Stars and Stripes reports that US Navy Cmdr Steven Everhart was removed in July from his command of the submarine USS Pennsylvania. The reason? Everhart was fired for who he loved.
The investigation, which began in early June, supported charging him with violating Uniform Code of Military Justice Articles 133 and 134, conduct unbecoming an officer and adultery, respectively, he said.
That the charges do not include false official statements, fraternization, or other internal military issues seems to indicate this was a non-official matter.
As even Michael “Mikey” Weinstein has noted, the US military Read more
US Army Major General David Haight was demoted to Lieutenant Colonel and retired after an investigation into his decade-long swinging sexual lifestyle:
An Army spokesman says Maj. Gen. David Haight was demoted by three steps to the rank of lieutenant colonel, a steep and rare downgrade for a senior officer.
The official cause, as summarized by the Associated Press:
An Army inspector general investigation concluded that Haight had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a woman who was not his wife, and that he misused government resources, including a department cell phone and computer, for a “high volume” of personal calls and emails.
Given that “misuse” of a government cell phone and computer — as determined Read more
USA Today, via a FOIA request, has revealed that an Army two-star General was investigated and fired simply for who he loved:
Maj. Gen. David Haight, Army Ranger, combat veteran and family man…[had] an 11-year affair and a “swinger lifestyle” of swapping sexual partners…
It is a travesty, of course, that MajGen David Haight would be persecuted for who — or how many — he chose to love. He has been forced to live a lie and deny who he really is just so he can risk his life in sacrifice for the country he holds dear. Does that personal sacrifice mean nothing to those who choose to demean him?
The military’s official line is this “lifestyle” made him susceptible to blackmail. This accusation is actually code for moral turpitude, and it has been debunked by reputable gay rights groups who fought the same persecution just a few years ago. Their data, provided by the Defense Personnel Security Research and Education Center, indicated that not a single case of alleged espionage involved blackmail over sexuality. The claim was just a homophobic way to attack a disfavored sexual lifestyle.
It appears Maj Gen Haight will be allowed to retire, though it may be at reduced rank based on when he last served “honorably.”
And yet no one seems to see the hypocrisy.
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