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The Angry Staff Officer

The Angry Staff Officer

By Angry Staff Officer
Of history, warfare, leadership, and alcohol
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Is Saw Gerrera a Terrorist?
Frequent guest blogger Kera Rolsen gets into the nitty-gritty details of that complicated figure of the Star Wars world, Saw Gerrera. Is he a freedom fighter? A terrorist? Listen for the ultimate conclusion to this long-running debate. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://angrystaffofficer.com/2021/06/15/is-saw-gerrera-a-terrorist/
09:24
July 2, 2021
The Case Against Starbuck: Why Talent is Not Enough
Guest blogger Kera Rolsen analyzes Starbuck's leadership, from the show "Battlestar Galactica."  This episode is also available as a blog post: http://angrystaffofficer.com/2020/01/06/the-case-against-starbuck-why-talent-is-not-enough/
05:24
July 2, 2021
On Rendering Honor
If you've never had the experience of presenting the flag to a family at a graveside service or funeral, it is an incredibly powerful experience. You never know what you're going to find. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://angrystaffofficer.com/2019/08/27/on-rendering-honor/
09:06
June 24, 2021
Stop Calling Armed Mobs the “Militia”
It is common to refer to large groups of armed individuals in the US as a "militia;" but this is problematic, as that term carries with it legal and historical ramifications. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://angrystaffofficer.com/2020/01/20/stop-calling-armed-mobs-the-militia/
10:31
June 24, 2021
If the U.S. Army had Elephants in the Civil War
A work of pure fiction, but...what if Lincoln had accepted those war elephants from Siam? And what if they'd been at Gettysburg? I highly recommend visiting the original blog post of this to view the amazing concept art done for the unit's colors and crest. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://angrystaffofficer.com/2019/08/12/if-the-u-s-army-had-elephants-in-the-civil-war/
17:04
June 23, 2021
Stop Calling Us Warriors
On the U.S. military's near obsession with branding its people with the "warrior" appellation.  This episode is also available as a blog post: http://angrystaffofficer.com/2016/12/14/stop-calling-us-warriors/
19:05
June 23, 2021
What Do the Revolutions of 1848 Tell us About Modern Politics?
This was first written in 2015. Hindsight makes it a little too on-the-nose. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://angrystaffofficer.com/2015/10/12/the-refugee-crisis-of-1848/
11:05
June 23, 2021
The Center for Galactic Lessons Learned
For all that strategic and tactical nerdery in a galaxy far, far away. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://angrystaffofficer.com/2015/11/17/center-for-galactic-lessons-learned/
14:35
June 23, 2021
Drunken Disaster at Harper’s Ferry
What happens when your commander is drunk at the time of the battle? Well, it might be a short battle. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://angrystaffofficer.com/2015/09/16/drunken-disaster-at-harpers-ferry/
08:04
June 23, 2021
Francois de Fleury: the Most Badass Engineer of the American Revolution:
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://angrystaffofficer.com/2021/06/10/francois-de-fleury-the-most-badass-engineer-of-the-american-revolution/
20:02
June 22, 2021
“We believe in making treason odious:” U.S. Veterans of the Civil War Attack the Lost Cause
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://angrystaffofficer.com/2021/06/20/we-believe-in-making-treason-odious-u-s-veterans-of-the-civil-war-attack-the-lost-cause/
31:04
June 22, 2021