DOD Bans Wearable GPS

A few months ago, I wrote a story about the uproar that occurred after it was Strava released a heat map that showed it’s users working out and in the process revealed the location of classified military installations.  Today the DOD announced that it had updated it’s policy for the use of personal and military owned wearable GPS devices.

Promotion Timeline

WO Timeline

I was browsing the 255N Facebook group earlier and saw that someone had pasted this handy graphic that shows when you promotion boards (assuming they don’t change anything) will meet.  I figured it would be a nice little resource to add to everyone’s kit bag so here you go.

Cyber Chief

Cyber Chief

Yes that’s right after over 19 years of wearing signal orange I have traded it in for cyber grey. 

How to Train (According to the Signal Branch)

TC 6-02.1

So this morning I was checking my email at work and discovered a message announcing the official publication of TC 6-02.1 (The United States Army Signal Corps Training Strategy).  According to it’s preface this TC “provides training guidelines and strategies to develop and certify the proficiency of signal collective tasks in support of maneuver operations.” 

I Hate Amazon

FYI, this post is more of a rant than anything else so feel free not to read it.  Many of you probably don’t know but I have a 10 year old daughter and a 6 year old son.  A few years ago for Christmas we bought them both these Kindle kids editions.  The thing is really just a normal kindle, but it comes with a plastic protector around it (which is actually pretty damn beefy) and more importantly, it comes preconfigured with their “Freetime” application that basically sandboxes the kids account and greatly limits what they can do and get to.  It also comes with free content like a number of applications as well as age appropriate books, etc.

Signal Chief Is Legit Now!

Signal Chief in SLC

A couple of months ago I got an email from the training developer for the 25W SLC course asking if it would be possible for them to use some of the articles that I’ve posted here as a daily handout to be used for a short 15 minute discussion.

Happy Birth(day) CYBERCOM

Today marked several historic events for the Department of Defense.  In the course of a couple of hours, three big events happened.