Tag: Army

When The Troops Cry

In mid-2008, then-Senator Barack Obama gave an interview on military and troops issues. “Precisely because I have not served in uniform, I am somebody who strongly believes I have to earn the trust of men and women in… Read More

Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefit

When I joined the Army back in 1994, I never expected it to be a long-term commitment. When I was first called by the recruiter I had long purple hair and was enjoying my now-extinct, minimum wage job… Read More

SMA Speaks Out on Suicide and Other Issues

GANNETT GOVERNMENT MEDIA CO. The cover of this week’s Army Times boldly proclaims, “SMA Cracks Down.” Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond Chandler highlighted several areas that NCOs need to crack down on: hazing, sexual assault, tattoos, and… Read More

Suicide Prevention Is Attainable

This is a topic that is near and dear to me. Reading these reports is distressing that we still have Soldiers out there that feel like this is the solution to their problems. Believe me, it’s NOT! But,… Read More

MS PGR mission for KIA SGT Eric Newman

SGT Eric Newman was killed in Afghanistan October 14th of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to 1st Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps,… Read More

PGR Mission for KIA SPC Anthony Blount

Over 3 days I had the sad but honorable duty of riding escort for KIA SPC Anthony Blount. This was my second KIA mission, but this time I was able to participate all 3 days instead of just the day… Read More

Single Parents in the Military

Let me start off by saying that I am going to piss some of you off with the opinion you are about to read! But I am SICK and TIRED of people NOT understanding what the word “MILITARY”… Read More

Secret of My Success

UPDATE: I found a great leadership piece by LTC Kelly Crigger over at the Rhino Den, Ranger Up’s blog. Check it out to get a well-rounded viewpoint on leadership. Okay, I get a bit tired and pissed at… Read More

A-10 Thunderbolt

I created this video last year at the Huntsville Air Show. For those that follow the news, this is the airshow in which a person was killed with a sudden storm blew over one of the tents onto… Read More

The Army’s Unequal Opportunity Program

Let me introduce myself. My name is Art. I am the newest author for A Soldier’s Perspective. While the other authors write on a large range of topics, I will focus exclusively on my interpretation of the Army’s… Read More