Air Force, LtGen Steven Kwast Send Message to Mikey Weinstein
The US Air Force sent a strong message to Michael “Mikey” Weinstein recently when it elevated the officer he’d demanded be “aggressively punished.”
In January of this year LtGen Steven “Killer” Kwast was quoted in a local Alabama paper saying, among other things, that
I’m not so arrogant as to think that I can make any plans unless God’s in it.
LtGen Kwast was the commander and president of the Air Force’s Air University; essentially, the academic arm of the Air Force. Because LtGen Kwast had the audacity to mention God, Mikey Weinstein filed an IG complaint and demanded that he be “aggressively punished”.
Instead, the Air Force responded by promoting him.
LtGen Steven Kwast is now the MAJCOM commander for Air Education and Training Command (AETC), meaning he essentially now oversees all training and education in the US Air Force. Not only that, but when he assumed command last week, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen David Goldfein extolled LtGen Kwast’s virtues as a leader [emphasis added]:
“When it was time to select the new AETC commander, General Steven Kwast was the obvious choice,” Goldfein said. “In Kwast, we have an Airman whose resume strikes a balance between combat warrior, intellectual and leader. And perhaps most importantly, he exudes humility, credibility and approachability.”
It seems complaints by Mikey Weinstein don’t carry the weight or stigma he once thought they did.
He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justly,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God.