I wonder how this situation would pan out if DADT was repealed?

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  1. Maximus

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    http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2010/03/airforce_morrill_032010w/

    Dating brings demotion for married 2-star

    By Bruce Rolfsen - Staff writer
    Posted : Saturday Mar 20, 2010 8:47:30 EDT

    A major general lost a star and had to retire because he dated another woman while legally separated from his wife.

    Retired Brig. Gen. Arthur B. Morrill III ended nearly 38 years of service on Feb. 1. He had worked his way from enlisted recruit in 1972 to one of the Air Force’s most senior maintenance and logistics officers.

    His demotion will cost him about $21,000 a year in retirement pay. As a retired brigadier general, he will draw about $129,500 annually.

    Morrill’s relationship led to an investigation by the Air Force inspector general, Morrill said in a statement to Air Force Times. Military rules prohibit adultery.

    Separated in 2006
    Morrill said he and his wife had not lived together since January 2006. They were legally separated in 2007 and divorced in June 2009.

    “For a portion of the time, I was legally separated I did date a civilian woman who was not affiliated with the Federal Government in any way,” Morrill said.

    In May, with Morrill’s military future unsettled because of the investigation, the Air Force reassigned him from his job as vice director of the Defense Logistics Agency, headquartered in Fort Belvoir, Va., to the Air Force District of Washington as a special assistant to the commander.

    After the inspector general investigation, Morrill received a “letter of admonishment,” he said. Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley directed him to retire as a brigadier general.

    Despite the demotion, Morrill prizes his Air Force time.

    The best moment of his career, he said, was “nearly every moment of it ... Serving the vital Air Force mission ... Working with so many great [people] — uniformed, civilian and contractor.”

    Morrill enlisted in the Air Force in 1972, and earned a commission four years later.

    After assignments as logistics director for Pacific Air Forces from 2001 to 2003 and Air Force Materiel Command in 2006 and 2007, Morrill was appointed vice director of the joint Defense Logistics Agency. In 2007, the Air Force Logistics Officers Association honored Morrill with the Zettler Lifetime Achievement Award for sustained leadership during his career.
     
  2. vampsoul

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    Kind of confused on what this has to do with DADT...
     
  3. Maximus

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    Really? I find that hard to believe.
     
  4. TheKnight

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    I'm not exactly sure where you're trying to go with this.

    Are you asking what the situation would be like in the case of a gay couple if DADT were repealed? Probably exactly the same thing.
     
  5. Just_A_Mom

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    Maximus - Please communicate more clearly your thoughts.
    Not everyone on this forum is as perceptive, intelligent and capable of drawing conclusions from cryptic comments as you are.
    Occassionally, you may need to forgive a lack of cognitive thinking and provide a deeper, more obvious explanation.

    Definition:
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    a. To convey information about; make known; impart:
    b. To reveal clearly; manifest
     
  6. SamAca10

    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    Really guys? Especially you JAM. I belive that Maximus is wondering what will hapen if DADT is repealed, bc homosexual unions are not recognized. What is considered adultery? Is this going to affect the integrity of the Officer Corps?
     
  7. bruno

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    folks- this thread has very little likihood that anything positive will come of it. I am suggesting that it be allowed to die a natural death before it turns into a series of personal attacks by varied posters.
     
  8. Zaphod

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    The best transmission in the world is still subject to the quality of the receiver getting the signal at the other end....
     
  9. Zaphod

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    It's been a long time since I flipped through the JAGMAN, so I can't remember what the specifics of adultery are. I was a bit surprised by this result, but as is always the case, if you are going to play stupid games, be ready to win stupid prizes.

    The one case I remember along these lines was an officer who not only was committing adultery, but was doing so with the wife of one of his seniors in the squadron. He even showed up to a squadron function dragging her instead of her husband doing the dragging. DOH! :eek:

    Needless to say, his career didn't quite pan out. :thumb:
     

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