Official Website of the 

SERGEANTS MAJOR ASSOCIATION

 FORT BRAGG NORTH CAROLINA
P.O. BOX 1745
Fort Bragg, North Carolina 28307

 

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING ARE SCHEDULED FOR  1700 Hrs.
                                               2nd Wednesday of the Month

  Next MEETING ~ 08:00 ~ 09:00 am. Saturday, January 10, 2015
DINING FACILITY  AT WOMACK ARMY MEDICAL CENTER
07:00 ~ 08:00  BREAKFAST 
 

MISSION
* To establish a permanent organization that will further develop the common bond existing between all who served in the grade E-9
*  To be of assistance and service in matters pertaining to Veterans affairs. 
*  To perpetuate the memory of our deceased Veterans.
*  To maintain close liaison with all Sergeants Major to recognize outstanding  achievements by appropriate presentations.
*  To maintain records and publish the history and achievements of the Sergeants Major Association 
 

OFFICERS & DIRECTORS

CSM Barney Rasor
President
CSM Tony Guerrero
 Treasurer
CSM Judge Myers
Sergeant  at Arms 
CSM James Murray
CCVC
CSM Albert Brunson
Chaplain
 
CSM A Furgurson
 Public Relations
SGM Jim Handley
Quartermaster
CSM Carlos Gomez
Editor
 
Current Roster How to Join
   
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 EVENTS  I GOT YOUR BACK?

American Service members volunteer to put themselves in harms way, sometimes for multiple deployments. When an accidental civilian death occurs as a result of the asymmetric nature of modern warfare, the US Government looks for someone to hold accountable. This is when US Service members are offered as a sacrifice to host nation governments. 

LONG GONE ARE THE DAYS WHERE AMERICAN SOLDIERS COULD DISTINGUISH THEIR ENEMY BY THE UNIFORM THEY WORE.

 

Remember last year when an Army Officer was charged With 2 counts of murder for Afghanistan shootings
First Lieutenant Clint Lorance has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for murder because of an unfortunate incident while Clint was deployed to a volatile area of Afghanistan in July 2012, Panzai, in Kandahar province.
Three Afghans came speeding toward Clint's platoon and their Afghan National Army counterparts on a known enemy route where they had been attacked just days before.  Clint gave the order, responding to his soldier's verbal warning, to his men to engage the threat, and two of the men on the motorcycle were killed and the third escaped.

In the summer 2013 a jury at Fort Bragg found an 82nd Airborne Division lieutenant guilty of two counts of murder in connection with a series of shootings in Afghanistan.  

Clemency is under review by the 82nd Airborne Division commander, Maj. Gen. Richard Clarke. Army officials said that they are reviewing the request, but did not say when Clark would make a final decision. Lt Col. Cathy Wilknson, a spokeswoman for the 82nd Airborne Division, told Fox news. "He takes this case very seriously and is performing an in-dept study of the file and clemency request."

 DECISION TIME  GENERAL ~ A member of his platoon

When the three men sped toward a checkpoint manned by his platoon, posing what Lorance said he believed to be an immediate threat, he ordered his men to open fire. One of his men Pvt David Shilo, testified at the court Martial that his life was not in immediate danger when he was ordered to shoot. REALLY! a Pvt can now make this determinations while operating in a hostile area. Let's get that clemency approved ASAP....
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   Since the French and Indian War rules for combat have been consistent. The first and foremost rule is that soldiers have the right to defend themselves. Second, a commander’s actions in battle should be directed toward saving the lives of his troops. He should try to avoid causing civilian casualties, but if saving civilian lives is not possible without endangering American military lives; his first consideration should be directed toward saving the lives of his troops.

 By Maj. Gen. Jerry R. Curry, US Army, Ret.

Freedom Memorial Park Granite panels have been installed in FMP

Mark your place in history! Become a permanent part of Freedom Memorial Park. Create a lasting tribute to someone or something you hold dear with an engraved brick placed just above the water fall. Whether choosing to honor a loved one, an organization, or a special date, your tribute will endure for decades to come and help pave the way to this timeless memorial.

 You can buy a memorial brick online by downloading and completing the form

CLICK HERE To view Freedom Memorial Park


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HONOR THE FALLEN

Honoring those who fought and died in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn

Beirut, Lebanon, Beirut Marine Barracks bombing: October 23, 1983
Iran Rescue,
On November 4, 1979, an angry mob of young Islamic revolutionaries overran the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking more than 60 Americans hostage.
Pan Am Flight 103,
Fifteen years ago, on a cold and ultimately chilling evening just four days before Christmas, Pan Am Flight 103 took off from London’s Heathrow Airport bound for New York City. Among the 259 passengers and crew were 189 Americans
Benghazi Libya,
On the evening of September 11, 2012, Islamic militants attacked the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, killing U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith.[6] Stevens was the first U.S. Ambassador killed on duty since 1979

American Beheaded BEIRUT - Islamic State militants behead aid worker, former Ranger - The Islamic State group has beheaded Peter Kassig, releasing a video Sunday showing a masked militant standing over the severed head of a man it said was the former U.S. Army Ranger-turned-aid worker, who was seized while delivering relief supplies in Syria last year.

 

What's the plan?

 
Beheading           Beheading                    Benghazi    a terrorist attack

Beheading

Beheading

Beheading

Paul Johnson
 
 Daniel Pearl
2002
U.S. Ambassador
 Christopher Stevens
Tyrone Woods Sean Smith

Glen Doherty

James Foley
2014

Steven Sotloff
2014
 Petet Kassig
2014

Is going to be this, OR! ASSEMBLE THE TROOPS AND GET THE FLAMETHROWERS READY

 

Next, if it is wrong for sports teams to have mascots with Indian names or images, does it follow that it is wrong for any organization, geographic location or natural feature to have Indian names or to use Indian images? If so, what will we rename Lake Huron, or the states of Illinois, Iowa and Utah, and, the worst offender of all, Indiana? Does Red Man chewing tobacco have to change its brand name and logo? Should we never shout “Geronimo!”

WEBMASTER NEEDED

CALL THE SGMA PRESIDENT AT:(910) 309-2942 or

contact the Adjutant at:
mndr302@aol.com

 This is volunteer position

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