How Does the United States ARMY

…reprimand a LIEUTENANT for “leadership failures” in the case of their murderous Muslim MAJOR?

Army reprimands 9 officers in Fort Hood shooting

WASHINGTON – Nine Army officers are being reprimanded for leadership failures in connection with the shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, and their failure to detect and report problems with the accused shooter, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, as he moved along in his medical career.

Saying that although no single event directly led to the tragedy, Army Secretary John McHugh found that certain officers failed to meet expected standards, an Army statement said Thursday. The officers — all lieutenant or above — will receive punishments ranging from an oral reprimand to the far more serious written letter of censure that is considered a career-ender.

That sentence makes no sense at all. Of course, punishing officers for not nailing Hasan when they most certainly would have been punished FOR nailing Hasan is classic CYA bullshit.

7 Responses to “How Does the United States ARMY”

  1. Skyler says:

    I suspect the “lieutenant and above” comment was added by a journalist who was trying to be helpful in explaining what an officer is. Journalists are idiots.

    The disturbing part of this announcement is that they have already announced that there will be punishment before they have done their due process for the individuals.

    This smacks of the same type of command bias that got the Marines from 3/1 off the hook for their murdering families in Haditha and then covering it up. Any officer who is now “punished” before they are given due process can now claim the same command pressure and potentially get off the hook.

    Sloppy. Or intentional. It’s an easy out for a commanding general that wants to look tough while protecting his people from consequences for their behavior.

  2. JeffS says:

    Intentional. The Army hierarchy is full CYA mode, especially with so many politicians gaining field and flag rank.

  3. greg newsom says:

    I suspect he was pushed or advanced along in his medical training as a token Muslim
    for Federal public relations purposes.

  4. Yojimbo says:

    “…certain officers failed to meet expected standards.”
    I beg to differ. They were meeting expected standards. If they would have raised any issues about this guy they would have been guarding a koi pond on Guam and they all know it. There are a whole bunch of people in the Pentagon that need to go.

  5. JeffS says:

    They are meeting expected but unwritten standards, Yojimbo. As in, “Don’t piss off the lefties by doing your job!”

  6. Skyler says:

    I have no tolerance for anyone who is fails to act for fear of hurting his career. A lot of Marines and soldiers and sailors have been killed for doing their jobs. Losing a little bit on their career progress is so insignificant in comparison.

  7. mojo says:

    I believe we’ve reached TARFU territory.

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