"Colonel" Sinclair to Retire

Apparently the end of the saga of once-Brigade General Sinclair, who fought a more successful PR campaign against his prosecution by the Army than he did an actual campaign as deputy commander of the 82nd Airborne. In spite of confessing to numerous violations of the UCMJ which could have led to a sentence of 20 years in Leavenworth, he will be allowed to serve no time whatsoever and retire with his pension.

However, he will lose two grades, and retire as a lieutenant colonel -- still a field grade officer, but no longer a general officer.

His retirement pay will come in somewhere between $3,000 and $4,200 a month as I understand it. The per capita income in the county where I live is $16,700, so a man could live quite well on what he'll be pulling in.

But if he was a lover of honor, the price at least is high: once a man who was respected for his service and career, he retires in disgrace, a confessed oathbreaker.


Cass said...

Amen, Grim. What a piece of work that shmuck is.

Eric Blair said...

He don't care. And that is that.

douglas said...

If he was a lover of honor? Clearly not- does not honor require one to take your lumps where they are due, and to take no benefit that one does not deserve (gifts aside)?

I suppose my problem would be more with the administration and command that allows this sort of thing to occur- individuals who fail are to be expected, systems that fail to deal with it are in for much bigger problems.

DL Sly said...

MH, the retired Provost Sgt, is just shaking his head saying, "Wow. Wow."


Ymar Sakar said...

Why didn't Hussein just fire him like he did a lot of other patriots via NSA dug up blackmail?

The Japanese had hara kiri for these cases. And Westerners used to have "Falling on the sword" for the same.

Grim said...

That's interesting, Ymar. You may have just convinced me that we need to expand the Federal work force slightly.