Blog Posts - Col Michael D Steele



Reflections of a Soldier: "Deeds Not Words" pt.3

As the movie Blackhawk Down was being released, we were ending our Bosnia rotation as part of SFOR X.  It was no secret that LTC Steele (pictured right) refused to directly engage in conversation regarding his part in Operati...
by The Outer Marker on Dec 22, 2009

Reflections of a Soldier: "Deeds Not Words" pt. 1

All this talk of LTC Allen West reminds me of my first Battalion Commander I served under during my four years in the Army.  Allow me to reminisce.I was a brand new 2LT (i.e. "Butter Bar") and had just finished my first PCS (Permanent Change of...
by The Outer Marker on Dec 17, 2009

Reflections of a Soldier: "Deeds Not Words" pt. 2

I remember it like it was yesterday.I was part of the advanced party and command group who landed in Bosnia on September 7, 2001 to begin the handoff from 3-7 Cav of the 3rd Infantry Division to us.  I had just begun to meet with the o...
by The Outer Marker on Dec 17, 2009


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