Monday, June 27, 2011


Well, I'll never be able to say that the United States Army didn't take the time to give me personalized attention to ensure that I got exactly what I wanted.

I'm going to Ft. Bragg! As in the storied 82nd Airborne! As in not Kansas!
As you may recall, I was less than pleased with my initial assignment.

How did I do it? A few days after I commissioned, I contacted my branch manager (fellow displeased LTs, you can find yours via the Army Human Resources Command site - though by now you're probably too late to get anything good), and told him how awesome I was (see post linked above, this entire site) and that I should be in the 82nd or 101st. Amazingly, it worked. After about a month of emails, waiting, and a little nagging on my part, my projected assignment was changed to 4th Brigade, 82nd Airborne. I'm going to be a paratrooper.

What should I ask for next?

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Priorities of Work

I learned a while ago that I was assigned to the LDAC "Tactics Committee" - what that means for me is that I'll be among the OPFOR that fiddles with cadets for the five days they spend posted at the TTB. Disgruntled villagers, local soldiers beating prisoners, drive-by shootings, all the other classics. Of course, I've secured a special role for myself ... more on that later. Now I'm just looking forward to when our schedule "stabilizes" (working 1700 - 0600) after the cadets arrive next week.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Welcome to LDAC II

This doesn't look exactly like my other comics because I drew it with my tablet instead of a pen - didn't bring a scanner to Ft. Lewis.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

New Banner

Don't worry, you'll get used to it. The old banner was beginning to get out of date, given than I'm no longer a cadet, it's already been 2011 for a while, and I'm about to begin the series of tasks described above. Hard to believe I put that that one up over two years ago.