This is What you Get for Thinking Outside the Box in Today's Military: A Reprimand

I don't have a lot of time to post as I'm headed out to a family vacation for spring break, but I didn't want to leave without posting about this article on Maj. Jim Gant. If the facts here are true, then the military brass really should be ashamed of themselves for the treatment this hero got.

I'm not going to post a lengthy excerpts, but I'll instead point you to the article which really needs to be read from start to finish.

The one reservation I have about the article is that it is written entirely from the point of view of one of Gant's supporters with a bunch of "declined to comment" coming from the brass that drummed him out. I had enough reservations about it that I emailed a couple of milbloggers to get their take on it. They seem to think that Gant was the real deal, and one of them said it didn't surprise him that the post-Patraeus/McCrystal powers that be treats anyone that doesn't follow the rule book like this.

Posted by: Rusty at 10:46 AM


1 It's when he shaved his head and started muttering "The horror...the horror.." that the brass began to get worried.

Posted by: Robert Evans at March 25, 2014 01:04 PM

2 Damn those liberals at huffpost for writing about it first

Posted by: righter at March 26, 2014 10:04 AM

3 As a retired Army/Coast Guard vet there are lots of rules you can flaunt for operational efficiency and the high command will usually look the other way. When he started banging an embedded correspondent and then brought her back over as a civilian to keep banging her, he started flaunting rules that did nothing to augment operational efficiency.

My take is that is something the high command refused to overlook. And once they start looking, all the things everybody overlooked before become fair game for punishment.

Posted by: Wayne at March 28, 2014 08:03 AM

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