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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Mayhem

Marine Raider gunny busted to private but no discharge in Green Beret hazing death | Marine Corp Times

Fourth and final Marine Raider on trial for the murder of Army Green Beret Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar while in Mali has been found guilty of hazing, making a false official statement, conspiracy charges and involuntary manslaughter. Gunnery Sgt....

Soldiers on electric scooter accused of hit-and-run while riding drunk in Seoul | Stars & Stripes

Two American soldiers are being investigated by South Korean officials for allegedly using an electric scooter while intoxicated and then fleeing the scene of a crime in Seoul over the weekend. According to a Yongsan Police Station senior traffic...

Marine Raider ‘betrayed’ Green Beret, lied with SEALs to cover up his hazing death, prosecutors say | Air Force Times

Prosecutors in the criminal case of a Marine Raider say that the accused deceived his teammate. In the June 4, 2017, strangulation killing of Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar in Bamako, Mali, Gunnery Sgt. Mario A. Madera-Rodriguez stands accused...

Man sent to federal prison over theft of government property from Fort Bragg | Fayetteville Observer

A retired purchasing agent from Fort Bragg was sentenced to federal prison on Wednesday for directing government connections to specific companies in return for donations and presents for himself and his spouse. Morris Cooper pleaded no contest to stealing...

Retired Army major general reduced to second lieutenant for sex crime conviction | Army Times

After pleading guilty last year in a Virginia court to sexually abusing his daughter while in duty, the defense secretary demoted a retired Army major general to the rank of second lieutenant. Grazioplene, 71, began his military career in...

Court-martial for Marine Raider accused in Green Beret’s death in Mali to begin Monday | Stars & Stripes

Officials confirmed Friday that the court-martial for a Marine Raider convicted of manslaughter and other charges in the 2017 strangling murder of a Green Beret in Mali would commence on Monday at Naval Station Norfolk Virginia. Gunnery Sgt. Mario...

Baked on the range: Canadian soldier allegedly served weed cupcakes to her unit | Military Times

Chelsea Cogswell, a Canadian soldier, will face charges related to serving marijuana-laced cupcakes to her artillery regiment when serving at the cafeteria in 2018. On July 21, 2018, the crime occurred at the Royal Canadian Artillery School in New...

3rd Special Forces Group spokesman tweet triggers suspension, inquiry | Army Times

Capt. Rick Dickson posted, and later deleted, a tweet referring to the size of a friend’s cup size in a photo he had taken of them together. He later made an apology video and claimed that his statement was...

Brigade caught in strip club episode in Poland hit with corps-level investigation | Army Times

The 18th Airborne Corps has opened its own investigation into the 101st Airborne Division's Combat Aviation Brigade leadership, following an incident last year in which one of the unit's subordinate battalions violated Army rules by going into a strip...

Prosecutors recommend 17-year sentence for former Green Beret convicted of spying for Russia | Stars & Stripes

In a recommendation filed Friday in the US federal court in Virginia, the federal prosecutors seek a 17-year prison sentence for Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins. Debbins was a retired Green Beret who pleaded guilty last year to giving Russian...

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US-backed SDF arrest three suspected ISIS members in northeast Syria | Kurdistan 24

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in combination with the US-led coalition against ISIS conducted an operation in northeast Syria...

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