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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Mayhem

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...

Gallagher claims SEAL platoon agreed to practice medical procedures on dying prisoner | Military.com

In a newly released podcast, Eddie Gallagher has revealed that his entire platoon intended to kill the Islamic State prisoner and agreed to practice medical procedures on him until he died. According to him, the medical treatments the platoon...

Eddie Gallagher now says SEALs intended to kill unarmed fighter and ‘nobody had a problem with it’ | Task & Purpose

Nearly two years after being acquitted of murdering an unarmed ISIS fighter, Eddie Gallagher has admitted that none of them had attempted to save the wounded and unarmed fighter's. Instead, according to him, they intended to kill the fighter...

A Navy admiral was fired after getting drunk and walking naked through a hotel | Task & Purpose

Navy Rear Adm. Erik Ross has been discharged from service after getting drunk and walking naked in a Tennessee hotel where security officers have found him. His blood alcohol content test result was at 0.14 percent, which is almost...

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Commando Network Coordinates Flow of Weapons in Ukraine, Officials Say | NY Times

Special Operations Forces have substantially increased their assistance to the Ukrainian military.  A covert operation involving Special Operations personnel of...

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