Old school, back in the day!
3 tours of duty in the school house. 1997-2000, 2005-2006, 2010.
The politics and the love/ hate affair with conventional leadership over reconnaissance and surveillance were extremely similar to the struggles faced by the LRRP/LRP/Ranger companies of the Vietnam era.
Reading old Ranger history about Roger's Rangers and the struggles Roger went through with the British leadership - same sh*t, different day.
Some things don't change.
I am thankful to have served alongside some of the best warriors and soldiers, during my time in 3rd Armored Division LRSD, 82nd Airborne Division LRSD and LRSLC/RSLC.
The experiences and lessons learned were timeless, relevant and very valuable.
Some of the Best, worst days of my life.
US Army Retired.