Air Force fires 2 nuclear missile corps commanders

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  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 4, 2014 12:30 p.m.

    for a loss of trust and confidence in his leadership abilities,

    too bad we did not fire BO in 2012 for the same problems.

  • A Guy With A Brain Enid, OK
    Nov. 4, 2014 11:24 a.m.

    Article quotes: "(Air Force) said that as a result of the Minot investigation a missile squadron commander, Lt. Col. Jimmy "Keith" Brown, was relieved of command Monday "because of a loss of confidence in Brown's ability to lead his squadron. Sheets said the investigation...."substantiated that Brown engaged in unlawful discrimination or harassment." He added that the probe found that Brown "made statements to subordinates that created a perception within his squadron that pregnancy would negatively affect a woman's career."

    This is "discrimination"? What if it's true?

    "The probe also substantiated allegations that Brown had failed to ensure the well-being of his troops. In March a two-person crew operating a Minuteman 3 launch control center at Minot felt ill from fumes created by a refurbishment project, but the crew remained at their post because they believed Brown would have taken action against them had they left. They later were hospitalized, Sheets said."

    Don't the missile officers have a responsibility to monitor their OWN well-being and call 'uncle' if they conclude they are incapable of performing their duties? Yes, they do.

    AF pendulum of justice has swung way too far towards "hyper-sensitivity" and foolishness.