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Beyond the pale

June 2, 2013

In the Community section of your paper “Share the story,” a Mr. Shaman was granted his right of free speech regarding Brig. Gen....

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mikekerstetter

Jun-02-13 5:18 AM

SLAM!!!!!

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Tgrammiex4

Jun-02-13 5:50 AM

Francis, you won't get any arguement here, we see it daily. This man obviously has no joy in his life and takes his frustrations out on everyone here . Maybe it makes him feel important. I used to work for someone like him, all you can do is feel sorry for them.

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LeisureSuitLarry

Jun-02-13 6:41 AM

If the letter writer knew who the true pathetic little man that Mr. Shaman really is (wink wink) then they would know that yes, he does "lead a very negative, opinionated life".

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USABorn

Jun-02-13 6:56 AM

You would think he knows Mr. Shaman on a personal basis to describe him so perfectly!

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Premier

Jun-02-13 7:01 AM

Shortly the 4 post below plus mine will be copied an pasted By Shaman followed by an obscure Google search to bolster his position.

Yes, a sad little man indeed.

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CitizenQ

Jun-02-13 7:12 AM

Wow! I read those words"uninformed, ignorant, mean spirited individual who has nothing more to do with his meaningless life than to spew disparaging remarks about someone (or something) he knows nothing about" and immediately knew the description fit the sham of a person we've all come to ignore. However, I do feel a little sorry for Mr. Shaman. I believe he was probably bullied most of his life and is trying to make up for it by now being the bully. Showing us his intelligence by his constant referrals to u-tube videos as a reference of fact. I rarely read his posts anymore. Just click disagree and move on. And Premier is correct, he will cut and paste these messages followed by "See ....". I won't be reading those posts either. Smile!

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USABorn

Jun-02-13 7:14 AM

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS Legion of Merit Medal with two oak leaf clusters Defense Meritorious Service Medal Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters Joint Service Commendation Medal Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters Air Force Achievement Medal Joint Meritorious Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with silver and bronze oak leaf clusters Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with two oak leaf clusters Air Force Recognition Ribbon National Defense Service Medal with bronze star Korea Defense Service Medal Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS 1986 Air Force Outstanding Junior Personnel Officer of the Year 1995 Air Force Outstanding Field Grade Personnel Officer of the Year for Joint/Departmental 2004 Honorary Chief Master Sergeant 2004 Honorary First Sergeant 2004 Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award (Senior Category)

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USABorn

Jun-02-13 7:16 AM

ASSIGNMENTS 1. May 1980 - May 1981, executive officer to the Deputy Commander for Operations, 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing, Clark Air Base, Philippines 2. May 1981 - July 1983, aide to the Commander, 314th Air Division, Osan Air Base, South Korea 3. July 1983 - July 1985, assistant chief, Executive Services Group; Chief, Special Activities; and assistant executive officer to the Director, Personnel Plans, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower and Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. 4. July 1985 - July 1987, Chief, Customer Assistance; Chief, Career Progression; and Chief, Personnel Utilization, 554th Combat Support Group, Nellis AFB, Nev. 5. July 1987 - December 1989, Chief, Consolidated Base Personnel Office, 26th Combat Support Group, Zweibrucken AB, West Germany

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USABorn

Jun-02-13 7:18 AM

Assinments, cont'd

6. December 1989 - August 1992, company grade adviser to the Commander in Chief, U.S. Air Forces in Europe; Chief, Personal Affairs Branch; Chief, Quality Force Branch; Chief, Force Management Division; and Deputy Director, Personnel Programs, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Headquarters USAFE, Ramstein AB, Germany 7. August 1992 - June 1993, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 8. June 1993 - January 1996, Commander, Air Force Element; Chief, Military Personnel Division; and Chief, Executive Services, Office of the Commander in Chief, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill AFB, Fla. 9. January 1996 - March 1997, executive officer to the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

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USABorn

Jun-02-13 7:20 AM

Assignments - cont'd

10. March 1997 - July 1999, executive officer to the Commander, Air Education and Training Command; assistant for Senior Officer Management, Directorate of Personnel, Headquarters AETC; and Deputy Commander, 12th Support Group, Randolph AFB, Texas 11. July 1999 - July 2000, student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 12. July 2000 - July 2002, Commander, 355th Support Group, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. 13. July 2002 - June 2004, Commander, 96th Air Base Wing, Eglin AFB, Fla. 14. June 2004 - March 2006, senior military assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs; and senior military assistant to the acting Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. 15. March 2006 - June 2007, Study Director, Sierra Bravo, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Washington, D.C.

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USABorn

Jun-02-13 7:20 AM

Assignments - cont'd

16. June 2007- March 2012, Vice Commander, Army & Air Force Exchange Service, Dallas, Texas

17. March 2012 - present, Commander, Army & Air Force Exchange Service, Dallas, Texas

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USABorn

Jun-02-13 7:22 AM

EDUCATION 1979 Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and criminal justice administration, Mansfield State College, Mansfield, Pa. 1984 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. 1984 Master of Science degree in systems management, University of Southern California 1993 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 1994 Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va. 2000 Master of Strategic studies degree, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

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USABorn

Jun-02-13 7:22 AM

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USABorn

Jun-02-13 7:23 AM

General Hendricks was born in Edmonton, Canada and graduated from Jersey Shore Are High School, Pa., in 1974. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mansfield State College and entered the Air Force in April 1980 with a commission from the Officer Training School. He has served in a wide variety of assignments at the wing, air division, major command, unified command, and Air Staff levels. His commands include the Air Force Element at Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command, the 355th Support Group, and the 96th Air Base Wing. His key staff positions include executive officer to the Commander, Air Education and Training Command, and senior military assistant to the acting Secretary of the Air Force. Prior to his current assignment, General Hendricks served as Study Director, Sierra Bravo, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. In this capacity, he led a Secretary of the Air Force-directed study focused on designing the air base of the future.

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CMReeder

Jun-02-13 7:25 AM

Where can you read the comments Mr. Shaman made about the General?

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Premier

Jun-02-13 7:36 AM

Mr. Shaman's list of accomplishments:

President of the local Lollipop Gild.

Co Chairman of Under Achievers of America.

Chief laundry officer at the White House under Clinton.....got fired after Monica's dress came to light.

Took 1st place in Corn Hole tourney. {later complained he misunderstood the game}

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USABorn

Jun-02-13 7:37 AM

BRIGADIER GENERAL FRANCIS L. "FRAN" HENDRICKS Retired May 1, 2013.

Brig. Gen. Francis L. "Fran" Hendricks was the Commander, Army & Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange), Dallas, Texas.

The Exchange is the 43rd largest retail company in the U.S., with revenue of approximately $10 billion per year. It employs more than 43,000 civilians and provides department stores, convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, theaters, vending and other businesses on military installations in 50 states and more than 30 countries. The Exchange is a non-appropriated fund instrumentality and operates as a Soldier and Airman owned co-op, with 98 percent of its budget generated from sales.

The Exchange currently operates more than 68 stores in support of the Southwest Asia and European Command areas of responsibility, with 39 stores in Afghanistan and 10 in Iraq.

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CitizenQ

Jun-02-13 7:45 AM

Mr. Reeder, just type in Francis Hendricks in the search section of the paper and it will bring up the article under "Share the Story".

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ToTEXASfromPA

Jun-02-13 7:46 AM

CMReeder,

Go to section on Local News, May 27th. Title is "Share the Story", Retired general speaks for veterans.

Free speech is fine but you better be able to take it yourself when you criticize others.

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USABorn

Jun-02-13 7:48 AM

He led 43,000 civilians in 30 countries, with revenue of $10 BILLION per year.

I know that is a lot of info I posted, but I wanted to know how many of you think this man isn't qualified to lead Mansfield which has an enrollment of 3400 in one small town!

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Tgrammiex4

Jun-02-13 7:56 AM

Wow, I just read his comments. As the wife of a veteran I am appalled at what he said. He has no respect for those who have served thier country.Of course, he no respect for anyone for that matter.

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Tgrammiex4

Jun-02-13 8:06 AM

He has no*

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GoBB62

Jun-02-13 8:18 AM

Set & slam little man sham.

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spike2

Jun-02-13 8:26 AM

Ouch!

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eriklatranyi

Jun-02-13 8:42 AM

Francis said:

"He obviously is an uninformed, ignorant, mean spirited individual who has nothing more to do with his meanless life than to spew disparaging remarks about someone he knows nothing about, and a university which certainly he knows nothing about or its selection process for its leadership."

I can save you some typing.....he's a liberal.

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