June 23, 2024

Tullio Corradini

Trusted Legal Source

Doug Mastriano’s Military Dog Whistle.

Doug Mastriano’s Military Dog Whistle.

A few months in the past,
this transpired:

Gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano has been in violation of a U.S. Army
plan that governs how political candidates can use photos of on their own
in uniform — a circumstance he took ways to rectify previous 7 days and again Monday,
as the Military attained out next a 90.5 WESA inquiry about the images.

And:

And until previous 7 days, both equally the Twitter and social media accounts have been headed
up with profile pictures of Mastriano in armed forces equipment. The Fb site
confirmed him in gown uniform and beret, when the Twitter account confirmed him
in fatigues.

All those photographs have been changed very last week with illustrations or photos of Mastriano in civilian
equipment, after WESA queried navy authorities about whether Mastriano was in
violation of armed forces restrictions.

“The Army contacted Mr. Mastriano’s campaign personnel and recommended them of the
guidelines for imagery use contained in the DoD Directive and Military
Regulation” immediately after the WESA question, verified Military spokesman Matthew Leonard.

Kudos to WESA!

But then what are we to make of the photo that accompanies
this P-G short article

Here’s the photograph:

Certainly, he is not in uniform, but what is actually up with that logo on his
shirt?

Here is a closeup:

That is the doggy whistle, folks.

“ROTM” stands for “Rock of the Marne” and it can be the nickname
the 3rd Infantry Division:

Soon after becoming activated for Earth War I the 3rd Infantry Division, which was
identified as the “3rd Division” at the time, located itself on the Marne River in
France, combating the Germans. The battle was everything but easy, but they
persevered. The division’s soldiers established up a defensive posture alongside the
Marne River, which served them conquer German offensives. The nickname is an
allusion to their resiliency.

And the pattern of blue and white diagonal stripes is the division’s shoulder patch.

The 3rd Infantry Division is also wherever Doug served for a few a long time:

Key Military services Assignments 

1986 Commissioned as an officer in the United States Army 

1988-1990 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment (2ACR) on the Iron Curtain 

1990-1991 2ACR for Functions Desert Defend/Storm in Iraq 

1992-1995 Assignments in Washington, DC 

1995-1998 229th Army Intelligence Battalion 

1998-2000 3rd Infantry Division (Rock of the Marne) 

2002-2005 US Army Europe 

2005-2009 NATO (Deployments to Afghanistan 2006, 2007, 2008) 

2009-2010 U.S. Army War College or university, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. 

2012-2017 Professor Military War College (PAWC), Carlisle, Pennsylvania 

Retired as Colonel in the United States Military

Sure, he is not wearing a uniform but he is pet dog-whistling his support to people who can listen to it just the very same.