From the Air Force Times:
Unfortunately what was reported in the article has happened before in all the military branches. Leadership is a privilege and a responsibility. For someone like this Lt.Col to misuse that position is a disgrace to the Air Force.
There are several lessons learned from this incident:
- The group commander took appropriate action
- There is a serious question why this person was even selected for command
- There is the question of why this person was promoted to 0-5
- Some where along the line….the common sense test was overlooked
The bottom line: Any business/organization has to find the right people (Jim Collins – get the right people on the right bus going in the same direction). Don’t settle for anything less.