TWO AIR FORCE COMMANDERS IN EUROPE
GET THE AXE - COLONEL AND LT. COL RELIEVED
AT R.A.F. BASE CROUGHTON IN ENGLAND
COL CHARLES HAMILTON WAS COMMANDER
OF 422ND AIR BASE GROUP, WHILE LT. COL.
MATTHEW OLSON HEADED UP THE 422ND
COMMUNICATIONS SQUADRON

2014 MilitaryCorruption.com

Not one, but two Air Force commanders had their careers cut short in Europe when they got the axe from their female wing commander.

COL Charles Hamilton, in his third year as boss of the 422nd Air Base Group at R.A.F. Croughton in England, was relieved, along with Lt. Col. Matthew Olson, who's been commander of the 422nd Communications Squadron the past eight months.

501st Wing Commander, Col. Angela Caldwell didn't go into great detail why she pulled the plug on the duo, except to say the officers are "not under "criminal investigation."

She did allow as to how she had "lost confidence in both officers' ability to command. "I am most concerned with the health, welfare and organizational climate of the wing," she announced.

The two cashiered officers have been replaced by Col. Brian May and Maj. John Riester, who may find his predecessor's misfortune brings the 0-4 good luck in getting promoted soon to a silver oak leaf.