Dumbing Down of Our Military.

Bronze Star Medal; Decoration of the U.S. Military
Bronze Star Medal; Decoration of the U.S. Military (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The dumbing down of our military, came front and center this week with the headline of, “Air Force Chaplain Awarded Bronze Star for PowerPoint on how to treat koran.”

Lt. Col. Jon Trainer, an Air National Guard chaplain from Springfield, Ohio is the proud recipient of the one of the military’s most prestigious awards. If your checking your service dress uniform, according to the United States Navy Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS),


The Bronze Star Medal is an individual military award of the United States Armed Forces. It may be awarded for acts of heroism, acts of merit, or meritorious service in a combat zone. When awarded for acts of heroism, the medal is awarded with the “V” device.
The medal is sometimes referred to as the Bronze Star and is the fifth-highest combat decoration and the tenth highest U.S. military award in order of precedence.


Notable Bronze Star recipient’s include:

Lieutenant General Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller.

Charles Elwood “Chuck” Yeager a retired major general in the United States Air Force and noted test pilot.

Elmo Russell “Bud” Zumwalt, Jr., an American naval officer and the youngest man to serve as Chief of Naval Operations.

Admiral William James Crowe, Jr., a United States Navy Admiral who served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush.

Christopher Scott “Chris” Kyle (April 8, 1974 – February 2, 2013) was a United States Navy SEAL and is known as the most lethal sniper in American military history.

While Chaplain Trainer is certainly in lofty company with the bestowment of his award, the question still needs to be addressed as to the worthiness of the honor.



Air Force Chaplain Awarded Bronze Star for PowerPoint on how to treat koran


If this doesnt scare the living daylights out of you, then youre dead (or youve submitted — same thing). The book that inspires jihad — the war on the West and the countless dead.

This is surrender. Period.

Air Force Chaplain Awarded Bronze Star for PowerPoint Teaching Proper Sensitivity for the Koran By Patrick Brennan, NRO March 11, 2013 11:3 

An Air Force
chaplain has been awarded a Bronze Star for his service in crafting an
especially good PowerPoint about how to treat Islamic religious
materials with sensitivity, accord
ing to Ohio’s Dayton Daily News. After
U.S. troops in Afghanistan accidentally burned copies of the Koran,
sparking riots that took over 30 lives, Lieutenant Colonel Jon Trainer
came to the rescue: 

After the accidental burning last year of Qurans by U.S. troops in
Afghanistan sparked deadly rioting, an Air National Guard chaplain from
Springfield stepped in and potentially saved countless American lives.

For his effort, Lt. Col. Jon Trainer received the prestigious Bronze
Star — a medal given for heroic or meritorious achievement in
connection with operations against an armed enemy.

And he did it with a PowerPoint presentation. . . .

Within 48 hours, Trainer developed a PowerPoint presentation on the
proper handling and disposal of Islamic religious material that was seen
by every American — military and civilian alike — in Afghanistan. The
presentation then was distributed to the U.S. for use in all
pre-deployment training.

The piece explains that Trainer also helped teach service members
just how wide the breadth of their sensitivity had to be, covering what
constitutes Islamic religious material in the first place. ‘When a
Muslim writes down even a few verses from the Quran on a piece of
paper,’ he told the paper, ‘that immediately gets that same protected

Trainer is a nondenominational Christian minister who has been in the
Air Force for 17 years. He is also being recognized for his work
running the Army’s suicide-prevention program, in which he’s trained
more than 36,000 service members.

The Bronze Star is the U.S. military’s fifth most prestigious combat
award, and can be awarded for acts of merit or valor in a combat zone
(if the military deems it an act of heroism, the award is given with a
‘V’ device).

(Via Atlas Shrugs.)

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