Archive for the ‘U.S. Army’ Tag

How an American Soldier is Made

soldier066This is a fantastic series of photographs titled How an American soldier is made.

For 27 months, Ian Fisher, his parents and friends, and the U.S. Army allowed Denver Post reporters and a photographer to watch and chronicle his recruitment, induction, training, deployment, and, finally, his return from combat.

As a combat infantryman with stints in Iraq and Afghanistan and a former basic training company commander, this is a telling view of what it can be like for a young soldier straight into the Infantry.

    The multimedia project, including all the photos, video and special features, can be viewed at

    Why MuldoonSix?

    “Muldoon Six” was my first call sign as a airborne infantry platoon leader in B Company, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Fort Bragg, NC, from 1996-1999.

    Being an Army officer was new to me then. Blogs are new to me now.

    Let’s go!