Category Archives: Commentary

The military take on a given situation. Be it current events or just a veteran explaining aspects of the military that civilians don’t know. The thoughts and opinions printed here represent the author and are not representative of the the U.S. government, the military or all other veterans.

Why the Marines United situation is so messed up

Some 30,000 people joined the Marines United Facebook group to share porn or images of women without their consent and to name and harass the women who appeared on their site. After it was successfully shut down, MU 2.0 formed … Continue reading

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ROE and why civilians scare me

By Peter Sessum People tend to think that other people think like them. So when a civilian says he is worried about vets becoming violent I know it is not because he has an insight into the military mind. It … Continue reading

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No matter what you think you are made of, you are most likely wrong

By: Peter Sessum The History Channel recently completed the first season of The Selection, their social experiment where they took 30 civilian through a mock special operations selection course. I know it wasn’t their intention, but my veteran friends and … Continue reading

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Sometimes the military does some good

BY: Peter Sessum Every veteran I know has stories about discussions with young, idealistic civilians that didn’t go well. At some point we have all been lectured about all the babies that we are killing, all the countries we are invading … Continue reading

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Suicide and Support: Don’t Be an Elitist Asshole

It’s been over a year now since I wrote the first draft of this article. Reading over it is pretty excruciating, it reads like a poor attempt at controlling an angry rant. Probably because that’s what it was. The initial … Continue reading

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Protesting the national anthem distracts from your cause but you have the right to do it

As patriot, proud of my service, I can say without reservation that I don’t give a good damn if a football player stands for the national anthem or not. In fact, having the choice to stand or not it is … Continue reading

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Don’t be a Dick on Veteran’s Day

I have been seeing articles popping up lately by vets about Veteran’s Day. Some are insisting they are not a hero and some are pissed that some furniture store is having a sale because this day is about sucking up … Continue reading

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Random Memory: The Power of the Sham Shield

By Peter Sessum A recent post on social media about the attitudes of the enlisted ranks in the Army prompted me to write this. The breakdown of ranks were pretty accurate but I thought the Specialist one was too limiting … Continue reading

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The Duality of the American Veteran

By: Peter Sessum Serving in the military is one of those few jobs that brand you for life. No matter what you do, you will always be a veteran. It is one of the few professions that stays with you … Continue reading

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Who is to Blame for 9/11 a Veteran’s Perspective

By: Peter Sessum This has been in news lately as names have been thrown around and the blame being passed like a political hot potato. I thought it might be fun to weigh in, not the political part because we … Continue reading

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