Whitman Enlists in Ark. Army National...

Whitman Enlists in Ark. Army National Guard

There are 16 comments on the The Beebe News story from Jan 12, 2012, titled Whitman Enlists in Ark. Army National Guard. In it, The Beebe News reports that:

Private Charles Whitman of Beebe recently enlisted into the Arkansas Army National Guard and has earned education benefits valued at $49,844. He will attend Basic Training followed by Advanced Individual Training.

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kevin shelds

Batesville, AR

#1 Jan 14, 2012
Who care's the Army National Guard is only rednecks playing army on the weekend. That cant tell thier ass from their mouth
funny

United States

#2 Jan 15, 2012
kevin shelds wrote:
Who care's the Army National Guard is only rednecks playing army on the weekend. That cant tell thier ass from their mouth
I guess that why so many of them were in Iraq and Iran and other countries!! Fighting terrorist to keep your sorry a$$ free!!!! A lot of army national guardsmen died for our country!!! U r a disrespectful a$$ who obviously hasn't lost any family or close friends (if u have friends) fighting in the wars! Grow up and show respect!
eric havel

United States

#3 Jan 15, 2012
Kevin I agree with you. I spent 12 years on active duty. They do send the guard to war. And my opinion is the same as yours. All of them are worthless.
Jerry Tompson

United States

#4 Jan 15, 2012
I also served on active duty. The guard to mess up a free meal. Thank god I never had to fight along side them. They are about use less
Kevin shelds

United States

#5 Jan 15, 2012
You must be in the Guard. WE ARE NOT IN IRAN OR IRAQ. I can tell you can't tell the difference between you ass and mouth eather. P.S. I did serve in Iraq twice. When weu were stillin there. And any active duty member will tell you the guard is a bunch of f**k up's
Minute Man

Little Rock, AR

#6 Jan 17, 2012
Your just jealous because of what you guys called a career was what I called a hobby, lol!!!!

Tompson, Havel and Shelds, Do me and the rest of your Army brothers a favor. Go back and complete Effective Army Writing.

IRAQ vet times two and preparing for Afghanistan. Proud to serve even if it is part time! Hey you bash the Guard you are bashing Americans who choose to lay down their civillian role to die for their Country.

No one is more professional than I. I am a Noncommissioned Officer, a leader of soldiers. As a Noncommissioned Officer, I realize that I am a member of a time honored corps, which is known as "The Backbone of the Army". I am proud of the Corps of Noncommissioned Officers and will at all times conduct myself so as to bring credit upon the Corps, the Military Service and my country regardless of the situation in which I find myself. I will not use my grade or position to attain pleasure, profit, or personal safety.
Competence is my watchword. My two basic responsibilities will always be uppermost in my mind -- accomplishment of my mission and the welfare of my soldiers. I will strive to remain tactically and technically proficient. I am aware of my role as a Noncommissioned Officer. I will fulfill my responsibilities inherent in that role. All soldiers are entitled to outstanding leadership; I will provide that leadership. I know my soldiers and I will always place their needs above my own. I will communicate consistently with my soldiers and never leave them uninformed. I will be fair and impartial when recommending both rewards and punishment.

Officers of my unit will have maximum time to accomplish their duties; they will not have to accomplish mine. I will earn their respect and confidence as well as that of my soldiers. I will be loyal to those with whom I serve; seniors, peers, and subordinates alike. I will exercise initiative by taking appropriate action in the absence of orders. I will not compromise my integrity, nor my moral courage. I will not forget, nor will I allow my comrades to forget that we are professionals, Noncommissioned Officers, leaders!
Kevin shelds

United States

#7 Jan 18, 2012
Minute Man wrote:
Your just jealous because of what you guys called a career was what I called a hobby, lol!!!!
Tompson, Havel and Shelds, Do me and the rest of your Army brothers a favor. Go back and complete Effective Army Writing.
IRAQ vet times two and preparing for Afghanistan. Proud to serve even if it is part time! Hey you bash the Guard you are bashing Americans who choose to lay down their civillian role to die for their Country.
No one is more professional than I. I am a Noncommissioned Officer, a leader of soldiers. As a Noncommissioned Officer, I realize that I am a member of a time honored corps, which is known as "The Backbone of the Army". I am proud of the Corps of Noncommissioned Officers and will at all times conduct myself so as to bring credit upon the Corps, the Military Service and my country regardless of the situation in which I find myself. I will not use my grade or position to attain pleasure, profit, or personal safety.
Competence is my watchword. My two basic responsibilities will always be uppermost in my mind -- accomplishment of my mission and the welfare of my soldiers. I will strive to remain tactically and technically proficient. I am aware of my role as a Noncommissioned Officer. I will fulfill my responsibilities inherent in that role. All soldiers are entitled to outstanding leadership; I will provide that leadership. I know my soldiers and I will always place their needs above my own. I will communicate consistently with my soldiers and never leave them uninformed. I will be fair and impartial when recommending both rewards and punishment.
Officers of my unit will have maximum time to accomplish their duties; they will not have to accomplish mine. I will earn their respect and confidence as well as that of my soldiers. I will be loyal to those with whom I serve; seniors, peers, and subordinates alike. I will exercise initiative by taking appropriate action in the absence of orders. I will not compromise my integrity, nor my moral courage. I will not forget, nor will I allow my comrades to forget that we are professionals, Noncommissioned Officers, leaders!
Well I can tell you are a weekend warrior. You may have gone to Iraq a few times or may be have a upcoming deployment to Afgan. Like it said on another post on here. The guard would mess up a free meal. You do this as a hobby. Its not a hobby it a life style. A choice. You train up for a few months. Go on deployment and come back home to your lives. The real military goes to war. And comes back and gets ready for the next deployment. Not sit on our ass and get fat. So we may wear the same uniform. But we are very different. Your hobby is my career. So leave the fighting to the big boys. Have a nice day
Kevin shelds

United States

#8 Jan 18, 2012
Kevin shelds wrote:
<quoted text> Well I can tell you are a weekend warrior. You may have gone to Iraq a few times or may be have a upcoming deployment to Afgan. Like it said on another post on here. The guard would mess up a free meal. You do this as a hobby. Its not a hobby it a life style. A choice. You train up for a few months. Go on deployment and come back home to your lives. The real military goes to war. And comes back and gets ready for the next deployment. Not sit on our ass and get fat. So we may wear the same uniform. But we are very different. Your hobby is my career. So leave the fighting to the big boys. Have a nice day
I AGREE
Minute Man

Little Rock, AR

#9 Jan 18, 2012
I take that back. Sorry Shelds that I said that. I am proud that you decided to serve your country. I am proud of anyone who chooses to serve their country. I am proud of anyone, no matter if they are part time or full time. They made the decision to put their life on the line to protect and serve their country foriegn or domestic! You and others, as Americans have the right to your opinions. I am sorry for my previous comments that I have made because that was unprofessional. I will maintain a positive attitude and remember my Warrior Ethos and Army Values!
shawn

Little Rock, AR

#10 Jan 27, 2012
During my time "in country",(2006-2007) The Guard Unit I was Deployed with was responsible for over 1500 IED Finds, with a 3:1 find:clear ratio.(A sucess rate that has never been duplicated) we were Selected over our active duty counterparts to Spearhead the Surge operations in the Answar province (Suni-triangle of Death), we were selected to lead DUST-WUN OPs again over over our AC counterparts
The Guard works because we are a Team with a broad range of specialties and civillian skills, every one brings something diffrent to the table.We then we pile it all together and make a usefull product, and then perfect that product and efficiantly put it to use.
If you served,weather your AC, AR, or NG. Great thank you for your service.
If you feel like you need to put anothers service down to make you feel better about your self,you may need to talk to sombody about your self-esteem issues.
Kyle

United States

#11 Jan 27, 2012
Well shawn. I can tell you were never with a real active duty unit also. I guess they left the real fighting to men
yep

United States

#12 Jan 27, 2012
funny wrote:
<quoted text>I guess that why so many of them were in Iraq and Iran and other countries!! Fighting terrorist to keep your sorry a$$ free!!!! A lot of army national guardsmen died for our country!!! U r a disrespectful a$$ who obviously hasn't lost any family or close friends (if u have friends) fighting in the wars! Grow up and show respect!
I agree to thos
shawn

Little Rock, AR

#13 Jan 31, 2012
Kyle, As real is it might seem to you, Call of Duty dosnt count.
:D

Sherwood, AR

#14 Aug 11, 2012
All of you are just fucked up! Every branch is just as important as the next! They serve in Iraq and places like that too! I can't believe you people who talk about being in the military and expect to get some respect when you diss on people who love the country just as much as you do! Just because they are not active duty, does not mean they are not important. Grow up and respect everyone that has the courage to serve!

Since: Oct 11

Sherwood, AR

#15 Aug 17, 2012
Well besides all it this, i know charles personally, he knows what he is roin, i Am very proud it him and his decisions.

Since: May 12

Beebe

#16 Aug 18, 2012
You want something real join the damn marines.

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