Sgt. Major speaks out: ‘My career was defaced.’

Super glad to see the Sgt Major landed on his feet. And hearing his story (of how he had just returned from the funeral of his father, and how he handled how all this going down) only makes me respect this man about a hundred times more.

Here’s the story: Sgt. Major speaks out: ‘My career was defaced.

And here are my two earlier posts about the incident:

Back when this first happened and both sides were seriously pissed and entrenched — some supported the former DI and his right to protest, and even supporters of the Sgt Major were mostly furious about Obama’s trade for Bergdahl — I wrote this:

I might be wrong — I frequently am — but I’ll bet you in ten or fifteen years, that former DI feels bad about this entire episode. I understand why he was protesting the trade made by Obama, and I’ll bet he’s still super angry at the Sgt Major, but with about ten years and some distance from the event, I’m betting he’ll wish things had gone down differently.

Even with the distance of nearly four months, I still feel the same about this incident. And given that we now know the Sgt Major had just returned from dealing with the death of his father, which his command should have known, I find it absolutely absurd that he was basically forced out after this incident.

The man was a three-time combat vet with a Bronze Star with combat distinguishing device, which they rarely award to enlisted troops…

Sgt Major, I would have been proud to serve under you, and I wish you well in your new job.

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

About me: I’m an action fiction author with books similar to Vince Flynn, Stephen Hunter, and Tom Clancy. I’m also a prior infantry Marine with Combat Action Ribbon, and a guy who spent 10+ years in the newspaper business. Please consider subscribing to my blog — I mostly post about things that either motivate you, inspire you, or make you laugh.

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Some inspiration and hope for the week of 10/24/14

Quick news announcement. I’m super proud to announce that I landed a really exciting and great job with Akins Public Strategies. I’ll be doing mostly public relations work — you know, writing, researching, branding, etc.

And now for the good stuff!

Hope these inspire you!

 

 

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

About me: I’m an action fiction author with books similar to Vince Flynn, Stephen Hunter, and Tom Clancy. I’m also a prior infantry Marine with Combat Action Ribbon, and a guy who spent 10+ years in the newspaper business. Please consider subscribing to my blog — I mostly post about things that either motivate you, inspire you, or make you laugh.

 

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Great article: “The day I realized I was no longer wanted by my spouse”

Great article below, written for women, but I’ve had tons of guy friends on facebook agree it’s a must read for men, as well.

As one said, “This is very true for many of us thirty-somethings…”

Another replied that it applies to sixty-somethings, as well!

So after reading it, I’ve decided I’m going to try to step up my game, and I hope you enjoy the article and also decide to step up your’s.

The day I realized I was no longer wanted by my spouse.”

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

About me: I’m an action fiction author with books similar to Vince Flynn, Stephen Hunter, and Tom Clancy. I’m also a prior infantry Marine with Combat Action Ribbon, and a guy who spent 10+ years in the newspaper business. Please consider subscribing to my blog — I mostly post about things that either motivate you, inspire you, or make you laugh.

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“Mexican Heat” now available in paperback

A few of you were requesting “Mexican Heat” in paperback.

That’s now available. Here’s the link to the paperback version, and sorry about the delay.

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

About me: I’m an action fiction author with books similar to Vince Flynn, Stephen Hunter, and Tom Clancy. I’m also a prior infantry Marine with Combat Action Ribbon, and a guy who spent 10+ years in the newspaper business. Please consider subscribing to my blog — I mostly post about things that either motivate you, inspire you, or make you laugh.

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Even the Marine Corps Band kicks ass

Wow. Can’t say I know much about the Marine Corps band, but it makes my day to see that they’re just as cocky and good as we ground pounders in the infantry were. ‪

Check out this friendly competition they had with the Republic of Korea (ROK) Army Band. #‎Swagger‬ ‪#‎Badasses‬

Can you believe that? Them boys were cocky. I still can’t believe they went up and used the other dudes drums, or got up in their faces like that!

And the Marines’s actions weren’t perfect, so I’ll bet they ad-libbed it.  Definitely not a practiced or rehearsed maneuver.

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

About me: I’m an action fiction author with books similar to Vince Flynn, Stephen Hunter, and Tom Clancy. I’m also a prior infantry Marine with Combat Action Ribbon, and a guy who spent 10+ years in the newspaper business. Please consider subscribing to my blog — I mostly post about things that either motivate you, inspire you, or make you laugh.

 

P.S. Yes, I know this is actually the III Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF) band, and not the United States Marine Band, but their correct title hardly works in a headline, so please kindly withhold any cute comments of such a nature.

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