Author Archives: DaveO

About DaveO

Retired soldier, micro-farmer, raconteur and pet owner from the great state of Oklahoma. Wandered in as a frequent commenter and have been enjoying blogging ever since.

Ethics and Morals and America’s Officer Corps

Many posts here on InTheOldCorps and on its predecessor OPFOR, are outrage-posts. Outrage usually at the stark, abysmal absence of what is considered an acceptable morality displayed by military service-members, especially flag officers. If one only read the news or our … Continue reading

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So what will it be, Marines?

In a previous post on the ethical dilemmas of the Air Force and the Marine Corps, and other posts concerning Army and Navy Flag Officers, I didn’t explain the core of the problem. Problems such as abuse of power, evident … Continue reading

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Revolt in the services

Two services, two ethical dilemmas.

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Secession Preparation

Since California can’t figure out how to secede and still keep the welfare billions rolling in, the Handy Dandy Secessionist should know a couple of things: how to dress, how to shoot, and basic medicine. How to dress is often … Continue reading

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The Great War, a review

Public Broadcasting Service, one of the antique “Big 4” of television corporations, televised a three-part series “The Great War.” Normally I don’t watch PBS because I find their effete and high-handed and unnecessary grubbing of public tax dollars to be … Continue reading

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Send in the Nuns!

Townie’s recent post on Russia is the starting point for this post. To our younger readers, Townie’s post concisely expresses the image of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) fostered by history, with a little help from the Komitet Gosudarstvennoj Bezopasnosti (Committee for … Continue reading

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Lt Col P sends: “Why No Civility Is Possible Today”

Lt.Col. P passed this excellent essay on Civility by Father James Schall for your Friday reading. Given the anniversary of World War I and it’s precursor in the American Civil War, this is a timely read. To whet your appetite, here … Continue reading

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