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cidgrad89

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https://abcnews4.com/news/local/citadel-alumnus-commanded-mission-to-take-down-isis-leader-al-baghdadi
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I can't believe that they got this wrong!:

"Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., a 1979 graduate of the Citadel, is a four-star general who currently leads the U.S. Central Command for the Department of Defense."


Don't they know that a "Lt. Gen" is a 3 star and "General" is a 4 star?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

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Well, a Lt Gen is a 3 star, but right, not sure how they missed the fact that he is Gen McKenzie, 4 star type.
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We're talking journalism majors here, guys

Lower your expectations a little

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Here's another example of stellar "journalism" from the local P&C.  The writer repeatedly calls Gen Walters, "Gen Waters":

https://www.postandcourier.com/news/citadel-president-commits-to-mess-hall-improvements-after-cadets-boycott/article_f7e378f0-dbc6-11e9-8cb8-cb101bca371b.html

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I don’t know if I would go so far as to say he “commanded the mission.” He is the Combatant Commander (CENTCOM) and ordered the mission’s execution but the mission commander is usually the senior officer actually on the mission itself.

Good press for The Citadel regardless of old file pictures and editorial showing him as a Lt Gen.

Great work GENERAL McKenzie!
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Most journalists wouldn't know a stealth bomber from a 747.  '79 is the only class in school history to have 2 actively serving 4 Star Officers, I did a lot of pushups for those guys.
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