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    Iowa Army National Guard reassigns colonel

    Iowa Army National Guard reassigns colonel



    By Tony Leys and William Petroski - The Des Moines (Iowa) Register
    Posted : Friday Jun 4, 2010 13:01:22 EDT


    DES MOINES, Iowa— An Iowa Army National Guard colonel in charge of more than 3,100

    soldiers scheduled for combat duty in Afghanistan has been abruptly relieved of his command for violating military regulations.


    Col. Tom Staton, 45, a full-time military officer, has been fired as commander of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 34th Infantry Division. The brigade will be mobilized this summer in preparation for the Afghanistan deployment later this year.


    In addition, the Iowa National Guard has replaced Command Sgt. Maj. Craig Berte, 41, of Cedar Falls, who had been the brigade's top enlisted soldier.


    Read the rest of the story here: http://www.armytimes.com/news/2010/0...olonel_060410/
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    Re: Iowa Army National Guard reassigns colonel

    Why?

    Just wondering.

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    Re: Iowa Army National Guard reassigns colonel

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert F. Dorr View Post
    Why?

    Just wondering.
    I looked at the unit's website blog, and found the following:

    http://www.redbullrising.com/2010/06...sandstorm.html
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    Re: Iowa Army National Guard reassigns colonel

    Quote Originally Posted by CORNELIUSSEON View Post
    I looked at the unit's website blog, and found the following:

    http://www.redbullrising.com/2010/06...sandstorm.html
    And that says.....less than the original article....
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    Re: Iowa Army National Guard reassigns colonel

    And...........................its still two and half year old news.
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    Re: Iowa Army National Guard reassigns colonel

    Quote Originally Posted by TJMAC77SP View Post
    And...........................its still two and half year old news.
    But wouldn't you think after two years, someone would have said what they got fired for?
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    Re: Iowa Army National Guard reassigns colonel

    Quote Originally Posted by Pullinteeth View Post
    But wouldn't you think after two years, someone would have said what they got fired for?
    From my experience with the Guard, I am sure the members all know exactly what got the two of them fired, but the article from the unit blog is probably as close to the full facts as will ever see print, and is closer to the truth than the other article. The Guard doesn't like to air its dirty linen in public if it can help it.
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