SCANDALS ROCK TWO MORE AIR FORCE BASES -
This has been a bad summer for the U.S. Air Force, especially at bases in Florida and Texas.
We already broke the story two months ago of the Eglin AFB captain who is alleged to have used "knockout drops" to seduce and sodomize a number of young airmen who were stupid enough to be caught alone with him in the first place.
Our sources at Hurlburt Field tell us a young airman that had been "abused" went to OSI there and "blew the whistle" on the alleged attacker, who turned out to be the chief of patient administration at Eglin's base hospital.
Readers can find out more about that case by going to the bottom of this story and "clicking on" to the "related stories" box.
"DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO"
In Texas, Maj. Joseph Baniak, former commander of the 363rd Training Squadron at Sheppard, faces a bleak future and possible court-martial in the wake of his alleged dalliances with several female members of his unit.
Compounding the problem for the officer is an article we've obtained from the base newspaper, "The Sheppard Senator." In it, Baniak piously pronounces his formula for a productive Air Force career.
"The decision to put an Article 15 in motion for Airmen-in-training or permanent party members is never an easy one.
"First and foremost, every type of punishment is hard for a commander," Baniak was quoted as saying.
"Do I look at an Airman-in-training differently than an NCO who has been in for 12 to 14 years? Yes." [Especially the good-looking, young female ones.]
The major went on to proclaim that permanent party members fall under the "should have known better" category, whereas a young Airman standing in front of him might be away from home ["fresh off the farm?"] for the first time and make "a bad decision."
It looks like Maj. Baniak made some "bad decisions" and apparently believes in: "Do as I say, not as I do." MilitaryCorruption.com would like to know how many male enlisted members have been punished by the major in the past few years for exactly the crimes he is alleged to have committed.
Perhaps our large Air Force readership in CONUS and around the world can enlighten us in that regard. You can reach us at email@example.com. Your identity will be protected.
THE "PIMP" IS CAUGHT USING FEMALE SGT TO PASS INSPECTION
Down at Patrick AFB Florida, Sr. M/Sgt. Michael Sydney can add "pimp" to his professional resumé.
OSI investigators said the top NCO arranged with an enlisted woman to sexually service Chief M/Sgt.Troy Parker who led an inspection team rating the 45th Security Forces Squadron.
The female, said to be a staff sergeant in the Air Force Reserve, was allegedly used for such entertainment purposes between October 2004 and November 2005. That was for Parker. Court papers reveal the female had sex with at least three other men as well.
In fact, MilitaryCorruption.com has learned from informed sources that the woman may have performed oral sex on Capt. Philip Sting, the second-highest ranking officer in the 45th.
The captain was charged in April with "indecency" and "obstruction of justice." He waived his right to a perliminary hearing and faces court-martial in August.
As for the female NCO, "Little Miss Red Riding Hood" complains that Sydney forced her to perform the many sex acts over a span of more than a year because she "feared" he might extend her active-duty stint. Yeah, right. How terrible!
Isn't it about time the military dropped this double-standard where women always get a free pass in these types of situations, especially if they agree to testify against their "attackers?"
GEN. FISCUS GOT OFF EASY - DESERVED TO GO TO LEAVENWORTH
One of the most disgraceful officers in Air Force history, the two-faced hypocrite, Maj. Gen. (now retired as a Col.) Thomas J. Fiscus, onetime top legal officer for the USAF, "took care" of many of his willing girlfriends, including one particularly obnoxious major in Europe who owed her field-grade promotion to being "pals" with her once-powerful boss. She even bragged about it. Yet none of the women involved with Fiscus were punished and most are still in the Air Force today.
MilitaryCorruption.com is not allowed behind the walls of Leavenworth DB (for obvious reasons) but if it was, we are sure some of the inmates who were railroaded into the military prison by people like Fiscus would dearly love to prepare a "welcome party" in the shower for the "plugged-in" brass hat if the Air Force had done the right thing and sent him where he belongs - to the slammer.
But no Air Force general has ever been court-martialed in it's nearly 60 years of existence. Is that because all USAF flag officers are "boy scouts" and never commit crimes that lesser mortals do? No. It's because the unwritten rule is and always has been: DIFFERENT SPANKS FOR DIFFERENT RANKS. "Getting away with it" no matter what you do is one of the best perks of being a general officer in today's Air Force. Maybe that's why so many colonels weve seen over the years would step on their own mother's neck if it ensured them the opportunity to wear "stars" on their shoulders.
AFB CAPTAIN ARRESTED ON SODOMY
FIELD AIRMAN RAPED BY AIR FORCE
OFFICER - HOMOSEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGEDLY
TOOK PLACE AT CAPTAIN'S FT WALTON BEACH
HOME - ENLISTED MAN SAYS WAS DRUGGED
AFTER MEETING ATTACKER IN NEARBY BAR
SECOND "VICTIM" COMES FORWARD, SOURCES
SAY - OFFICER BASED AT EGLIN AFB
UNDER INVESTIGATION - ARREST IMMINENT