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Director of VA Robert McDonald Lies About Military Service (Shame on Him!) February 24, 2015

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McDonaldAdding to my latest post about Sniper Posers…we have a new addition to the Stolen Valor club.  New Veterans Affairs Secretary (and former Proctor & Gamble CEO) Robert McDonald today admitted to lying about being a Special Forces Soldier (Green Beret).  This is the same person who confronted Iraq War Veteran  (both Iraq wars) and Republican Congressman Mike Coffman (R. Colorado) and pointedly asked “What have you done?”  McDonald then talked about how he had “…run a major company..”

It is bad enough when a civilian who has never served lies about their service.  It is more egregious when a military member who served honorably lies about their service. It is absolutely not acceptable when the Secretary of the VA lies about his service.  Let’s be clear, the VA is one of the most incompetent, corrupt organizations in the entire US Government.  Shame on him!  He belongs on the Stolen Valor Wall of Shame!

Chris Mark on NPR “Here and Now” talking about R&S Foundation January 22, 2015

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SniperNPRI was asked to interview for NPR’s “Here and Now” related to the movie American Sniper and the role of snipers in combat. This was the result of writing an article for the National Review on the same subject.  If you are interested in listening to the interview, you can listen to it here.  Most importantly, I was able to get some well needed press for the R&S Foundation (Recon and Sniper).  This is a charity formed to help those brothers in our community (and other service members and veterans) who may be struggling.  We just found out that we lost another one of brothers yesterday. Please visit www.SniperFoundation.org

 

 

Chris on NewsMax TV Speaking about American Sniper January 21, 2015

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NewsMaxI was invited to speak to NewsMax TV about the various comments related to Chris Kyle and the sniper community at large that have been circulating. I am always honored to have the opportunity to represent the larger sniper community and dispel the myth that we are somehow heartless killing machines or knuckle dragging troglodytes.  Thank you NewsMax for the opportunity!  You can read the article created from the transcript: “Ex Marine Sniper: Michael Moore Clueless about Us.”

Here is a link to the Video

Chris Mark in the National Review (Smearing Snipers) January 16, 2015

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COBRAI was asked to write a review of the movie American Sniper.  The National Review asked for a ‘sniper’s’ perspective on the movie.  I asked if I could write a larger piece on how snipers are maligned as ‘hate filled killers’ and ‘murderers’.  I am excited that I was given the opportunity to tell a story that is not often told.  I am grateful to the National Review for providing the opportunity to give insight into the dangerous job of being a sniper.   The name o the article is “Smearing Snipers; What Many Americans Don’t Get About Our Warrior Elite”  If you are so inclined, please consider donating to the R&S Foundation.   We are a group of volunteer former Reconnaissance Marines and Scout Snipers who work to support our brothers in need.  You can donate here.  Thank you for anything you can give!…

Chris Mark speaking at COMTEC 2014 by TouchNet August 27, 2014

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comtec_v3Chris Mark will be presenting at the 2014 COMTEC TouchNet Client Conference on PCI DSS and data security within the payment card industry.  The title of the presentation will be Hitting the PCI Bullseye.  COMTEC is the premier conference for Higher Education organizations.  I was invited to speak in 2012 but  found myself delayed returning to teh US as I was in the Gulf of Aden providing maritime security.  Below is a description from the TouchNet website.

“Join us for the COMTEC pre-conference PCI Workshop: Hit the Bullseye on November 10th. This power-packed day of PCI and security training is vital for business, security, compliance, audit, and IT professionals who want to stay on target with changes in payment security rules in the coming year. You’ll get real-world advice on compliance and best practices from industry experts and campus leaders who are dedicated to information security.”

 

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