Scotty sends us a link to the Army Times which reports that Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair has been forced by the Secretary of the Army to retire as a Lieutenant Colonel, since that was the last grade at which he served “satisfactorily”.
This is the first time the Army has reduced a retiring general officer by two ranks in a decade, according to the service’s announcement Friday.
Sinclair, who in March pleaded guilty to having a three-year affair with a female subordinate, has already received a judge’s reprimand and a $20,000 fine.
The 51-year-old general had been accused of twice forcing the female captain to perform oral sex during the three-year affair, but the sexual assault charges were dropped as part of the plea deal. The prosecution for sexual assault crumbled after questions arose about his primary accuser’s credibility and whether military officials improperly rejected a previous plea deal because of political concerns.
McHugh said he is prevented by federal law from taking further action, and did what he called, “legally sustainable.”
I guess it means that he’ll have to buy the generic store-brand corn flakes instead of getting the Kellogg brand. Poor guy. Well, at least they didn’t bend his dog tags.
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