To my brethren (and sist’ren) in the Army, can anyone confirm or deny this story?
Things are about to get very ugly in the wake of the Army’s suspension of a Black female E-9 last fall as commandant of the Drill Sergeant School at Fort Jackson, S.C.
CSM Teresa King has filed suit against the man who fired her, MAJ GEN Richard Longo, as well as CSM John Calpena. The grounds? “Racism, sexism and abuse of authority.”
The 50 year-old was the first African-American female to run the prestigious school. Her promotion to that position got her a favorable write-up on the front page of the New YorkTIMES and her face on television all across the country.
This came to me under the subject line, “Got to love the lack of a combat patch.” Haven’t heard a thing about about it til now. I can’t imagine that the Army of the United States, after a decade of full-on combat in two (2) theaters, would put someone who hasn’t been overseas at all in charge of such a critical organization.
So, please, tell me I’m wrong.