AIR FORCE RESERVE MAJOR
All Maj. Margaret Witt ever wanted was to serve her country as an Air Force flight nurse and be left alone.
Yes, she's a lesbian, and we at MilitaryCorruption.com have our problems with that in the military. But, prior to a vengeful ex-girlfriend "ratting her out" to the brass, Witt kept her personal life to herself. Unlike certain obnoxious, "in-your-face" bull dykes who infest the JAG Corps and know they can "punish" men, hiding behind their rank and position to get away with whatever they wish, this officer was admired and highly-respected by all who came in contact with her.
With 19 years of outstanding service behind her, including award of the Air Force Commendation Medal for saving a servicemember's life while on duty as a nurse, the 42 year-old resident of Washington State was looking forward to retirement after a few more years in the Reserves. Witt was up for promotion and would have deservedly received her silver oak leaves if she had not been fingered by a vindictive female.
A FEDERAL LAW SUIT FILED SEEKING JUSTICE
She's been fighting her arbitrary dismissal for the past two years. Now Maj. Witt has gone into Federal Court in Tacoma, Wash. The former operating-room nurse at McChord AFB names Air Force officials and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in her lawsuit. With the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, she is seeking to stop final dismissal from the service on the basis of violation of her First and Fifth Amendment protections of free speech and due process.
The Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy doesn't come into play here, as Witt never volunteered any information about her private life. You would think the top brass would be satisfied in denying Witt her upcoming promotion to light colonel and retiring her as soon as she reached her 20th qualifying year of service. But no, they are out to hurt her, and continue a failed policy that has cost the American taxpayers millions of dollars training personnel who are then fired solely on the basis of their sexual orientation.
We agree that there can be problems with unit morale and good order and discipline if homosexuals and lesbians use personal relationships to get or give favored treatment. But not every case is the same, and the Pentagon's way of dealing with it stinks of hypocrisy.
ARMY FOUR-STAR GENERAL WITH AIDS PROTECTED BY COVER-UP
A good example is the way a certain Army four-star general, well-known for being gay and always having young, handsome "aides" around him, was diagnosed with AIDS from HIV infection, yet he was retained and protected by a cover story that he was suffering from a "blood disease," leukemia.
This particular general, very powerful and brutal - as he proved in Panama - was not very well liked by certain officers. But he was so feared and highly-connected, his secret went with him to the grave. In fact, when he died, the Army put on a big show, giving him a funeral worthy of only the greatest general officers.
While he was alive, his minions dreaded his late-night phone calls and cutting remarks. Some people even thought he was, you might say, a little bit "mad." But as long as he lived, the lie continued and lesser ranks with AIDS were disposed of like so much trash, kicked out into a ditch with no pension or medical benefits. They weren't generals, so they were left to die. This flag officer got a posh suite at Walter Reed Hospital, complete with a private entrance on Ward 72.
The Air Force and the Reserve need experienced operating room and flight nurses like Maj. Witt. Especially with all the casualties coming out of Iraq and Afghanistan.
We urge the Pentagon to show Maj. Witt enough compassion and justice to let her stay in uniform at least until she can qualify for her pension. To deny her all she has worked for now, would be cruel and abusive treatment.
Her onetime relationship was with a civilian woman, not an enlisted or officer in her unit or the armed forces. Use your heads and have a heart. Don't destroy this person just because you can.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: We don't expect the Pentagon to be pleased we have given you a peek at some of the slimy "cover-ups" that go one there. If they wish to attack this website, let them realize we have only disclosed "the tip of the iceberg." Like the Army major caught exposing himself in the mens room of the library at Fort Clayton, Panama a few years back. The military police wondered why he was so arrogant and sure of himself. After the major made one phone call to Washington and a certain high-ranking "friend" of his talked to the top PMO, the MPs were told to let the field-grade officer go. A disgusted CID agent told us all about it, and more, so dear reader, rest assured MilitaryCorruption.com has plenty of ammunition to use, if need be.]