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.

Rogue 1: a Battle Study

This battle study is brilliant!

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Dignity By Proxy

An opinion piece in the USAToday complains about President Trump’s according recognition and honor to slain SEAL Ryan Owens and to his wife and family during the recent nationwide address. The author of the piece, Christian Schneider, after the usual excuses … Continue reading

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Space, the Next Frontier

Mr. Peabody’s Wayback Machine is something anyone can create. Wayback, in 2001 A.D., the Army in its infinite wisdom selected me twice for Operations, and then transferred me to Space Operations. Space Operations sounds sexy, cool, and fun! In my  … Continue reading

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Wandering ’round the ‘net

Could a modern US Marine infantry battalion defeat the legions of Rome? James Erwin took to Reddit to solve this mystery. I have an opinion – what say you? It is taken as an article of faith that beer foam … Continue reading

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Schofield’s Definition of Discipline

I was rooting around the Old Ranger’s papers the other day when I came across a mimeographed copy of Schofield‘s Definition of Discipline. The discipline which makes the soldiers of a free country reliable in battle is not to be … Continue reading

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Notice of Transfer: LTG Hal Moore to Fiddler’s Green

Lieutenant General Harold G. “Hal” Moore PCS’d to a posting on Fiddler’s Green on February 10th of this year. He will be reunited with his Command Sergeant Major, Basil L. Plumly, and other members of 1-7 Cavalry. LTG Moore is … Continue reading

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Surviving the times

In this era of wide-but-not-manspread fear and panic over the loathsome Cheeto Jesus and his circus of clowns and amateurs and -Ists practicing their -Isms, unlike the Studied Professionals of President Jarrett’s administration, it is good to have knowledge of … Continue reading

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