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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.



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General Neller

Even though I am an Army Officer, I have served with General Neller.  For a period he was the Deputy J3 in EUCOM.  It was in that position I started referring to him as Smiling Bob.  As he always has … Continue reading

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It is the end of the world as we know it,” Part II.

Sergeant Majors all over the Army are going to be committing harikari if this is true.

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A Little Whine With My Glock

It would appear that Glock believes they were robbed when Sig Sauer won the Army Pistol contract. I own two Glocks a 17 (9MM) and a 21 (45) I also own a Sig Sauer P320 (9MM or 357 SIG, 40 … Continue reading

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National Security Advisor

President Trump has named Lt. General H. R. McMaster as his NSC advisor. Inspired choice. You am concerned though if anyone can survive in this White House with Bannon perhaps pulling strings behind the throne.

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More On My Earlier Post

According to an unnamed source the decision was: Here is an update, the order for the hays not to go down prior to 1600 is a VMI requirement not the fire marshal. VMI knows he is coming to inspect so … Continue reading

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More on the Hay Down Situation

Slater posted this earlier.  I reached out to a very close contact (a brother VMI 83) who is presently the Deputy Emergency Management Director for Rockbridge County.  He confirmed it is true.  The Fire Marshal based his decision on the … Continue reading

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