F-35 A Trillion-Dollar Mistake

Military Sexual Trauma – It’s Not Just Women

Finding Peace After Betrayal, from Military Sexual Trauma in Men: A Review of Reported Rates, by Tim Hoyt, Jennifer Klosterman Rielage and Lauren F. Williams, PhDs. “Military Sexual Trauma (MST) has historically been associated with female service members, but it is also experienced by male service members. There is significant variability in reported rates of men’s MST. Averaging across studies covering the past 30 years, it was found that MST is reported by approximately .09% of male service members each year, with a range of .02% to 6%. MST is reported by 1.1% of male service members over the course of their military careers, with a range of .03% to 12.4%.” (I remember that when Vietnam veterans began initiating such claims it caught the VA quite off guard. ~ Don Chapin)

Trump ordered officials to find some reason to deny Vindman’s promotion—they found nothing

Trump ordered officials to find some reason to deny Vindman’s promotion—they found nothing

These quotes sum it up: “That’s not a unique situation. It’s exactly the kind of thing that happens to many in the military when they’ve done ‘something wrong’”…., “It’s a personal tragedy for a man who should have had another decade or more of contributing to the future of the nation he loved. It’s a national tragedy in that it clearly shows how Trump is willing to use his power to quash the lives of honorable people who have the temerity to believe that America is what America claims to be.”

The Cursed Platoon

The Cursed Platoon

A long, but VERY well-researched article… a prime example of an on-the spot definition/interpretation problem of “a legal order,” as stated in every enlistee’s contract. See “Enlistment Contract, DD Form 4” this website, but in a battlefield environment! Blind acceptance by the troops of an officer’s order and the fallout, including an illegal/unjustified intercession/pardon by Cadet Bone Spurs.

Repositioning the Military Budget

The Cost of Loyalty

Three take-aways from ‘The Cost of Loyalty’ by Tim Bakken, a law professor at West Point. An extremely well-researched and documented book which largely dealt with upper-rank military malfeasance with a good deal of the same within the ranks of military academy students, in combination with my own experiences.

F-35 A Trillion-Dollar Mistake

You’re Not One of Us

Officers had daily study sessions together, but, of course, being the only enlisted student in the class, I wasn’t invited and did my best to study the material on my own. The very first glance I had of the final test, it all became clear because it was exactly the same “test” the professor had started the course with “to see where we were.” The officer/pilot group wasn’t studying the course material, but reassembling the test and studying THAT, “forgetting” to invite me to their sessions since I was still an enlisted troop, while they were commissioned.

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