Military

Parents Weekend at West Pointe

Parents’ Weekend at West Point

George S. Patton once referred to The United States Military Academy at West Point as “Hell on the Hudson”.  He was writing home during BEAST barracks, an event that takes place in July when the average temperature in New York is 197 degrees with 200% humidity. When Chaney wrote home during her BEAST barracks, she...

The 3rd Amendment

Camp San Luis Obispo Officers’ Club The fire crackled spritely as MAJ Taormina sipped his Jameson gingerly.  Cigar smoke still lingered about the high-backed chair and shadowed his furrowed brow. LTC Eeke paced back and forth between the fire and some dispatches that lay sprawled across an end table, a vape device clutched in his delicate hand. Speaking...

NRA Law Enforcement Training

Those of you who watched my video from last week know I was in Boise, Idaho for a NRA Law Enforcement Training class; specifically, Cosmo and I were students in the Pistol / Shotgun Instructor training program. The NRA has a law enforcement division which puts on special classes for LEOs.  This course is specifically...

There are times, usually when I read, when I reflect on the struggles through which our nation fought, from the formative Revolution, to the counter-Revolutionary trajectories and expansionist social ideologies of the last century.  In our embrace of capitalism, tempered by government-regulated capitalism, to our current dangerous flirtation with socialism, there has always… literally...

ITSEC

There has been a historic progression of training in weapons, literally, since the dawn of time.  People have relied on others to educate them on the usage of tools and tactics to protect themselves and their tribes against the aggression of others. Through constant training, the pupil strives to become a Master of Skill...

Training Days…

Training Days Camp San Luis Obispo As a military officer, you become accustomed to certain courtesies and privileges when on base.  When a group of JAG officers is given orders to muster at a facility that is 200 miles away for a three-day conference, the event comes with certain… well… expectations. This was not...