Category Archives: VMI

VMI One-Stars at Capstone

By way of my BR, Brigadier General Paul Pardew ’89 (who’s on the right), we have VMI’s contingent at CAPSTONE: L –> R, it’s BG Tom Pugh ’90, BGen Steve Neary ’88, George Foresman ’84, and Brother Rat BG Pardew … Continue reading

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Ethics and Morals and America’s Officer Corps

Many posts here on InTheOldCorps and on its predecessor OPFOR, are outrage-posts. Outrage usually at the stark, abysmal absence of what is considered an acceptable morality displayed by military service-members, especially flag officers. If one only read the news or our … Continue reading

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So what will it be, Marines?

In a previous post on the ethical dilemmas of the Air Force and the Marine Corps, and other posts concerning Army and Navy Flag Officers, I didn’t explain the core of the problem. Problems such as abuse of power, evident … Continue reading

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VMI in the First World War

This link is brought to us by the great Sam Tate of the Class of ’88, who mentioned it to me yesterday– the digitized WWI collection in the VMI archives. One section found under the “Personal Papers” tab is this– … Continue reading

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Heard From Today: ’94 Takes Command at 5th Marines

Many thanks to ESL’94 for this link to his BR Col George Schreffler ’94, taking charge of 5th Marine Regiment, two weeks ago. Those who know him will know that he will do well. Congrats, Marine!

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V “Omm” I?

Thanks to Ragnar (again) for alerting us to this piece of silliness. Who exactly is in charge there?

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Heard From Today: COL Steve Warren ’89 Tapped for SecDef’s Media Advisor

89! 89! 89! WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected to tap Army Col. Steve Warren, a former spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, as a key media advisor. Warren will retire out of active duty to take the spot, according according … Continue reading

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