Greg and Tman sent us links to a couple of disciplinary problems. First up is Sergeant Major Teresa L. King who is the commandant of the Drill Sergeant School in Fort jackson, SC. You may remember a few years ago it was national news when she assumed the position. Even Oprah WInfrey recognized her accompishment of being the first female commandant of that school. Well, according to the Army Times, she’s no longer functioning in that position for disciplinary reasons;
“She is still the commandant of the school. She is not carrying out the duties as commandant,” said Stephanie Slater, a spokesperson for the command.
Slater would not elaborate on the circumstances behind King’s suspension, citing the ongoing investigation and King’s privacy.
“This is an internal personnel action, and we want to respect Command Sgt. Maj. King’s privacy,” Slater said.
So I guess we can just speculate in the comments about what has caused the downfall of the mighty. If I’d known this particular nugget before, I would have guessed she wouldn’t last long;
King has the nickname of “Sergeant Major No Slack” after the “noslack” vanity plates on her black Corvette.
Sergeant Majors who drive Corvettes with vanity plates are always trouble.
The next story is about a true dick in the Navy who used his subordinates to entertain his family at a reunion;
A Navy skipper who lost his command this summer was fired in part for making his Sailors work on a Sunday to help him host a family reunion at which he allowed his relatives to drive military vehicles and go for rides on a landing craft, according to a Navy investigation report.
I guess he thought it was his own personal Navy. I know the bubbleheads are glad he’s not a nuc. But there have been a number of O-5s bite the big weenie in the last year. If I was an O-5, I’d just run for it with my retirement intact because it looks like the new regime is cleaning house. Especially in wetter services.
UPDATE: On SGM King, someone sent us some inside information that I don’t mind sharing. Apparently SGM King was boinking a subordinate and had a serious drinking problem – both serious infractions for the military. I saw a lot of senior NCOs losing their jobs for excessive drinking. It’s been going on for thirty years, you’d have thought King would have noticed.