Now, what is the Major General’s side of the story? He said “he did not say it.”
So, let’s hear more of the story? The Major General must have been a Conservative.
General Loses Three-Star Promotion for Calling Dem Congressional Staffer ‘Sweetheart’ – SO SAYS THE DEMOCRAT SNOWFLAKE.
Why is it the Major General was identified but all of the snowflakes’ names were not identified? Only as anonymous and who was the IG?
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The U.S. Army yanked Maj. Gen. Ryan Gonsalves‘ nomination to a third star because it determined that he called a female congressional staffer “sweetheart,” according to Stars and Stripes. This violated the Army Command Policy’s rule on “dignity and respect.”
An anonymous complaint was filed to the Army Inspector General on July 20. The exchange reportedly happened at a October 2016 meeting at Fort Carson, Colorado.
According to the IG’s findings, Gonsalves picked on the staffer, who worked for Rep. Jim Langevin (D-Rhode Island 2nd district). He allegedly asked her about her age, and told her to take notes “since she was a Democrat and did not believe in funding the military,” said the IG report.
(Let’s hear “the rest of the story.)
Army investigators detailed criticism from other congressional staffers at the meeting: one person reportedly called it “sarcastic and unprofessional,” while a male staffer said it was “sexist, inappropriate and unprofessional.” Others present defended Gonsalves, saying he was being professional at the meeting.
Names of the female staffer and about 10 other people at the meeting were redacted.
Gonsalves reportedly denied calling her “sweetheart,” but all in all, the IG reached a conclusion against him based on the preponderance of the evidence. The Army accordingly withdrew his nomination Nov. 27.
(So who is the IG and is he a democrat?)
A spokesperson declined to elaborate further when Star and Stripes reached out in a Jan. 3 report.
“The matter is now closed,” Army spokeswoman April Cunninghamsaid in a statement.
This decision put a dent in Gonsalves’ career. The complaint was filed after his nomination was announced, and he was reportedly a candidate for heading the U.S. Army Europe.
[Gonsalves in 2015 via The Colorado Springs Gazette]
Now the rest of the story:
Former Fort Carson leader Ryan Gonsalves investigated for misconduct
By Tom Roeder Updated: November 9, 2017 at 10:55 am • Published: November 9, 2017 • 0
Col David Hodne, right, stands with Maj. Gen. Ryan Gonsalves Friday, June 9, 2017, during a welcome ceremony for incoming 4th Infantry Division Deputy Commander Hodne at Fort Carson. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The promotion of former Fort Carson boss Maj. Gen. Ryan Gonsalves is on hold as the Pentagon investigates his alleged misconduct with an unidentified congressional
Fort Carson’s 4th Infantry Division getting ready for war
A Pentagon spokesman confirmed that Gonsalves remains in limbo as accusations against him are reviewed. The general, who led the post and its 4th Infantry Division until his August change-of-command, was found by Army investigators to have failed “to treat a congressional staffer with dignity and respect.”
“That finding is currently under review,” Army spokesman Will Sharp said from the Pentagon on Wednesday.
The Pentagon declined to release details of the allegations against Gonsalves. The Gazette has requested records of the probe under the federal Freedom of Information Act.
The future looked bright for Gonsalves, who was nominated for a third star in July and identified as the next boss of all Army troops in Europe. The nomination has yet to move in the Senate and the Army says it is vetting candidates for the service’s top Europe job.
“The vetting process does take some time,” Sharp said.
Gonsalves, meanwhile, is assigned as a special assistant to the commander at III Corps in Fort Hood, Texas.
Gonsalves didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment. Fort Carson, now under the command of Maj. Gen. Randy George, referred questions elsewhere.
In two years at Fort Carson, Gonsalves earned praise for leading the division’s troops on a string of training exercises, including maneuvers across Europe. The experience positioned him well to replace Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges at U.S. Army Europe.
He was also a natural fit in Colorado Springs.
His ties here go back three decades to his first assignment as a new lieutenant. From 2011 to 2013, he was the post’s deputy commander and returned to lead the place in 2015.
A career armor officer, Gonsalves has led a brigade of 1st Cavalry Division troops in Iraq combat and helped oversee all American combat operations while on the staff of Multinational Corps-Iraq.
Before that, he led a battalion of 4th Infantry Division troops in the initial stages of the Iraq War.
Before his latest return to Fort Carson, Gonsalves led a top Army planning office at the Pentagon.
The investigation into misconduct by Gonsalves was kept exceptionally quiet. Leaders at the post, who asked not to be identified, said they hadn’t heard that the general faced trouble.
Several said the investigation seems out of place for a general known for his exceptionally clean record.
Everything in Gonsalves’ past has brought him praise. At the August ceremony that gave leadership of the post to George, leaders piled up compliments for Gonsalves.
Lt. Gen. Paul Funk, who heads III Corps, which includes the 4th Infantry Division, said Gonsalves showed a passion for his troops unmatched by most generals.
“Ryan has given his heart and soul to this division,” Funk said.
Contact Tom Roeder: 636-0240
Was this a democrat set up?