Author Archives: Chris Penningroth

Career Retrospective – 1990

Operation DESERT SHIELD commenced after Saddam Hussein’s Iraq invaded Kuwait. The U.S. suffered a relatively brief economic recession. I earned my Private Pilot certificate. My grades were substantially better throughout 1990; however I was still only managing average grades in … Continue reading

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Scenery

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Career Retrospective – 1989

As 1989 began, George H.W. Bush took the presidency as the Reagans rode off into the sunset. Prior to the inauguration, U.S. Navy F-14s shot down Libyan fighters over the Gulf of Sidra. On the ninth of November, Germans began … Continue reading

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Career Retrospective – 1988

I made my debut as a cadet, in both Army and Air Force commissioning programs. Ronald Wilson Reagan (may eternal peace be upon him) was the President and Commander-in-Chief; George H.W. Bush was Vice-President; Frank Carlucci was the Secretary of … Continue reading

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(Ret)

It’s official! I’ve retired from service.

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This Again?

We’re okay. More to follow.

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Concluding a Career

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I was given a most amazing opportunity last month and the timing of the opportunity could not have been more perfect! I was offered the chance to give the keynote address at the Peoria County Memorial Day Observance on Monday, … Continue reading

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The Beginning of the End

I’ve recently learned that my request to retire from active service this summer has been approved. Now I actually have to figure out once and for all what I want to be when I grow up! Valid (or at least … Continue reading

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Things I Enjoy Saying

As I was walking back from work today I tried to think of a few quips I like to offer others. I do not have a particularly good reason for thinking about this particular topic. It does follow along the … Continue reading

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Adding to the Absurdity

One of my frequent reads over at PJ Media is fellow (former) St Louisan Stephen Green at VodkaPundit (who “Covers the absurd in American politics,” and does it quite nicely from a libertarian frame of reference). I finally got a … Continue reading

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