John Wayne Troxell Tells ISIS ‘Surrender or Die’
US Army Command Sgt Major Threatens to Beat ISIS to Death with Entrenching Tools
US Army Command Sgt Maj, John Wayne Troxell, issued a warning to ISIS on social media, writing on Twitter, Jan. 9, he said:
ISIS needs to understand their two options when facing us: surrender or die! Surrender & we will safeguard to due process. Otherwise we will kill with extreme prejudice, even if that means beating them to death with our entrenching tools!
Army Command Sergeant Major John Wayne Troxell is the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the senior noncommissioned officer in the U.S. Armed Forces. In this role, he serves as the principal military advisor to the Chairman and the Secretary of Defense on all matters involving joint and combined total force integration, utilization, health of the force and joint development for enlisted personnel.
Troxell enlisted in the U.S. Army in September 1982 as an armored reconnaissance specialist and graduated One Station Unit Training at Fort Knox, Ky. Over his thirty year career he has served in numerous units. They include the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment in Fort Bliss, Texas; two tours in Germany with the 3rd Armored Division, and the 3rd Infantry Division; two tours in the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. with deployments to Panama, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq; Campbell University ROTC in Buies Creek, N.C.; and the Special Operations Division of Joint Task Force Six (Counter Drug) in El Paso, Texas. He has served as the Command Sergeant Major of the 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y., and in Iraq; the Regimental Command Sergeant Major of the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment in both Fort Polk, La., and Fort Lewis, Wash.; the Command Sergeant Major of the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, WA., and in Iraq; the 21st Command Sergeant Major of the U.S. Army Armor Center and Fort Knox, Ky.; the Command Sergeant Major of the U.S. Army Accessions Command and Human Resource Center of Excellence at Fort Knox, Ky.; the Command Sergeant Major of I Corps at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; the Command Sergeant Major of the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command in Afghanistan; and most recently as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader of the United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and United States Forces Korea.
Troxell has also completed five combat tours of duty, including making the combat parachute jump and service in Operation Just Cause in Panama, Operation Desert Shield/Storm, two tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
Troxell travelled to Syria twice last year to size up the opposition. In October, he visited Raqqa, the Islamic State’s former de facto capital that U.S.-backed forces had then recently retaken. As reported by Warfare.Today earlier, Troxell stated that ISIS was on the run, adding:
There is no negotiating with these guys. They are either going to surrender or they are going to get killed.
In making his latest warning he posted a picture of a US soldier holding an entrenching tool and added the hashtag #ISIS_SurrenderOrDie.
Image: the photograph of a US Army soldier holding an entrenching tool used by Army Command Sgt Maj John Wayne Troxell to illustrate his social media attack on ISIS.