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    GEN Dugan was relieved in resposne to public statemnts - in other words, something he DID.

    The interview with GEN Fogleman refers to the promotion (or lack thereof) of MG Schwalier, who was NOT removed for cause or reduced in rank after Khobar Towers.   Whether an officer is promoted is a completely different question from relief-from-command or demotion.  (For one thing, promotions to O-7 (BG/RADM) and above require explicit Senate approval - and that isn't always an automatic thing.)

    Resignations are NOT the same as "relieved of command."  Sure, I'll grant that high-ranking "retirements" can be "retire or be relieved" situations, but we obviously don't have the full picture.

    Incidentally, you DO know that GEN Moseley was ultimately found to have violated various Federal rules/regulations in steering a lucrative contract to a particular contractor while serving as Chief of Staff, right?  In fact, the Secretary of the Air Force took the rather unusual step of issuing a "Letter of Admonishment in Retirement" against Moseley, just to make sure that it got into his records.

    I repeat - it's unusual to be formally relieved of command for generic "not good enough" reasons - that may keep you from your NEXT command or your next promotion (and folks usually retire or resign their commissions once that becomes obvious), but those are completely different questions.

    The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

    by wesmorgan1 on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 07:30:18 PM PDT

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