Podcast 1 - William Sibert and the Long Journey to the Chemical Warfare Service
CBRNPro.net is proud to announce our inaugural podcast, all 20 glorious minutes of it, is now up and posted to our website. Currently audio only, but we hope to have a video version up soon. We are also working to get our podcasts on iTunes and other outlets. In the interim, please help spread the word by liking our Facebook page, sharing our posts, and telling your colleagues about us.
Our initial podcast begins a series examining the early history of the US Chemical Warfare Service (CWS), from its founding in World War I to the 1920s. Our inaugural podcast tells the story of Major General William Sibert, whose long journey to become the first commander of the CWS, begins oddly enough in Panama. Along the way, he will build the Gatun Locks, get a promotion to Brigadier General that ends up more like a punishment, lose two wives, and become the first commander of the 1st Infantry Division, the famous "Big Red One.” Oh, and he'll be relieved of command, all before taking over the Chemical Warfare Service.
Along the way, we will also meet Teddy Roosevelt, General John J. "Blackjack" Pershing, and George C. Marshall. You'll also hear how a British propaganda campaign contributed to the U.S. Army's poor preparation for World War I.
So head over to CBRNPro.net's podcast page and download our first podcast today!