Mark Milley

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Mark Alexander Milley (born June 18, 1958) is a United States Army general, the 20th and current chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff since 2019. He previously served as the 39th chief of staff of the Army from August 14, 2015 to August 9, 2019, and has held multiple command and staff positions in eight divisions and special forces throughout his military career.

General Mark A. Milley in 2019
Combat is not for the faint of heart, it's not for the weak-kneed, it's not for those who are not psychologically resilient and tough and hardened to the brutality, to the viciousness of it. We've got to get this Army hard, and we've got to get it hard fast.

Quotes[edit]

  • We don't want to lose thousands of soldiers to [the ACFT]. This fitness test is hard. No one should be under any illusions about it, but we really don't want to lose soldiers on the battlefield. We don't want young men and women to get killed in action because they weren't fit.
  • Combat is not for the faint of heart, it's not for the weak-kneed, it's not for those who are not psychologically resilient and tough and hardened to the brutality, to the viciousness of it. We've got to get this Army hard, and we've got to get it hard fast.

Quotes about Milley[edit]

  • General Mark Milley is a big boy. When he isn’t selling out America to the Chinese, lying about the murder of random Afghan civilians, and undermining the elected president of the United States, it is clear the man enjoys a lap or two (or three) around the nearest all-you-can-eat buffet.
  • Mark Milley, obviously, is not in regulations for either physical fitness or height and weight. That matters. As Milley himself said in 2018: “‘If [soldiers] can’t get in shape in 24 months, then maybe you should hit the road.’” I agree!
  • Milley’s depredations with regards to China and undercutting the president were much worse in scale than his apparently fraudulent PT records, it is true. But it is important to remember that Milley is also physically weak. This is not a man capable of standing in the gap and leading his men to victory. He is unfit by nature. It isn’t even clear he could walk up a flight of stairs without getting short of breath.

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