Guest Post by Alex Baldwin My name is 2LT Alex Baldwin. I was deployed with the 267th Ordnance Company based out of Lincoln, Nebraska. Our unit received mobilization orders in November of 2003 to support Operation Iraqi Freedom Three. AtContinue reading… My OIF3 Deployment Experience with the 267th Ordnance Company
Today, I’d like to share my experience serving in the Maryland Army National Guard from 2005 to 2011. I joined the Maryland Army National Guard in 2005, after spending almost two years in the Individual Ready Reserve. Prior to that,Continue reading… Serving in the Maryland Army National Guard: My Experience
In today’s post, I’d like to discuss my experience in my old unit, the 1st Battalion, 175th Infantry Regiment. I served as the Company Commander with the 1/175th Infantry from 2008 to 2010. My unit was F Company, 128th BrigadeContinue reading… 1/175th Infantry: My Experience with the 1st Battalion, 175th Infantry Regiment
I was quite perhaps the worst 2nd Lieutenant in the history of the U.S. Army. I’m not proud to admit that. But, it is a fact. I had a bad attitude. I thought I knew it all. The new “power”Continue reading… Leadership Lessons from My Military Career
During my time in Company Command, I had a new Soldier assigned to my unit. She had recently left the Active Duty Army and transitioned to the IRR. After spending a few months in the IRR, she joined the National Guard. OnceContinue reading… A Military Success Story: From Bad Soldier to Superstar
I’ve been very fortunate to have some great jobs during my Active Duty and Army National Guard Career. Obviously, my time as Platoon Leader, Company XO, and Company Commander were my favorite jobs. I had other jobs that I enjoyed, butContinue reading… The Worst Army Job I Ever Had
I get a lot of emails from people who visit my website. Every once in a while, one of those emails really inspires me, or gets me thinking. I received an email two days agoContinue reading… Is a Part-Time Military Career Worth It?
In this article, I would like to discuss my experience with the KFOR8 rotation. In case you aren’t familiar with the acronyms or the mission, KFOR stands for Kosovo Force. NATO entered Kosovo in 1999 with their first rotation. ItContinue reading… My KFOR8 Rotation and Camp Bondsteel Kosovo Experience