Apr 23, 2012 8:36 PM GMT
Lesbian Army Captain Berated at Military Ball
TropicalMark saidI applaud and fully support her actions!
intensity69 saidGlad she isn't going to just take the abuse. Now that DADT has been repealed, a few examples need to be set to get everyone in-line.And they need to nailed HARD!
TropicalMark saidOoh, someone's all riled up!intensity69 saidGlad she isn't going to just take the abuse. Now that DADT has been repealed, a few examples need to be set to get everyone in-line.And they need to nailed HARD!
Ex_Mil8 saidHe is in SO much shit.
Art_Deco saidEx_Mil8 saidHe is in SO much shit.
Yeah, when he physically shoved her across the dance floor, if that report is correct, his career ended. Technically he could even be looking at Leavenworth, but senior Officers are always given the opportunity to resign first. I don't agree with it, but it's the way the system works, makes the Army look better.
Art_Deco saidTropicalMark saidI applaud and fully support her actions!
Agree. I'm not sure what kind of "ball" this was, but there is a kind of formal military event for Officers called a "dining in". No civilians may be present. The rules are very strict, and there is a "President of the Mess" and various other official positions. One of which is "Mr. Vice," the most junior Officer present, who assigns penalties for breaches of the rules.
It's also a tradition, though increasingly frowned upon, of getting totally drunk. And you can insult other Officers, even superiors. Though it's understood the insults are meant to be funny, not mean, or you may see your career evaporate.
So I wonder what exactly this ball was. But I suspect the commander is having morning-after remorse, the alcohol effects abated. Though frankly, I hope he gets fried.
If I had ever physically struck one of my Officers, or an Enlisted soldier, even as a Colonel, my career would have ended that minute. I hope today's Army doesn't permit that kind of behavior. And I hope other veterans here will endorse that view.
fitartistsf saidIt' quite easily could have been a birthday ball. Being ex-Navy, I know the Navy has one, the Marine Corps has one. And I believe the Army refers to their birthday soiree, as a ball as well.
imasrxd saidThe Huffington Post article gives much better details: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/aj-walkley/command-sergeant-major-as_b_1435444.html?
That's true, and balls are held for many reasons.
White4DarkerFL saidIf he's forced to retire, I wonder if he'll get his 15 minutes of fame on the conservative talk show circuit.
I can just see him on the 700 Club, Savage, Fox etc. licking his wounds, crying about the downfall of America, and then asking for a handout.
Art_Deco saidfitartistsf saidIt' quite easily could have been a birthday ball. Being ex-Navy, I know the Navy has one, the Marine Corps has one. And I believe the Army refers to their birthday soiree, as a ball as well.
That's true, and balls are held for many reasons. I attended one when I completed my Officer Advanced Course (AOC), and Command & General Staff College (C&GSC). But you still don't push your subordinates across the dance floor, no matter how allegedly provoked, if that incident was witnessed & true. It will be interesting to see how the Army handles this.