Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Grippe, I Corp’s senior noncommissioned officer, will be featured on “The Colbert Report” tonight.
Stephen Colbert, the comedic television news pundit on Comedy Central, interviewed Lt. Gen. Charles Jacoby Jr., commander of I Corps and Fort Lewis, on Wednesday night. In April, I Corps, which is headquartered at Fort Lewis, took command of Multinational Corp-Iraq, responsible for day-to-day management of U.S. military operations in the nation. It’s the first time I Corps headquarters deployed to combat since the Korean War.
Colbert has broadcast his shows from Iraq this week. He has a newly shorn look after receiving a military haircut from Gen. Ray Odierno, the top U.S. military commander in Iraq, on a direct order from President Barack Obama in a taped appearance.
Grippe’s appearance will be shown at 11:30 p.m. on local Comcast Channel 60.