Another top military commander has been given his marching orders, making the ninth general or officer that has been let go so far this year.
The commander of the U.S. Army Garrison Japan, Col. Eric Tilley was dismissed for "lack of confidence" due to the findings of a recent investigation. He was suspended by Maj. Gen. James Boozer, commander of U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward), and replaced by Col. Joy Curriera, Stars and Stripes reported
Tilley's civilian deputy was reassigned, with a "misconduct" investigation pending according to World Net Daily.
A spokesman for U.S. Army Japan, Maj. Kevin Toner told Stars and Stripes that he couldn't comment publicly about what led to the dismissal, "because the investigation did not lead to findings of criminal misconduct."
Almost 200 senior military officers have been purged since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, for a variety of reasons, but sometimes no reason was given.
According to Investors Business Daily
, "What has happened to our officer corps since President Obama took office is viewed in many quarters as unprecedented, baffling and even harmful to our national security posture."
Retired Army Gen. Paul Vallely said on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV
last Tuesday that Obama is trying to make the military more politically correct.
"For example, we had an Air Force sergeant that was relieved of his duty by a squadron commander who was a woman — she's a lesbian — and he did not believe in same-sex marriages, so he was relieved by her," Vallely said.
He also believes that Obama is
"intentionally weakening and gutting our military and reducing us as a superpower, and anyone in the ranks who disagrees or speaks out is being purged."
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