The purpose of this, is to request your personal recommendation to serve as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne. This past May I commissioned through Saint John’s University ROTC program as an active duty Ordnance officer. Currently I am assigned to the Combat Aviation Brigade of the 1st Calvary Division located at Fort Hood. It has been a dream of mine to serve with the best soldiers the Army has to offer. Like my brother who previously served in the 82nd as an Airborne Ranger and sniper with two combat deployments, I want to continue the airborne tradition that has impacted his life in such a positive way. I am confident in my ability to accept this notorious responsibility.
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This gave me much more insight as to how to be a pilot, what it takes to live the life of an Army Rotary Wing Aviator. I was enthralled and immediately decided I could not suffer a part time contract to fly, I had to have the lifestyle and the opportunity of active duty. This created a timing problem as I was still fresh in a 6 year contract. I did not waste the time I had left; I focused on becoming the best soldier I could. Fueled by the expertise, dedication and experience of the aviators I have come across, I began requesting training above my level and consistently rising to the challenges of my superiors and performing above average. I surprised myself along the way, surpassing my own high expectations, and after appreciating every success I reset the bar higher than before. The struggles that have caused me to push back my timeline are not seen as regrets. Every struggle was beat. Every hurdle showed me how much more I am capable of. My desire and dedication hasn’t changed because of this but my understanding has; I would compare it to a child’s wild, superfluous dream turning into an adult’s strong, focused
Although the 82nd Airborne was organized in 1917 during America's involvement in the First World War it was during the Second World War that the unit gained its reputation. Its distinctive name was garnered from the fact that members of the division originated from communities throughout the entire country so the term "All American" was utilized and explains the presence of the distinctive "AA" on the division's shoulder patch. The division saw limited involvement during the First World War as it saw service in only three battles but one of the most famous characters emerging from the War, Sergeant York, was a member of the 82nd Airborne. Sergeant York was honored with the Medal of Honor for his efforts in single-handily killing a number of Germans and capturing over a hundred of other German soldiers during the Meuse-Argonne offensive (Pushies).
The first B-29s arrived at Allied airfields in India and China in April 1944. Originally, the Bomber Command was to fly from India, B-29s first saw combat on June 5, 1944, when 98 planes struck Bangkok. The bomber was use for combat but the biggest thing it was made for was to drop an atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In this paper I will talk about how and why people are so controversial over a historical exhibit.
On August 2015, the U.S. Army South Chaplain team conducted an initial staff assistance visit to Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras. The purpose was to establish a direct relationship for teaching, coaching and mentoring while providing leadership development for the 1-228 AVN REG Unit Ministry Team (UMT). Met with the 1-228 AVN REG and JTF-B UMTs and had the opportunity to meet and welcome the incoming 1-228 AVN REG Chaplain and farewell the outgoing Chaplain. CH Melvin provided leadership by coaching, mentoring each chaplain individually, and SGM Montealegre met with each chaplain assistant to offer mentorship and guidance. As part of the trip, we visited a local boys orphanage that is part of a continual effort to work with the community to
“Avalon Project - The Tonkin Gulf Incident; 1964.” Avalon Project - The Tonkin Gulf Incident; 1964, avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/tonkin-g.asp. Accessed 23 Mar. 2017. On August 5, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson orients a message to Congress closely preceding the second attack fired off from North Vietnam forces. He proposes retaliation for the attack on two U.S. destroyers in international waters; the destruction of North Vietnam boats and facilities followed with the United States acquiring a minimal loss of two aircrafts; a resolution was also requested by Johnson from Congress to reassure the people, American and foreign, that the United States persists for the stronger involvement only for the progression of achieving the same initial
The Aviation Branch of the U.S. Army, as we know it today, did not exist at the turn of the 1800 to 1900 centuries. The military did use a Balloon Corps and Detachment for the Civil and Spanish-American Wars respectfully. However, the Army deactivated both organizations after their usage in the campaigns. These artillery spotters and reconnoiters were helpful. However, the leadership did not see a usage for them outside of war. Therefore, it would take someone understanding the potential of air power to open a door for its peacetime usage. This occurred with the birth of the Signal Corps.
The definition of division of labor to me is breaking up a larger task into smaller segments that are manageable for a few. Everyone has a role to play to accomplish the bigger picture, which for me is launching the C-130. With the amount of work it takes to set a mission into motion each section must accomplish a daily routine of work to contribute to the overall success. On a daily bases I must prioritize the task at hand and assign the productivity to the three sections that make up the shop. To achieve mass production each member of the team possesses skills necessary to add their piece of the puzzle for the overall goal. This mentality of work is the same when it comes to the local economic system. For any business to increase efficiency
Operational Market Garden was a conducted in two phases, the airborne operation codename Market, and the ground force operation, codename Garden. The scheme of maneuver was to insert airborne troops to secure five major water obstacles in Holland. The 101st Airborne Division was to secure two bridges in the vicinity of Eindhoven and Veghel. The 82nd Airborne Division was to secure two bridges in vicinity of Grave and Nijmegan. The British 1st Airborne Division along with the 1st Parachute Brigade was to secure a bridge in vicinity of Arnhem. (Coble, 2009) Once the objectives were secure, the troops were to await linkup from ground forces, Operation Garden.
Defense campaigns and establishment of air superiority by the Allies played a key role in changing the course of the European theater of World War II. In North Africa, the RAF bombed and defeated German commander Erwin Rommel and prevented him from reaching the vital Suez Canal, which would have gave the Germans access to the Indian Ocean. British aircraft fired their rockets, attacking German artillery and enemy transports. A German Panzer Commander described the failure of his counterattack against aircraft and said, "…they [the Spitfires, Typhoons, and Mustangs] came in hundreds, firing their rockets at the concentrated tanks and vehicles. We could nothing against them and we could make no further progress." In addition to defense on land, the
On October 27, 2015, I was in my Air Force ROTC class, in the Cole Building (setting), at 12:30pm. During class, my ROTC teacher gave us an assignment to work in groups for 30 minutes to give a briefing of the given subject. This was a perfect opportunity to observe my friends (relationship) in their natural habitat to see if they have any themes to their behavior. In this observation, I decided to be a complete participant as I know the group members well and I don’t want them to behave differently since I am going to record their behaviors. As the ROTC left the room, I begin my observation of my three friends at 12:43pm.
During my duty-time in the department, it has come to my attention that often times we are missing an air unit when it is needed the most, therefore I've understood why it is such a necessary addition to the department and it made me want to join the team as well. For a starter, there's a bunch of pursuits daily, whether it be a vehicle or on foot, in which Air Support Division can be in great help by not only maintaining a steady line of updates but also have a visual on the suspect at nearly all times, as it could be easily lost by the ground units either due to a single MVA, an immediate threat (for example, a car full of heavily armed criminals) or just the suspect having an advantage in the form of a more powerful vehicle -- not to mention the situations when the ground units are unable to conclude the pursuit, then it is only possible with the help of Air Support to go into tracking mode and then inform the
My company Acme Airborne Analysis Group has tasked me with assessing the impacts of using a quad rotor UAS to support We Sell Anything real estate's marketing campaign of local lake front property. The technical, legal, and ethical challenges will be analyzed.
1. From the point of view of the industry incumbents, is the express mail industry attractive? How has Airborne survived, and recently prospered, in its industry? Is its success attributable to its capabilities, its position, or industry attractiveness?
In 1996, “Businesses and individuals spent $16-17 billion on expedited shipments within the United States” (1). Since then, shipment volumes have only risen, at a rate of “15-20% per year for the past decade” (2). Companies in the industry provide an express delivery mail service; however, services are not limited to physical delivery. In addition, companies provide tracking and warehousing services, as well as shipment-related logistics consulting. The market is dominated by three main competitors: FedEx, UPS, and Airborne Express. Together, these three companies hold upwards of 85% of the market share. Using Porter’s five-force analysis, we can identify the illicit reasons behind the relative attractiveness of the