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But we talk about us being safe the first -- -- is the -- And it's the army that we found out is actually benefiting those people fighting in the feel the army the navy the air force Marines.
You people fighting in the -- that have benefited from the collection of data mega data that help people be successful in Afghanistan Iraq and all the war zones joining us now.
General John Campbell vice chairman vice chief the -- for the US army.
On a very special day general always great to have -- but especially on this day this the army's 238 birthday at the same time it is -- week.
In -- June 14 we have Flag Day absolutely.
So first off for you does it feel.
I can anniversary for you does it feel like -- -- that the army is now looking at more more as a time to celebrate your commitment.
Well -- actually 230 years and years of -- serves -- country and our shoulders are his strength of our nation.
New York has -- -- New York City.
And it's been naps are great couple of days certainly appreciate do the celebrations -- celebrate -- -- men and women both of the -- of the guard and reserve.
And so to earn thirty years and we got a long time ago so yogurt for burger -- and you will be the branch of the military they'll be represented in the parade actually November 11 for veterans say this year the army will lead the first veterans parade up Fifth Avenue.
-- -- -- -- were humbled and honored to have that opportunity.
Now when she hue which some of the NSA we're not talking about some -- essential thing about civilian security we talk about things that benefit you.
And this might be an opportunity to hear what general already -- -- told me yesterday.
When I asked -- -- -- is -- middle of the fourth dentistry corrected in -- right right into Iraq one of the most difficult times and then was very much a part of the success of the surge so here's -- said the NSA is done for him.
It's concerning that that somebody can do this who thinks maybe he's doing the right thing but relatives damaging.
The United States -- giving away information.
-- public doesn't understand.
Everything you know I don't know what job you have my guess is fairly low level so you don't really understand the overall picture.
In my mind it's it's.
It's not good and so what this means for us we've all have these problems it's about making sure with the systems in place.
To properly do background checks to make sure we understand -- some of these individuals or.
To get a top as a top secret.
And to get that access to qualify for -- general it's concerning that -- gave -- a guy like this would pass the background check.
You know your -- Odierno and understood not -- -- fourth intra division -- -- -- star he was a corps commanders -- three -- Iraq and then he was for sure commander.
You know as wreck and wreck as well as wants to our children and -- their.
As a deputy commander for the first -- division so.
You know talk on the top secret -- is very few of those in the military get that it is a very rigorous process to go to that background checks.
In the continuously updated on that and I'm not sure what he went through -- not -- -- that.
Understand where he got his checks but that is very rigorous process.
But I understand I understand also when it comes to the mega data that can be big advantage -- when you're in the battlefield.
We know about trends and yes super both Afghanistan and Iraq are shoulder to go -- for the from the intelligence collection.
You know we go after a network so we need both the human to human intelligence signals intelligence.
With the NSA and the other -- community does for our shoulders on the ground is actually essentially going after the -- an enemy on the ground there.
And -- -- I just I feel really personally as an American.
We sit -- what's politicians and people had -- the IRS being asked questions they'll get answers -- would you -- the general in charge of but the NSA down there.
They just come out and they just say -- put general Dempsey down there.
Martin Dempsey chairman of joint -- to -- they tell it like it is to keep politics aside and -- candid.
I find it refreshing but somewhat disheartening that we're not getting that from others into in places of leadership what -- you guys taught about leadership that seems to play out in every aspect deal lives.
It's -- our DNA you know in the army's about an olive branch servers about people and we have to have the trust the American people.
And so actually.
We have to tell like it is and that's where you -- sort of -- the the constitution United States and we have to give our best military advice to our our senior policy -- So here you are trying to we've had the best possible scenario come out of Afghanistan over the next few years -- also.
Have one one eye on what's happening in Afghanistan and other hot spots -- the world.
And the other -- on on the men and women who -- you under you with you and other branches are coming back needing care how concerned are you.
About the kid of them getting the care and eventually the jobs they need when they return.
Not concerned with with all that you know there's a lot of hot -- -- worldly armies -- -- 150 different countries were downsizing 80000 over the next several years.
We have to make sure that soldiers we make their transition.
Just like their time -- service was that we we honor them provide them the tools to -- -- transition back into the story and the sector.
And that's a duty for all of America to do and so we're working very hard on -- in transition program -- PT SD.
PT SA SU had a great panel -- stay with the NFL commissioner Margaret Goodell look -- -- -- traumatic brain injury we partnered with the NFL and -- corporations.
But to look at you know the Bondsman that -- the the warrior ethos of both professional athletes haven't soldiers is very similar and they don't wanna take a knee they don't -- -- be taken out of fight and we have to do things to make sure that we can take care of them for the long.
And we are pure emotion would you guys have learned in the field can actually help people who are playing games for a living in the NFL you have some vice -- to an awesome technology going into that -- -- very honored to have their partnership with the NFL and finally you have 230 years to look at.
But I can I don't the admit an officer that did was a familiar with the army and its history.
How how much pride do you take in the army as it's evolved in the successes and challenges that they've come through.
That's very personal flying -- you know last twelve years -- been engaged for country both in Iraq and Afghanistan all around the world I'm very honored and humbled to have up to serve.
Many of our officers you talked about have sons and daughters -- served in the military general Odierno son served my sons currently -- and -- sales and General Petraeus the -- so many senior leaders have that and so it's a family thing it's in our blood -- This this thing of service to country music news absolutely.
In our DNA is part of the military's -- appreciated.
Actually the American people have.
Have -- some great things of supportive so rears we're gonna continue to make sure we come out of Afghanistan that our shoulders.
In our families have a continued support have you thought about how your life would be different -- -- -- chosen and got accepted to West Point and -- needed a career.
-- you know I graduated from West Point I was gonna do more five years and then get out to.
But what you get and that your shrouded by people to assure the same values that you have done that bunch of them that kinship.
You wanna be part of an organization and does things.
That are for the good of the country.
Bigger than you -- yourself and so when you get around people who wonder that you have you want to be part of that team it's.
We have with -- -- straight ahead.
We just this Memorial Day if people are out there saying I wanna give back tool to -- -- served or.
You know I chose a different career path we're would you recommend -- -- Brothers and a whole bunch of different veterans organizations -- there -- those organizations -- try to support our families.
Helped soldiers transition you can hire veteran that's very important gonna make sure we provide in their education to tool sets do that many big corporations are taken on.
A pledge of a charter to hire veterans and so we're really need to make sure that when they come -- they serve their country.
That we can transition back to the -- -- well this 540743.
Active duty soldiers today it is 230 years of military pride.
By the US army celebrating their birthday here on hole.
Army week so general John Campbell thanks so much for your service and thanks much for the time you provided us the craziness with -- -- -- friends.
And the -- this year until meeting friends --
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