Author Archives: keydet1976

About keydet1976

Retired as a Colonel in the United States Army after 33 years of service. Graduate of the VMI, MA in History at JMU, completed course work for Ph.D in History University of Tennessee.

Well Ain’t That Special

Didn’t know the SMA was decision maker; but apparently he is, as he is talking as if the “pinks and greens” are a done deal.  Really Army, you say we have a readiness crisis, but we have money to go … Continue reading

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SMA Has a New Uniform

Well well doesn’t the SMA of the Army look resplendent in his “pinks and greens”.  Trouble is the originial “pinks and greens” were an officer uniform; soldiers and NCOs wore a green wool blouse about the color of World War … Continue reading

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“It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”

The world is coming to an end, if this happens in the USAF, will Aviation Warrants be a thing of the past?  The USAF is thinking about Enlisted Pilots! It’s the end of the world as we know it. It’s … Continue reading

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The Buck Stops With the CSA

A lot of noise and smoke over the photo’s of the Security Force Assistance Brigade Beret and Patch.  The CSA makes it clear it is not taking anything away from SF and that they will not be called the legion.

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The CSAF Get’s It

So why does the Chief of Staff of the USAF have to help an airman get in touch with his family in Puerto Rico.  What about his Chain of Command.

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Why I Served

I served in the United States Army, the Army National Guard, and the United States Army Reserves for over thirty years.  I retired as a Colonel.  I consider myself, like my father before me, a quiet Patriot.  I stand and … Continue reading

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The Sergeant Major of the Army Is At It Again

I won’t comment on all the ideas, I have not had time to digest them.  Off the top of my head I think Up or Out for NCOs is stupid, just like I think it is stupid for well performing … Continue reading

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