Commentary

A man of honor

“Anyone can carry his burden, however hard until nightfall; anyone can do his work however hard for one day.”

May 14, 2014 ×

Finding light through darkness

Keeping a secret that defines you, that has shaped your life for nearly three years now and is sure to shape the rest, a secret that you go to sleep with every night and wake to every morning is sometimes hard to keep trapped inside.

April 30, 2014 ×

Distance can’t break mother’s bond

Deployments are different after you have a kid. I just never realized how different deployments would be once I became a parent.

April 2, 2014 ×

Distracted driving: It can happen to you

We all think, “That’ll never happen to me.”

March 19, 2014 ×

Value a Soldier by practicing compassion

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is not reflective of what is wrong with a Soldier; it is instead reflective of what happened to him.

March 5, 2014 ×

Freedom 6 Sends: Happy Holidays to Army’s best

Ann and I would like to wish the entire United States Army Europe Team a joyous and wonderful holiday season!

December 12, 2013 ×

Dolphins’ scandal has lessons for service members

This month, Jonathan Martin, an offensive lineman on the Miami Dolphins football team, walked out and quit the team due to a perceived hostile work environment allegedly characterized by demeaning, racially-biased communications and financial extortion by at least one team captain and other senior members of the team.

November 27, 2013 ×

Avoid getting trapped in world wide web of deceit

You live amongst a web of deceit. In the last 24 hours, in a world where nearly eight billion computers, smart phones and other assorted devices are connected to the Internet, almost 300 billion emails were sent. On average, most people receive about 80 emails a day, and 60 to…

October 30, 2013 ×

Sexual assault myths: a powerful campaign of misinformation

It can be difficult to talk about sex and sexual assault. However, it is a valuable conversation that must be had in order to reduce the rate of the crime and the impact it has on both the victims and society. In order to have an effective discussion about sexual assault, we must first address the numerous myths surrounding the topic.

October 2, 2013 ×
Ready and Resilient: Eliminating suicide takes committed leadership

Ready and Resilient: Eliminating suicide takes committed leadership

This past March, the Army launched the Ready and Resilient campaign; this campaign integrates and synchronizes multiple efforts and programs to improve the readiness and resilience of the Army family — Soldiers, civilians and families.

September 19, 2013 ×

America’s Army: service to the nation, strength for the future

On June 14, 1775, our nation’s leaders established the Continental Army, beginning a rich heritage of successfully defending our great country and its citizens. American Soldiers have fought in ten wars, from the American Revolution through the Cold War, the Gulf War and the current operations taking place around the world.

June 12, 2013 ×
Odierno: time to solve sexual assault, harassment

Odierno: time to solve sexual assault, harassment

Over the last 12 years of war, our Army has demonstrated exceptional
competence, courage, and resiliency in adapting to the demands of war
and accomplishing the mission.

May 29, 2013 ×

Honoring service, sacrifice of U.S. Armed Forces

This month Americans around the world will pause to observe Memorial Day.
Since
its first official proclamation as Decoration Day on May 5, 1868, and
its first observance on May 30, 1868, it has been a day of remembrance
for those who sacrificed and died in our nation’s service.

May 15, 2013 ×

NCOs integral to preventing sexual assaults

During a recent visit to U.S. Army Europe, Army Chief of Staff Gen.
Raymond Odierno highlighted the need for Soldiers to focus on the moral
and ethical values that make the Army such a strong team.

March 20, 2013 ×

Attitudes sometimes dirtier than clothes in community laundromats

Raise your hand if you like doing laundry.  Hello, anyone?  
Unless
you’re part of the 1 percent of the population that finds this chore
therapeutic, you’re with me and the other 99 percent that just want to
get it done.
So it’s established that doing laundry isn’t fun, but
for those of you that have the ability to knock it out at home…at least
you have that.

March 6, 2013 ×