ARMY'S TOP SEX-CRIMES INVESTIGATOR
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Of all the places, LTC Joseph "Jay" Morse, was when he got tagged for sexual misconduct, it couldn't have been a worse or more embarrassing location.
The 21-year Army veteran was attending a conference on how to combat, you got it, sexual assault.
We don't know if Morse is telling the truth when he claims the hanky-panky with a female subordinate was "consensual," but he did pass a polygraph test. Yes, we know that is inadmissible in a court of law," but it's kind of telling that his accuser declined to be hooked up to the gizmo herself.
MORSE IS ON HIS WAY OUT
In the present atmosphere of "an accusation being as good as a conviction," Morse's career is toast. He has been formally reprimanded for "sexual misconduct" by MAJ GEN J. S. Buchannon, commander of the Military District of Washington, D.C. In others words, the 44 year-old JAG officer's career is definitely at an end.
Time to put in the retirement papers.
But here is the big question. Will he get to go out as a light colonel, or be reduced to major? The regulations read that one can only retire in the last grade "satisfactorily" served in.
Since the top brass know Morse has mightily embarrassed them, whether he forced the female to kiss him or not, if we were making a bet, it would be the 0-5 would retire on an 0-4 pension. However, it could go either way.