Three generals censured for misconduct

| April 6, 2013

The Washington Post reports that three more generals are being punished (I say “punished” in the way that generals are punished and not in the way that regular people get punished) for misconduct. They are; Army Maj. Gen. Ralph O. Baker, the commander of a strategic counterterrorism force on the Horn of Africa; David H. Huntoon Jr., the superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point; and Joseph F. Fil Jr., a former commander in South Korea and Iraq.

Two officials familiar with the case said Baker was investigated for allegedly groping a female civilian employee after he had been drinking.


The inspector general’s office said it did substantiate allegations of misconduct against Huntoon but would not describe them or comment on the Army’s statement.


Records show that the Pentagon inspector general also upheld misconduct charges last year against Fil, another three-star Army general and former commander of the Eighth Army in South Korea.

Fil was allowed to retire last year. Huntoon is also being allowed to retire. I guess the most worrying part of this is that Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, submitted as his solution to this obviously huge problem, that generals and admirals get some power point presentation on how to behave in public and apparently that hasn’t worked. But there’s something fundamentally wrong with a bunch of flag officers who don’t know that groping women is wrong, although we’re not sure that Huntoon and Fil were relieved for that, but Baker certainly was fired for that reason.

I can’t even imagine how long a class on ethics would last that could teach grown men my age to behave themselves. Unless the class was supposed to follow them around for every moment the rest of their career.

Category: Big Army

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  1. Ex-PH2 says:

    Jonn, just because they are your size and your age does not mean they are grown men.

  2. Rob says:

    I know Joe FIl, I’m friends with him and his wife on FB. He’s a good guy, so I wonder what this could be.

  3. K.J. Hinton says:

    Well, that seems to explain a lot about the PC officers coming out of the Point lately.

  4. Gary says:

    Let an enlisted man or an NCO pull crap like this and see how long it would take their asses to get nailed to the wall.

  5. valerie says:

    They already know how they are supposed to behave. They just didn’t do it.

  6. A_Proud_Infidel says:

    They’re not allowed to get away with things that politicians are.

  7. DaveO says:

    They know how to behave. They may have even stepped out of line because FOGO personal staff protect the boss. But, can’t recall seeing this many FOGO personally destroyed and cast out of the Brotherhood ever, and likely America hasn’t seen it since the Civil War.

    Something in the milk ain’t clean.

  8. pete says:

    getting rid of the patriot staff officers and then replace them with the commie,yes men! we are so fuk’d

  9. B Woodman says:

    These GOs get a slap on the wrist for behavior that would have you and me under the jail.

  10. OldSoldier54 says:

    So long as this sort of behavior is met with wrist slaps, it will continue.

  11. Herbert J Messkit says:

    Only E 5 and below will be followed. The Generals will do the online class only. ON My 1987 NTC rotation from Fort Polk the brigade S4 lost his 45 while driving around, and when we returned only E5 and below had to dump bags.

  12. Smaj says:

    No need to worry- Little Marty is on the case!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Methinks that gave the “wrong” answer about being willing to use troops against Americans in the name of “social justice” AND refused to retire… so now they’ve got a reason to go.

  14. OWB says:

    Must agree with those who wonder what the real reason might be, especially for those for whom no reason is even given.

  15. streetsweeper says:

    Leading by example, leading by example. So much for that method.

  16. Beretverde says:

    All are noted incidents… West Point’s is on the QT…nothing:

    “Duty, Honor, and Silence…when caught”

    The inspector general’s office said it did substantiate allegations of misconduct against Huntoon but would not describe them or comment on the Army’s statement.

  17. TrapperFrank says:

    Different spanks for different ranks…

  18. James says:

    A lot of people think this GOFOs being harassed are facing extremely well made but fradulent claims are being punished for supporting Romney or taking part in the almost coup…