LTC Andrew Rhodes the commander of the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, is under scrutiny for remarks against white males made to his troops. The controversy began with screenshots of direct messages between the owner of an Instagram account @terminacwo, which is run by three former Army warrant officers, and soldiers serving in the 1-8 under LTC Rhodes.

The regiment Rhodes commands is also known as “the Fighting Eagles” and has a distinguished combat record going back to 1838. It is assigned to the 3rd Regimental Combat Team of the 4th Infantry Division stationed at Ft. Carson.


His remarks drew the attention of the Sergeant Major of the Army Michael Grintson who replied to the Instagram post, “Looking more into this. Thanks.” The story was first posted on Human Events by Jack Posobiec.

LTC Rhodes has his defenders who both tried to explain away the harshness of his remarks while claiming they were entirely justified.