With regard to "‘Stinking up’ Army’s reputation" (letter, Aug. 10), I could not agree more that the actions of the Army Reserve major, and his ill-conceived "challenge" to the citizenship of the commander in chief ("Reservist drags Army into Obama conspiracy theory," article, July 30), are an embarrassment to all who have sworn the oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.

However, I could not disagree more with the letter writer’s characterization of the Army’s reputation as "fragile." Such a statement is an insult to the thousands of soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and to each of us who soldier on in their absence and in their memory.

Service pride is one thing, but [senior enlisted leaders] should know better.

Maj. Wade WallaceBalad, Iraq

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