The Obama faggots are going after all the upper echelon command
officers. Just like they did in Roman times.
The Air Force has fired one of its most senior officers after an
investigation into whether he had an affair with a married
female officer found that they had exchanged emails that were
Lt. Gen. John Hesterman was removed from his position as Air
Force assistance vice chief of staff, service spokeswoman Anne
Stefenek said Tuesday. Hesterman previously served as the
commander of Air Forces Central Command (AFCENT), leading the
early days of the U.S. air war against the Islamic State
militant group while deployed at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar from
July 2013 to last June.
The investigation was launched after an anonymous complaint was
lodged with the Air Force inspector general last August that
Hesterman had carried on an inappropriate and unprofessional
relationship and meddled inappropriately in the assignments of
the woman's husband, who himself also was at least an Air Force
colonel. The husband alleged to the Air Force that a
relationship dated back to at least 2007, when Hesterman was a
married one-star general and commander of the 48th Fighter Wing,
which flies F-15 jets out of England.
Hesterman, who could be reached for comment Thursday night, also
surprised people by saying at the ceremony when the husband was
promoted to colonel that he had "married the girl we were all in
love with," the husband alleged.
Hesterman denied that any sexual relationship took place, but
emails that were entered into the eventual divorce proceedings
between the female officer and her husband were examined by the
inspector general. They alone were enough to end the career of a
seasoned general who earned valor awards for flying in combat
and participated in the opening night of operations in the
Persian Gulf war.
In one email string dated late March and early April 2010, he
and the woman, then a lieutenant colonel, exchanged a series of
messages in which he called the woman "Gorgeous" and said he was
visiting Hawaii before deploying to Qatar, where he served as
the deputy commander of AFCENT from July 2010 to June 2011.
"In Waikiki for. . . spring break and last big trip before
Qatar. . . thinking of you often here. . . we would love it. . .
and you would be in perpetual trouble ;) xxx"
A few months later on Valentine's Day weekend, Hesterman emailed
her and said he missed her.
"My dear and so beautiful. . .. On this Valentine's Day, please
know I am thinking of you. . . I miss you and hope you are happy
and well. Much Love, J." Hesterman continued corresponding on
April 4, 2011, calling her "my lovely Girl," sprinkling in
numerous emoticons and saying that he wanted to see her when he
returned to Washington after his deployment.
"This place has been fascinating if a tad relentless, I've been
at work every day but 3 in the last 9 months. . . I've at least
gotten into very good shape, even a little a definition. . . you
should check ;)," he wrote. "I'm really happy you'll be living
close by. . . I think of you more than you know (you get in
trouble a lot:) I would so love to see you."
The inspector general's report said the emails were found by the
husband, and the woman confirmed they were real under
questioning during the divorce proceedings, which the report
characterized as contentious. She said that she had never been
unfaithful to him in any way, but her husband had.
The inspector general found that Hesterman engaged in an
unprofessional relationship with a subordinate officer and
demonstrated conduct unbecoming of an officer.
"The language used by Lt Gen Hesterman goes far beyond a
mentorship scenario and is sexually suggestive in places and
romantic in other places," the report said. "In engaging in such
email exchanges, Lt Gen Hesterman violated [Air Force rules]
because he adversely affected the Air Force, helped dissolve a
marriage between two members, eroded good order, discipline, and
respect for authority, and these exchanges indicate an
abandonment of Air Force goals for personal interests. . .
"Simply put, Lt Gen Hesternan's emails to [the woman] -- two
officers, both married but not to each other -- are sexually
suggestive and indicate a strong desire to be with her in a
romantic way," the report adds.
Stefanek said Thursday that the case was referred to Gen. David
Goldfein, the Air Force vice chief of staff. Goldfein issued
Hesterman a letter of reprimand, and Hesterman relinquished his
position and submitted paperwork for his retirement.
Goldfein has launched an officer grade determination process
that will decide whether Hesterman gets to retire as a three-
star general or something less. The military often retires
officers at the last rank at which they served satisfactorily.