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.

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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Headlines that make you go Huh?

Headline from an Associated Press story, ” “Vermont Guard finds elevated levels of PFCs in private well“

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Conrad Crane on “Mission Command”

The Army has always been enthralled with buzz words, the latest being “Mission Command.”  Which reminds me of something I heard years ago, an Army Commander (2 Star) said, “I am not sure what it is, but I want some … Continue reading

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Walking the Plank

Well Well Cowboys it would seem that a Three Star is Walking the Plank.  Perhaps the Army should take lessons.

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An Article Worth Reading and Considering

Our good friend, Burko ’73 sent this absolutely fascinating article from Vanity Fair that takes a look at the inner workings of the Department of Energy. In a previous article by our Regular Contributor DaveO, he made a case (albeit a … Continue reading

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An Article Worth Considering

Reed Bonadonna a VMI graduate has a very interesting blog, I was particularly struck by this post of his, here. FYI he was a year behind me at the I and we had very little in common.  This is a … Continue reading

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