Category Archives: VMI

Taps: 1LT Ben Cross, ’13

Friday night I remember the news story of a MV-22 going down during the Talisman Sabre 17 exercise off the coast of Queensland, Australia.  23 of 26 personnel aboard were rescued. This morning I awoke to a notification that one … Continue reading

Posted in Marine Corps, Uncategorized, VMI | 1 Comment

The Death of Engineering Education

One day very soon you’ll get to drive over a bridge built by an engineer who spent time learning about the intersectionalities of self-described victim groups instead of physics, mathematics, metals and soil composition. The result will be fatal, but … Continue reading

Posted in VMI | Leave a comment

Socially acceptable treason

The NYT-bestselling post mortem “Shattered” details where the narrative of Russia hacking the election came from. Spoiler alert: it was developed November 9, 2016, by Hillary and her campaign staff; and sold by an uncritical news media who’ve sold it … Continue reading

Posted in Chaos, Cyberwar, Defending the Homeland, History, Insurgency & Counterinsurgency, Uncategorized, VMI | 1 Comment

Iron Sharpens Iron: VMI Valedictorian 2nd Lt. Drew Borinstein

In August, Borinstein’s mother, brother and sister were killed in an airplane crash near Fredericksburg while on the way to watch him graduate from an officer training program. The tragedy followed the unexpected death of his father 16 months earlier … Continue reading

Posted in Marine Corps, Rockbridge County, Uncategorized, VMI | Leave a comment

Leading the Next Generation

As the newest batch of lieutenants and ensigns savor the moment, we don’t know if they’ll see 17 years (out of 20) of war or cleaning up a country after the socialists and communists initiated yet another Peoples’ Paradise just … Continue reading

Posted in Leadership, Navy, VMI | Leave a comment

Happy New Market Day!

New Market Day greetings to all members of the VMI family! We had a great alumni gathering today in the large and curious building where I work; a gratifying spectacle indeed! The senior alumnus on deck even stopped by and … Continue reading

Posted in History, VMI | 1 Comment

VMI Pricing Itself out of the Market!

Here is the proposed operating budget and tuition rates for VMI.  I ranted on this a few years ago when tuition had climbed $10,000 from when I had entered VMI.  The difference between than and now is that the In-State … Continue reading

Posted in Idiocy, Uncategorized, VMI | 11 Comments