Michael's Dispatches

Take Me to Your Leader (If you have one)

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09 January 2012

Jordan Schneider has done an excellent job helping to push the MEDEVAC Red Cross issue.  Her energy seems bottomless.  It was Jordan the active citizen who contacted Senator Charles Grassley, who quickly inquired to the Secretary of the Army, who passed the buck to CENTCOM.

Yet this is not per se a CENTCOM issue; this is an Army-wide policy failure.  However, CENTCOM could fix the issue at least in Afghanistan.

Today we see CENTCOM tossing the grenade back to the Big Army.  This email to Jordan came from CENTCOM Public Affairs.  (Underlining is mine.)

Hi Jordan

Sorry for taking so long to get back to you.  Was out sick yesterday and am heading home early; thus, I’m shooting you an e-mail reply.

As promised, I shared the materials you provided with my superiors. I have been informed that Army Public Affairs in Washington definitely the lead on this and not we here at CENTCOM.  I have also learned that David Martin is interviewing senior leaders in Afghanistan and Washington, and there should be something on CBS next week or the week after.

Hope this helps.  Good luck!


Public Affairs Officer
United States Central Command
MacDill Air Force Base, Florida
COMM: 813-529-0218
DSN: 529-0218
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