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Military Roll Call! Veterans, GTFIH!

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by Thai Domi, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. San Marino Green Belt Platinum Member

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    'The USA vs Bargdahl', 2017, on Amazon Prime Video.

    "On November 2017, he was sentenced to be dishonorably discharged, reduced in rank to private and fined $1,000 per month from his pay for ten months, with no prison time."

    Interesting documentary but biased in my opinion. New information. Interview with top military and civilian officials. The film was made by someone who was also a prisoner for 4 months (reporter). Critical information was left out as the director tries to paint Bargdahl under a positive light. So, according to Bargdahl, he was going to walk 12 miles to another U.S. outpost to make a complaint about his chain-of-command. Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. ...and we are still left in the dark about what the complaint was. Also, a 6' x 6' x 7' cage is not a cage, it is a cell -- and the part where a SERE instructor comes to tears, in the trial, describing Bargdahl as an exemplary POW, except he sucked as a soldier. Didn't Bargdahl have any complaints to make about his captors? o_O
     
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  2. vcmmafan Black Belt

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    The Military will always attract a certain percentage of people with “issues” and exacerbate them.

    Lord knows recruiters tell many to conceal their history as well.
     
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  3. vcmmafan Black Belt

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    Like many things the source of shit like this is EGO and Pride.

    *Shrug*
     
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  4. Mike Hagger Brown Belt

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    It’s not a bad motivator. An EIB is a test of the basic skills required to be an infantryman, along with the fitness required.

    I don’t have an issue with this type of program. If achieving a small badges gets someone to try harder, than the entire unit benefits from that persons drive.

    Let’s not act like civilians and people in general do not gain motivation from praise. Might not always be in the form of a badge but it’s definitely there.

    Personally speaking earning my EIB was a big deal to me at the time. I worked really hard to get it.
     
  5. vcmmafan Black Belt

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    I wasn’t talking about the EIB

    I’m sure some non-infantry bureaucrat felt the need to create the ESB because he saw some grunts wearing a EIB one day.
     
  6. ChoppyChoppyPeePee Steel Belt

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    Is the EIB ever a requirement?
     
  7. Mike Hagger Brown Belt

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    I gotcha I know you were referring to the ESB. I disagree that the ESB or whatever it’s referred to is a bad thing. It’s a test and reward of the most basic principles of being a soldier: being fit and executing the basic soldier tasks.

    I have no issues with it, if it motivates a young soldier to do those things, then it benefits his unit.

    That’s where I was coming from.
     
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  8. Mike Hagger Brown Belt

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    No never it’s an unofficial right of passage, plenty of guys get promoted and have successful careers without ever having achieved it. However considering there will soon be a lack of CIBs, or actually there already is, I assume the infantry will place more weight on earning an EIB.
     
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  9. San Marino Green Belt Platinum Member

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  10. ChoppyChoppyPeePee Steel Belt

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    What’s that?
     
  11. the ambush Silver Belt

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    So what is everyone's home protection?

    I have a 9mm pistol
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    and a big dog
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  12. ChoppyChoppyPeePee Steel Belt

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    S&W M&P 2 Compact
    Colt 6921
    Mossberg 500
    German Shepard
     
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  13. San Marino Green Belt Platinum Member

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    Top 1% of those who qualified 'expert'. o_O
     
  14. San Marino Green Belt Platinum Member

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    ...but here is what is interesting for the U.S. Army. DELTA operators don't wear anything. No patches or tabs. Unit patch is the closest thing to identifying those guys, but not all who wear it are DELTA.
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    * My list of stupid U.S. Army patches and tabs: Pathfinder badge, Sapper tab, HALO badge, CAB, Rigger badge.
     
  15. ChoppyChoppyPeePee Steel Belt

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    <DisgustingHHH>
     
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  17. vcmmafan Black Belt

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    Just a Mossberg ATM nothing fancy

    Only been out since October and wasn’t into firearms before the Marines. Gotta add more.
     
  18. vcmmafan Black Belt

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    How do you like the Smith and Wesson? I’m assuming it’s your Conceal Carry?

    I try to buy American.
     
  19. ChoppyChoppyPeePee Steel Belt

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    It's a great all around handgun. Came with factory night nights and got it for almost $200 cheaper than a Gen 5 Glock 19.
    My concealed carry is a Kel Tec .32 though. I can carry that thing literally anywhere.
     
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    A "Luicille" from the walking dead

    A "Book of Eli" Machete

    A 90lb female King shepherd.
     
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