Yes, I’ve posted this on Tumblr, but felt like it needed a home here on the blog, as well:
Before those of you in uniform past or present get all bent out of shape that I just don’t understand ‘cuz I’m just some blogger who rides a desk, I’ve been in these meetings, on both sides: in the DCU, then the ACU, then the cargo pants. I fully understand that there’s a delicate balance between establishing a collegial report and maintaining one’s security posture.
That also does not mean that you should take a picture of it.
And as far as the tactical implications: this person is obviously in place because someone in the PRT’s security element decided that yes, they need a “guardian angel” in the room. In front of the window. With the curtains drawn. And their back to it.
So they’re not at this post so guard against who might be coming in, they’re guarding against who’s currently in the room. Which, is the local Director of Womens’ Affairs. I know a DOWA’s job is tough, but is it bad enough she wants to launch an insider attack?
I may need to start keeping a file of the truly horrible PAO moments: this might just be this year’s winner in the photo category. So. Wahoo.
Until next time, let’s stay on that sunny side, yes?