"...do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic..."

"For the good of the Air Force, for the good of the armed services and for the good of our country, I urge you to reject convention and careerism..."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Maxwell AFB, April 21, 2008

"You will need to challenge conventional wisdom and call things like you see them to subordinates and superiors alike."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, United States Air Force Academy, March 4, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

A-10 Instructor Pilot & the Courage Checkbox

Brian Miller, a currently serving Air Force Reserve Hawg Driver, gave an important speech and desperately needed reminder to his fellow Oath Keepers and to all of us in uniform. He touches on the importance of "standing up and taking heat" and times "where you cannot sit by and allow even pressure from within your own ranks to keep you silent." In a world filled with pigeons, it is refreshing to see an Eagle spread his wings.

We owe him our appreciation for having the courage to honor his oath at home and for standing up for American principles, instead of going with the flow and conveniently considering logged time in an AOR as somehow a sufficient checkmark, in the courage checkbox.

* Break break*

I just learned that Brian Miller, who was the Pima County GOP Chairman at the time of his speech above, was removed from the local GOP party this weekend. You can read more here, and you can learn more and support this truly courageous public servant by visiting his Facebook page.

A man involved in government service and politics, who is actually willing to take the heat for doing what is right. Isn't that refreshing?

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