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The Seether [Moderator] 2 weeks ago My hope is that this miserable excuse of a person and officer, this so called Colonel, gets to read these posts. I delight in the thought of that moment when it all came crashing down for him. That special moment where his ignorance and stupidity could no longer provide the fuel required by his ego to maintain the little godlike virtual reality he had built for himself.
Col. Stemple, if you are reading this, I hope you spend the rest of your days trying to imagine what could have been, how you took your shot and failed. How the system, slow as it is, finally caught up to you and told you, "Your not good enough to be here." Mark these words so that every-time you see the stars in the sky or on the US flag, remember... you'll never get one.
Even if what people here are saying is true that your sugar daddy MG will take care of you and you some day see that star handed out to you like a cracker jack prize... you will still only represent every stereotypical two dimensional general thrown into movies made by liberals who hate the military. Even though those actors may be on screen for a few seconds or have only a few lines, they would still do a better job than you.
Its been a displeasure and a dishonor working for you. Flag
Phillip Stemple [Moderator] 2 weeks ago in reply to Soldier
"Just drinking it in, boys." - Stated after placing the Brigade at attention and looking over the formation.
guest [Moderator] 1 month ago The only reason he became a colonel was because of years of cronyism at the NGB. He was despised and incompetent....yet he continued moving up the chain of command because of a certain LTG and MG that were his friends. This guy would have never made it in the "regular Army" because he would have been kicked out years ago.
guest [Moderator] 1 month ago This individual received a LETTER OF REPRIMAND when we was the Deputy J3 at the NGB. He was relieved of his assignment and rewarded with a DEA fellowship. These are facts.
PUN1543R [Moderator] 1 month ago It is crazy how this guy thought that he was a god and that he walked on water. What a joke. He was so obsessed with people wearing that lame Pike patch, that he got himself into trouble. That's what happens when you try and force people to go against Army Regs, among other things. A little ol' full-bird colonel doesn't have say over ARs. Period. These Pike peeps were so worried about their patch being seen that they lost focus on why we were in Iraq in the first place. When you have the BDE CO and CSM saying things like, "Duly noted" because people aren't wearing that lame Pike patch as their combat patch, that's just ludicrous. I served with the 1/167th RSTA unit on my first tour and they were awesome. Nothing like this 67th unit. I proudly wear the RSTA patch as a combat patch. The Pike patch, however... Well, even if the reg said I could wear the Pike patch, I wouldn't wear it if my life depended on it... A lesson to all CAV/INF-type COs who have MI units under them: Don't mess with us - we're smarter than you.
Cold [Moderator] 1 month ago I have known him and of him for 2 decades. I found him personally and professionally lacking. However he charmed the senior leader without regard for Army values or his peers and subordinates. He was finally found out publically! Sadly some in positions of power/influence will try to save and further his career! Shine the light of day on these alleged senior leaders and let them share his fate for risking the lives and careers of American fighting men and women with substandard Commanders/officers.
Hubris2 [Moderator] 1 month ago He failed to listen to the subject matter experts on his staff and battalions. Stemple constantly minimized their roles of competent soldiers. Only yes men were accepted. It was if a hospital administrator told a doctor to use a dogs heart in a transplant surgery and a couple of neutered doctors told the administrator good idea, so that they could continue to progress through the ranks. This man put a brigade worth of soldiers in danger each and everyday by his lack of competency. His hubris and ignorance led to his nation wide humiliation. He fundamentally did not understand his profession and it is frightening that he got to the high level that he did. Each and every leader that allowed him to get promoted throughout his 30 year career should share in his shame, just as those officer and senior enlisted subordinates that were complicit in his unlawful and ill moral orders.
Guest [Moderator] 1 month ago in reply to Hubris2 This officer was most likely mentally unstable. I've known a lot of people that worked for him and he was known to me extremely arrogant and condescending.
Overkill [Moderator] 1 month ago He was the worst leader I have ever know. He didn't even know Sadam was a Bathist until 2 weeks prior to being in Iraq. I have never met someone so hated in my personnel or professional life. He was 2 months away from getting his star and it took 30 years to realize this man is a fool. After 5 mins of speaking to him you realize he is truely an idiot and doesn't understand his profession. Now the whole Army knows.
1640385 Apr 30, 2011 2:50:04 PM I WORKED FOR THIS OFFICER SEVERAL YEARS AGO. HE WAS GIVEN A LETTER OF REPRIMAND FOR HIS UNPROFESSIONAL, CONDESCENDING AND DIVISIVE BEHAVIOR. HE WOULD CONSTANTLY SCREAM AND BELITTLE HIS SUBORDINATES. NGB DID NOT WANT HIM AND SHIPPED HIM TO NE. PLEASE GET RID OF HIM, NGB DESERVES BETTER THAN THIS FOOL.
bluerooster May 1, 2011 6:14:21 PM BEST DAY EVER for the 67th BFSB! All hail King Saelfus, the Pike has flown. Good ridance, what an incompetent turd.
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