Category Archives: Army

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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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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One of what makes the Army National Guard a hometown force is that the National Guard Armories have always been available to the community.  It would appear no more–once again FEAR has caused us to be stupid.  Slowly but surely we … Continue reading

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Former 1ID CG, Wayne Grigsby demoted but one rank

Usually Col Hank will come in here and give this guy a reaming. The now BG Grigsby was just demoted for an inappropriate relationship with a female captain. As per the report on MSN he exchanged over 850 text messages with her … Continue reading

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Weekend Reading: Services’ Procurement Problems

The F-35 is Grounded again for the same Oxygen issues The Navy’s procurement problems. Army Aviation scrambling to find a Kiowa Replacement after it said UAS and the Apache could cover down.  

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Weapons Wednesday: The “ICSR” and Some Good Words from Mr Farnam

Many thanks to the excellent MDL, who forwarded this along, referring to our previous post on the Army seeking a 7.62 M4. Here are the reqs: • The rifle must be a Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) system readily available … Continue reading

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Weapons Weapons: Army Chief Wants a 7.62 M4

(Have we not been discussing this recently?) Kited slightly from the good Mr Slater, GEN Milley says he needs a bigger round to defeat enemy body armor: Milley told lawmakers Army officials at the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort … Continue reading

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