command sergeants major

Update

Graduation and freedom are approaching in 2 days. I can’t wait to get out of here and spend 2 months in San Antonio again.


I have…
Rocked the m16 range
Rucked 4 miles to said m16 range
Refreshed my land nav skills
Went through the CS gas chamber with only slight rhinorrhea and burning skin
Successfully helped train doctors, dentists, optometrists, nurses, CRNA students, etc to be Soldiers
Spoke to one of the command sergeants major who also thinks this course for prior enlisted is bullshit- made me smile
Met a seasoned Army PA who had a ton of great advice

Tomorrow we go on a fun run with a two star general and graduate Friday! Woo hoo!

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President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to U.S. Army Captain Florent Groberg today at the White House. Share the story of why Captain Groberg is an American hero.

“Captain Groberg was leading a dismounted movement consisting of several senior leaders to include two brigade commanders, two battalion commanders, two command sergeants major, and an Afghanistan National Army brigade commander.

"As they approached the provincial governor’s compound, Captain Groberg observed an individual walking close to the formation. While the individual made an abrupt turn towards the formation, he noticed an abnormal bulge underneath the individual’s clothing. Selflessly placing himself in front of one of the brigade commanders, Captain Groberg rushed forward using his body to push the suspect away from the formation. Simultaneously, he ordered another member of the security detail to assist with removing the suspect. At this time, Captain Groberg confirmed the bulge was a suicide vest. And with complete disregard for this life, Captain Groberg, again, with the assistance of the other member of the security detail, physically pushed the suicide bomber away from the formation.

"Upon falling, the suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest outside of the perimeter of the formation, killing four members of the formation and wounding numerous others. The blast from the first suicide bomb caused the suicide vest of a previously unnoticed second suicide bomber to detonate prematurely with minimal impact on the formation.

"Captain Groberg’s immediate actions to push the first suicide bomber away from the formation significantly minimized the impact of the coordinated suicide bombers’ attack on the formation, saving the lives of his comrades and several senior leaders.”