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(ESPN)   U.S. Army officers in training show their incredible aptitude for mission planning in capturing the wrong goat from Navy. Mission Accomplished   (espn.com) divider line
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2021-11-26 7:44:32 AM  
And this is why America NEEDS more money dumped into the defense industry, to preserve these hallowed traditions.
 
2021-11-26 8:10:05 AM  
I'm sure I've told the story before...

Our new Butter Bar was given a Cavalry Platoon (Bradley) and we headed out on a 14 day FTX out on the range at Ft. Hood. Jackass over here took lead and we march along... part of the way out he decides to hang a left onto some trail... I'm glancing out the side portal from my driver's hatch and see the M1A1 Abrams (tank) doing LIVE FIRE on the range this asshole is turning onto... I radio up to my Bradley Commander... "Whit, I am NOT following that asshole onto a live fire tank range." "Hey, good call Mac, the Squadron Commander is ripping him a new one right now for trying to get everyone killed."

We stop, dismount, and are all waiting on the side of the road by our vehicles. I have never seen a buy get ripped into as much as I did that guy... He was stripped of his command and put in the S1-2-3 shop forget which one was "go make us coffee".

Most of the Pointers I saw in my time were complete and total rejects. The only good one I saw was my last Troop CO who was legacy West Point. He was absolutely amazing and incredibly intelligent. He did so many things to help the Iraqi people including calling his father and the West Point "network" to get an Iraqi girl evacuated to the States for a heart operation that saved her life... no combat situation, they just found out about her on a meet and greet with the locals and he did all he could and got her life saved.

So, as bad as Iraq was for everyone involved... some good people did some good things.

I'll climb off my soap box... Army should beat the snot out of Navy this year.
 
2021-11-26 8:36:10 AM  
Q: why does the navy have goats on land?
A: they only get marines at sea.
 
2021-11-26 8:48:43 AM  

NewportBarGuy: He was stripped of his command and put in the S1-2-3 shop forget which one was "go make us coffee".


S-1 is Personnel and S-4 is Supply-Logistics. I assume it's one of those two, and not Intel or Ops.
 
2021-11-26 8:52:20 AM  
Since we're sharing stories about crazy officers, he's one from a friend of a friend.

"Having breakfast in the wardroom when OPS walks in. This guy was the definition of NOT a morning person; he's still half asleep, bleary eyed... basically a zombie with a bagel. He sits down across from me to eat his bagel and is just barely conscious. My back is to the outboard side of the ship, and the morning sun is blazing in one of the portholes putting a big bright-ass circle of light right on his barely conscious face. He's squinting and chewing and basically just remembering how to be alive for today. It's painful to watch.

"But then zombie-OPS stops chewing, slowly picks up the phone, and dials the bridge. In his well-known I'm-still-totally-asleep voice, he says "heeeey. It's OPS. Could you... shift our barpat... yeah, one six five. Thanks." And puts the phone down. And then he just sits there. Squinting. Waiting.

"And then, ever so slowly, I realize that that big blazing spot of sun has begun to slide off the zombie's face and onto the wall behind him. After a moment it clears his face and he blinks slowly a few times and the brilliant beauty of what I've just witnessed begins to overwhelm me. By ordering the bridge to adjust the ship's back-and-forth by about 15 degrees, he's changed our course just enough to reposition the sun off of his face. He's literally just redirected thousands of tons of steel and hundreds of people so that he could get the sun out of his eyes while he eats his bagel. I am in awe.

"He slowly picks up his bagel and for a moment I'm terrified at the thought that his own genius may escape him, that he may never appreciate the epic brilliance of his laziness (since he's not going to wake up for another hour). But between his next bites he pauses, looks at me, and gives me the faintest, sly grin, before returning to gnaw slowly on his zombie bagel."
 
2021-11-26 9:12:11 AM  

UNC_Samurai: NewportBarGuy: He was stripped of his command and put in the S1-2-3 shop forget which one was "go make us coffee".

S-1 is Personnel and S-4 is Supply-Logistics. I assume it's one of those two, and not Intel or Ops.


Probably Personnel.  You can fix a pay screwup after the fact, pain in the ass but it can be done.  Forgetting to order fuel for the machines to drink ... that tends to get people with different colored leaves on their collar yelling at you.
 
2021-11-26 9:14:10 AM  
GNBA, muthafarkas....
 
2021-11-26 9:19:22 AM  
Again?
 
2021-11-26 9:37:26 AM  
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2021-11-26 9:39:00 AM  

UNC_Samurai: NewportBarGuy: He was stripped of his command and put in the S1-2-3 shop forget which one was "go make us coffee".

S-1 is Personnel and S-4 is Supply-Logistics. I assume it's one of those two, and not Intel or Ops.


Assistant S-3, or S-3 Air in an infantry battalion is a common place to put the guy who needs to sit in a corner with nothing more important to do than manage a coffeemaker.

Logisticians folks must be competent (smartest LT in a mechanized unit is the maintenance officer).
 
2021-11-26 10:51:23 AM  
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BWAHAHAHAHA!

Army Intelligence Strikes Again!
 
2021-11-26 11:01:46 AM  

UNC_Samurai: Since we're sharing stories about crazy officers


The night before my first deployment, my first CO (navy ship) called the squadron Commodore (his boss) and told him he did not want to get the ship underway. It just wasn't safe. He had just finished a long discussion with his dad (former naval officer) who agreed with him. Unfortunately, his dad had died several years before.
So with about 6 hours notice, the squadron Chief of Staff took temporary command and deployed on time until a permanent CO could get to the ship.
 
2021-11-26 11:15:18 AM  

NewportBarGuy: I'm sure I've told the story before...

Our new Butter Bar was given a Cavalry Platoon (Bradley) and we headed out on a 14 day FTX out on the range at Ft. Hood. Jackass over here took lead and we march along... part of the way out he decides to hang a left onto some trail... I'm glancing out the side portal from my driver's hatch and see the M1A1 Abrams (tank) doing LIVE FIRE on the range this asshole is turning onto... I radio up to my Bradley Commander... "Whit, I am NOT following that asshole onto a live fire tank range." "Hey, good call Mac, the Squadron Commander is ripping him a new one right now for trying to get everyone killed."

We stop, dismount, and are all waiting on the side of the road by our vehicles. I have never seen a buy get ripped into as much as I did that guy... He was stripped of his command and put in the S1-2-3 shop forget which one was "go make us coffee".

Most of the Pointers I saw in my time were complete and total rejects. The only good one I saw was my last Troop CO who was legacy West Point. He was absolutely amazing and incredibly intelligent. He did so many things to help the Iraqi people including calling his father and the West Point "network" to get an Iraqi girl evacuated to the States for a heart operation that saved her life... no combat situation, they just found out about her on a meet and greet with the locals and he did all he could and got her life saved.

So, as bad as Iraq was for everyone involved... some good people did some good things.

I'll climb off my soap box... Army should beat the snot out of Navy this year.


You are just lucky we have had too many Marines on the team the past few years.
/Go Navy, beat Army
//thanks for the better ending to your story
///threes
 
2021-11-26 3:57:24 PM  
Hang on, these jerks hurt a falcon belonging to the AF Academy in 2018?? That right there should have brought this to a screeching halt w/ actual penalties for the entire CofC that cannot be appealed. These animals didn't join up voluntarily & that's not treating them w/ respect.
 
2021-11-26 8:54:59 PM  

hubiestubert: And this is why America NEEDS more money dumped into the defense industry, to preserve these hallowed traditions.


Silly, most of our military budget goes to defense contractors, not anyone that actually serves.
 
2021-11-26 9:45:47 PM  
Back in the day you were allowed and even encouraged to shoot livestock rustlers. Im not convinced it wasnt a better way
 
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