WHAT PENTAGON DOESN'T WANT YOU TO
KNOW - BRIGADIER GENERAL BUSTED DOWN
TO MAJOR AND SEPARATED FROM THE ARMY
ROGER DUFF ADMITS WEARING NUMEROUS
"UNAUTHORIZED" DECORATIONS, INCLUDING
BRONZE STAR FOR VALOR, PURPLE HEART - "PX
COMMANDO" ESCAPES SIX MONTHS IN PRISON
BY WAIVING ALL RETIREMENT BENEFITS,
LEAVING ARMY AT END OF COURT-MARTIAL
© 2012 MilitaryCorruption.com
You won't read this story in STARS & STRIPES or ARMY TIMES. Not the embarrassing details, that is. The Pentagon doesn't want you to know that an Army general has been busted back to major and separated from the service.
Roger Barrett Duff was secretly court-martialed this Spring, and is now out of the service and a civilian again.
The one-star was caught wearing a chest full of unauthorized decorations, to include the Bronze Star for Valor and Purple Heart.
According to our MilitaryCorruption.com CI's at Fort Meyer, the general was "a regular Audie Murphy." Besides the above-named combat awards, Duff outfitted himself with the Pathfinder Badge, Master Parachutists Badge, Combat Infantryman's Badge (2nd Award), the Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and Southwest Asia Service Medal. None of them deserved.
He was a regular "PX commando."
DOUBLE-STANDARD REARS IT'S UGLY HEAD ONCE AGAIN
Now, what do you think, dear reader, would have happened to an SFC or 1st Lieutenant who pulled the same stunt? Right. They would have been hammered, but good.
But this offender was a flag officer, and so his transgressions had to be shrouded in secrecy. In fact, if the pesky media hadn't inquired of the Pentagon PAO office who were the last two generals to be court-martialed, all of a sudden Duff's name showed up on the radar screen.
Remember the regulation about an officer retiring at the last grade satisfactorily served in? Well, it seems Duff has been sporting unearned decorations for some time, as he left the Army not as an 0-6 or even a light colonel. He goes out the door a major. How the mighty have fallen!
The former brigadier general caught one break. By waiving his retirement benefits, Duff got to avoid six months behind bars.
It was a high price to pay for a stupid, shameful act.