This seems odd... CO being fired day of?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by OldDude49, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

    Obama Just Fired the Top Commander of the DC National Guard


    Washington Post, January 13, 2017:

    The U.S. Army general who heads the D.C. National Guard and is an integral part of overseeing the inauguration said Friday he has been ordered removed from command effective Jan. 20, 12:01 p.m., just as Donald Trump is sworn in as president.

    Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz’s departure will come in the midst of the presidential ceremony, classified as a national special security event — and while thousands of his troops are deployed to help protect the nation’s capital during an inauguration he has spent months helping to plan.

    “The timing is extremely unusual,” Schwartz said in an interview Friday morning, confirming a memo announcing his ouster that was obtained by The Washington Post. During the inauguration, Schwartz would command not only the members of the D.C. guard but also an additional 5,000 unarmed troops sent in from across the country to help. He also would oversee military air support protecting the nation’s capital during the inauguration.

    “My troops will be on the street,” Schwartz, who turned 65 in October, said, “I’ll see them off but I won’t be able to welcome them back to the armory.” He said that he would “never plan to leave a mission in the middle of a battle.”

    Schwartz, who was appointed to head the guard by President George W. Bush in 2008, maintained the position through President Obama’s two terms. He said his orders came from the Pentagon but that he doesn’t know who made the decision. It is unclear whether he is part of a larger class of federal workers who have been asked to leave their jobs as a new president takes office.

    Obama Just Fired the Top Commander of the DC National Guard - Freedom Outpost
  2. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Fake News.... This fellow was scheduled to reTIRE, and The Pres. Elect asked him if he Would stay on.... He refused, as he did NOT desire to serve under Mr. Trumps Command... So it Was arranged that he Relinqish his Command, and Retire, before that happened... The article is full of speculation by folks that have NO CLUE, about what they are Reporting On... and didn't bother to go look up the FACTS....
    Brokor, sec_monkey, Yard Dart and 4 others like this.
  3. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Like how the title is Obama fired .. actually it was Trump that accepted the resignation.
    ah bring on the F.U.D.
    Glorious days ahead!
    marlas1too likes this.
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