Otherwise Engaged

As of 23:30 or so last night, The Girlfriend has been promoted to The Fiancé.

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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


  1. Congratulations, James!

  2. markus says:


  3. Kathy K says:


  4. Kristopher says:


  5. Jim Henley says:

    WHO’S been promoted here??

    But seriously (pulling out etiquette book), congratulations to you, and best wishes to her.

  6. Allan Guyton says:

    Congratulations- but like others, I wonder who got the promotion… Best of luck to you two…

  7. Congratulations, James – I wish both of you all the happiness in the world.

  8. Mike says:


  9. Good for you.

  10. joy says:


    (What no TomKat like photo of the ring?)

  11. Wow. Congratulations!

  12. caltechgirl says:

    Many congratulations!

  13. Jim Rhoads says:

    As a father of five daughters, I say God Bless You.!!! And congratulations. Now I know why our discussion of separation of powers came to an end last night. You had great things to accomplish.

    Keep up the good work, James and all happiness in the future to you and your fiance’.

  14. Meezer says:


  15. Anderson says:

    Best wishes to both!

  16. Jon Henke says:

    That’s huge, James! Congratulations!

    Now, since you’re one of my favorite bloggers, I hope this won’t take away from your blogging time. I mean, she knows the priorities, right?

  17. mike k. says:

    Congrats. Of course those who visit your site expect some wedding details.

  18. Attila Girl says:

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you. (And to think, when I first started reading you, I was concerned you might not be getting out enough . . . )

    Will you be announcing the date? Will someone be live-blogging the event? 😉

  19. Jenn (fiance` of Backcountry Conservative) says:

    Congratulations! I wish the both of you the best.

    Now the real fun begins!

  20. Improbulus Maximus says:

    So she has gone from adjutant to XO, and now all that’s left is the Change of Command ceremony. Congratulations, you poor bastard.

  21. denise says:

    Hey, that’s great! Congratulations. My husband and I have been married three years now, and the best advice I can give is to just enjoy each other. Little things can make you miserable, but only if you let them.

    And whatever you decide about a wedding/reception/honeymoon, just have fun with that too and don’t let other people stress you out. (Some people really want the bride and groom ultra-nervous for some reason.)

  22. Jim Durbin says:

    Congratulations – welcome to the club!

  23. Dodd says:

    Another one bites the dust! 🙂

    Seriously, heartiest congratulations to you both!

  24. jen says:

    Wow, I missed this over the weekend. Congrats, James and Fiancee. Now your life will go into what I’m calling Crazy Mode. Have fun with the wedding planning.

  25. Juliette says:

    Congratulations, James!

  26. cheesecurd mom in mn says:

    Hey, this is really big news in the world, James you are one lucky fella, best wishes to you and the bride in waiting.