UPDATE 10/11/13 : US News Air Force general in charge of nuclear weapons removed for lack of trust. Two more bite the dust.
Air Force officials said Maj. Gen. Michael Carey was fired for “personal misbehavior”
A top general in charge of the U.S. Air Force’s arsenal of nuclear ballistic missiles has been relieved of his command due to loss of trust, defense officials told NBC News.
Carey oversaw the 20th Air Force, with a total of 450 intercontinental ballistic missiles at three locations across the U.S.
An Air Force statement said that Carey was relieved from command “due to a loss of trust and confidence in his leadership and judgment.” The statement goes on to say that “the allegations are not related to operational readiness, inspection results, nor do they involve sexual misconduct.”
ABC News Vice Adm. Tim Giardina Fired as No. 2 Nuclear Commander
The No. 2 officer at U.S. Strategic Command has been relieved of command by President Obama because of a “loss of confidence” in his abilities to carry out his post.
Vice Adm. Tim Giardina has been the focus of a criminal investigation looking into his suspected use of counterfeit gambling chips in a poker game at a western Iowa casino.
StratCom commander Gen. Robert Kehler suspended Giardina from his duties as deputy commander on Sept. 3 and recommended to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that he be relieved from his post. Kehler’s moves were guided by preliminary information he had received from investigations of Giardina’s alleged activities.
Perhaps the story that more Generals are biting the dust will turn out to be as good a story as Benghazi and the IRS that broke this week. More importantly, the latest Generals to fall were involved in Africa, closer to the charade that is going on. Keep your eye on Carter Ham, if he decides to sing it is all over. Particularly of interest is to find out if Patraeus was being blackmailed to go along with the program under threat of dismissal. Perhaps he refused in the end to be a team player. Recall The Disappearing Generals post?
UPDATE: ADD They also reported on October 27, 2012 that Adm. Gaouette is being replaced by Rear Adm. Troy M. Shoemaker. The Navy stated that it was “replacing the admiral in command of an aircraft carrier strike group in the Middle East, pending the outcome of an internal investigation into undisclosed allegations of inappropriate judgment.”
Marine Gen. John Allen is planning to retire rather than be re-nominated for the powerful post of NATO supreme allied commander-Europe, after White House officials forced him to step aside, a source familiar with the discussions told Fox News on Wednesday:.
“He’s out,” the source said. “I know he is retiring. He was pushed out of the door.” Read more: Fox News
And there is word that Gen. Mad Dog Mattis is stepping down from CENTCOM command due to questioning Obama’s handlers on Iran. Washington Free Beacon:
“Word on the national security street is that General James Mattis is being given the bum’s rush out of his job as commander of Central Command, and is being told to vacate his office several months earlier than planned.”
Beside them, It is stunning to me that over the course of the past four years, our military generals are being eliminated for one reason or another. This ongoing list includes from what I could find:
Gen. David Patraeus
Gen. David Mc Kiernan
Gen. Stanley Mc Crystal
Gen. Carter F. Ham
Now on to the latest:
Maj. Gen. Ralph Baker, commander of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, was fired March 28, according to a Washington Defense official.
The command is headquartered in Djibouti and runs U.S. military operations in East Africa, including some counter-terrorism operations.
Baker, a two-star general, is appealing the firing, which was ordered by his boss, Gen. Carter Ham, the commanding general of all U.S. military operations across Africa. (Ham bites the dust the next month)
He was relieved of his duty for loss of confidence, three Defense officials told CNN.
It was second (third with Ham) embarrassing dismissal of a high ranking officer involved in the U.S. military hierarchy in Africa in five months.
Gen. William “Kip” Ward, the first four-star general to command U.S. military operations in Africa, was demoted for excessive spending from duty at U.S. Africa Command (Africom).
He lost one star and retired a lieutenant general. H/T: Red Flag News
Anyone familiar with Obama’s radical background will find this Facebook post by author Jim Garrow as believable as it is terrifying. Garrow is a respected activist who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work rescuing baby girls from one-child China. His source is “one of America’s foremost military heroes.”
I have just been informed by a former senior military leader that Obama is using a new “litmus test” in determining who will stay and who must go in his military leaders. Get ready to explode folks. “The new litmus test of leadership in the military is if they will fire on US citizens or not”. Those who will not are being removed.
Larry Grathwohl interview: