Senior Leaders Just can’t seem to keep their Compact with the Army…

Maybe it’s old news, but I just found out about MG David Haight being a Swinger.  I do truly enjoy the highlighted fact of the Ranger Tab in the Army Times article, as if that means he should be better.  He should be better because like so many of us he signed the contract which submitted himself to the UCMJ.

I find one of the greatest reasons for the mass exodus of talented junior leaders in the Armed Services is our senior leaders do not uphold the compact with their respective service.  Junior leaders identify that their comrades get the shaft and yet guys like this one, like David Petraeus and so many others find themselves above the UCMJ.  Why a board gets to determine the last rank he served honorably rather than submit him to a courts Martial we’ll not know.  But since this Affair went on for an eleven year period…

Über slater

Is a young Cavalry Officer on the Frontier.
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4 Antworten zu Senior Leaders Just can’t seem to keep their Compact with the Army…

  1. vmijpp schreibt:

    Right on target.


  2. burkemblog schreibt:

    This guy must have been spotted early on and been groomed for GO–folks who have that happen to them, in my experience, may well feel they are above the rules. The USA Today piece says he’s married, but I note no other mention of his wife. Also shows just how shallow all the background investigations are for security clearances. Sad all around. OTOH, in a way, this is nothing new–when I was a staff officer and company commander, my battalion commander was a serial adulterer–yet he commanded two battalions and retired as an 06–this was in the late 70s. He was also a lousy commander–people who lie to their spouses lie to everyone. I wish this guy would get court-martialed, if only to set an example to others.


  3. DaveO schreibt:

    Reminded of General George Patton and his days in Hawaii. I wonder if it is still an accepted practice to assign beautiful people as Aides, drivers and assistants to FOGO?


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