11 Top Post-9/11 Generals As Dogs

Leadership
Composite screenshot from Fetch!

This morning, the Today Show introduced the world to Fetch!, a new app to identify your breed of dog. Just for fun, the app also has a feature that uses facial recognition technology to match humans to a dog breed. Of course, just for fun, we decided to upload the faces of America’s most powerful military leaders. Behold, generals and admirals as lovable canines, man’s best friend. The app even offers descriptions of their attributes, which are strikingly accurate.


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Retired Army Gen. Stan McChrystal — Brussels Griffon

McChrystal retired from the Army in 2010 after commanding coalition forces in Afghanistan.

Air Force Gen. Mark Welsh — German Shepherd

Welsh currently serves as the Air Force Chief of Staff.

Retired Adm. Bill McRaven — Labrador Retriever

McRaven retired in 2014 as commander of U.S. Special Operations Command. The former Navy SEAL was the on-scene commander of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. He now serves as Chancellor of the University of Texas system.

Retired Marine Gen. James Amos — Miniature Schnauzer

Amos retired as commandant of the Marine Corps in 2014. He was the first aviator to serve in that post.

Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus — Irish Setter

Petraeus resigned as director of the Central Intelligence Agency in 2012 after having previously commanded U.S. Central Command and coalition forces in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Marine Gen. Robert Neller — Boerboel

Neller currently serves as the commandant of the Marine Corps.

Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford — Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Dunford currently serves as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and previously served as commandant of the Marine Corps and commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan.

Retired Army Gen. Martin Dempsey — Chihuahua

Dempsey retired as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 2015.

Retired Marine Gen. John Allen — Bluetick Coonhound

Allen retired in 2015 as the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL. Prior to that, he served as the commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan between 2011-2013.

Adm. John Richardson — Golden Retriever

Richardson currently serves as the Chief of Naval Operations.

Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis — Basset Hound

A living legend in the Marine Corps, Mattis retired in 2013 as commander of U.S. Central Command, the unified combatant command responsible for the Middle East, North and East Africa, and Central Asia.

Now you can relive the glory days of screaming "fire for effect" before lobbing rounds down range, and you can do it from the comfort of your own backyard, or living room, without having to worry that some random staff sergeant is going to show up and chew you out for your unsat face scruff and Johnny Bravo 'do.

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The leader of a Chicago-area street gang has been arrested and charged with attempting to aid the ISIS terrorist group, the Department of Justice said Friday.

Jason Brown, also known as "Abdul Ja'Me," allegedly gave $500 on three separate occasions in 2019 to a confidential informant Brown believed would then wire it to an ISIS fighter engaged in combat in Syria. The purported ISIS fighter was actually an undercover law enforcement officer, according to a DoJ news release.

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Jacob Daniel Price (Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office)

An ex-Marine faces premeditated murder charges after admitting to killing his parents and the two family dogs, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office.

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My brother earned the Medal of Honor for saving countless lives — but only after he was left for dead

"As I learned while researching a book about John, the SEAL ground commander, Cmdr. Tim Szymanski, had stupidly and with great hubris insisted on insertion being that night."

Opinion

Editor's Note: The following is an op-ed. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Task & Purpose.

Air Force Master Sgt. John "Chappy" Chapman is my brother. As one of an elite group, Air Force Combat Control — the deadliest and most badass band of brothers to walk a battlefield — John gave his life on March 4, 2002 for brothers he never knew.

They were the brave men who comprised a Quick Reaction Force (QRF) that had been called in to rescue the SEAL Team 6 team (Mako-30) with whom he had been embedded, which left him behind on Takur Ghar, a desolate mountain in Afghanistan that topped out at over 10,000 feet.

As I learned while researching a book about John, the SEAL ground commander, Cmdr. Tim Szymanski, had stupidly and with great hubris insisted on insertion being that night. After many delays, the mission should and could have been pushed one day, but Szymanski ordered the team to proceed as planned, and Britt "Slab" Slabinski, John's team leader, fell into step after another SEAL team refused the mission.

But the "plan" went even more south when they made the rookie move to insert directly atop the mountain — right into the hands of the bad guys they knew were there.

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Sen. Rick Scott is backing a bipartisan bill that would allow service members to essentially sue the United States government for medical malpractice if they are injured in the care of military doctors.

The measure has already passed the House and it has been introduced in the Senate, where Scott says he will sign on as a co-sponsor.

"As a U.S. Senator and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, taking care of our military members, veterans and their families is my top priority," the Florida Republican said in a statement.

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