COL USED TRAILER FOR SEX TRYSTS
What is there about the Air Force that results in more sex-related crimes than the Army, Navy and Marine Corps combined?
It seems every time we go to press, our network of sources supply us with more information on the latest goings-on. One thing is for sure. It isn't just the Air Force Academy that has it's problems that way. And that says a lot about the present "leadership," or lack of same.
The latest scandal comes from Randolph AFB Texas where Lt. Col. Christopher Kugel has been busted after being caught having sex with at least four women. The deputy commander of the 12th Mission Support Group, a married man and father of seven children, apparently couldn't control his libido and had trysts in a trailer on post, as well as in his office and even automobile.
The 43 year-old field-grade officer has been charged with adultery, obstructing justice, failing to obey orders, and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman. Kugel is scheduled to be court-martialed August 9 at Randolph. He could get at least 10 years in prison if convicted.
Sources don't know for sure if the women were in the Air Force themselves, but there's some indication at least two were married to USAF personnel. If the husbands are enlisted personnel or NCOs, it'll be even worse for the predatory light colonel.
Meanwhile, over at Barksdale, Maj. Paul McNeme is gone. He was kicked out of the Air Force on a BCD after getting nabbed in a phone sex sting.
The 38 year-old former instructor for the 340th Weapons Squadron, thought he was "talking up" a 14 year-old girl on the phone. After soliciting her for a sexual "get-together," the police - who'd been pretending to be the young girl - arrested the officer.
The phone calls were made at Nellis AFB in Nevada while McNeme was there on a temporary duty assignment. The 14 year Air Force veteran was lucky he didn't get sent to the Disciplinary Barracks at Leavenworth, Kan. But he'll have plenty of time in the civilian world to think back on his mistake which cost him his military career.