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Re: “Cracks in the code


I am not sure where we get idiots like you. You are clueless and I won't use this platform to try to overcome you appalling ignorance. I have nothing to apologize about concerning my degree and ALL I did with cadets. Next time you are at the O'Club go downstairs and look at the Bridger wall. None of the people on that wall in the early days were "self licking" ice cream cones. Ask the Founder of Bridgers, Ron Fogleman, what it meant to be a Bridger and what the selection criteria were.

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Posted by Zoomie on 04/20/2012 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Cracks in the code

To 2016 appointee. Don't believe everything you read here. Pam Zubeck is not known for very reliable or unbiased reporting. I know from having dealt with her during many issues over the years.

Dana Born and Rich Fullerton are superb officers and don't deserve the criticisms in the article and on this web site. I won the Outstanding Educator Award in the History Department and Humanities Division and finished #2 for this award on the entire faculty. Guess what--I didn't have a history degree or humanities degree. By Mullin's standards, I wasn't qualified to teach history. I would match my achievements and qualifications with him any day.

I have every confidence that ALL the instructors at the Academy are qualified to teach the subject they are teaching. The major problem is that the Academy has way too many civilians, like Mullin, who may be great in the classroom, but have no interest in anything else the cadets do. We used to have a faculty of military officers who served as role models for the cadets and participated in all their activities. When Congress mandated a certain number of civilians on the faculty, we lost sight of our mission--to produce leaders of character--and tended to hire people with the "right degrees" and not people committed to achieving the mission and motivating the cadets to serving in the Air Force.

Don't pass up the opportunity to attend the Academy. As a graduate who has worked there for over twenty years, I admit it isn't perfect, but I know it is a helluva lot better than any civilian school you could attend. I have worked in the civilian world and I can tell you that world is full of unethical behavior. The military is the most revered institution among the American people. It always needs good people who believe in doing the "right " thing. Men and women with integrity. I applaud you for your comment, but don't abandon this great opportunity without doing some more research or talking to cadets and graduates.

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Posted by Zoomie on 04/19/2012 at 10:03 PM

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