Posted on Jul 8, 2020
CSM Bob Stanek
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Today (8 Jul 2020) as noted in the papers, LTC Alexander Vindman supposedly submitted his retirement packet. It would be interesting to know what some military personnel feel about the LTC (as well as his brother) and their work while assigned as members of the NSC over the past couple years. His brother was also a part of the NSC, but in a different section as I understand it. I also read today that LTC A. Vindman was selected for COL, but probably did not know if it would have been approved since it required White House approval. Your thoughts on LTC Vindman's actions and his involvement in President Trump's US House of Representatives impeachment process? I have my personal opinions, but would like to know what the field thinks of his involvement during the whole process.
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An LTC does not set policy no matter how correct he thinks he is. I assume the 3 years he would have to complete as an O6 would have been challenging for him. I’m sure he will have many oppotmade available at much higher salaries at MSNBC. I wish him well and happiness.
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Your smoking the same shit Vindman was.
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MSgt Allen Chandler
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CW2 (Join to see) - we’re in agreement that he was a whistleblower. We are not in agreement that a whistleblower is a bad thing. If I saw you do something that I thought was inappropriate. And I want to your commanding officer with that information. Your commanding officer would be obligated look into the matter and try and find the truth. If after he had done that it was his opinion that what you did was completely appropriate and I had misinterpreted what happened. He would not Norwood any other part of the military criticize me for reporting the matter to the appropriate authorities. Note in my example I did not go out of the chain of command I did not contact the newspapers I did not spread lies I told inappropriate authority what I saw and what I thought it meant the fact that I was wrong does not make me disrespect for our criminal in any sense of the words. You on the other hand have decided you didn’t like what the lieutenant colonel did and therefore are disrespecting him and his service to further your own point of view. Go back to the beginning of this conversation and find one specific act set the lieutenant colonel took that was contrary to the uniform code of military justice. I will guarantee you you won’t find it because Donald Trump and his henchmen spent a hell of lotta time working for one to try and get even with this guy just because he told the truth
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MSgt Gilbert Jones
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1SG (Join to see) - Thank you 1SG Reynolds, it's nice to see someone else with common sense on here.
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MSgt Allen Chandler
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CW2 (Join to see) - I just reread your response. 15 years of your life was a secret and that proves, let me repeat that. That proves without a doubt that you know more than everybody else and anybody that doesn’t agree with you must be an ass hat. There’s no possibility that someone could be in disagree with you and not be dumber than shit. There’s no possibility anything you say or do could be incorrect in anyway shape or form. You can stop using anonymous because I now know your name is Donald Trump
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Enjoy retirement, pretty sure he was done hanging out in the Ukraine with the great gig. He contradicted himself on the stand and went outside the CoC when he didnt like the results. Sorry but he will have a great time being called a "War Hero" on CNN but retirement is best for all involved.
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COL William Oseles - Exactly. He was playing politics and it bit him in the rear. Unless he wasn't an absolute idiot he had to know what would happen if the President wasn't removed from office. On the other hand, you could be that smart if you thought the President would actually be removed from office.
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MSgt Gilbert Jones
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1SG Charles Simpson - Don't worry Maj it has gotten me through 81 years just fine.
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MSgt Gilbert Jones - You lost me somewhere in that last turn.
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MSgt Gilbert Jones
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Sorry 1SG Simpson, comment meant for the Major, not you.
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I believe that he endangered National Security as well as his brother and should be investigated by the Army for his conduct on the NSC.
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CSM Bob Stanek
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CPT Ian Stewart - OK, if you want to live in a socialist, might i recommend becoming a Canadian citizen. The constitution developed for this country was we were to be a democratic representative republic, not a democratic socialist republic. Just a thought...
In my opinion, We give away too much free stuff to too many people without them providing a single item of value in return. Period. Welfare and other social programs like it should be defunded in lieu of programs to train and educate people with other options for earning and self-supporting their lives and families. But no free living off the government program (exceptions maybe granted, but should represent less than one percent of population, example would be death of parents for young children or somebody injured in an accident). Once engaged, standard of living would improve and economic health of the nation would improve dramatically. Again, in my opinion.
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CPT Ian Stewart
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CSM Bob Stanek - An opinion I don't agree with, but respective
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CW4 Deanna Paladina
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Maj Wayne Crist I'm pretty sure he worked for a civilian. He went to the NSC legal counselor. I think Vindman thought something illegal was going on, so he contacted NSC lawyers so they could handle it, legal, illegal or whatever. I hope I had that kind integrity during my 26 years in uniform.

No one has yet explained what Vindman did that was wrong, or what classified material he revealed. In my view, he reported a possible wrongdoing to the legal folks, ie the lawyers, and when asked to testify before Congress, he testified. What's wrong with that? What did his brother do wrong except be his twin brother, and Ukrainian? I believe their firing was simply revenge. I've yet to see any other reason for it, here or anywhere else.
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Maj Wayne Crist
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You may believe what you believe. Did watch his testimony? if you did you may have other thoughts.
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