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Alleged Sexual Misconduct Prompts Army To Suspend Missile Defense Commander

Concerned Alaskans

Wife of Lt. Col. Joseph Miley poses for controversial calender

Army officials have suspended Lt. Col. Joseph Miley, commander of the Alaska Army National Guard’s 49th Missile Defense Battalion, as they investigate allegations of sexual misconduct.

The Army Times reports a risqué calender featuring photos of Miley's wife and other female soldiers first sparked the investigation. The calender's profits went to charity, and the Army found no wrongdoing.

But according to POLITICO, the Army then expanded its probe after allegations surfaced that Miley overlooked extramarital affairs among the soldiers under his command.

U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command spokesman Marco Morales said Lt. Gen. Richard P. Formica relieved Miley of his duties on Tuesday:

“He was suspended until further notice by Gen. Formica... He’s still in the area, but he’s not the commander anymore.”


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Peking_Duck_SD | June 12, 2013 at 2:26 p.m. ― 2 years, 5 months ago

There are so many cases of real sexual assaults in the military, yet they want to waste their time on piddly crap like this!?

I'm pretty outraged that my tax dollars are being used to investigate someone because their wife poses in a calendar. She isn't even nude, is the military that sexually uptight? No wonder they have so many problems with rape and assaults.

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CaliforniaDefender | June 12, 2013 at 3:35 p.m. ― 2 years, 5 months ago

Sexual misconduct is everywhere in the US Government. The State Department Inspector General has stated the practice is "endemic".

Oh look, here's another scandal from the State Department:

US Ambassador to Belgium Howard Gutman "routinely ditched his protective security detail in order to solicit sexual favours from both prostitutes and minor children".

He was also one of Obama's top campaign fundraisers. How fitting.

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Missionaccomplished | June 13, 2013 at 8:48 a.m. ― 2 years, 5 months ago

This is a better recruitment poster than all the "Be all you can be" c*** they put on TV!

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Missionaccomplished | June 13, 2013 at 8:51 a.m. ― 2 years, 5 months ago

Duckster, you got it all wrong. It's NOT about being "uptight," it's about a particular macho culture in the military. And did YOU know that more the 50% of sexual victims in the military are male!!! And that's well before any possible DADT repeal fall-out has yet to decsend.

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Missionaccomplished | June 13, 2013 at 8:54 a.m. ― 2 years, 5 months ago

Guilt by association, there, CA Offender? Maybe Logic 101 at a community college?

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JeanMarc | June 13, 2013 at 9:17 a.m. ― 2 years, 5 months ago

The military is supposed to be full of men that go to war and kill people. We don't need women there.

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