My take on this whole thing is pretty simple, the unit commander should be demoted. I've been in the military since I was about 5 years old (Army brat) and I don't think I've heard even one time of 18 individuals refusing an order
. This is not a simple protest of these individuals, it is a lack of leadership and the unit commander is not a leader. She should be demoted and put in a non leadership position. However, read below to find out how the Army is dealing with her.
The company commander of a U.S. Army Reserve unit whose soldiers refused to deliver fuel along a dangerous route in Iraq has been relieved of her duties, the U.S. military said Thursday.
The decision to relieve the commander of the 343rd Quartermaster Company came at her request and is effective immediately, according to a statement from the 13th Corps Support Command. It was authorized by Brig. Gen. James E. Chambers.
"The outgoing commander is not suspected of misconduct and this move has nothing to do with the guilt or innocence of anyone involved," the statement said.
The commander, whose name is being withheld by the military to protect her privacy, will be reassigned to another position commensurate with her rank and experience, the U.S. military said.
Eighteen soldiers from the 343rd Quartermaster Company, based in Rock Hill, S.C., are under investigation for refusing to drive a fuel convoy from Tallil air base near Nasiriyah to Taji north of Baghdad.
Sometimes you need to get rid of people not up to the leadership position their rank entails. If they cannot lead a small convoy group they need to be moved underneath someone who can.
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Well, yeah, Absolutely articulate . . typical illiterate Bush Hater!
'Spose we ought to put together a fund to get him a ticket to Cuba? Then he won't have to worry about voting!
Posted by: large on October 22, 2004 11:02 AM