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Avowed communist in uniform.

Discussion in 'Vets and Friends' started by Rob_BW, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. Rob_BW

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    Spenser Rapone, West Point class of 2016.
     
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    He should be stripped of his place there and disavowed in shame.
     
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    So this commie is for real - tried to get into WP years ago but failed the medical part but guess now they will take anyone. You know, this idiot wrote in his graduation cap that communism will prevail, fool doesn't realize Che would have killed him given half the chance.
     
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    Can't post all the images, but West Point, 2BCT 10 Mtn, and the Ranger Training Brigade (where a friend has told me that this guy just failed mountain phase for the second time) have all been fielding responses to emails and social media inquiries.

    It seems the budding revolutionary is about to face some consequences.
     
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    STATEMENT
    RESPONSE TO SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS BY USMA GRADUATE -- September 26, 2017

    The U.S. Military Academy strives to develop leaders who internalize the academy's motto of Duty, Honor, Country, and who live the Army values. Second Lieutenant Rapone's actions in no way reflect the values of the U.S. Military Academy or the U.S. Army.

    As figures of public trust, members of the military must exhibit exemplary conduct, and are prohibited from engaging in certain expressions of political speech in uniform. Second Lieutenant Rapone's chain of command is aware of his actions and is looking into the matter.

    The academy is prepared to assist the officer's chain of command as required.
     
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    Is this For Real?!?
     
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    As far as I can tell. I saw the initial stuff pop off last night. But it really gained traction today.

    A number of these responses have come to me through people I've known in real life.
     
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    Anyone know what sections of the UCMJ he violated?
     
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    I think the easiest article to charge him under is Conduct Unbecoming An Officer.
     
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    There has to be more to the story. He is prior enlisted and received the Combat Infantry Badge. The article I read also indicated he was entitled to wear the Ranger Tab. His enlisted assignment was to the 10/75, an all Ranger Regiment. It will be interesting to see how this unfolds.
     
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    Or prejudice of good order and discipline.
     
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    A retired RI I know told me he just failed out of Ranger school, though it appears he had passed RASP and served in the Ranger Regiment while enlisted. So he is entitled to wear the 1st Batt scroll as a combat patch.
     
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    We've got commies coming out of the woodwork, now.

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    . Marxism has never created anything but totalitarian dictatorships, and communist dictators typically purge the loyal "comrades" who help them wrest power. Anybody who would glorify "Che" has lost his marbles because he was nothing but a ruthless dictator wannabe
     
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    Article 88, among others.
     
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    How does that apply?

    “Any commissioned officer who uses contemptuous words against the President, the Vice President, Congress, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of a military department, the Secretary of Transportation, or the Governor or legislature of any State, Territory, Commonwealth, or possession in which he is on duty or present shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.”
     
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    I won't quote him, as you would just use the profanity in his quotes to harass me, so I'll just say look up his quotes about Mattis, Pence, and McCain and tell me how those things are not "using contemptuous words" against three of the offices named in Article 88.
     
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