Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Fort Jackson CO Accused of Infidelity Suspended
Brigadier General Bryan Roberts, Commanding Officer of the Army training base Fort Jackson, has been suspended amid accusations he has committed adultery and was involved in a physical altercation. 50,000 soldiers graduate annually at Fort Jackson and training will not be affected by Roberts' suspension.
Unfortunately for the Army, Roberts' case joins a long list of superior officers and sergeants either abusing their power or behaving unethically in recent months, bringing increased scrutiny on how the nation's major combat force deals with sexual harassment in its own ranks. Which can only be described as poorly at this point.
It doesn't help the cultural perspective either when the General who perfected the Iraqi War surge and the somewhat successful Afghan War counterinsurgency, David Petraeus, had an affair with his biographer while in charge of the nation's intelligence apparatus atop the CIA last year.
With all the good men who have served and those that continue to serve in the Army today, it really is a terrible shame when we get a slew of these negative stories come out that harms their image because of indecent men who abuse their rank and have forgotten the Army values they swore to uphold as men of honor.
What say you?