Friday, August 24, 2012

General McRaven? Obama botches top Navy Seal rank.

Obama botches rank of top Navy Seal

‘I'd advise that you talk to General McRaven, who's in charge of our Special Ops. I think he has a point of view in terms of how deeply  
I care about what these folks do each and every day to protect our freedom.’
The difficulty with this is that William McRaven is and admiral not a general. As a SEAL, he is member of the US Navy, not US Army or US Marines. 
Obama has made mistakes with military terminology before. In February 2010, he mispronounced ‘corpsman’ – as ‘corpse-man’ instead of ‘core-man’ several times. 
Last year, he mixed up two Medal of Honor recipients, saying that ‘Jared Monti, was the first person who I was able to award the Medal of Honour to who actually came back and wasn’t receiving it posthumously’.
This goes to show you how out of touch Barack Obama is when it comes to military affairs. I would guess he had absolutely no clue of the basic military command structure and ranking system until a few weeks of Pentagon briefings after inauguration.  

1 comment:

Jim McKee said...

That is disgraceful, not to mention disrespectful to both the troops and to the most important duty of the Presidency.

So glad when this Poser-in-Chief is unemployed.