By Jim Campbell
November 29. 2018
So here I am on a Thursday evening watching war movies an I notice a couple of women with 10 Mountain division patches on their uniforms.
What’s the big deal?
It would be like the difference from fighting from Honolulu than training daily at no less than 10,000 feet.
Did someone just say clown?
Ronald Reagan had the solution when bombed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s tent when he tried to become the new strong man on the block. (Source)
It’s time to give Recep Tayyip Erdoğan a little treatment from President Reagan.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Turkish:born 26 February 1954) is a Turkish politician serving as President of Turkey since 2014.
Erdoğan previously served as Prime Minister from 2003 to 2014 and as Mayor of Istanbul from 1994 to 1998.
He founded the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in 2001, leading it to general election victories in 2002, 2007 and 2011 before standing down upon his election as President in 2014.
Here he is with one of the mullahs from Iran
Coming from an Islamist political background and as a self-described conservative democrat, he has promoted socially conservative and liberal economic policies in his administration.
He clearly can’t be trusted and presents a security issue for NATO troops.
Under his administration, Turkey has experienced democratic backsliding.
Senator Bob Dole was a member of the 10th Mountain Division.
Bob Dole (front right) with fellow future Senator Daniel Inouye at Percy Jones Army Hospital in Battle Creek, Michigan. (Photo courtesy of Robert Dole Library.)
He sustained his hand injury in the hills of Italy during WW II
Erdoğan is a strict proponent of Sharia and was solely responsible for the 10th Mountain Division to deploy to the Mountains and Caves of Tora Bora, making the 10th too late.
It had been rumored that Osama bin Laden was in those caves, something we may never find out to be factual.
The land power of the United States Army is organized by Divisions and independent Brigades.
An American army division (which is made up of 2 to 3 Brigades) is generally composed of eleven to twelve battalions, a mix of infantry, armor, artillery, and engineers (combat and construction). In addition there are police and medical companies, along with a support/maintenance battalion (one of whose companies is assigned to each subordinate Brigade), along with numerous support elements.
It is the ratio of infantry to armor battalions which determine whether a Division is classified as an Infantry Division or as an Armor Division. Total strength varies between 17,000 and 22,000 personnel, depending on specializations and assigned Corps level assets (a Corps consists of two or more divisions put under a single command. Two or more Corps combine to form an Army (assuming there are enough troops).
The 10th Infantry Division carries the WW2 designation of “Mountain” as a historical honorarium. It is a light infantry outfit. (ie, it has more soldiers walking or riding in helicopters than it has those riding around in armored personnel carriers, and its artillery would be mostly towed rather than self-propelled).
There have always been women in our infantry and armor divisions ever since world war II.