Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE: NY Dem Congressional Candidate Running As A Sterling Former Army Officer Was Actually Relieved Of Duty
Posted on 10/20/2020 4:13:43 AM PDT by DFG
New York Democratic congressional candidate Jackie Gordons military records show she was subject to two investigations during her time in the U.S. Army, resulting in two separate recommendations that she be relieved of command, one of which was acted upon in Afghanistan, according to two Department of Defense sources with direct knowledge of the investigations.
The Daily Caller obtained an unredacted Department of Defense document from a source with direct knowledge of an investigation into Gordons behavior as a lieutenant colonel from December 2011, as well as a redacted Department of Defense document (described as interim findings) that shows Gordon was again under investigation in Afghanistan and was subsequently relieved of duty.
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“One of the reports outlines how Gordon purportedly left her battalion without permission to campaign for local office in 2012, saying she posed a significant threat to the Battalions ability to perform an incredibly stressful and sensitive wartime mission.
Another affirmative action promoter who rose to a level far above her competence.
Next, get the officers who kept promoting her up to a lieutenant colonel level.
She showed her lack of talent and leadership long before her command position.
The existing climate involving the Battalion Commander and her staff cannot be described as anything less than toxic and nonconducive to the efficient execution of the Battalions wartime mission, the document reads. Based on the above facts, I recommend that LTC Gordon be removed from the battle roster and relieved from command. I base this recommendation on the leadership deficiencies identified above, as well as the inability of LTC Gordon and to function effectively as a command team, one of the investigations concluded.
She was probably in command of a battalion of supply pukes.
She refused a mission into Iraq, seems to be a pathological liar, possessed "toxic" leadership, was "estranged from command", etc.
Ask anyone who has been in the military within the last 20 years. I'm willing to bet that people walked on eggshells around this loon because she was an EEO complaint waiting to happen.
I bet she was ruthless writing OPRs for people under her.
From deep in the article: “While she didnt have great involvement with it, she was actually left behind in Kuwait, because General [Janis L.] Karpinske was moving the group up to Iraq, and she wouldnt go. She said why wont you go and she said because its dangerous up there.”
While I can’t verify that this was true about her, I recall hearing numerous reports of soldiers, predominantly female reservists, who refused to ‘go down range’ using that reasoning. And one of our organization’s document collection team female captain made the same refusal statement. I was back in the States at the time as an Army civilian, and was the stateside collector of the documents she was to collect. Her team was one of 20 that we deployed to go into Iraq. And the ONLY one who refused to leave Kuwait.
You win the thread. I thought the same thing . She was selected for command twice, and failed miserably. There should be GOLOR and GOLOR OER’s in her file. Would certainly be interesting reading. She’s packing at least two of the army’s ‘Get outta jail free’ cards. It’s takes a special kind of stupid to use that service record and not expect to be called on it.
Military Police battalion.
I bet she graduated with honors from the Department of Equal Opportunity Military Institute (DEOMI-located at Patrick AFB, FL).
The fact that the military has DEOMI, which by the way, flourished while Toejam was pres, speaks volumes of the state of the DOD.
Bolo runs for congress
She was just “fighting the man.” These are resume enhancers for a black and female Democrat.
So General Janis Karpinski relieved her. A case of the affirmative action blind leading the affirmative action blind. General Karpinski was the highest ranking officer to be relieved of a command. Sounds like these 2 went to the John Kerry Officer Candidate School
Karpinski was in command of Abu Ghraib when the abuses began there. As a result of the Army’s investigation into the prison abuse scandal, Karpinski was given a letter of reprimand, relieved of her command, and demoted to colonel. She was the most senior officer to be punished in the scandal.
That’s exactly what I thought.
"...I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic..."
They are all Oathbreakers and not to be trusted.
She’s a Democrat.
“...and explained that she had previously refused to go on a mission to Iraq because it was too dangerous.”
A yellow black woman.
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