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Army Major from South Florida to Attend Obama's Inauguration (Military Excited About Him)
NBC Miami ^ | Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 | Juan Ortega

Posted on 01/16/2013 4:28:27 PM PST by nickcarraway

"It’s an honor to be part of this historic event," Maj. Jorge E. Vargas says

An Army major who hails from South Florida says he is looking forward to his rendezvous with history: Monday, he will serve in his military capacity at President Barack Obama's second inauguration.

“In my shoes, it’s an honor to be part of this historic event, celebrating democracy and supporting the military in celebrating freedom,” Maj. Jorge E. Vargas said in a phone interview Wednesday.

Vargas, 36, said that even though he has served in the military 17 years, Monday’s inauguration will be the first one he attends.

A married father of two, he is a Colombia native who grew up in Kendall and graduated from Braddock Senior High. He now is stationed in Washington, D.C., where up to an estimated 800,000 will gather on the National Mall and along the inauguration parade route.

An array of local law enforcement agencies will be there, too, helping manage crowds and being on the lookout for any potential threat.

For the inauguration, Army personnel are assigned to assist members of the president’s cabinet, and Vargas’ role is to serve as a military assistant for Vice President Joe Biden’s family, he said.

He will assist the family as a military escort, ensuring they get to the right place at the right time without complications. He said, however, it not as a security escort.

Because so much preparation is done before the event, he said he expects next week’s inauguration to go smoothly.

“The success of this operation is due to the training and professionalism” of the military and authorities, he said. “We are thankful for the support we receive from the American people.”

Of the inauguration, he added, "We in the military are very excited."


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1 posted on 01/16/2013 4:28:33 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
"We in the military are very excited."

Don't make that statement so all encompassing #ssh#le.

2 posted on 01/16/2013 4:31:26 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: nickcarraway

Obviously one of the few allowed to carry real bullets.


3 posted on 01/16/2013 4:32:54 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: nickcarraway

Another beneficiary of affirmative action,no doubt.Ten bucks says that the Major is is expecting to be a Colonel (a *bird* Colonel) by 1/20/2017.


4 posted on 01/16/2013 4:38:06 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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To: nickcarraway

Hopefully, the excited major will get a chance to kiss King Barry’s feet. That should really make his millennium.


5 posted on 01/16/2013 4:41:19 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (HealthCare IS NOT a right. The RIGHT to keep and bear arms is.)
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To: nickcarraway

Gazing deeply into my crystal ball . . . I foresee a brilliant military future for Major Jorge E. Vargas. So long as Liberals remain in charge of the military.


6 posted on 01/16/2013 4:56:17 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: Gay State Conservative

This officer is a prime example of people from other cultures and government origins who are only shills to change our heritage. The evil factor of this is that they have only used the USA for their own historical beliefs. The major represents the hidden danger to our Founders intentions. I write as a son of immigrants and a WWII vet who has seen many who would reap the sweat and blood of true patriotic service persons to cuddle up to an imposter like Obama.


7 posted on 01/16/2013 5:03:02 PM PST by noinfringers2
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8 posted on 01/16/2013 5:05:19 PM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl
Dollars to donuts the person cropped out of the photo is another dude... just sayin’.
9 posted on 01/16/2013 5:22:48 PM PST by Damifino (The true measure of a man is found in what he would do if he knew no one would ever find out.)
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To: kcvl

An O-4 w/ 17 years and his highest award is an ARCOM?!?!


10 posted on 01/16/2013 5:26:30 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

That’s one high-speed, low-drag dude.


11 posted on 01/16/2013 5:40:56 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I had the same thought...I served 21 years on active duy, and my career was hardly stellar. Still, by the time I reached O-4, I had an MSM w/OLC, an Air Force Commendation w/ 3 OLCs, an Air Force Achievement ‘Medal, a Joint Service Achievement Medal, plus an Air Medal and an Aerial Achievement Medal. Hate to say it, but this Army doesn’t seem to have a lot on the stick. But in today’s finest PC military tradition, he’s arranged a Pentagon tour where his ethnicity can help advance his career. By the time Obama leaves office, this guy will be a below-the-zone selected for full Colonel, with an in-residence slot to a war college and a return to the Pentagon or White House where he’ll get his ticket punched for his first star.

Seems to be a poster boy for the Perfumed Princes, as David Hackworth used to describe them.

My only positive comment: the good Major doesn’t speak for a majority of the military—yet.


12 posted on 01/16/2013 5:45:20 PM PST by ExNewsExSpook
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13 posted on 01/16/2013 5:50:49 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: ExNewsExSpook

He’ll probably get a Soldier’s Medal for his participation in the inauguration.


14 posted on 01/16/2013 5:51:37 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: All

We met an officer at the uniform shop last week that was scrambling for uniform items. it seemed he was “asked” to attend the inauguration and had to spend about $500 just to get up to date.


15 posted on 01/16/2013 5:56:18 PM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: ExNewsExSpook

In the sea-going world, normally only warship O-4/O-5 Commanding Officers received end-of-tour MSMs, as well as practically everyone on the Admiral’s staff above E-7.


16 posted on 01/16/2013 6:01:42 PM PST by GreyHoundSailor
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To: nickcarraway

Praying for heavy snow ... again.


17 posted on 01/16/2013 6:05:11 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: newnhdad
it seemed he was “asked” to attend the inauguration and had to spend about $500 just to get up to date.

that reminds me...

18 posted on 01/16/2013 6:08:07 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: nickcarraway

A servant of the Usurper.


19 posted on 01/16/2013 6:13:45 PM PST by Godebert (No Person Except a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: ExNewsExSpook

Hard to see isignia - Finance Corps?


20 posted on 01/16/2013 6:17:29 PM PST by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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To: noinfringers2

That is my concern as well, especially as our government continues to allow illegals to serve in our military as a path towards citizenship. Those individuals have no stake in the game when it comes to understanding and standing up for the U. S. Constitution and the freedoms and liberties that it provides. As more of them move into this country and join, the easier it will be for the dictator wannabe will be able to use the military to oppose the citizens of this nation with lethal force for they won’t be truly loyal to the founding fathers founding principles.


21 posted on 01/16/2013 6:33:12 PM PST by grcuster
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To: grcuster

Kendall is in Dade country (where Miami is). Dade county is a liberal sewer.

Avoid Miami like the plague.


22 posted on 01/16/2013 7:07:39 PM PST by bicyclerepair ( >-> Zombies eat brains. >-> 50% of FL is safe.)
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To: redlegplanner
A while back, OD, TC, and QM officers stopped going to branch specific Officer Advanced courses and started going to a Combined Logistics course. He's wearing the Logistics branch insignia and shoulder boards...

Based on the fact that he's also wearing Rigger Wings, his basic branch was probably QM, unless he was a rigger during his enlisted days, which he almost certainly had to have had, being a Major w/ 17 years...

23 posted on 01/16/2013 8:10:07 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: redlegplanner

Could ‘t determine his branch insignia, so I’ll defer to my Army colleagues. However, I did notice a star on his jump wings, suggesting an operational tour with an airborne unit. However, in the 82nd Airborne, thousands of soldiers are required to be airborne qualified, trigger pullers and support personnel alike.


24 posted on 01/16/2013 8:31:34 PM PST by ExNewsExSpook
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To: grcuster

At one time I thought it was a good and proper way for undocumented immigrants to be allowed to serve in the armed forces in exchange for citizenship. Now I am rethinking that idea because it is apparent that such action does not necessarily instill/mean dedication to our Constitution as spelled out by the Founders of this Nation. Think of the Major in Texas who murdered seemingly fellow soldiers with praise to Allah.


25 posted on 01/16/2013 11:02:31 PM PST by noinfringers2
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To: Joe 6-pack

good analysis - thanks


26 posted on 01/17/2013 6:56:35 PM PST by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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To: noinfringers2
I remember a survey during the 90s asking military members if they would ever shoot an American citizen and it was overwhelmingly “no”. However, wouldn't feel that confident, especially since a large portion of the military voted for 0bozo.
27 posted on 01/17/2013 7:56:35 PM PST by grcuster
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