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Retired Special Forces Sniper Michael 'Rod' Rodriguez Joins Task & Purpose Radio
Michael Rodriguez spent 21 years serving in the United States Army as a Green Beret. Both his wife and son served, bringing the family to a total of 16 deployments. Rodriguez is a member of President George W. Bush's Military Service Initiative Advisory Council, the Executive Ambassador for the Green Beret Foundation, and sits on the Leadership Board of the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation.
When the team decided they wanted to discuss the current issues facing the special forces community, they knew that Rodriguez was the perfect person to talk to. Additionally, Rodriguez opens up about watching his son deploy with the 82nd Airborne: "All I saw was a toddler going up the ramp and it ripped me like a shotgun."
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President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday that will make it easier for permanently disabled veterans to have their student loan debt forgiven.
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"There is value in applying this review and its subsequent recommendations across the Department of the Navy," Cmdr. Jereal Dorsey told Task & Purpose. "The review's purpose is to confirm the uniformed legal community is structurally and organizationally sound and best supporting the good order and discipline our integrated naval force."
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The clutch of buildings will now be known as Kent Navy Yard.