Fort Jackson 1-star suspended amid misconduct allegations

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  1. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    http://www.armytimes.com/article/20...-1-star-suspended-amid-misconduct-allegations

    This is apparently never going to end. We've created a monster by ignoring personal conduct until we can't ignore it anymore. All of the self serving arguments about "stresses" and "deployments" ring pretty hollow to me because they all skirt the fundamental failure of an individual to control their own personal wants when they conflict with the demands of fidelity and integrity. I have yet to see a self unzipping fly- they go down by conscious effort and that effort includes deliberately ignoring their promises and obligations to others.
    I don't know what part of honor and integrity people think stops at their own personal doorstep, but I no longer give a pass to those who can't control their basic urges with no regard to their commitments. We laugh or shake our heads about South Carolina electing Mark Sanford after his self immolation involving his zipper, Anthony Weiner and his text photos, and tut tut about the lack of politicians values but clearly the military has missed the boat on one of the most fundamental of values- personal integrity. The Army has a declared war on fat soldiers- let's declare war on fat heads who think that somehow their inability to control themselves is somehow less debilitating than Sgt Snorkle's inability to control himself in the mess line. Throw this jerk out. Throw out Sinclair and then smoke all of the dishonest, untrustworthy people out there who have proven themselves dishonest in their most fundamental relationships.
     
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  2. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    Different spanks for different ranks.

    3rd flag officer I can recall who recently has disgraced his uniform.

    Lt Gen Huntoon, Maj Gen Baker, and now Brig Gen Roberts.

    Just ease them out the door, often without any reduction in rank.

    At least they're charging Brig Gen Sinclair with crimes.
     
  3. MemberLG

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    GEN Ward retired as a LTG
     
  4. scoutpilot

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    It bothers me that the Army is denying that Huntoon did anything wrong.
     
  5. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    For which scandal, the alleged affair as commandant or the alleged thievery of the .45 pistol from Omar Bradley's estate?
     
  6. scoutpilot

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    Huh....I didn't even know about the pistol. He's Supe, not Comm, but yeah...supposedly a 16-year affair with a woman he gave a high level job at USMA and who has used it to be quite the bully.

    What a disgrace.
     
  7. Bullet

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    Step 1) Do good work from O-1 thru O-5 -- make O-6
    Step 2) Do MORE work, either very visible or for someone very high up -- make O-7

    Step 3) Now be treated like royalty
    Step 4) Royal treatment turns into "royal self-perception"
    Step 5) Bloated self-worth leads to "I can do what I want because I'm IMPORTANT"
    Step 6) Corruption

    Steps 1 thru 3? Happens the majority of the time (especially step 3)
    Steps 4 and 5? Not as often, but it DOES happen. And usually when it does some seem to be in a competition to do this SPECTACULARLY!

    So why are we suprised by step 6?
     
  8. goaliedad

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    I think we are surprised by the fact that someone actually did something about it. There aren't that many secrets at that level. The fact that someone makes a public issue is the surprise. There is a culture that seems to look the other way. And this is not just in the armed forces. Pick on any large institution and you will find bad actors' bad behavior ignored.

    The old addage is true - Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
     
  9. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    The current military is way too top-heavy.

    In WWII, there were 30 ships to every Admiral. Now there are more Admirals.

    The Air Force has more Generals than does the Army, despite the Army having almost twice the manpower.

    http://wtkr.com/2013/05/02/enlisted-forced-out-while-navy-has-more-admirals-than-ships/

     

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