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  Eric Shinseki - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shinseki was born in Lihue, Kauai in the then Territory of Hawaii.
Shinseki served in a variety of command and staff assignments both in the Continental United States and overseas, including two combat tours with the 9th and 25th Infantry Divisions in the Republic of Vietnam as an Artillery Forward Observer and as Commander of Troop A, 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry.
Shinseki was known as a quiet, reserved officer, while Rumsfeld is noted for his tough questioning and "wire-brushing" of senior officers.
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 Why War? Keywords: Eric K. Shinseki
Eric K. Shinseki, Army chief of staff, estimated in February that "several hundred thousand...
Eric K. Shinseki, the Army chief of staff, estimated in congressional testimony earlier thi...
One witness to a meeting recalled Rumsfeld confronting General Eric Shinseki, the Army Chief of Staff, in front of many junior officers.
www.why-war.com /encyclopedia/people/Eric_K_Shinseki   (475 words)

  
 Eric Shinseki - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
General Eric Ken Shinseki (エリック・シンセキ) was the 34th Chief of Staff of the United States Army, and retired from the post in 2003.
Shinseki graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science Degree and the usual Second Lieutenant's commission.
Shinseki's own statement is that he was forced into retirement, though not necessarily over the specific question of troop requirements in Iraq.
www.libertyville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Eric_Shinseki   (702 words)

  
 frontline: the invasion of iraq: interviews: james fallows | PBS
Shinseki of the Army drew not only on his experience in the Balkans, trying to administer a fractious region postwar.
Shinseki's last, say, year and a half in office was a series of apparently calculated and intentional insults from the civilian leadership, especially Donald Rumsfeld.
The public rebuke of Shinseki by Wolfowitz was probably the most direct public dressing-down of a military officer, a four-star general, by a civilian superior since Harry Truman and Douglas MacArthur, 50 years ago.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/invasion/interviews/fallows.html   (3572 words)

  
 Jed Babbin on Military & Politics on National Review Online
Shinseki is protected by a Democratic senator who may be grooming him to take over his own seat in the Senate in the next few years.
Shinseki is not as smooth or attractive a candidate as Wesley Clark, but he may soon be a candidate nonetheless.
Shinseki's successor as Army chief of staff was announced about a year ago, yet he remains at his desk, almost daring the administration to fire him.
www.nationalreview.com /comment/comment-babbin030603.asp   (1369 words)

  
 The New Yorker: From the Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Shinseki's job as a forward observer was to "hump the field" with his platoon until they encountered the enemy, and then to radio back the location coördinates to the artillery battery, which would deliver cannon fire from its howitzers.
Shinseki had meant the berets to unify the Army behind transformation, "to drive down the walls within the institution." The Rangers, Shinseki now concedes, in a characteristic understatement, "were very vocal" in their opposition.
Shinseki was a Clinton appointee, and the beret decision seemed another insult to the military culture by the "pencil-pushing, boot-licking, sycophantic desk jockeys in the Pentagon who have genuflected in the direction of the Draft Dodger these long eight years," as one Web posting phrased it.
www.newyorker.com /archive/content?030407fr_archive04   (9753 words)

  
 'My name is Shinseki and I am a soldier' - Jun. 22, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
As I mentioned in the column, Shinseki's grandfather was a Japanese who grew up in Hiroshima and later migrated to Hawaii during the early part of the 20th century working on the pineapple and sugarcane plantations there.
Shinseki's tour of duty as chief of staff was marked by clashes with Pentagon officials specifically Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his deputy, Paul Wolfowitz.
Shinseki went on record mentioning some 200,000 troops, a figure Wolfowitz publicly dismissed as "wildly off the mark." As things now stand, it would appear that Shinseki was not too far off the mark.
www.inq7.net /opi/2003/jun/22/opi_rjfarolan-1.htm   (765 words)

  
 Ex-general Shinseki on BancWest board - The Honolulu Advertiser - Hawaii's Newspaper
Eric Shinseki, the first Hawai'i native and first Asian American to attain the rank of four-star general and lead the Army as its chief of staff, has been named to the board of directors of BancWest Corp., the parent company of First Hawaiian Bank.
Shinseki's 38-year Army career ended last year after he repeatedly clashed with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, particularly over Shinseki's pre-war estimate that hundreds of thousands of troops would be needed to occupy Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein.
Shinseki became chief of staff in June 1999 and helped lead the military as it responded to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and in the war in Afghanistan and the war with Iraq.
the.honoluluadvertiser.com /article/2004/Jun/04/bz/bz06a.html   (322 words)

  
 Eric Shinseki - SourceWatch
Shinseki and Rumsfeld have had a famously frosty relationship, and several Army officials say that with Rumsfeld at the helm, the post of chief of staff is not exactly coveted.
Nevertheless, Shinseki and others have made it clear that the decision to announce his successor more than a year before his planned retirement undercut his authority and reflected sharp disagreements between his and Donald Rumsfeld's vision of the Defense Department - disagreements which were not limited to specific troop projections for the Iraq War.
This immediately made Shinseki a lame duck and undercut his ambitious 'transformation' agenda, which he had set forth in late 1999." [7] (http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A32170-2002Oct15) And Army secretary Thomas White was fired in April 2003 after expressing his agreement with Shinseki's assessment of needed troop levels in Iraq.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Eric_Shinseki   (1089 words)

  
 030620Shinseki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Shinseki retired from more than 37 years of active service at a ceremony on Fort Myer, Va., June 11.
The secretary touched on Shinseki's vision of Transformation to give the Army a more deployable, lighter, mobile and lethal force in the near term and the future when the meaning of Transformation was relatively unknown within the Department of Defense.
Most of Shinseki's remarks centered on the accomplishment of soldiers -- "They've never let me down" -- and thanking a host of people including former bosses, members of Congress, members of his staff and professional correspondents who have helped tell the public about what great soldiers the Army has.
www.pica.army.mil /voice2003/030620/Shinseki.htm   (641 words)

  
 Shinseki rules out run for governor in '06 - The Honolulu Advertiser - Hawaii's Newspaper
Shinseki, 62, has never run for political office and his party affiliation is unknown.
Shinseki won national attention as Army chief of staff when he said the military would need at least 200,000 troops to occupy Iraq.
Shinseki retired in 2003 after 38 years in the Army, the last four years as chief of staff.
the.honoluluadvertiser.com /article/2005/Sep/16/ln/FP509160377.html   (411 words)

  
 piko : dori’s point beyond center » Bush lies; General Eric Shinseki doesn’t   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Shinseki was born and raised in Kauai—he’s a local boy who has done Hawai’i proud.
Shinseki retired after a drawn out conflict with Rumsfeld and testimony before a congressional committee warning that occupying forces “as high as several hundred thousand” might be needed in Iraq.
Kerry used Shinseki the same way he used the name of Mary Cheney, to “score a point” at the debate, regardless of the truth of the matter (by truth in Mary’s case, how can he speak for her or know what is in her heart?).
dtakata.aspuru.com /archives/2004/10/05/bush-lies-general-eric-shinseki-doesnt   (1259 words)

  
 General Shinseki’s Plan to Abolish the Tank for armored cars by 2012   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Shinseki said the Army must be more deployable, lethal, agile, versatile, survivable and sustainable to meet the needs of the nation.
General Shinseki’s ambitious time schedule for completing development of the FCS seems to be problematic largely due to the fact that the technology to build it does not yet exist.
Shinseki’s plan to lighten the force makes sense only within the context of making the underequipped light forces heavier and more survivable even while preserving the heavy tank and mechanized brigades without which many in the Army readily admit no war can be won.
www.geocities.com /equipmentshop/tanklessarmy.htm   (9088 words)

  
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Caldera said Shinseki is "a leader who values and honors the contribution that every soldier has to make." Caldera also emphasized that Shinseki has exemplified the Army values and will include basic family values into the Army of tomorrow.
Shinseki discussed his views on improving Army life for soldiers and their families, promising health care and educational opportunities to families of deployed soldiers.
Shinseki has served as assistant S-1 (personnel) with the XXIV Corps, Vietnam; as an English instructor at West Point; as a Force Integration staff officer at the Pentagon; as commander in chief, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, and as commander of the Stabilization Force in Bosnia.
www.hqusareur.army.mil /htmlinks/Press_Releases/9x/99/June/990625-1.htm   (837 words)

  
 Is Eric K Shinseki the Next Great AA Leader? | Asian American Issues | GoldSea
General Eric K. Shinseki, West Point grad and thrice-wounded veteran of the Vietnam War, became the Army's 34th Chief of Staff on June 22, 1999.
     Eric Shinseki is married to the former Patricia K. Yoshinobu, a J.A. from Hanapepe, Kauai.
Eric Shinseki certainly has a good chance of representing the AA community in so many more ways.
goldsea.com /Air/Issues/Shinseki/shinseki.html   (2895 words)

  
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CHIEF OF STAFF MUST GO If Eric Shinseki was CEO of a Fortune 500 company and had the record of repeated failure that he has accumulated as Army Chief of Staff, he would have been fired a long time ago.
Shinseki’s dictate that all Army personnel - from cooks to company clerks - don the sacred fl beret, until now a symbol of excellence only available to Army Rangers who earned the right to wear it, was billed as a “morale booster.” Instead, it turned into an unmitigated disaster.
Shinseki would grant their “request,” and thus the “heat” would be off the general.
www.militarycorruption.com /blackberet.htm   (1284 words)

  
 Eric Shinseki: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
General Eric Ken Shinseki (エリック・シンセキ) was the 34th Chief of Staff Chief of Staff of the United States Army quick summary:
The chief of staff of the united states army (csa) is the professional head of the united states army who is responsible for insuring readiness of the army....
Shinseki served in a variety of command and staff assignments both in the Continental United States and overseas, EHandler: no quick summary.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/e/er/eric_shinseki.htm   (1779 words)

  
 Army chief retires after 5 decades - The Washington Times: Nation/Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
With those words, Gen. Eric K. Shinseki yesterday bade farewell to an Army career that spanned five decades, from the jungles of Vietnam, where combat cost him part of a foot, to the halls of the Pentagon, where he fought bureaucratic wars until his final hours as chief of staff.
Shinseki said to an audience that included members of Congress and military officers from countries across the globe.
Gen. Shinseki spent 11 months recuperating in a hospital in Hawaii, and it would be another decade before he returned to the field.
www.washtimes.com /national/20030611-113024-3820r.htm   (619 words)

  
 Eric Shinseki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
General Eric K. Shinseki was the 34th Chief of Staff of the United States Army, and retired from the post in 2003.
During his tenure, he initiated a controversial plan to make the Army more light and fast by creating Stryker Brigade Combat Teamss.
After testifying to United States Congress that the 2003 Iraq War would require perhaps twice as many or more troops than predicted by the George W. Bush Administration and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Shinseki was essentially retired by the Administration.
encyclopedia.codeboy.net /wikipedia/e/er/eric_shinseki.html   (138 words)

  
 Pentagram Main Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Eric K. Shinseki was welcomed to his new position as Army Chief of Staff Tuesday at an arrival ceremony on Fort Myer's Summerall Field.
Shinseki discussed his views on improving Army life for soldiers and the families, promising health care and educational opportunities to families of deployed soldiers.
Shinseki has served as assistant S-1 (personnel) with the XXIV Corps, Vietnam; English instructor, United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.; Force Integration Staff Officer, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, Washington, D.C.; Commander in Chief, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army and Commander, Stabilization Force, Bosnia.
www.dcmilitary.com /army/pentagram/archives/jun25/pt_a62599.html   (779 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Scorned general's tactics proved right
Officially, he is Tommy Franks's superior, head of the United States army, a member of the mighty joint chiefs, and two months away from what ought to be honoured retirement at the end of a military career stretching back to the Vietnam war.
Hardly any of this the reached public domain until last month when Gen Shinseki told a congressional committee that he thought an occupying force in the hundreds of thousands would be required to police postwar Iraq.
A "senior administration official" told the Village Voice newspaper that Gen Shinseki's remark was "bullshit from a Clintonite enamoured of using the army for peacekeeping and not winning wars".
www.guardian.co.uk /international/story/0,3604,925140,00.html   (897 words)

  
 Rantingprofs: WHAT HAPPENED TO ERIC SHINSEKI?
Prior to the war, the Army chief of staff, Gen. Eric K. Shinseki, said publicly that he thought the invasion plan lacked sufficient manpower, and he was slapped down by the Pentagon's civilian leadership for saying so.
Shinseki is often described as himself a fan of transformation.
Shinseki is lionized now because he called for more troops and was shot down (hey, it's a blog, I can use loaded language.) But on his watch Army officers were pretty clearly off the reservation.
www.rantingprofs.com /rantingprofs/2004/10/what_happened_t.html   (1215 words)

  
 Soldiering On
Shinseki could have parroted the party line, or hedged his answer to appear more neutral, but he didn't.
Unhappy with Shinseki's support of the Crusader artillery system, Rumsfeld had taken the unprecedented step of naming the person who would be his replacement a full 14 months before the end of his term.
Shinseki also believed that leadership isn't about equipment so much as it is about people.
www.fastcompany.com /magazine/86/shinseki.html   (704 words)

  
 Eric Shinseki - dKosopedia
Shinseki will be remembered for his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee on February 25, 2003.
Eric K. Shinseki was born November 28, 1942 in Lihue, Kauai in the then Territory of Hawaii.
As a boy he was inspired by the stories of uncles who had fought with Senator Daniel Inouye in Europe with the 442nd and the 100th.
www.dkosopedia.com /index.php/Eric_Shinseki   (273 words)

  
 globeandmail.com : globeinvestor.com : Honeywell Elects General Eric K. Shinseki to Its Board Of Directors; Highest ...
General Shinseki, 60, served in the United States Army for 38 years and held a number of key command positions, including Commander of U.S. Army forces in Europe and Commander of the NATO Peace Stabilization Force in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Shinseki's legacy includes the development and implementation of a plan to transform the Army as it prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.
Shinseki's global perspective is the result of his leadership positions in Southeast Asia, Germany, Italy and Bosnia.
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