TOP ARMY COMMANDER AT GRAFENWOHR FIRED
The hottest news among U.S. Army troops in Europe is the sudden firing of the Granfenwohr garrison commander, COL Alvanus "Vann" Smiley. MAJ GEN James Boozer was the brass hat who pulled the trigger.
The elitist, out-of-touch editors at STARS AND STRIPES actually covered the announced relief of command (albeit not going any further), while the timid souls at Army TIMES (as of our press time) have earned more than their quota of Pentagon "brownie points" by not reporting the story at all.
Smiley assumed command in July 2010 after combat duty in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Grafenwohr is located in Bavaria near Nurmberg, Germany and is one of the largest Army installations in the world.
|COMMANDER OF 173RD AIRBORNE BRIGADE
COMBAT TEAM FIRED - COL JAMES JOHNSON III
RELIEVED AFTER ALLEGATIONS "SUBSTANTIATED"
ARMY MUM ON EXACT CHARGES BUT WE AT
MILITARYCORRUPTION.COM LEARN "ADULTERY"
AND "POOR COMMAND CLIMATE" JUST TWO OF
PROVEN REASONS THIS DRIVEN OFFICER WILL
NEVER WEAR GENERAL'S STARS - WEST POINT
GRAD CALLED "SCREAMER" AND "BULLY" - DADDY
WAS A "TWO-STAR" - HEADED UP 82ND AIRBORNE
FIRED COLONEL FILES FOR DIVORCE - ACCUSES
|COMMANDER OF 172ND INFANTRY BRIGADE
FIRED - COL FRANK ZACHAR RELIEVED OF
COMMAND - CSM ROBERT FRENCH TO BE
RE-ASSIGNED - NO "OFFICIAL" REASON GIVEN
BUT MILITARYCORRUPTION.COM LEARNS
FRICTION BETWEEN WIVES AND ZACHAR'S
"MICRO-MANAGEMENT STYLE" HURT MORALE
NICKNAME "THE FUHRER" SAYS SCHWEINFURT
BASED SOLDIER - "MEDIA-HOUND" ANOTHER
G.I. SAYS - "YOU EITHER LOVE OR HATE HIM"
BIZARRE WEB PAGE "SOLICITATION" MAY ALSO
HAVE UNDERCUT HARD-CHARGING COLONEL