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United States of America: Dominating the World Military Powers
Since the beginning of time, the strength of the World Leaders is directly affected by the strength of its military. It is nearly impossible for a Nation to be a world “power house” without the strength of a dominating military force. This statement holds truth when you look at the United States military and how it has shaped the balance of the United States’ influence throughout the world. Although the United States military force has constantly changed over the years; it still remains as the driving force behind the machine known as the United States. America’s military force has always been a threat, and began to emerge
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Military veterans, from any branch of the service, often have very desirable skills that can assist them in transitioning from military life, to civilian life, and do so successfully. Military training can help prepare soldiers to thrive in various careers ranging from health care, food service, carpentry, aviation, police work and counter terrorism. In the case of Robbie Doughty, Michael Llitch was moved by Robbie’s story. Robbie’s courage, perseverance, and never say die attitude impressed Michael Llitch. These personality traits, along with the intense training programs designed to teach soldiers how to operate under a tremendous amount of physical and mental stress make them ideal
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[ return to top ]Changing of Roles of Women in the Military
Changing of Roles of Women in the Military
Combat Exclusion Law
Should women serve in combat positions? The Combat Exclusion Law has dealt with this question since the 1940’s. As time continues, the question remains. The military has increased the percentage of females allowed to be enlisted and commissioned in the services as well as increasing the positions allotted to them (Matthews, Ender, Laurence, & Rohall, 2009). Keenan posits “women have served with distinction in … the Revolutionary War…as volunteer nurses and were only occasionally in the direct line of fire…four nurses evacuating 42 patients while the Germans bombed
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The UAE National Service
National service is very important for the UAE security.
The UAE National Service law, and do jobs remain open?
The UAE National service law
* Women military service
* How long?
Maintaining jobs during the national service
* Jobs are reserved
* What is someone has a fixed contract?
UAE approved its National service to maintain its security.
Further clarity should be provided about fixed term contract that will expire during the national service
The UAE National Service
National service is very important for the
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Exercise 1A: Compare Business Strategy with Military Strategy
Ranking the nine military maxims:
1= most important
9= least important
Top 9 Maxims:
9= Simplicity-prepare clear, uncomplicated plans and clear, concise orders to ensure thorough understanding
Plans are important. Strategic management relies on strategies that are first formulated, implemented and than evaluated for success. This is the most important.
8= Objective- direct every military operation towards a clearly defined, decisive, and attainable objective
After plans are formulated in a general scope, now objectives or goals are also formulated in order for it to be
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ENGL099 – Pre-College English
Transitioning from Military to Civilian Life
My paper is on the transition from Military life to Civilian Life. The dealings and issues that a lot of the service men and women and even their families deal with on a day to day basis. In this paper, I will write about what they go through including the families of the service men as well as the dealings with PTSD and the issues of finding work after they are out of the service. Whether they are healthy or have been dismissed medically, the struggles they endure every day.
I. Topic #1
A. Military Life
1. In the military, things are structured everything is done precise and accurately
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Discipline and standards define what it means to be an Army professional.
of Army standards and
and respect the rich heritage
the Army is founded upon
ensuring the future success of the Army
ere to and exceed the standard.
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iscipline are the foundation of
ly, legally, and morally correct and as such instill
. It is this definitive trust in one another, in our leaders,
in the Army that
molds and strengthens our esprit de corps, sense of pride
and our Army
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Protecting information and all assets is critical in today’s time. The military faces three major types of threats: Employees, Zero-Day Exploits, and Cyber Espionage. It is imperative, due to the information and assets on-hand, that the military mitigates these risks.
The first major threat, employees, is a very common threat to all organizations. Employees can be broken down into three types of threats which include, employees that are careless and untrained, employees that are tricked or fall prey to social engineering, and employees with malicious intentions. This will always be a potential threat because every organization requires employees to run and function. Protecting a network
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The US Armed Forces
Is Less More, or is Bigger Better?
Learning Team C
(Nancy Anguiano, Toni Burket, Sherlen Drake, Stephen Eaton, and Martin Howard)
University of Phoenix
Business Communications 275
Jim Bingel, Instructor
Throughout all of history, civilizations have relied on the power of the strength of their militaries to overcome invasions from enemies or to expand their territories. Over time, technological advancements have allowed for the reduction of the number of people that are part of the country’s military while maintaining the power required to win battles and wars. However, technology has been a two edged sword; the more advanced a civilization became
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Hamdan v Rumsfeld
548 U.S. 557 (2006)
Facts: Petitioner, Salim Ahmed Hamdan, following the United States invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, was captured by militia forces and turned over to the United States. Hamdan was recognized as the bodyguard and personal driver for Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden. Following his capture, Hamdan was sent to Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba in 2002. On November 13, 2001, President George Bush issued a military order intended to govern the overall treatment of Non-Citizens related to the War on Terrorism. In July 2003, the Bush administration deemed Hamdan, alongside 5 other detainees, eligible to be tried in front of a military commission
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Women at War
Women have faced multiple struggles to gain equality. When it comes to women trying to fight for our rights in the country, the struggle is even tougher. Throughout history, women being involved in the military seemed to be more of a burden than anything. Even though women can help with military readiness, social change throughout the military and get the career advancement they have been dreaming of for so long, they have had a hard time convincing others differently. Others would see women being a part of the military as a risk factor, as they are not as physically strong as men or that women are to compassionate compared to men. Even with the extra stress from maternal and
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Honoring America's Military Heroes
Being a citizen of America is great but when I think of our military heroes that are fighting for my freedom is a whole another level. These men and women are dying every day, nothing could compare our veterans to that. This country stands unified, red white and blue with beautiful stars, that’s you. Honor our Americans Veterans whether they’re living or deceased, they’re on land, air, sea, during a war, and or setting up a democracy in any other foreign country, they need us, just as well as we need them.
America is being protected against religious and political radicals every day. How could we not appreciate waking up every morning to a free
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Introduction to Sun Tzu's Art of War
Sun Tzu's The Art of War is the most famous work on military operations in ancient China. Being the oldest military treatise in the world, it is one of the greatest cultural legacies of the Chinese nation. Sun Tzu's The Art of War is a classic on military operations and the most influential in the world today.
Sun Tzu or Sun Zi (孙子) is traditionally believed to be the author of The Art of War. Sun has had a significant impact on Chinese and Asian history and culture, both as an author of the Art of War and as a legendary figure. Historians have questioned whether or not Sun was an authentic historical figure. Traditional accounts place him in the
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Free Speech |
And Society |
Ariel Kincaid |
Media and American Culture
The freedoms that the United States prides itself on came at a cost, and it continues to require a sacrifice from those members of the military and their families to protect the country. A controversy regarding the freedom of speech that has been covered recently by the media is the protests that the Westboro Baptist Church performs outside of military funerals. According to Fama (2012), “The church links the deaths of service members to America’s acceptance of gays and has a webpage full of press releases highlighting the picketing schedule of military service member
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values. One of the most common patterns seen in movies is the character being able to possess opposite traits that enable to the character to overcome binary oppositions (Ray 342). In this particular movie, Jake Sully is identified as the main character, who was formerly military personnel who ironically protested against his military organization’s missions. Because Jake Sully shares these diametrically opposite traits and identities, he represents both the image of an “Official Hero” and an “Outlaw Hero.” He is an Official Hero in the sense that he follows the mundane standards of rules the military has him carry out. In the military, orders are meant to be followed with no questioned
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Informational Privacy in the United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Sgt Karen A Holliday, USMC
Trident University International
In my honest opinion the thought of informational privacy within the military is a sort of oxymoron. Although huge strides have been taken to put in place more secure methods of information storage, the military lags far behind their civilian counterparts in this department. There are many policies under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) in regards to the informational privacy protection of service members. The problem is not in the policy, it is in the enforcement and adherence to these policies.
When asked to write on this issue, there is one
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Korematsu v. United States
U.S. Supreme Court 1944
In 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Executive Order 9066. This order allowed the United States military to section off parts of the US as military areas. In these areas they were trying to exclude specific groups of people from them. The group they were trying to exclude were the Japanese-Americans because they were believed to be acting as spies and sending signals to enemy submarines. The order requested that many Japanese-Americans leave their homes and business. However, many were forcibly removed from their homes and placed in internment camps during
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Cullen Bryant III
The Life of a Student Airman
As the Airman’s Creed begins, “I am an American Airman. I am a Warrior. I have answered my nation’s call.” Many students on campuses across this great nation have answered this nation’s call. Coming onto a year and a half now, I still remember the day that I signed my contract with the United States Air Force and what was running through my mind. As far as stability and structure in goes, being an Airman has changed many people in a tremendous way. It has changed many lives enough to where the majority of people that have joined have a different outlook on just about everything. The military has made
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/she to come to your house. With the recruiter you will sit down and complete some paperwork that will have to be done. To meet the Army requirements a background check will have to be conducted on you. All of this is the recruitment step of the process. Some of the recruiters have been to place in the with Army that they will love to share with you to help you with the discussion of joining the United States Army. The recruiters will show the difference in the jobs the get your mind set on what you would like to do for the United States as your primary job in the U.S. Army.
The second step is taking the ASVAB test to measures your knowledge and ability of conducting military tasks. The
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secure work items are there, so that you may be able to hold accountable for what is missing. The Following paragraphs will explain Accountability and Security of personal belongings.
Accountability is the act of taking responsibility for that which falls under your domain—in other words, it’s doing what you say you’re going to do. Accountability is the cornerstone of integrity, which is the result of consistent honesty and responsibility in your actions. In the military, it is absolutely imperative that you do what you say you’re going to do and that you agree to be held accountable for those orders that are directed specifically to you or those in your command. A breakdown in leadership
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, England by retired British Special Air Services (equivalent of the US Army Special Forces Green Berets) Tim Spencer. The organization was designed to conduct armed private security for dignitaries around the world. Aegis would be in forefront of risk management for government clientele working in hazardous environments across the globe. They have grown into a multimillion dollar security business, funded by our tax dollars and tax dollars of many other countries. Aegis as an organization typically hires within the international Special Forces community and the upper echelon of many fortune 500 companies. They recruit current and prior military for the security skill set that is
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though no specific statute or regulation provides for the rights of the parties (S. P. Melvin, 2011). These three categories of law may apply to both business and society, it is a guideline governing conduct and discipline, dealing disputes, and handling criminal actions.
The functions and role of law from my previous job was a little bit different from the civilian jobs and my current job. I am a retired military and the branch of service that I served with was the United States Navy. It is a huge business organization that deals with different organizations nationwide. It is very important that the Navy and its service members is well aware of the rules and regulation not only locally
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speech. When people put limits on what is not okay to express it. This sets up a slight slope where people’s right to freedom of speech will be limited and controlled more severally.
e.g.: the current situation in Fiji whereby people have less or no freedom of speech due to the military government.
However, there can also be benefits of censorship for a society. Some people agree strongly with the need for censorship that they argue it protects societies. Firstly, Censorship of pornographic material prevents the minds of young from becoming corrupt, Religious conflicts are avoided by the censorship of material deemed insulting or offensive to particular religious community. Lastly
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specialize in certain fields, for example: FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigations), DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency), ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) just to name a few.
I feel that the course material covered this week conforms with my personal beliefs and experience as a Military Policeman. In my thirteen years serving as a Military Police Officer I have encountered many situations in which myself and my Soldier’s had to use discretion and/or selective enforcement, that’s why it is called officer discretion. While I was assigned as a patrolman in Hawaii, my Soldier’s and I had setup a DUI checkpoint in a high traffic area and an entrance to a military housing area. During our
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concern as it directly has the potential to threaten United States national security and world prosperity. AFRICOM must remain proactive towards fostering the development of countries in Africa and continue to provide training to host nations’ military forces in order to meet the United States national security concerns. In order for AFRICOM to be successful in terms of establishing an environment that allows for development assistance, econ
omic growth, and the establishment of security and stability, it must recognize the actual physical time spent within a host nation becomes the critical key factor in achieving lasting success. The key enablers of a nation to avoid becoming terrorist
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Women Veterans: The Effects of Combat Deployment
Introduction to Human Services
Mrs. Jennifer Griffin
November 17, 2014
The relocation and adjustment processes occurring within persons facing involuntary deployment are most certainly filled with anxiety and uncertainly. This discussion will focus on women veterans who have served on the front lines and the affects of combat deployment. Examinations defining the trials and tribulations faced by the female military member will place attention on the psychological and psychosocial transactions that occur during military operations and the challenges women face. Expansion of
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Jean Genet’s life experiences in 1940’s France affected the content of his book Querelle of Brest. This is immediately evident when you glance at the main character of Querelle of Brest. The immediate comparisons are obvious, both Jean Genet and Querelle were in the French military, both Genet and Querelle are criminals, and both Genet and Querelle have a history of homosexual tendencies. These similarities are just the surface however. Genet uses the characters in Querelle of Brest to express complex ideas about his own self-image.
Before delving into these ideas however, one must first know a bit about Jean Genet’s personal history and the environment he was in. Jean Genet
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ATSS-DCD 30 OCT 12
MEMORANDUM FOR All SECTION MEMBERS
SUBJECT: Preparing for the Promotion Board
1. This memorandum is intended to provide you with information that will help you better prepare for the local promotion board.
2. You will be evaluated in seven areas:
A. Personal Appearance
B. Bearing and self-confidence
C. Oral expression and conversational skills
D. Knowledge of world affairs
E. Awareness of military programs
F. Knowledge of basic soldering
3. There are three actions that you can take that will help you be successful during your board appearance:
A. STUDYING. Obtain a copy of the memorandum for the board. The
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natural disasters, helping people with disabilities as well as veterans, military families, and underserved groups. We will explore Wal-Mart’s involvement and responsibility to the community; as well as the factors that have influenced the company’s social responsibility strategies. We will also identify Wal-Mart’s social initiative and the potential ethical and moral effects of this initiative.
Wal-Mart organization’s adamant belief of giving back locally is the main factor that influenced its social responsibility. Wal-Mart decided to use the company’s image as “store of the community” as an opportunity to provide assistance to the local neighborhoods and communities. Other influential
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them. The disease was never treated even when penicillin became available.
The subjects of Penicillin were not afforded the option of getting the shots because depending on the stage of syphilis, penicillin may not be a safe treatment option. They did point to the first study-in-nature that in some people syphilis goes away without treatments. I think it would be unethical today for researchers to conduct an experiment in which some people with syphilis would receive treatments and others wouldn’t. I believe the judging of the Tuskegee study wasn’t fair considering things were different in the 1940s. However, they should have made the African-Americans aware of their real medical status and information about penicillin. The military was even affected by syphilis. Some African-American men were given penicillin upon joining the military during World War II.
All in all, they never found a cure for syphilis other than penicillin.
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-marketed newspapers is what transformed “information into a commodity, a ‘thing’ that could be bought or sold irrespective of its uses or meaning.” Secondly, the telegraph allowed messages to be sent instantly by using dash dot electronic signals. Thirdly, the telegraph was a main source of communication for the military, business, and political leaders to coordinate commercial and military operations. Finally, the telegraph led to the radio, the fax machine, and cell phone. This eventually led to the ironic demise of the telegraph in 2006 when Western Union sent out their last telegraph message. The electronic boom really hit us in the 1950’s and 1960’s when we had he arrival of television; this had a huge impact on everyday life. At the end of the century, following the development of television came personal computers, cable television, DVD’s, DVR’s, direct broadcast satellites, cell phones, smart phones, PDA’s, and email.
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government has taken numerous steps to ensure that the employers to not discriminate when hiring, promoting or firing employees. According to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) employers cannot discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
Metro re-hired Petty but did not return him to his previous position of patrol sergeant or a substantially similar position. Petty was relegated to answering phone calls and occasionally taking police reports (Walsh, 2010). Metro’s Office of Professional Accountability conducted an investigation into whether Petty lied on his return-to-work paperwork by admitting that he faced military charges in Kuwait, but did
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, while seemingly good is still controversial because in 2010 humanitarian groups spent more money in their efforts than the United States (Bristol, 2011, p.544).
Government action is needed when dealing with foreign aid because there is a responsibility of the United States as one of the most powerful countries in the world to be influential in foreign politics. Giving aid to poorer countries is a way for the U.S. government to have power in foreign politics because the government can choose whom they want to support and influence to become allies of the United States. Government action in aid is also important because countries rely on the U.S. support to help fund their military and assist
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the will of the people who decides that Thaksin is suitable for running the country. People are the voice and the absolute power of democracy. For those who observed the soldiers cold-blood murdered people on the streets of Bangkok, it may be tempting to assume the chaos is merely about different colored shirts and supporters of different political parties. But that is not the case. What we have been seeing in Thailand since late 2005 is a growing class war between the poor majority and the old elites. The military troops firing bullets and snipers on pro-democracy demonstrators in Bangkok aiming to protect the interests of the conservative elites who have run Thailand for the past 80 years
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doesn’t even recognize it at first but as we analyze certain events, police tactics, symbols and images in media and literature it becomes clear just how instrumental war culture has been in shaping a national identity.
The action of occupation by force that the US military uses has influenced police tactics at home. While the whole of America might not be considered a police state, there are instances of police brutality that mirror tactics used in detention camps. One of the most recently talked about incidents in which military like action was taken against civilians were the actions that took place in Ferguson, Missouri. On August 9th 2014, 18 year old Michael Brown was gunned down by
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Curriculum Goals and Development
Army Linguist Screening Course
Christian R. Chenard
6 August 2010
Dr Edwin Martinez del Rio
Curriculum Goals and Development
The curriculum goal of this paper is to present the course designed to develop screenerinterviewers for the Army's Military Intelligence personnel tasked with interviewing civilian
contractors interested in applying for positions of trust with the US Government.
This powerpoint slide presentation is the product this author put together for the United States
Army. It takes us through the major steps necessary to show how two things happen. First are the
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CIVIL AND SOCIAL USES OF DRONES.
March 21, 2016
Drones, otherwise known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or Remotely Piloted Vehicles, are pilotless aerial vehicles which can be guided either through remote control from its control base or can navigate autonomously based on a preprogrammed software. Drones are often classified into military and civilian drones. Both with individual characteristics which distinguish them. The most outright difference is their functions, whereby military drones are used in the military setting whereas civilian drones are used in less ‘violent' functions and are unarmed, unlike their military counterparts.
Eddie Codel, a digital photographer behind the
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The use of Irregular Warfare has been ongoing for years around the world. Irregular warfare is described as a violent struggle among state and non-state actors for legitimacy and influence over the relevant populations. I will discuss where the U.S. may apply military force in conjunction with other means of national power to stabilize the nation of Somalia. I will also discuss why it would be considered as an Irregular Warfare environment.
Somalia gained its independence from British control in 1960, where the British relinquished control and gave Somalia to the United Nations. Somalia was governed by civilians until 1969; after which the military rebellion by General
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Britain was their best option in order to achieve freedom. The author views the battle between Continental Congress and English Parliament crucial, unlike the combat fought in the battlefield. He emphasizes the seriousness of government in the radical sunny season of 1776.
Joseph Ellis states the incomprehensible sense his book has if the military and political events are told separately. This is due to the need of military action in order to accomplish diplomatic success. The author credits the independence from England to the efforts of the Continental Congress more than he credits the Continental Army. The influential figures are John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, John Dickinson, and Benjamin
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city. This required the number of Spartan citizens to usually not exceed more then six or seven thousand people at any time. The non-citizens outnumbered the citizens, but they were kept in check by the strong Spartan military force.
Sparta produced what most say to be the most iconic military in ancient history. They are known for their bravery, professionalism, and skill: a reputation well deserved. They proved themselves, many times, that they were the best of the Greek hoplite warriors. Spartan political power didn’t peek until the 6th to 4th century BC. However Spartan military power had its roots in the system much earlier.
Unlike Athens, Sparta’s economy depended on conquering
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The United States has taken a global power role due to several international events such as the Libyan intervention and the Syrian civil war. Due to the significance of the role that they have played in these international events the United States has become known as the “Policemen of the World”. The United States has shown that it can use force when required and show empathy during other times.
2 International events from the past 5 years that can be traced back to foreign policy created after the civil war.
1st event – Libyan Intervention: The U.S. was part of an international military operation called Operation Odyssey Dawn and then later was called Operation Unified
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College of Distance Education
NAVAL WAR COLLEGE
IT’S ABOUT TIME THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE IMPLEMENTED MANDATORY FOREIGN LANGUAGE TRAINING FOR ALL MEMBERS
Samuel W. Bettwy
Lieutenant Colonel, Judge Advocate, U.S. Army Reserve
A paper submitted to the Faculty of the Naval War College in partial satisfaction of the requirements of the Department of Joint Military Operations.
The contents of this paper reflect my own personal views and are not necessarily endorsed by the Naval War College or the Department of the Navy.
Signature: s/ Samuel W. Bettwy
28 January 2013
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right down the smallest detail, to prove the country's super-power status.
The world's other declared rising super-power watched the parade closely. And India's calculations reflected this.
India has over 13.25 lakh active military personnel compared with China's 22.55 lakh troops.
China's Air Force has 9,000 aircrafts with 2000 fighter planes. The Indian Air Force has 3,000 airplanes with 790 fighter planes.
China's combat power is guaranteed through its fleet of Russian Sukohi-30 MKK and indigenously built J-10 fighters.
The Indian Air Force, on the other hand, has French built-Dassault Mirage 2000s and Russian Sukohi-30 MKI as the best aircrafts in its combat fleet
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take risks good things will come from them. I was presented with the decision of either going to the military or going back to school to receive my masters. The risks I would be facing were ones that I didn’t want to face. By going to the military I would risk being away from my daughter for two or more months at at time, and I didn’t want to risk missing out on things in her life that a mother shouldn’t miss or anyone for that matter. Also, knowing that my husband is in military I didn’t want to risk both of us being deployed at the same time. So I decided to go back to school for my masters, the risk that came along with that are having to spend hours after work writing papers or studying
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, during the Mongol era, the increase in commerce greatly benefited merchants and consumers. Agriculture remained the same, but the European demand for Asian products encouraged a way to find a less hazardous and more efficient means of transportation. Politically, the Mongols brought about many power changes and reforms in Russia and China. The Mongols used terror tactics as a form of governing and destroyed cities and forms of government rule. Eventually, the Khans will rule both states.
Chinggis Khan, or better known as Ghengis Khan was one of the greatest leaders. He was very successful when it came to conquering because he had brilliant military strategy and organization for that he was
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landing" on television. After he graduated at Royal Military College, he learned to fly various types of aircraft in the military. Eventually, he became a military test pilot from 1989 to 1992.
How Chris Hadfield became the most famous astronaut on earth?
Now, I’m going to talk about three of Chris Hadfield’s accomplishments.
Hadfield’s main accomplishment was being astronaut. In 1992, his dream of becoming an astronaut came true when he was selected from 5,330 applicants. Then, he was accepted into the Canadian astronaut program by the Canadian Space Agency. He first flew in space in November 1995 as a mission specialist, and he is the first Canadian astronaut to take over as Commander on
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you apologize when you realize you may have offended someone with inappropriate behavior or comments? Almost always
7. Do you try to know people as individuals, not as representatives of specific groups, and welcome different types of people into your peer group? Almost always
8. Do you do everything that you can to understand your own background and try to educate yourself about other backgrounds, including different communication styles? Frequently
1. Did your score surprise you?
It did not surprise me at all. I have been in the Army for over twenty years and I have worked with people from all over the world, in places all over the world. The military has always taken pride
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Assess the impact of Napoleon on Europe
The Napoleonic Empire came into existence following the coronation of Napoleon Bonaparte as Emperor of France at Notre Dame in 1804. The frontiers of the ancien regime had been expanded up to and beyond France’s natural borders, with the momentum of expansion following in direct correlation with the pace of France’s military conquests under the leadership of Bonaparte himself. The ‘Great Empire’ is often referred to as a single entity embracing French controlled Europe, but territories were in fact separated depending on the levels of French control. Territory ruled directly from Paris was known as the pays reunis which compromised of France’s
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The Western Front was the name applied to the fighting zone, where the British, French, Belgian and later American Armies confronted Germany military powers. The Western Front of World War I opened in 1914, with the German army invading first Belgium, then gaining military control of important industrial regions in France, according to von Schlieffen proposal, which was a breathtaking plan that would defeat both of long-term enemies such as Russia and French. It was considered that Russia would be slow to mobilize it's armies, giving time for Germany to attack France so France would need to be quickly defeated, allowing Germany to pay it's attentions to the Russian forces. The tide of the
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The Senate Committee On Foreign Relations voted on Wednesday to give President Barack Obama the power to a launch a limited military attack to punish Syria for using chemical weapons.
The vote was 10-7. It marked the first time in more than a decade — since a 2002 resolution that preceded the Iraq war — that members of Congress have voted to authorized military action.
The resolution, which could be voted on by the full Senate as early as next week, forbids Obama from using ground troops in Syria and allows the military response to last no longer than three months.
The yes votes comprised seven Democrats and three Republicans, including Sen. John McCain, who had expressed