When asked how the military has affected how he lives his everyday life, Mr. Baker responded that he has become regimented, he gets up early, and his impulse to train physically remains. By analyzing how he goes about his life, the conclusion that his ordinary world is in Fort MCclellan was made. He went every day by going to classes such as military justice, map reading, weapons, first aid, and basic skills; and then participated in field training. After training, Mr. Baker was assigned to cross the threshold into Germany. In Germany he was assigned to be a Military Policeman, in charge of law enforcement and battlefield circulation, and was placed on a drug suppression team as a military police investigator for misdemeanor. Mr. Baker …show more content…
The first year he continued his guarding in executive protection, but for the second year he was assigned to a task force that was investigating public corruption in the Iraq theater. In his third recall from the reserves, Mr. Baker was the Army’s Principal Investigator on a task force investigating $3.2 million in bribes for bottled water contracts in Kuwait. Not too long after was his fourth recall, when he had to appear in the trial for the major receiving the bribes for the bottled water contracts in a court in Alabama. Sergeant Baker’s most recent deployment was to Afghanistan just last year. He was placed in a leadership position of a unit deployed with fifty-three people, forty of which were investigators who were responsible for felony investigations in nineteen countries throughout the middle-east (including Afghanistan and Iraq). Mr. Baker focused on the administrative side during this deployment as he met with senior advisors to ensure they were providing the proper service, he attended to administrative unit matters, as Sergeant Major Baker was the senior advisor in the theater. Sergeant Baker saw combat while moving from base to base in his last deployment, and also occasionally while on executive protection in hostile countries such as
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The 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, a unit known as the Rakkasans, were conducting Operation Iron Triangle in 2006 in Iraq when soldiers killed eight unarmed Iraqi men. The US military severely reprimanded the Commander of the Rakkasans, COL Michael Steele, for the unethical command climate his leadership allowed to exist within the unit at that time. This unit will need a new commander that can set and maintain an effective, ethical command climate through his leadership. That new commander should resolve the issues that led to the reported war crime in order to establish a culture that perpetuates an ethical command climate.
Throughout the story of this one deployment, there are parts where the author talks about his early life as well as some parts of his earlier days in the Army. The author puts these Stories in to the book in an intriguing way to help explain why and how the author ended up where he did.
When Halstead was given this mission in Iraq, she never anticipated the challenge she would soon face. She had one year to plan her operation, train and certify her units for deployments and after months of painstaking preparation and training, Halstead was confident her soldiers and unit were ready to be certified for deployment. However, certification had to be issued by her superior, a three-star general recently back from Iraq—and the most challenging boss Halstead had ever encountered in all of her years of services.
What was the object of Task Force Baker? What problems might it have had in stopping the insurgency? How did perceptions change both by those in “Pinkville” and by American soldiers patrolling there? How did Bill Weber’s death change things? How did fighting frustrate the soldiers?
A commander with the Army Corps of Engineers, Brigadier General Scott Donahue, was described as “exhibiting paranoia” (Whitlock, 2014) throughout his staff and even caused one of his officers to submit a formal request to transfer to Iraq as a result of the hostile environment. Results of the investigation revealed that BG Donahue came into a poor command climate and did not realize the discontent until conducting a climate survey. BG Donahue was relieved of his position for failing to foster a healthy command climate after that time.
Owen states that he has altered some names, and that since he is human some events may have played out differently. Lt. Owen also informs that he used help from his coworkers to make sure he retells the tale with utmost honesty. “All the men portrayed here are real, and the substance of their stories is faithful to the actual events depicted.” (Preface, xvi) It is with this precaution we are introduced to the first Chapter. Lt. Owen gives the readers information not only about his background, but also the background of his coworkers. He speaks of the pride a marine should have, and the bravery of Baker-One-Seven. “We were under way. There were tears, but Marines and Marine wives aren’t ashamed of tears when their hymn plays.” (Chap. 3, pg. 46) This memoir serves as a tribute to the Marines of Baker-One-Seven. The events and facts depicted in Owen’s memoir contains historical
When I went on mobilization to Fort Lewis, Washington and left my son in the care of my parents, I thought my parental duties would be set aside until I returned home. Unfortunately, the soldiers of 351st Ordnance Company would prove me wrong with their excessive alcohol consumption, commonly term “binge drinking,” and destructive behaviors. I would then spend the next year sharing the responsibility with four other junior noncommission officers in the task of taking care of soldiers. Despite the efforts of myself and the others we were not fully prepared to handle some of the outrageous events and lack of engagement from the leadership that would challenge us during the tour. My abilities as a junior noncommission officer and the understanding of leadership were redefined and I learned exactly what it meant to ensure soldiers have proper guidance, leadership, positive morale, and well-being.
The first week at his military school, Wes tried several times to went home. He had access to do a phone call to whoever he wanted to talk, if he would be able to convince that person in five minutes, then he could go back to home. On the phone his mother said, “Wes you don’t go anywhere until you give this place a try” (Moore 95). Wes wasn’t persuaded at first, but the words his mother told him must have stuck. He started doing better in school because he realized what his family has sacrificed in order for him to be there. Gradually, he became sergeant of platoon, a cadet master sergeant, and the youngest senior noncommissioned officer in the entire corps. Even though he was forced to stay in military school; slowly he changed his outlook in military school.
Lieutenant General Anthony R. Jones investigated the possible involvement of personnel higher in the chain of command (Jones 2005). Lieutenant General Jones concluded that abuse ranged from inadequate resources, confusion about allowable interrogation techniques, conflicting “policy memoranda,” to “leadership failure.” Lieutenant General Jones also noted that “leadership failure, at the brigade level and below, clearly was a factor in not sooner discovering and taking actions to prevent” the abuses.
Describing his family's trials during this time serves as a microcosm to most families in that time frame. Baker's newspaper delivery/sales job served as an excellent example of what a war-time economy did to our nation. Deliberate or not, this
Numerous people all over the states join a military branch. Some are forced with war and others are not. Soldiers that have war experience might experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) when returning home. In the story of “Soldier Home”, Harold Krebs seems to have quite a few symptoms of this disorder. Prior to his war services, Krebs experiences conformity, connections, and his faith; however, after the war he has a difficult time adjusting back to civilian life.
The army changes him, and the parents realize this when his “first letter came, it sounded nothing like [him]” (Jennings 1). Even after when he comes home, he acts completely different than he
Countless of different patients come to seek healthcare and advice for a variety of reasons including certain signs and symptoms they feel that their health is threatened by. It is a crucial skill that health practitioners have a working knowledge of different pathologies patients can present with to direct the patient appropriately towards the correct diagnosis and thus, prescribe the most effective treatment in return. Mr Smith is a 63-year-old male suffering from hypertension and diabetes for the last 20 years. He irregularly monitors blood pressure and blood glucose levels as well as inconsistently uses Minidiab and Tritace for treatment. He presents with shortness of breath worsening over the past five weeks as well as other multiple symptomologies. Throughout this case study, we will examine the pathophysiology of Mr Smith’s health concerns, clarify and interpret the physical examination outcomes and laboratory tests. Through the exams, we will then propose a number of possible and justified diagnoses and after that lead to further diagnostic tests suggested as a result of these interpretations.
When people think of the military, they often think about the time they spend over in another country, hoping they make it back alive. No one has ever considered the possibility that they may have died inside. Soldiers are reborn through war, often seeing through the eyes of someone else. In “Soldier’s home” by Ernest Hemingway, the author illustrates how a person who has been through war can change dramatically if enough time has passed. This story tells of a man named Harold (nick name: Krebs) who joined the marines and has finally come back after two years. Krebs is a lost man who feels it’s too complicated to adjust to the normal way of living and is pressured by his parents.