Texas A&M Football
Sponsored By

did gen van alstyne resign?

SteadicaTm
How long do you want to ignore this user?
L
AG
my brother called me earlier from camp lejeune and said someone told him he resigned. if true anyone know why?
tbird14
How long do you want to ignore this user?
L
Yes it is true. I am not sure why. Col Jake Betty is the interim Commandant.
tcfitz3
How long do you want to ignore this user?
A
AG
It is true, and most folks I know think it is a good move. It may relate to putting the Corps back under the Dept. of Student Affairs, where it always was until Murano made it report directly to the President.

Loftin is moving quickly to streamline administration. He's very much in the Bob Gates mode.
BRP
How long do you want to ignore this user?
L
Murano
Nuke_Ag05
How long do you want to ignore this user?
L
AG
oh thank gawd....Van alstyne was destroying the corps....


Well let me just quote the late-great Colonel Sanders, who said..."I'm too drunk to taste this chicken."
tiger08
How long do you want to ignore this user?
L
I agree that VA was bad for the corps. But, I don't see anyone taking it back to where it should be.
Dave Robicheaux
How long do you want to ignore this user?
L
AG
good move.
SteadicaTm
How long do you want to ignore this user?
L
AG
quote:
Col Jake Betty is the interim Commandant.


i would love for col betty or col groves to be the new hnic
BportTXAG
How long do you want to ignore this user?
H
AG
We could definitely do worse than Col Betty or slim shady groves
ohioag67
How long do you want to ignore this user?
V
AG
I don't know Col. Betty, but I sure do know fish Groves (sorry, Shady, I had to say that). He was a fish in our outfit my sophomore year; ran into him again on campus a few years ago. In my opinion, he's top notch.
GI
How long do you want to ignore this user?
L
deleted

[This message has been edited by GI (edited 1/27/2010 4:28p).]
ohioag67
How long do you want to ignore this user?
V
AG
I think you're probably correct, GI. Guess from my class they should talk to John Sylvester or Pat Gamble. Both ****
CanyonAg77
How long do you want to ignore this user?
L
AG
quote:
The problem with that is the fact that, in order to keep the academies and other smc from "pulling rank" and sticking their noses where they don't belong, the commandant has to either have the same rank or outrank them

You've made this assertion before. I can't quite figure out how this matters.

The Academies are always going to be senior and "pull rank", but beyond that, at what point are we going to be in a situation where it is the commandants, not the Universities, Senators, Representatives etc who are calling the shots?

It's not like they are leading all the troops together in battle someplace.


And count me among those who are highly relieved that VanA is gone AND that the Commandant is moving out of the President's office.

Now, we need to go back to having the Departments of Military Science working with the Corps instead of against it.
AEK
How long do you want to ignore this user?
H
AG
I think there is going to be at least one GO we can choose from to take over the commandant duties here in the near term. In the meantime COL Betty is good choice.
GI
How long do you want to ignore this user?
L
deleted.

[This message has been edited by GI (edited 1/27/2010 4:29p).]
GI
How long do you want to ignore this user?
L
deleted.

[This message has been edited by GI (edited 1/27/2010 4:29p).]
Protrident
How long do you want to ignore this user?
L
AG
GET RID OF CORPS BLOCK!
Raggy09
How long do you want to ignore this user?
L
AG
FINALLY.
biobioprof
How long do you want to ignore this user?
L
quote:
oh thank gawd....Van alstyne was destroying the corps....

For those of us not paying close attention... how so?
quote:
It may relate to putting the Corps back under the Dept. of Student Affairs, where it always was until Murano made it report directly to the President.

Which, IIRC, was part of her response to being forced to make Weber the VP for Student Affairs. So this just strikes me as ratifying Perry's placement of his buddies at TAMU.
quote:
Loftin is moving quickly to streamline administration. He's very much in the Bob Gates mode.

I laughed when I read that.
rhutton125
How long do you want to ignore this user?
L
AG
I don't know what this thread is about.
AGnCS
How long do you want to ignore this user?
L
AG
quote:
He's very much in the Bob Gates mode

Except that Gates was in charge ... Loftin is not. It's the man behind the curtain.
txdawg80
How long do you want to ignore this user?
L
moseley would be interesting, but does any of this knock him out of contention?

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123171885

GI
How long do you want to ignore this user?
L
deleted.

[This message has been edited by GI (edited 1/27/2010 4:29p).]
WildAg08
How long do you want to ignore this user?
A
AG
I just hope the new commandant cleans up some of the racist staff Van Alstyne kept around.



Before anyone gets upset, I didn't believe it either until one of the NCO's pulled something on me personally, then a COL just let it slide.
GI
How long do you want to ignore this user?
L
deleted.

[This message has been edited by GI (edited 1/27/2010 4:29p).]
Jock 07
How long do you want to ignore this user?
L
AG
quote:
GI
user level: TexAgs LegendAggie posted 2:09p, 01/24/10this user's public profilesend private message to useredit this replyobject to this reply



A lot of that investigation was politically motivated.

And from what I understand that is a bit of an understatement
WBBQ74
How long do you want to ignore this user?
L
AG
AO has a 4 page thread on this. Suggest folks who care to check it out, too.



[This message has been edited by WBBQ74 (edited 1/24/2010 5:53p).]
nategigem
How long do you want to ignore this user?
P
good move
Jackass2004
How long do you want to ignore this user?
L
AG
Ahh, the corps,, old k1 04 disbanded zip here.
GI
How long do you want to ignore this user?
L
deleted.

[This message has been edited by GI (edited 1/27/2010 4:30p).]
Jackass2004
How long do you want to ignore this user?
L
AG
no, it didn't get fully disbanded, but they dispersed the 04 senior class because of ... differences.
GI
How long do you want to ignore this user?
L
deleted.

[This message has been edited by GI (edited 1/27/2010 4:30p).]
Jackass2004
How long do you want to ignore this user?
L
AG
It's all PC and liability. It was a few years ago, no biggie. Had good times though.
GI
How long do you want to ignore this user?
L
deleted.

[This message has been edited by GI (edited 1/27/2010 4:30p).]
ManchuAg03
How long do you want to ignore this user?
A
AG
Yes the last two commandants have been bad, but who would have thunk that I would be yearning for the days of Hopgood? He was much less destructive than VA.

K-1 2003

[This message has been edited by payneadam (edited 1/24/2010 7:51p).]
 
×
Verify your student status
See Membership Benefits >