Combat PTSD Wounded Times
March 4, 2018
The military did a great job selling "resilience" training. Too bad it turned out that it did not work. As a matter of fact, it made seeking help an impossible dream. Who the hell would want to ask for help, especially a Marine, after hearing the training was intended to make them mentally tough enough?
That is exactly what this training did. Every member of the military has to take this training since 2009 and since then, while the number of enlisted personnel went down, the number of suicides were not reduced accordingly.
There was Sergeant Major's trail that is more of an indictment on this FUBAR than on him.
Marine sentenced for hate crime at Iraqi restaurantBy: The Associated PressMarch 3, 2018Is anyone paying attention to this? It keeps happening but no one with the power to end this deadly assault on our troops, will call for accountability!
PORTLAND, Ore. — A highly decorated active-duty Marine who slammed a chair into the neck and shoulder of an employee at an Iraqi restaurant in Portland has been sentenced to five years of probation and $21,000 in fines.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Damien Rodriguez was charged with a hate crime and assault that could have put him in prison for a mandatory five years and 10 months.
But Rodriguez’s defense attorney presented evidence that Rodriguez suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder from witnessing soldiers die while in combat in Iraq.read more here
It was predicted to have this outcome back in 2009! And it was predicted right here.
So, now this Marine, has lost everything because no one stopped what should have never been pushed before they had any proof of what the results would be.
Who is accountable to this Marine?
Marine Corps sergeant major indicted on hate crime charges
Immediately following the incident, the 1st Marine Division removed Rodriguez from his position as the 1st Battalion, 11th Marines battalion sergeant major. "The 1st Marine Division will continue to assist the Portland District Attorney with this matter," Gainey said. "The Marine Corps does not tolerate disorderly conduct or bad behavior from its Marines or senior leaders and expects all Marines to uphold the highest of principles and ethical behavior, both on and off duty."Who is accountable for any of them since this cause more harm to them than enemy bullets?
Factor in all the younger veterans committing suicide, despite having been trained to be "resilient" and out of the combat zones.
Factor in how they now have 400,000 charities to turn to for help.
Factor in how they have Veterans Courts to get them the help they need.
Factor in the Suicide Prevention hotline.
Why would they continue to push this training when they could have easily accomplished the same result by giving them bean bags to fight with instead of bullets?
The deadly outcome was predicted but no one listened. They are still not listening!