Saturday, October 01, 2005

Marine is the new CJCS

General Peter Pace was sworn in as sixteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Sep. 30, 2005. In this capacity, he serves as the principal military advisor to the President, the Secretary of Defense, and the National Security Council. Prior to becoming Chairman, he served as Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from October 1, 2001 to August 12, 2005. General Pace is the first Marine to serve as Chairman. He also holds the distinction of being the first Marine to have served as the Vice Chairman.

I've been following the career of this man since Somalia in '94 and I knew when he was made the Vice Chair that it wouldn't be long before there was a Marine chairman. While the Chairman has to be impartial to all 4 services (Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force), I think that with a Marine in the hot seat that the Corps will benefit in ways we can't imagine yet.

As visitors to my office at home will know I'll be proud to change the title card under General Pace's photograph on my wall from Vice Chairman to Chairman. I've sent my formal congratulations to General Pace, now you can too with this form. Any questions you have can be posted on the comments underneath, I'll answer all.


Anonymous said...

The Colonel should have this job, I can just see the daily briefing now,

Colonel "Whopper" Creedon: "Sir, three Brazilian Soldiers where killed in Iraq today".

President Bush: "Thats terrible!",

Colonel "Whopper" Creedon: "I concur".

President Bush: "Just how many is a Brazilion exactly?"

Colonel "Whopper" Creedon: "Errr", (some shuffling of feet), "harumph", "Look over there!"

Major General Creedon said...

The "freedom of speech" allows you to post such comments here but unfortunately it's a court-martial offence for me to post defamatory remarks or to parody the Commander in Chief. In fact I can't even laugh or pubically acknowledge that your comment was humorous.

Anonymous said...

I'm curous - what sort of congratulatory message did you send? One assumes you didn't sign it as Colonel Ciaran "Whopper" Creedon

Anonymous said...

"pubically acknowledge"??? i for one am glad u don't "pubically acknowledge" the comment - in fact, can u promise to never "pubically acknowledge" anything?? it's enough to know u can yourself "whopper" ...

Major General Creedon said...

U kant spull either Mr hi & mitey! But I'll acknowledge that I could have spelled publically a bit better.

To answer the previous question by Mr. Anonymous- I'm afraid the answer to that is between me and the General ;)

Anonymous said...

Oh my god, it was hugs and kisses wasn't it?