’ve had to entered active duty at 17 (with Mom and Dad’s permission) before 15 August 1973 for 3 x NDSM now at the youngest.

Michael Myers (born in 1957) is 64 now and that’s kinda pushing it in the Halloween franchise as it is. She’s not that believable as a 65-year-old. (Or she or her aide jacked-up 2 x NDSM awards writing her bio. Which could be it, too.)

Odie

God help us if our generals are complaining about nail polish.

Av8or33

I am not happy to say this but I know many young men that grew up dreaming about joining the military and proving that they could live up to their forefathers standards, perfect recruits, athletes, good grades, never in trouble. Sad thing is most have been completely disallusioned by the lowering of standards and woke BS. These kids talk to their friends that joined and are encouraged to not join, not because of military life… Read more »

CplMajorMike

Agreed, heard stories like that recently from a grandson with friends serving in the military, they can’t wait to get out. Of course that doesn’t mean the bullshit will end when they enter civilian life.

Av8or33

I agree there is plenty of PC BS in the civilian world. My boys are both in very good colleges and they tell me all about what they have to deal with, difference being they just laugh at it and go about with their lives. Both have been completely inoculated against leftist BS they’re athletes, and have had jobs since they were 16 we rewarded hard work and expected them to always give 100%. I’ve… Read more »

rgr769

So basically, 0bama and his progs have effectively “fundamentally transformed” our military.

Av8or33

Sadly from my prospective having kids that age and talking with their friends I don’t think I would recognize it anymore. Would you want major moonbat or someone like him with power over your kid?

MarineDad61

26L,
I just saw that story (on Drudge),
and emailed it to AW1Ed,
as a suggestion for a VG article.

Headline > [Rachel Levine,
openly transgender health official,
to be sworn in as four-star admiral]

MarineDad61

26L,
Is anyone else anticipating the outcome
of the official portrait photo of “Admiral” Levine?

26Limabeans

He should at least lose the wig and go for a “Karen” style to
complement MG Clyborne. Set the style for future brass so to speak.

MarineDad61

26L,
The photo is out.
It’s right here.
With 4 RIBBONS.
comment image&w=916

nobunny

SFC D

Thank God there’s no NDSM. That would be a major blow to the brotherhood.

26Limabeans

Looks like it is tied back into a ponytail.

Hack Stone

It’s a little known fact that the Allies planned the liberation of Europe around General Rommel’s appointment at a day spa.

KoB

He and his wife were going for the Couples Massages. After all, it was her birthday.

I, too, read that magnificent bastards’ book.

tshe

[sarc] I’ve often sat in silent protest myself about the fingernail polish policy. Also, the pigtail policy. Why can someone wear a ponytail and not have pigtails – which are simply two smaller ponytails. I was caught walking across the grinder with pigtails licking on an all-day sucker and someone took exception to it. It was either that or when I broke out in song with “The Good Ship Lollipop.” Also, why can’t I wear… Read more »

AW1Ed

Next you’ll want an umbrella. And a Marine to hold it.

USAFRetired

In Minnesota is Adjutant General elected position. In my lifetime in South Carolina we has a TAG who as TAG was a 2 Starbut was a Major or Lt Col if activated. To my knowledge he never met the O-6 Federal recognition board before retiring as TAG.

His and the assistant TAG were on the ballot in alternating 2 year election cycles.

MarineDad61

USAFRetired,
In this case, she put in the time in rank(s),
although as a NG part timer.

Pennsylvania NG once pulled a retired O-6 COL out of the coffin,
and slapped 2 stars on his lapels.
(This did not go over well at the time,
as plenty of part time O5 and O6 commanders
(including my O-5 battalion commander)
decided to vanish and take the retirement.)

PA’s TAG is selected/appointed. Aren’t they all?

5JC

Currently all TAG’s are appointees. In DC the appointment is made by the POTUS. SC did away with elected TAG’s a few years ago. In my state the officer merely has to have been a field grade for two years making a Major eligible. In some states just being commissioned for two years is enough. So google tells me that “French Manicure” isn’t a color but a range of near clear colors. People with Twitter… Read more »

Hatchet

Wha..? A two star publicly kvetching about Army reg’s versus her funky nail polish-finish..?! One can only guess that good ‘ol General Milley must be ARMY-proud’r-than-FUCK to have such a fine and awe inspiring example of true leadershit within his command. Noah cried a lake.
FMTT’s.

Roh-Dog

Minnesota New at 10: Retention of NG goes to hell in a hand basket clucked by a harpy’s freshly defrenchied talon.

Fk her. It’s a pleasure to serve, and also a privilege. She done forgot and then some.

Roh-Dog

*clutched.
I’d schedule an eye exam at the VA but fk those people. If they stay at this point they’re complicit in the events that are transpiring.
Sorry, not sorry.

ninja

Am changing the subject: This happened 16 years ago TODAY…17 October 2005… PLEASE…NEVER FORGET..A TRUE HERO…SFC Alwyn C. Cashe. To Biden and Austin: What is the hold-up on his Medal of Honor? “The Story of Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn C. Cashe, a Dogface Soldier”: https://www.dvidshub.net/video/795746/story-sgt-1st-class-alwyn-c-cashe-dogface-soldier “October 17, 2005, Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn C. Cashe, a platoon sergeant assigned to 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, extracted six Soldiers and an Iraqi… Read more »

ninja

“WHAT IS THE HOLDUP, MR. PRESIDENT? ALWYN CASHE DESERVES THE MEDAL OF HONOR”

https://sofrep.com/news/what-is-the-holdup-mr-president-alwyn-cashe-deserves-the-medal-of-honor/

Roh-Dog

God bless you, SFC Cashe.

May your deeds here on Earth be a stately reminder of what a man should aspire to if he deems himself a leader.

Rest Easy.

(Thank you for the reminder ninja!

KoB

“How are my Boys?” “…no greater love…” “…that such men lived…” I’m sure that the only Critical Race Theory thoughts that went thru SFC Cashe’s head was how critical it was to forget theory and race back into a burning vehicle to rescue his “Boys”. sniffy, gropey, prezzy joe thought it was critical to race and make Executive Orders promoting his theory of grubermint, why hasn’t he thought that it was critical to race to… Read more »

ninja

Roh-Dog, KoB and Mason:

Thank You!!!

WHAT IS THE HOLD UP FROM BIDEN AND CREW ON PRESENTING THE MOH TO SFC CASHE’S FAMILY?

George Floyd and John Lewis were HONORED, BUT NOT SFC CASHE?

Wow.

OWB

SFC Alwyn C. Cashe is not forgotten. Perhaps OUR thoughts and esteem are more important to him and his family than accolades from folks who did not know him and certainly don’t really honor him, his service to humanity, and his noble character.

Sapper3307

She got the quota Bronze Star for waiting at Green Beans coffee.

A Proud Infidel®™

SHIT, I saw HQ types E6 and up get BSM’s just for keeping the shittyassed coffee pot full for the CO.

Devtun

Off topic.

Passing along the news that GEN Colin Powell has passed away at age 84. He served as chairman of the joint chiefs during Pres Bush 41 & Clinton admin, Secy State during Bush 43 admin, and NSA to Pres Reagan RIP.
https://nypost.com/2021/10/18/colin-powell-former-general-and-secretary-of-state-dead-at-84/

ninja

Colin Powell, Former US Secretary Of State, Dies of COVID-19” To LC and Commissar: HE WAS FULLY VACCINATED. https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/national/colin-powell-former-us-secretary-of-state-dies-of-covid-19 “General Colin L. Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, passed away this morning due to complications from Covid 19. He was fully vaccinated,” the statement read.” I will say it AGAIN. If one wants to be vaccinated and wear a mask, that is one’s choice. I respect them… Read more »

Commissar

Whatever.

When the 670-1 started permitting people to wear sparkly earrings in their army combat uniform the uniform code stopped making sense to me.

Might as well have French manicures too.

SFC D

I understand your point, God help me. Personally, I have no problem with French manicures. But it’s not about what you or I want. It’s about following the reg. I pushed the limit on AR-670-1 for 24 years, mustache and sideburns just barely withing regs. I got pulled out of a Class A inspection at PLDC. CSM points out my sideburns, and says “Sergeants, do you see these sideburns? I don’t like ’em. But they’re… Read more »

Jeff LPH 3, 63-66

I was under the impression that the Mil. wanted well “Polished” serving troops.

26Limabeans

WTF is a General doing on Twitter?
There’s ya problem right there.

Amateur Historian

I really hope the military brass isn’t moving to be just like those twerps in Hollywierd.

If so, the only good thing to come out of that is that the brass would be better dressed

ChipNASA

“Oh, OK Karen…”

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Veritas Omnia Vincit

We all know Army is full of shit on dozens of petty asshattery type issues…. The ever changing tattoo policy comes to mind with respect to a mish mash of bullshit proclaimed to be necessary for the good order of the troops… The General knows this as well, that said her discussion is more appropriate at a forum amongst her peers where alterations to 670-1 are being discussed as opposed to social media where the… Read more »

Amateur Historian

If you don’t like the uniform standards, general, then you shouldn’t have joined.

As for your whining about being a woman in the Army which hilariously doesn’t pass muster, I am currently playing the world’s smallest violin.

ninja

You NAILED IT!!!

Sparks

This is why I believe no personnel in the military should be allowed social media accounts. The stupid is just too much for some of them.

Anonymous

Priorities…

Green Thumb

Put her in charge of Ranger Regiment.

Its the most progressive and diverse thing to do.

She obviously has the skill set, though that is not required anymore.

SFC D

Somewhere in this general officer’s past as a 2LT, a lot of senior NCO’s failed to direct her. Company commanders and above failed to mentor her. And now, Soldiers will fail to follow her. I recommend retirement. She couldn’t lead a turd down the bowl.

Anonymous

Hey, it was the ’90s– we all thought “mentorship” was some weird sexual thing SHARP would jack us up for (as far as our experience with Army sh*t informed us then).

Berliner

From her Bio (read down from CPT to a 2lt starting out as a Recreation Services Officer in the National Guard): Jun 98 May 00 Combat Engineer, 40th Infantry Battalion, Los Alamitos, California Oct 97 Jun 98 Plans Officer, 40th Infantry Battalion, Los Alamitos, California Feb 97 Sep 97 Engineer Co Construction Officer/Executive Officer, 203rd Engineer Battalion, C Company, Carthage, Missouri Dec 95 Feb 97 Detachment Commander, 203rd Engineer Battalion, C Company, Lamar, Missouri Apr… Read more »

MSG Eric

I know how she feels! People keep scolding me about my ponytail and I just don’t understand why they have a problem with it. It takes a lot longer for a guy to grow out a ponytail than a woman after all. Sheesh!

Stacy0311

Rockin that BSM without a “V”. Which is the officer version of “I deployed to a combat zone and didn’t get hit with a SHARP/EO complaint”.

And every member of the E4 mafia and LCPL Underground sees that and knows you were a fobbit

Berliner

News Flash! There is a new 4 Star Admiral in town!

Rachel Levine, openly transgender health official, to be sworn in as four-star admiral… In the US Public (or is it Pubic?) Health Service.

https://www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/Rachel-Levine-openly-transgender-health-16544809.php

Roh-Dog

That dude is an incompetent freakshow. IIRC, he took his mom out of an old folks’ home in the beginning of the ‘Rona hoax while forcing hospitals to discharge positive Seniors back to the homes.

So…murderer, That dude is a damn murdering hypocrite.