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Old 07-17-2021, 21:32   #16
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maybe he went when he was enlisted then went to OCS

His bio shows zero assignments leading SF soldiers unless my reading comprehension is off again. The Rangers have gone to great lengths to explain to people that there is a difference between wearing a tab and living the lifestyle - maybe that applies here as well.

He's SF qualified - no argument about it but maybe that's just the end of it - maybe it isn't any more complicated than that - he went to a school a long time ago and then got on with his life...
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Old 07-18-2021, 11:45   #17
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maybe he went when he was enlisted then went to OCS

His bio shows zero assignments leading SF soldiers unless my reading comprehension is off again.
Rangers have gone to great lengths explain that there is a difference between a tab and the lifestyle...

He's SF qualified - no argument about it but maybe that just the end of it - maybe it isn't any more complicated than that - he went to a school a long time ago and then got on with his life...
He was commissioned in 1980. Armor officer.
1st assignment was 82ND ABN armor BN
5th SFG Ft Bragg - never elaborated on team or unit.
Back to regular army and attended the Infantry Officer Advanced course and then off to regular army assignments.

Never again had a SF assignment. Looks like he was an armor 1st LT in SF and became infantry as he went back to regular army. That tracks with his timeline.

He is SF qualified but never branched SF. He probably thought he could rise higher in the RA not SF. Ticket punch. Probably he team was Scuba so he went to dive school and short time on a team and had to do the advance course as it was his time.

Just my 2 cents from checking his Bio’s on multiple sites. I still think he is a political military hack but that is just me.
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Old 07-18-2021, 15:45   #18
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I'm just glad that we are blessed with such wise and righteous leaders that are so morally superior to us lesser beings that they are able to so completely sum up the essence of millions of people with little more than a few biased statements that revolve around poor personal feelings.

Lesser people would simply be referred to as intolerant.

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Old 07-18-2021, 17:28   #19
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Miley is a 'climber' and that is that...and good at it too...iotw, he'd say and do whatever it took for that next promo.
I've known and worked for some very righteous General officers...he ain't one.

That original article describes the feelings many conservatives have after the onslaught of continual bullshit the Trump admin had to deal with fucking daily.
Political PTSD would sum it up.....and a smoldering anger at the continual media frenzy of fake news and total bullshit spread as 'news'.

This includes the last election with all of the 'special' covid voting events that any moron could have abused.

Now we have progressives selling ethnic hate as the vehicle to power....instead of 'class warfare' as the Marxists did.

Same vehicle, different paint job.
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Old 07-19-2021, 02:07   #20
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Pretty dang sure he wasn't on a dive team in 3/5th.

Know for sure he wasn't on A/3/5th's dive team.

Non Infantry XO's were floating around at the time. Phelan was an MP and had just came from an MP assignment when he was our XO.
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Old 07-19-2021, 08:30   #21
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That would be something if he turned out to be a poser.
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Old 07-19-2021, 08:34   #22
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Wait…so there’s no record of him actually going to the Q-Course and his time (possibly) in Group predates the awarding of the “Tab” and yet here he is with a Tab and SCUBA Bubble?

A lot of weird conservative sh!t happened in the 1980s…a movie star got elected President who could kiss women on the face without asking and a fully clothed teenage boy allegedly held down a fully clothed teenage girl at party…like that didn’t happen EVER!

Milley is a rat, now the question should be is he a lying rat with undeserving medals and awards?
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Old 07-19-2021, 11:44   #23
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I might be too open to conspiracies, maybe. If an organization wanted to fundamentally change its rival organization and was patient enough to put in the work for decades wouldn't it look something like what the Republican party has been turned into?
The Chairman of the RNC, Ronna McDaniel, is a Romney. Mike Lee, Senator from Utah, is a member of the Udall Political Family. Schwarzenegger married into the Kennedy clan and rolled over after the first pushback from the Dims in CA. How many other 'families" have infiltrated the Republican Party.
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Old 07-21-2021, 09:54   #24
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Exactly right. These people have been sliding into key positions for decades. Honestly, if the gentlemen on this forum wanted to take over or undermine an organization without using arms, this is how we would do it.
Can someone look into stolen valor stuff on active duty soldiers like it's done with civilians? How would someone go about calling Milley on his service ribbons, badges and tabs? I know COL Hackworth did it to some Navy cunt back in the late 80's.
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Old 07-21-2021, 16:32   #25
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Maybe he went to dive school with Joe Teti. Anyway someone at the school house can look
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Old 07-22-2021, 13:28   #26
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The old Regan phrase "TRUST BUT VERIFY", anybody on a TEAM with the "GENERAL"... I remember a time in 1964 That Col. George C Morton USASWS wrote to General Yarborough about his time as C O of The U S Army Special Forces, Vietnam in the summer of 1963 a total of 104 Purple Hearts were awarded and the lions share went to SF, BUT, the other awards and decorations for valor were not commensurate. In other words The REMF's and clerk typist were getting there tickets punched...
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Old 07-22-2021, 13:40   #27
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Today’s conservatives have conserved….nothing. I have quit describing myself as conservative because I don’t want to be associated with Conservative, Inc. and it’s ilk.

Just leave me alone, stay out of my business and don’t try to jam your values down my throat….we’ll get along fine.

Unfortunately half the country are Demoncrats (Socialists) who get into everybody’s business and the other half are mostly Repukicans (Socialist Lites) who want to get into everybody’s business, leaving a small minority of people who think like most of the people on this forum.
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Old 07-27-2021, 11:07   #28
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The SOF News website posted this biography claiming Milley commanded a dive ODA and was an SOT OIC in the couple years between his 82nd time and the Infantry Officer Advanced Course. He must have been pretty busy guy to finish the Q Course, finish CDQC, command an ODA, and be an SOT OIC all in that short period.
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He also got his Masters Degree in international relations from the same school where the Cloward-Piven strategy was born.

... not that there's anything wrong with that
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The SOF News website posted this biography claiming Milley commanded a dive ODA and was an SOT OIC in the couple years between his 82nd time and the Infantry Officer Advanced Course. He must have been pretty busy guy to finish the Q Course, finish CDQC, command an ODA, and be an SOT OIC all in that short period.
I don’t remember his a s being the OIC at the lake. 1st LT I don’t think so. Would have to ask Bill Gregory or some of the others from that timeline. I feel like there is some embellished bio info going on. Just my 2 cents.
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