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Company Command’s greatest hits: Murphy’s Law of the Newest Soldier

    I think I have learned as much from Company Command as from any other website over the last six years. So I was glad to see them celebrating their anniversary with a selection of some of their greatest hits. Over the next several days, I hope to do them one better by picking ...

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I think I have learned as much from Company Command as from any other website over the last six years. So I was glad to see them celebrating their anniversary with a selection of some of their greatest hits. Over the next several days, I hope to do them one better by picking my favorites from their selections.

Here is my tie for 2005, about the military law of the new guy:

Here’s an addition to Murphy’s Laws of Combat: ‘Contact with the enemy or an IED will be made by your most junior, newest Soldier.’ So train him and his immediate leaders to handle the situation. –Eric Lopez, C/1-87 IN

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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