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Exclusive: Pentagon Investigating Army
Two-Star General for Retaliation
Against Green Berets

Breitbart Politics, by Kristina Wong

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Posted By:Maryland_Patriot, 3/11/2019 1:33:17 PM

The Pentagon inspector general is investigating allegations that a two-star Army general is retaliating against active-duty Green Beret instructors under his command who have voiced concerns over his lowering of standards for Green Beret candidates, three sources familiar with the matter told Breitbart News. The allegations involve Army Maj. Gen. Kurt Sonntag, who is commanding general of the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare School and Center (SWCS) where Green Berets are selected, trained, and graduated. Breitbart News spoke with more than a half dozen current and former Green Beret instructors and several others in the Green Beret community, whose firsthand

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MattMusson, 3/11/2019 2:11:16 PM     (No. 11930806)

The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.

Watering down the requirements will only get more people killed. Do people have to die to get women in the Unit?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dvc, 3/11/2019 2:44:25 PM     (No. 11930828)

Never lower standards. Never.
#1 has it right.

If women cannot hack the program, find another program, do not wreck this one, proven to be very successful.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MrDeplorable, 3/11/2019 3:55:58 PM     (No. 11930858)

40 years ago, in my forties and private medical practice, I decided to go back into the military where I had been an enlisted man but this time I was commissioned a Major and assigned to a Combat Support Hospital. Finding the CSH too tame, I heard a Special Forces Reserve group needed a Battalion Surgeon so I interviewed and was "accepted," that is, if I could pass the qualification courses, the first of which was SF Jump School. And where regular US Army Jump School was 3wks of 8-9hourdays, SF was 2wks of 11-12hourdays and the school was in Wisconsin--in July! Anyway, I pushed my aged body through four days of brutal heat, humidity, non-stop physical activity and constant harassment from the Black Hats until the fifth day when I had had it and couldn´t drag myself out of my rack for morning PT. First the School Commander, a Major, then the Exec, another Major, then the School Physician, a Captain, came in and tried to convince me to stay but I was decided and started to pack. Then the door opened and Sergeant Hableman came and, sat down and said calmly and soothingly, "Sir, if it was just you, I would say, you gave it all you had and no one could ask anymore. But you see, Sir, it isn´t just you, it´s all those young men out there who are depending on their medical officer to keep them fit to serve their flag and their country, SO GET YOUR DEAD A** OUT OF THAT GOD**** RACK AND OUT ONTO THAT F****** COMPANY STREET! NOW, TROOP!" Every time I look at my jump wings, or anyone´s jump wings, I think of Sergeant Hableman and send him a little prayer of thanks. (He died in Iraq.)

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dvc, 3/11/2019 4:12:21 PM     (No. 11930866)

Here is Gen. Sonntag´s response to an anonymous letter, apparently detailing the problems under his command.

https://www.shadowspear.com/vb/threads/anonymous-letter-discussion-and-general-kurt-sonntags-rebuttal-merged.28834/

The line that jumped out at me was: (SFQC is Special Forces Qualification Course)

Gen. Sonntag says:"the SFQC is not a place where high attrition rates should occur."

WOW! So nearly everyone should get their Green Beret ´participation trophy´, and the SF Command shouldn´t be getting rid of the unqualified and selecting the cream of the crop?! Maybe just issue everyone a Green Beret, it would be "more fair" and way cheaper. /s off

That one sentence shows a really dangerous approach to the very concept of elite troops. The WHOLE POINT is that they are far, far above the norm, so you HAVE TO attrite at least 80-90% to get to the top 10 or 20% of people for these elite units.

Scary.
Sounds like the instructors are correct and Sonntag needs to go. I wonder how he even got to where he is. An Obama butt kisser? I don´t know.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dvc, 3/11/2019 4:22:48 PM     (No. 11930872)

A sincere "Thank you, sir" to #3, and to Sgt. Hableman for both your service.

And a RIP, and "Well done", for Sergeant Hableman. It diminshes us all to lose fine men like this.

It makes me think of the end of "The Bridges of Toko Ri", when the Admiral was talking about naval aviators, but it applies to many, many more who put themselve in harm´s way on our behalf.

I come from a family with six former and current naval aviators, over three generations, so this particular clip is dear to my heart, but there is a lot of truth there, especially for our elite forces, whichever branch.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uBRnoBxHpM

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MDConservative, 3/11/2019 5:03:21 PM     (No. 11930905)

This is said to be under IG investigation. Unnamed sources outside the lines of proper protocol...now we trust them.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Vetposter, 3/11/2019 5:59:34 PM     (No. 11930956)

Sonntag should be court martial and then executed. He is a disgrace to the Army.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab, 3/11/2019 6:55:30 PM     (No. 11931011)

I saw situations like this coming when they gave Ranger berets to everyone. So they could be elite too. So, when they degraded Ranger School several years later so the girls could get the Tab, I wasn´t surprised, and knew that SF and SEALS schools would be ruined soon too.

RLTW (A/1/75 ´plankowner´)

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Reply 9 - Posted by: lonestar jack, 3/11/2019 9:15:15 PM     (No. 11931129)

Well ykey down graded to moral requirements to be POTUS (8 years before DJT) so why not the Green Berets?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: hoosierblue, 3/12/2019 8:24:02 AM     (No. 11931489)

If this is true, the general should be demoted and reassigned.

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