"LESBIAN AFFAIRS" HAD NO BEARING ON WHY
CHIEF MASTER SGT KATHLEEN BUCKNER FIRED
AS TOP-RANKING NCO AT AIR FORCE RESERVE
COMMAND - ALLEGED "IMPERIOUS ATTITUDE" OF
HER BEING "UNTOUCHABLE," COMBINED WITH
MANY COMPLAINTS SHE WOULD NOT RETURN
PHONE CALLS, E-MAILS, OR EXHIBIT COMMON
COURTESY, DOOMED HER CAREER, SOURCES
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You may recall (see related stories box below) we did a story about the "mystery" surrounding the sudden firing of Chief Master Sgt. Kathleen Buckner, top-ranking NCO at the Air Force Reserve Command.
We'd heard allegations of "open lesbian affairs" at the time, but since BAM is commander-in-chief, one would think that would be a career enhancer nowadays. No more witch-hunts by OSI and a swift kick out the door.
MORE THAN "GAL PALS?"
The stories - we were swamped with e-mail - of Buckner's close relationship with a "female" senior non-com at March AFB, as well as another "inappropriate" situation with a female officer - poured in fast and furious.
In a terse statement - very politically-correct - by Lt. Gen. James Jackson, commander of AFRC, he said Buckner got the boot because he had "lost confidence" in her ability to lead.
Then he softened the blow by expressing his "appreciation" of the macho-woman's 26 years of service and said he wishes her well.
Some of our readers don't.
"Good riddance to a hypocrite," wrote one disgusted airman. "She was flaunting it even before DADT was repealed. What about all the others tossed out for what she did all along?"
We at MilitaryCorruption.com don't know for sure what Buckner's sexual predilections may be, or how they might have affected her dismissal.
WE WANT TO BE FAIR
If she feels we have mischaracterized her nature, or got facts wrong in our story, we'd be delighted to give her equal space on these pages to make her case.
Aside from the brief statement by Gen. Jackson, we have no absolute proof of the reason for her firing. These are "allegations." But not to mention the widespread speculation as to why this high-profile dismissal took place, would be a disservice to our readers.