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On Gentlemen and Thuggery.

Contrary to popular belief, the role of the company 1stSgt isn’t merely to maintain good order and discipline by providing a never ending supply of fresh charge sheets. Though command personalities and climates vary, I’ve always reminded my commanders that they were to be the gentlemen and I was to be  the thug. Of course, […]

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A sign that it is time for me to leave Iraq…

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Occasionally you have a premonition that it is time to move on. That what you’ve been doing is now concluded and your work here is actually done. Recently I received the below notice on the all hands e-mail here in scenic Al Assad. After reading it, I felt it complete confirmation that it is time […]

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