Happy Holidays from Majorman

December 24, 2008

Greetings readers.  Hope your Winter is going well.  Please take some time to visit  family and friends this season.  Reflect on 2008 and look positively towards 2009.

Should ever feel down take an opportunity to help someone out–I guarantee you will feel better.

My time at Georgetown is complete and I’ll be involved in more mainstream Army duties in the weeks ahead.  Pray for our troops.

Should you ever want to see more military news check out the Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS).  And a good source of daily Army news is at Stand-To.

Thanks for taking this blog from Zero to 11,000+ readers (total) in just six months.

Oh yeah, Go Titans!

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Secretary of the Army says Blog, baby, blog!

October 1, 2008

Back in June I told you my, non-loyal, readers that the Army embraces blogging.  In the news, the Secretary of the Army, Pete Geren, has encouraged more MilBlogging.

Soldier blogging

Soldier blogging

Secretary Geren said:

We’ve got to embrace every form of media, and this new medium – and particularly blogging, for many people – has replaced traditional media as a way to get news,” said Geren. “And not only to get news, but to educate themselves, the back and forth that blogs offer. So I see it as an addition of what we’re doing, and a mechanism to reach some people who you don’t reach at all through so-called traditional media.

His comments illustrate that Senior Leaders of the Army will begin to embrace Web 2.0. Secretary Geren’s comments were made during the 2008 MilBlog Conference held in conjunction with the Blog World Expo. (I didn’t know about either of these events…)

A video of LTG William B. Caldwell, IV addressing the MilBlog Conference–he is an advocate for blogging and directs all students at Command & General Staff College (Major’s school) to blog.  And here is an article about Secretary Geren’s historic visit to the MilBlog Conference.

I’m working on a two articles on this subject over the next few weeks.  Stay tuned…

Oh and if the Chief of Public Affairs is reading, Sir, I’d like to work on the Army or DoD New Media team. *fingers crossed*