SUSPENDED SGT MAJOR FILES SUIT AGAINST
ARMY TWO-STAR GENERAL - CSM TERESA KING
REMOVED AS COMMANDANT OF DRILL SGT
SCHOOL LAST NOVEMBER ACCUSES MAJ GEN
RICHARD LONGO AND COMMAND SGT MAJ JOHN
CALPENA OF "RACISM" AND "SEXISM" - DEMANDS
REINSTATEMENT TO FORT JACKSON POST,
CONGRESSIONAL PROBE OF HER TREATMENT
© 2012 MilitaryCorruption.com
Things are about to get very ugly in the wake of the Army's suspension of a Black female E-9 last fall as commandant of the Drill Sergeant School at Fort Jackson, S.C.
CSM Teresa King has filed suit against the man who fired her, MAJ GEN Richard Longo, as well as CSM John Calpena. The grounds? "Racism, sexism and abuse of authority."
The 50 year-old was the first African-American female to run the prestigious school. Her promotion to that position got her a favorable write-up on the front page of the New York TIMES and her face on television all across the country.
King, the daughter of a North Carolina sharecropper, and one of 12 children in the poverty-stricken family, joined the Army 29 years ago and had risen to the top enlisted rank. She describes herself as a proponent of "tough love." The hard-charging woman is well-known at Fort Jackson for her sharp tongue and "NO SLACK" license plates on her shiny, black Corvette.
Last year, (see related stories box) MilitaryCorruption.com broke the news King was under investigation for drinking and having a sexual relationship with a subordinate (male) soldier. Sources also told us the Army had discovered that King's masters degree came from a "cash for college credits" diploma mill, and her "doctor of divinity" sheepskin was issued by an unaccredited educational institution.
KING PLAYS "RACE CARD" - CLAIMS DISCRIMINATION
From the volume of e-mail that poured in to MCC after our initial story on this case, there are many people out there who dislike King and resent what they say is her receiving undeserved "favorable treatment."
The deposed commandant feels otherwise. She claims discrimination and disparate treatment "without proper respect" from her superiors during various staff meetings.
This is giving the Pentagon migraine headaches, as the PC-politically correct top brass are eager to avoid any embarrassment while Barack Obama is still in the White House. They would prefer King "go away, quietly" and retire. They have "dragged out" her investigation and suspension for more than five months.
She says she deserves swifter justice and complains the Army wants to force her to retire as soon as possible so they can sweep the incident under the carpet. King is not about to leave early. When she does, friends say, it will be on her own terms and timetable.