1st Cav News

This post is for my Dad, whom I love with all my heart. I might mention that my Dad is retired from the Army. His area of expertise was Artillery.

A couple years back my Dad and I were discussing the strategies of the war. My L’il Trooper was in Iraq and I was stressed to the max about the casualty numbers that the media was drilling us with. I don’t remember the entire conversation. But, one point stuck with me. Dad said that the battles would all be handled differently if Commanders were out there with the men getting their hands dirty.

He said, “You cannot effectively lead from behind your desk.”

So Dad, here it is, a two for one post! A General ‘getting his hands dirty’ and a pic of a ‘big gun’!

1st Cavalry News

General fires big gun Prior to firing an M109A6 Paladin howitzer, Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooks (left), deputy commanding general for support of the Multi-National Division-Baghdad and 1st Cavalry Division, hands a charge for an artillery round to Capt. Leighton Anglin, commander, Battery B, 1st “Dragon” Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, at Camp Taji, Iraq July 31 during the general’s visit to the Dragon Battalion’s “hot gun” site. The battalion has fired more than 3,500 rounds in support of combat operations in since deploying to Iraq late last year. (U.S. Army photo)

Prior to firing an M109A6 Paladin howitzer, Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooks (left), deputy commanding general for support of the Multi-National Division-Baghdad and 1st Cavalry Division, hands a charge for an artillery round to Capt. Leighton Anglin, commander, Battery B, 1st “Dragon” Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, at Camp Taji, Iraq July 31 during the general’s visit to the Dragon Battalion’s “hot gun” site. The battalion has fired more than 3,500 rounds in support of combat operations in since deploying to Iraq late last year. (U.S. Army photo)Using a spanning wrench, Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooks, deputy commanding general for support for the Multi-National Division-Baghdad and 1st Cavalry Division, prepares an artillery round prior to firing it from an M109A6 Paladin howitzer at Camp Taji, Iraq July 31. During a brief visit, Brooks took the opportunity to speak with Soldiers from the 1st “Dragon” Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment at their Paladin “hot gun” site. (U.S. Army photo) Using a spanning wrench, Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooks, deputy commanding general for support for the Multi-National Division-Baghdad and 1st Cavalry Division, prepares an artillery round prior to firing it from an M109A6 Paladin howitzer at Camp Taji, Iraq July 31. During a brief visit, Brooks took the opportunity to speak with Soldiers from the 1st “Dragon” Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment at their Paladin “hot gun” site.  (U.S. Army photo)Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooks, deputy commanding general for support for the Multi-National Division-Baghdad and 1st Cavalry Division, prepares to load an M109A6 Paladin howitzer for firing at Camp Taji, Iraq July 31. Brooks fired the artillery piece while also taking the opportunity during a brief visit to meet with troops from the 1st “Dragon” Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment whose Paladin battery has fired more than 3,500 rounds in support of combat operations in Iraq since their arrival in late 2006. (U.S. Army photo) Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooks, deputy commanding general for support for the Multi-National Division-Baghdad and 1st Cavalry Division, prepares to load an M109A6 Paladin howitzer for firing at Camp Taji, Iraq July 31. Brooks fired the artillery piece while also taking the opportunity during a brief visit to meet with troops from the 1st “Dragon” Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment whose Paladin battery has fired more than 3,500 rounds in support of combat operations in Iraq since their arrival in late 2006.  (U.S. Army photo)

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  2. To lead people, walk beside them …

    — Lao-tsu

    Cheers

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