For an organization that is attempting to keep a low profile, they seem to be continuously tripping over appendages. From the individual more intent to show off his kit while escorting the GG in the Balkans, to the guys who frequent a few of the pubs in the BW Market, how about the guys wearing the goof ball Walter Mittyish tropical photo chic garb escorting Moe in 96.
I am amazed at how many pictures show up of the individuals with the oversized combat shirts, no nametape, rank etc. Handling exotic weapons and pretty much standing out in a crowd. But of course, we canâ€™t talk about these things, because, really we arenâ€™t supposed to see this stuff, give me a break.
This organization took on a specific role and has quietly expanded it to make them into an elite org. Good, about time, we as a military need an asset of this nature. Unfortunately they have a lousy rep for taking care of in house failings. They put the official secrets seal on all their activities including problems, specifically, pers probs...
I worked with two guys a while back that did a great job of blending into the hordes. Their own people had no idea who they were, neither did the JTF 2 guys who talked to them everyday for three months. They found it funny to derive info from our J guys and then discover most of it was inaccurate, This was one of their (Jâ€™s) first overseas taskings, two of the guys there were close friends of mine, well, and to be blunt, I donâ€™t think it was misleading info they gave out, just plain outright inaccurate. They were caught up in the image of being the untouchables and made a good display of it. Oh yes, does anybody remember the pictures from that era of the guys on top of carriers with no head gear, no name tapes, yadda yadda and HKâ€™s, and of course HQ professed that no J assets had deployed out of the country. Then again, maybe itâ€™s just me. This concludes my rant for the day.