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Report: Petraeus Hails 'Lawrence of Afghanistan'

Maj. Jim Gant

Military.com | Jul 01, 2014

His "extremely unconventional" way of war ended Special Forces Maj. Jim Gant's Army career, but retired Gen. David Petraeus said he exemplified "the perfect counter-insurgent." In a rare interview, Petraeus told ABC News that Gant was the "Lawrence of Afghanistan." The reference was to British Lt. Col. T.E. Lawrence, who also crossed with supe... more

Battalion CO, CSM Suspended Pending Investigation

The leadership for Fort Carson's1st Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, Lt. Col. Tammy Baugh and Command Sgt. Maj. Derrick Merriwether have been suspended pending an ongoing investigation.

 | Jul 14, 2014

The leadership for Fort Carson's1st Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, Lt. Col. Tammy Baugh and Command Sgt. Maj. Derrick Merriwether have been suspended pending an ongoing investigation. According to a statement from Fort Carson officials, "an investigating officer has been appointed to review the health of the command climate within 1-25 Atta... more

USS Hue City XO Relieved After Fire Investigation

Lt. Cmdr. John Liddle

 | Jun 27, 2014

The second-in-command of the Mayport-based cruiser USS Hue City was relieved of duty Thursday after he was found guilty of failing to comply with procedures that could have prevanted a fire on the cruiser as it was crossing the Atlantic. The April 19 fire caused the ship to miss its scheduled deployment after investigators found the damage too ... more

Commander Says He Was Fired for Helping Airmen

Lt. Col. Craig Perry

Military.com | Jun 27, 2014

The Air Force's removal of a squadron commander for showing favoritism to subordinates in his unit has some in the service wondering about the boundaries of what constitutes improper fraternization and favoritism in military units. Lt. Col. Craig Perry, former commander of the 737th Training Support Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackl... more

3rd Cowpens CO Fired Since 2010; CMC Relieved

Capt. Gregory W. Gombert

Stars and Stripes | Jun 11, 2014

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- The commanding officer of the USS Cowpens and his senior enlisted adviser have been relieved because of a loss of confidence in their work and leadership, according to a Navy news release. The guided-missile cruiser's commander, Capt. Gregory W. Gombert, and command master chief, Master Chief Petty Officer Gabriel J. K... more

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