"MANNISH" FEMALE COLONEL FIRED FOR
"SEXUAL HARASSMENT" OF A "SENIOR MALE
OFFICER" - TERRI ERDAG DUMPED AS C.O.
OF USMC COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT SCHOOL
AT CAMP JOHNSON, N.C. - "I ALWAYS THOUGHT
SHE WAS A DYKE - GLAD TO SEE I WAS WRONG"
SAYS MARINE WHO SERVED UNDER HER
We don't care if Col. Terri Erdag, the very mannish-looking female Marine officer, is a lesbian or not. And anyway, Obama did away with DADT finally (it's an election year, don't you know?). So what's the big deal?
Well, it's kind of like "man bites dog" when you read a Marine Corps press release stating the colonel has been fired from her job as commanding officer of Combat Service Support Schools in part, because she may have "sexually-harassed" what is described as a "senior male officer."
You mean we are to believe the never-married, very "butch" colonel "came on to" perhaps a colonel or general "guy" who felt so threatened by the experience that he filed a formal complaint?
From what some of our readers say, all bets would be, if Erdag got her ass in a sling over sex charges, it wouldn't involve a (gasp!) "man."
TOUGH FEMALE COLONEL CAME "UP FROM THE RANKS"
C. R. of Illinois wrote in to the Military TIMES discussion board as follows: "I always thought she was a dyke. Glad to see I was wrong." The Marine veteran said he had served under Erdag at Camp Smith.
It's got to be an embarrassment when you're even more masculine-looking than "Horrible Holly Graf." But all indications we have, are that Erdag's a good Marine. In fact, she rose through the ranks. At one time, the tough "fifty-something" gal was a USMC buck sergeant and aviation mechanic. Erdag was commissioned a 2LT back in the 1980's.
She not only served in the first Gulf War, but has been deployed in recent years to both Afghanistan and Iraq.
While we wait for more juicy details of the allegations, all we have now is the Corps saying the colonel's firing was due "to a loss of confidence in her leadership and ability to maintain a positive command climate." Those are the words of Brig. Gen. Niel Nelson, boss of the USMC Training Command.
If any of our many Marine readers out there have an idea who the offended "senior male officer" is, please e-mail us your guess ASAP and we'll let you know if you're right, once we get the scoop. Thanks.