Skip to comments.Panetta allows general to retire as 3-star
Posted on 01/02/2013 5:27:38 PM PST by xzins
WASHINGTONDefense Secretary Leon Panetta has permitted a three-star Army general accused of bullying subordinates to retire without a demotion in rank, the Pentagon said Wednesday.
A Pentagon inspector general's investigation last year found that O'Reilly regularly yelled and screamed at subordinates, often in public, demeaned and belittled employees and behaved in such a way as to result in the departure of at least six senior staffers from the Missile Defense Agency during his time as its director.
However, Panetta also placed in O'Reilly's permanent file a letter of reprimand, according to a senior defense official. The official, who disclosed the reprimand on condition of anonymity because it will not be publicly announced, said the letter states that Panetta disapproves of O'Reilly's management and behavior as head of the Missile Defense Agency.
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Not that this LTG is Gen George Patton, but.....
Panetta wouldn’t have liked my basic training platoon sergeant. :>)
It didn't even leave mark.
A LOR these days is career ending, for anyone.
Uh oh, the general must’ve made a female cry or something. God forbid we teach men to be tough.. I mean, we wouldn’t want them to kill the enemy or something like that. /s
During my AF Academy years, we had a name for people like this: “flamer”. NOT a complimentary term. I knew my share both in and after the Academy as an active duty pilot.
In short, the guy’s an insecure asshole. He should never have gotten a star, let alone 3 of ‘em.
It’s all who you know, folks.....trust me.
Being head of the missile defense agency, OReilly probably had the field grade girls all atwitter with the injustice of it all.
Wow, we must have had the same guy........
So he retires under ‘double secret probation’
In the old army they had a class called “cussing for commanders”.
“Lack of ability with colorful commentary” was a failing evaluation.
Ft Jackson, 1970....
“double secret probation”
No...they're not. I've written an LOR and that individual has moved on, improved and been promoted twice. It was an LOR for an AWOL. There was some politics involved (they had 1st and 2nd level command permission to be on leave) and I was ordered to write it by the Wing Commander.
In most cases an LOR stays in your file for 6 months...doesn't go forward...and after 6 months...if you've been good...it's shredded. Different procedures govern different LOR's...depending on the service.
Now...and LOR for a general or a field grade officer or senior NCO? Yeah...usually career ending. An LOR for a company grade, NCO or airman/soldier/seaman/jarhead? No. You can recover from that.
Worked for my share of hard asses as part of the big Green Machine. Some had the background and responsibility to warrant it, and I was fortunate to train under them. Some were merely dilettantes and were shown the door in short order. Troops can smell out a fraud PDQ.
So?!?!? LOL sounds to me like his subordinates were probably girlish if they have to complain about being bullied.
It says more about them and their ability to manage their boss.
I never saw anyone recover. Get an LOR, pull the clearance, put on grass duty, commence finding a reason for another LOR and then outprocessing.
Bet that was fun.
the kinder, gentler, pinker army
God bless the men that fly and fight.
Sure, I had a card that said I had attended ACESII training, and could put my head over the seat of an F-15 or F-16.
No way. That stuff is dangerous just sitting there with all the pins in.
Someone has to burn holes through empty sky. Better you than me.
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