COL (R) John “Jack” Tobin graduated from the Special Forces Training Course in 1968, as a communications supervisor. He served with 7th SFGA, and then was fortunate to serve with A503, A504, B55 “Mike Force”, 5th SFGA, Republic of Vietnam. After commissioning, he commanded ODAs, was Team Chief for the FORSCOM Intelligence Center for DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM, wrote new Tactics, Techniques and Protocols for Antiterrorism and Force Protection for J37, the Pentagon after the Khobar Towers event, and commanded the JRU, SOCJFCOM. He retired 1/1/2006, after serving as Chief of Plans, Combined Forces Command, Afghanistan, and Chief Military Liaison Team, US Embassy Kabul, 2004-2005.
Between these assignments were there was a series of interesting posts in CONUS, Central and South America, Europe and Asia.
Since retirement he served as the SF consultant on the conversion of nuclear submarines to SOF platforms, and was primary author of the ARSOF Future Operating Concepts 2016-2025. In 2012 he was named a Distinguished Member of the Special Forces Regiment, and served as the National President of the Special Forces Association. When his term as President, SFA ended, he happily returned to his duties as Deputy Chief Cook and Bottle Washer, of SFA Chapter VI, The Camp Mackall Chapter.
[ Newest ]Is bigger really better?
COL (R) John “Jack” Tobin 6/21/2021 8:03 AM
Does size really matter? Now that I have your attention, for two centuries it seems that Americans have craved bigger and better, larger cities, larger schools, larger banks, larger stores, malls that cover acres, or have they?
States, Part II, the Solution
COL (R) John “Jack” Tobin 6/20/2021 8:01 AM
Yesterday, I tried to delineate the ways the States lost their powers to the Federal government, two large events, the power to tax, and direct election of Senators, and one seemingly minute change in a regulation, from “will cross state borders” to “could cross state borders”. Yep, that ruling was the icing on the fascist cake.
States, Part 1, The Situation
COL (R) John “Jack” Tobin 6/19/2021 8:06 AM
I am trying to delineate what factors allowed the liberals to so drastically change the course of our Republic. When did states lose the rights granted to them in the Bill of Rights: Amendment X. The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
COL (R) John “Jack” Tobin 6/18/2021 8:02 AM
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I am trying to delineate what factors allowed the liberals to so drastically change the course of our Republic. When did “group” rights gain supremacy over the “individual rights” guaranteed by the Bill of Rights of our Constitution?
The Future through the Past.
COL (R) John “Jack” Tobin 6/17/2021 8:09 AM
At seventy five, one often reflects on the past, and wonders what has made the America of today, so different from that of my youth. What factors, changed our azimuth so dramatically, and I believe I have found some clues. Today it is our Neighborhoods and schools.
COL (R) John “Jack” Tobin 6/16/2021 8:01 AM
Many have questioned why the DINOs have gone complete over the top with the programs they are trying to shove down America’s collective throat. It has become apparent that they stole the Presidency, they have a slim and quite shaky majority in the House, and a razor thin advantage, also shaky, in the Senate and are acting like they had a Reagan Landslide with the people demanding they implement their “hate” filled agenda.
Random Thoughts and Observations
COL (R) John “Jack” Tobin 6/15/2021 8:08 AM
A couple of things struck my attention, one though petty to some, is disgusting to me, on 6 June 1944, thousands of young men from many nations stormed Festung Europa, to wrest Europe from the Nazi oppressors, D-Day was one of mass greatest achievements, nearly 10,000 young Americans died that day, died not to seize land as conquerors, or for personal gain, but to free the people of that continent.
COL (R) John “Jack” Tobin 6/14/2021 8:02 AM
I intend to submit a new word to the Noah Webster Foundation for inclusion in their next lexicon. “Wanna” has become a critical operating word for a great segment of our society.
Flag Day and Special Forces
COL (R) John “Jack” Tobin 6/13/2021 2:04 PM
On June 14th our flag’s birthday is celebrated, and on June 19th Special Forces celebrates another year of survival, not only from foreign enemies, but from folks at home who don’t understand our unique headgear is a hat, but that hat is worn by a special group of warriors, who spurn their conventional boxes, and strive only to complete their missions.
One Person, One Vote
COL (R) John “Jack” Tobin 6/13/2021 8:02 AM
One person, one vote, such a quaint idea, our Revolution started the concept, the not so Civil War and the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments passed by the Republican Party, made it a law, unfortunately Democrats then, as Democrats now want to keep the former slaves on plantations, back then to farm, since 1965 “economic plantations,” ghettos designed to break family units, take away pride and dignity, and replace it with reliance on government.
Part 2, The Eagle and the Dragon
COL (R) John “Jack” Tobin 6/12/2021 8:01 AM
Part 2, the Eagle, to conclude the China question, I will mention three drastic remedies to the Chinese problem, Nationalization, Embargo, and Repudiation, I will try to explain each:
The Eagle and the Dragon
COL (R) John “Jack” Tobin 6/11/2021 8:01 AM
Today the Dragon, now that the DINO/ChiCom/ New World Order Hoax is falling apart, and with information provided by a “high level Chicom defector”, more and more proof will be forthcoming on what can we do. While realizing the WHuppet currently kowtowing to Beijing won’t/can’t do anything, he is owned by them and they have the checks, so obey or …..
Random Thoughts and Observations
COL (R) John “Jack” Tobin 6/10/2021 8:02 AM
Dr. Anthony “ChaChing” Fauci AKA “Igor” to Bill Gates Dr. Kinderkiller, one might notice I have changed my name for this lying, little weasel. I thought from the beginning, that he was an ideologue working for the ChiComs, to further the world socialist agenda, nope, I was wrong, it is filthy lucre that motivates this evil little troll.
COL (R) John “Jack” Tobin 6/9/2021 8:01 PM
A good friend asked me “Why are the DINOs” trying to destroy our economy, ending our energy independence, and putting all these people out of work?" The easy answer is to help their ChiCom masters, and New World Order fanatics, the ChiComs because it will weaken our ability to contain their aggression, especially torpedoing our energy independence, their ally Iran will gain from our loss.
Where is Victor Laszlo?
COL (R) John “Jack” Tobin 6/8/2021 4:03 PM
Today is a special day to many. It was the beginning of the end of Fascism in Europe. The Nazis had subjected old Europe to horrors unknown since the Middle Ages. They had destroyed the soul of a once proud continent, and now the day of reckoning had begun.
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