Required Reading

Andrew Olmsted discusses getting his battalion ready for deployment to Iraq, and demonstrates the can-do spirit which even our “lowly” cadre units have in spades:

I should note, however, that regardless of how successful or unsuccessful I am, we’ll find a way to make these ranges work. While my unit is hardly highly regarded (not unjustifiably; we’re a cadre unit, not a combat unit), it is well-stocked with highly professional NCOs who are masters of solving problems by hook or by crook. The 116th will get quality training from us, one way or another.

Godspeed, Major.