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Major Rob Riggle Reports from Iraq
for Comedy Central's The Daily Show
Marine reservist public affairs officer Rob Riggle is reporting for The Daily Show from Iraq during the August 20-23 shows.

He is featured in a Radar Magazine profile.

Wired Magazine Reports That Official Defense Department Websites Reveal More Security Violations Than Individual Military Bloggers
Wired Magazine reports that official Defense Department websites reveal more security violations than individual military bloggers.

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CDR Rodney A. Hill, USN (Ret.) Named Interim Dean of the Academy at Valley Forge Military Academy & College
  Please join us in congratulating CDR Rodney A. Hill on his promotion to Interim Dean of the Academy for Valley Forge, effective August 1, 2007. In his capacity he will oversee the Middle School, Upper School and Day School for the Academy.

CDR Rodney A. Hill, USN (Ret.), a native of Bronx, New York, currently serves as a College Admission Officer, official spokesperson, and Counsel to the Office of the President at Valley Forge Military Academy & College. CDR Hill brings with him a wealth of educational and managerial experience.

He served as a military educator for eight of his 23 years of active service, teaching at both Navy Surface Warfare Officer School and the Defense Information School (DINFOS). He is a Master Training Specialist, and developed A.C.E. accredited curricula at DINFOS. He served as the DINFOS Director of Training for Public Affairs and Journalism, where he led a staff of 40 instructors teaching 15 courses that graduated 1,500 students annually. He developed the public affairs course for "media boot camp," the training used to prepare 400 reporters for combat operations in the Iraq war. He has delivered more than thirty strategic public affairs seminars at military commands, the Army War College and in 2002 to government leaders in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. He is also a private communication consultant.

"CDR Hill is an, energetic, personable, and widely-experienced educator," said Dr. Kathleen Anderson, Vice President for Academic Affairs. "He brings an outstanding combination of successful teaching, management, decision making, and effective communication to Valley Forge Military Academy."

CDR Hill earned his BA in Psychology from the University of South Carolina and his MA in Public Communication from American University. He is a graduate of Navy Nuclear Power School, Surface Warfare Officer School and the Defense Information School. As a Surface Warfare Officer he was distinguished as "Junior Officer of the Year" in 1989. As a Public Affairs Officer his assignments include the USS Ranger Carrier Battle Group, Public Affairs Detailer and Community Manager, and the Navy New Desk in the Pentagon. As a prior enlisted nuclear qualified submariner, he supervised reactor plant construction of the Trident class submarine USS Henry M. Jackson.

CDR Hill’s numerous personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal.

He lives in Pottstown with his wife Lisa and daughter Maggie.

General Bussey's Family to Receive Friends August 30 General Bussey's Family to Receive Friends August 30

(R.I.P. June 22, 2007 at 73) Major General Charles D. Bussey, Former Chief of Army Public Affairs and Class of 2000 Army Public Affairs Hall of Fame Inductee.

While a private family service was held last month, the Washington Post obituary announces that "The family will receive friends Thursday August 30, 2007 from 6 to 8
p.m. at the Demaine Funeral Home, 5308 Backlick Rd., Springfield, VA 22151, and a funeral service will be held on Friday August 31, 2007 at 9 a.m.in the Fort Myer Old Post Chapel, burial will follow with Full Military Honors in Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Army ROTC Scholarship Fund at North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC."

Memorial guestbook available at http://www.legacy.com/washingtonpost/GB/GuestbookView.aspx?PersonId=89746325

"General Bussey was one of the top advocates for a stronger and better DINFOS and fought hard to get increased funding for the organization through his many years of service. He also supported the development of a stronger print media section for the Army and over the years contributed much to the future development of [the service magazine] Soldier," says Dr. Jack Pulwers, author of "The Press of Battle" and the person who forwarded the news of the general's passing."


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