The Command Sergeant Major of the U.S. Army’s Drill Sergeant School (DSS) has been suspended from duty, and the Army is working overtime to smother the story.
An investigative report by militarycorruption.com (MCC) has uncovered the story Army brass would love to keep secret. According to MCC, which specializing in exposing stories about our military the mainstream media and official channels won’t talk about, the Command Sergeant Major of the Army’s Drill Sergeant’s School (DSS) Teresa King has been charged with a variety of violations of Army regulations.
Sergeant Major Teresa King is an African-American who will be 50 years old this year. She is divorced, has no children, and has been in the Army for 31 years. Upon taking command of the DSS on September 22, 2009, King became the first female ever to hold that position.
On paper, Sergeant Major King sounds like an ideal soldier and well qualified to be in such an important slot in the Army’s training structure. Nevertheless, once the “paper” is turned over, questions about why she was selected abound.
Reports from MCC’s on the ground correspondents say King’s suspension from duty was prompted by her heavy drinking, sexual relationship with a lower ranking enlisted soldier, and the fact that at least one of the college degree she listed on her resume is from a schools deemed to be diploma mill.
Almeda College where King lists as the school from which she was granted a Master’s degree in business management, has been closed by legal action in both Florida and Idaho because it was declared a fake institution.
Another embarrassing element of King’s persona – which she has built around a “sergeant no slack” façade — is the fact that in spite of her tough talk, she has never been in a combat zone, which makes gaining the respect of her battle-hardened veteran students difficult at best.
Given the facts of this case, it appears the Army looked before it leaped. It saw an opportunity for a Politically Correct, Affirmative Action “twofer” in this appointment. Top commanders were blinded by a chance to point to an African-American woman’s promotion and pat themselves on the back.
There is subtle danger in this kind of recklessness. When our military ceases to be a meritocracy, we are in trouble. Whoever vetted Sergeant Major King did a poor job and should be fired.
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