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    It's because Afghans live there and everone else...

    It's because Afghans live there and everone else is an outsider. It's the same way people in Mississippi felt about soldiers and administrators from Massachusetts circa 1865.
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    Click here...

    Click here for the rest of the story.
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    They should have made Ken the Army CSM. He would...

    They should have made Ken the Army CSM. He would have dropped a battalion of the 82nd in PERSCOM's rear but being as he is a student of Sun Zu, he would have left the enemy a "Golden Bridge" through...
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    Former Sergeant-Major of the Army

    A former Sergeant-Major of the Army recently got himself in trouble in the DC area. Click here.
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    That's a long time to evaluate officer candidates...

    That's a long time to evaluate officer candidates before sending them off to university. The U.S. way is to have the guy have his degree beforehand.
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    Occasionally military organizations need guys...

    Occasionally military organizations need guys with good math skills.

    From a letter by Evelyn Waugh, the British novelist, to his wife in 1943, as quoted in the Oxford Book of Military Anecdotes...
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    In around 1980 I heard that the U.S. Army Corps...

    In around 1980 I heard that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Field Artillery were vitually tied for which branch had the highest wash-out rate in their Officer Basic Courses. At the time CE...
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    Rank structure in Western armies comes from the...

    Rank structure in Western armies comes from the old class system in Europe. Centuries ago aristocrats were the officers, lower class guys with a head on their shoulders became sergeants (a word...
  9. Thread: WWI and the AEF

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    One of the relatively unremarked upon major...

    One of the relatively unremarked upon major impacts of the Great War is that most American men from rural areas didn't realize there was such a thing as oral sex until the Doughboys went to France in...
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    The light infantry concept of the early 1980s...

    The light infantry concept of the early 1980s came about when the situation in El Salvador and Nicaragua was going on.

    Nicaragua had some light armor but not much, so a light force might have...
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    I was in 7th ID in '82-'84 when the light...

    I was in 7th ID in '82-'84 when the light division concept was first floated. The light TO&E was designed to fit within a certain number of C-141 sorties, 600 or so. So far so good, but what...
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    We've had the reactivated 10th Mountain Division...

    We've had the reactivated 10th Mountain Division for around two decades, but I doubt they are trained up to the same standards of the World War II outfit. Still, I have to wonder whether their...
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    In those days senior U.S. Army NCOs knew how to...

    In those days senior U.S. Army NCOs knew how to handle members of the various ethnic groups from the American South. They knew that their periods of industriousness and dedication would occasionally...
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    Part of the reason for that is not the personnel...

    Part of the reason for that is not the personnel guys' fault; rather it is the perverse logic of the TDA Army, in which nobody will treat you seriously unless the CO of your organization is of...
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    During the 1990s in the U.S. Army having a...

    During the 1990s in the U.S. Army having a master's degree seemed to be a prerequisite for being promoted to major. I don't know whether the same thing is true today.

    The thing I can't understand...
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    I believe there is a series of U.S. Army...

    I believe there is a series of U.S. Army Regulations that describe the proccesses and steps required to be selected for pre-commissioning training. I'm positive that they spell out in very specific...
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    When my Dad arrived at his U.S. Army reception...

    When my Dad arrived at his U.S. Army reception station at the Presidio of Monterey, California in 1943 the recruits asked an older master sergeant there what his ribbons stood for. The sergeant...
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    This place...

    This place is named for a kinsman of mine. Around 1900 Gus Eisen gave the testimony to U.S. Congress that caused Sequoia National Park to be founded right before the logging companies got in there...
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    I didn't know they had tall mountains in Finland,...

    I didn't know they had tall mountains in Finland, so for the first time in my life I must be wrong again. Blame it on our insular American culture in which we have little awareness of foreign...
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    When I was at Virginia Tech in 1976 I managed to...

    When I was at Virginia Tech in 1976 I managed to snag a World War II mountain troops field jacket in unissued condition for a nominal sum. Three hippie-types driving a 1950s station wagon had a...
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    Interesting Discussion

    The most amazing thing about this thread is that it's about politics but has not turned into a partisan mud-slinging contest. No Democrat vs. Republican vs. Tea Party stuff here. The discussion in...
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    During World War II the 10th Mountain trained at...

    During World War II the 10th Mountain trained at Dolly Sods, West Virginia, now a wilderness recreation area. It's high plateau country and said to have cliffs that the mountain troops used for...
  23. When I attended Fort Benning OCS in 1977 one of...

    When I attended Fort Benning OCS in 1977 one of the instructors who spoke to us in Infantry Hall had a humorous Vu-Graph slide about the ideal TO&E for an Infantry division. He pointed out the...
  24. Officer Selection Standards

    Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson had such limited social skills that today some would think he was autistic or somewhere on the autism spectrum, like Alan Turing at Bletchly Park. John S. Mosby shot the...
  25. Ethical Dilemmas

    I imagine that the French and Indian War presented a lot of moral dilemmas for those who wanted to adhere to the so-called "Usages of War" that were generally accepted in Western Europe at the time. ...
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