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Monday, March 31, 2014

Army Head to Decide Rank of Disgraced General

WASHINGTON — The secretary of the Army said Tuesday he will have the final say on whether a disgraced brigadier general at the center of a sexual misconduct case retires at a lower rank with sharply reduced retirement pay.

Facing outraged House Democrats, John McHugh said the case of Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair remains open a week after he was spared prison and sentenced to a reprimand and a $20,000 fine.

"The process is still ongoing. I have to make final certifications about rank and retirement," McHugh told the Armed Services Committee.

McHugh could bust Sinclair down to a lower rank which would mean a significantly reduced pension.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Give him a DISHONORABLE discharge the same as an enlisted GI. He is no better and is actually WORSE because Officers are usually held to a higher standard of conduct (just like politicians used to be).