Tag Archives: United States Army

Tattoos: Temporary Policies for Permanent Choices

Military Tattoos

When I still lived in New Hampshire, I worked in the paint department of an interior decorating center.  One of my favorite pair of painters, two young, driven ladies, came in for their usual large order of Benjamin Moore Aura paint.  On this particular day, however, I noticed that one of them sported a beautiful and elaborate tattoo on her ... Read More »

Baghdad Redux 2010

Baghdad Redux 2010

Baghdad, Iraq, 21 March 2010. It’s roughly 0300, and I’m following a trail of glowing lights through the darkness of Camp Victory toward the billeting office, like so many other activities in Iraq managed by KBR, the ubiquitous former Halliburton subsidiary. For roughly three-quarters of the company, this represents the end of a journey that started on 10 March at Camp ... Read More »

Army Head Gear – To Ditch or Not to Ditch the Beret

US Army Green Berets

General Eric Shinseki, the Army Chief of Staff then ordered ten years ago that black beret be the standard gear in the United States Army. This order from the Army Chief of Staff had been a pitch battle within the Army that found itself fighting between two hot wars. General Martin Dempsey the 37th and present Army Chief of Staff ... Read More »