AIR GUARD GENERAL IN MONTANA FIRED
BECAUSE OF "INAPPROPRIATE RELATIONSHIP"
BRIG. GEN. JOHN DEL TORO OUT THE DOOR
AIR FORCE ACADEMY GRAD MAY HAVE BEEN
DUMPED IN A "POLITICAL POWER PLAY" - GEN.
JOHN WALSH, ADJUTANT GENERAL, "PULLS THE
TRIGGER" ON HIS FELLOW FLAG OFFICER
The once high-flying career of Brig. Gen. John Del Toro has crashed to the ground. The 50 year-old fighter-pilot and 1981 AFA grad, was fired from his job as asst. adjutant general of the Montana National Guard, allegedly, because he was said to be involved in an "inappropriate relationship."
"I have lost confidence in his ability to lead," was the boilerplate from Del Toro's boss, Adjutant Gen. John Walsh.
Some observers, however, wonder if Del Toro was dumped in a "political power play." More than a few National Guard generals throughout the country have been known to have affairs, some even regard it as a "perk of office," so even if Del Toro was fooling around, the bad behavior could be a convenient excuse to push him out the door.
DOUBLE STANDARD OF "PUNISHMENT"
We wish we had a sawbuck for every flag officer we knew who cheated and got away with it.
Of course, as is usually the case, whoever the female is, she'll be given immunity to testify against her former 'boyfriend," and all promotions and benefits accrued during the forbidden relationship - remember how Gen. Fiscus's women went unpunished - will not be taken away.
Del Toro was the number two officer in the Montana Guard since 2006. Prior to that, he had been commander of the 120th Fighter Wing and 215th Red Horse Squadron.