Going Down to Their Level

Going Down to Their Level

May 15, 2015

Joseph Botts: H/T Arlin Report:

While hoodlums are honored and Police Officers are charged with murder, a quiet gutting of our Military has been taking place.

Since Barack Obama has been in the White House, high ranking military officers have been removed from their positions at a rate that is absolutely unprecedented. Things have gotten so bad that a number of retired generals are publicly speaking out about the ‘purge’ of the U.S. military that they believe is taking place.


Commanding Generals fired:

• General John R. Allen – U.S. Marines Commander International Security Assistance Force> [ISAF] (Nov2012)
• Major General Ralph Baker (2 Star) – U.S. Army Commander of the Combined Joint Task Force Horn in Africa (April 2013)
• Major General Michael Carey (2 Star) – U.S. Air Force Commander of the 20th US Air Force in charge of 9,600 people and 450 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (Oct 2013)
• Colonel James Christmas – U.S. Marines Commander 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit
• Major General Peter Fuller-U.S. Army Commander in Afghanistan (May 2011)
• Major General Charles M. M. Gurganus – U.S. Marine Corps Regional Commander of SW and I Marine Expeditionary Force in Afghanistan (Oct 2013)
• General Carter F. Ham – U.S. Army African Command (Oct 2013)
• Lieutenant General David H. Huntoon (3 Star), Jr. – U.S. Army 58th Superintendent of the US Military Academy at West Point , NY (2013)
• Command Sergeant Major Don B Jordan – U.S. Army 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command (suspended Oct 2013)
• General James Mattis -U.S. Marines Chief of Cent Com (May 2013)
• Colonel Daren Margolin- U.S. Marine in charge of Quantico ‘s Security Battalion (Oct2013)
• General Stanley McChrystal – U.S. Army Commander Afghanistan (June 2010)
• General David D. McKiernan – U.S. Army Commander Afghanistan (2009)
• General David Petraeus – Director of CIA from September 2011 to November 2012
• Brigadier General Bryan Roberts -U.S. Army Commander 2nd Brigade (May 2013)
• Major General Gregg A. Sturdevant – U..S. Marine Corps Director of Strategic Planning and Policy for the U.S. Pacific Command • Colonel Eric Tilley – U.S. Army Commander of Garrison Japan (Nov 2013)
• Brigadier General Bryan Wampler – U.S. Army Commanding General of 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command o f the 1st Theater Sustainment Command [TSC](suspended Oct 2013)

Commanding Admirals fired:
• Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette – U.S. Navy Commander John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group Three (Oct2012)
•Vice Admiral Tim Giardina (3 Star, demoted to 2 Star) -U.S. Navy Deputy Commander of the US Strategic Command, Commander of the Submarine Group Trident, Submarine Group 9 and Submarine Group10 (Oct 2013)

Naval Officers fired: (All in 2011)
• Captain David Geisler – U.S. Navy Commander Task Force 53 in Bahrain (Oct 2011)
• Commander Laredo Bell – U.S. Navy Commander Naval Support Activity Saratoga Springs , NY (Aug 2011)
• Lieutenant Commander Kurt Boenisch -Executive Officer amphibious transport dock Ponce (Apr 2011)
•Commander Nathan Borchers – U.S. Navy Commander destroyer Stout (Mar2011)
• Commander Robert Brown – U.S. Navy Commander Beachmaster Unit 2 Fort Story , VA (Aug 2011)
• Commander Andrew Crowe – Executive Officer Navy Region Center Singapore (Apr 2011)
•Captain Robert Gamberg – Executive Officer carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower (Jun 2011)
• Captain Rex Guinn – U.S. Navy Commander Navy Legal Service office Japan (Feb 2011)
• Commander Kevin Harms – U.S. Navy Commander Strike Fighter Squadron 137 aboard the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln (Mar 2011)
• Lieutenant Commander Martin Holguin – U.S. Navy Commander mine countermeasures Fearless (Oct 2011)
• Captain Owen Honors – U.S. Navy Commander aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (Jan 2011)
• Captain Donald Hornbeck – U.S. Navy Commander Destroyer Squadron 1 San Diego (Apr2011)
• Rear Admiral Ron Horton – U.S. Navy Commander Logistics Group, Western Pacific (Mar 2011)
• Commander Etta Jones – U.S. Navy Commander amphibious transport dock Ponce (Apr 2011)
•Commander Ralph Jones – Executive Officer amphibious transport dock Green Bay (Jul 2011)
• Commander Jonathan Jackson – U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 134, deployed aboard carrier Carl Vinson (Dec 2011)
• Captain Eric Merrill – U.S. Navy Commander submarine Emory S. Land (Jul 2011)
• Captain William Mosk – U.S. Navy Commander Naval Station Rota, U.S. Navy Commander Naval Activities Spain (Apr 2011)
• Commander Timothy Murphy – U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 129 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA (Apr 2011)
• Commander Joseph Nosse – U.S. Navy Commander ballistic-missile submarine Kentucky(Oct 2011)
• Commander Mark Olson – U.S. Navy Commander destroyer The Sullivans FL (Sep 2011)
• Commander John Pethel – Executive Officer amphibious transport dock New York (Dec 2011)
• Commander Karl Pugh – U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 141Whidbey Island, WA (Jul 2011)
• Commander Jason Strength – U.S. Navy Commander of Navy Recruiting District Nashville, TN (Jul2011)
• Captain Greg Thomas – U.S. Navy Commander Norfolk Naval Shipyard (May 2011)
• Commander Mike Varney – U.S. Navy Commander attack submarine Connecticut (Jun 2011)
• Commander Jay Wylie -U.S. Navy Commander destroyer Momsen (Apr 2011)

Naval Officers fired (All in 2012):
• Commander Alan C. Aber – Executive Officer Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 71 (July 2012)
• Commander Derick Armstrong – U.S. Navy Commander missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (May 2012)
• Commander Martin Arriola – U.S. Navy Commander destroyer USS Porter (Aug2012)
• Captain Antonio Cardoso – U.S. Navy Commander Training Support Center San Diego (Sep 2012)
• Captain James CoBell – U.S. Navy Commander Oceana Naval Air Station’s Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic (Sep 2012)
• Captain Joseph E. Darlak – U.S. Navy Commander frigate USS Vandegrift (Nov 2012)
• Captain Daniel Dusek – U.S. Navy Commander USS Bonhomme
• Commander David Faught – Executive Officer destroyer Chung-Hoon (Sep 2012)
• Commander Franklin Fernandez – U.S. Navy Commander Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 24 (Aug 2012)
• Commander Ray Hartman – U.S. Navy Commander Amphibious dock-landing ship Fort McHenry (Nov 2012)
• Commander Shelly Hakspiel – Executive Officer Navy Drug Screening Lab San Diego (May 2012)
• Commander Jon Haydel – U.S. Navy Commander USS San Diego (Mar 2012)
• Commander Diego Hernandez – U.S. Navy Commander ballistic-missile submarine USS Wyoming (Feb 2012)
• Commander Lee Hoey – U.S. Navy Commander Drug Screening Laboratory, San Diego (May 2012)
• Commander Ivan Jime nez – Executive Officer frigate Vandegrift (Nov 2012)
• Commander Dennis Klein – U.S. Navy Commander submarine USS Columbia (May 2012)
• Captain Chuck Litchfield – U.S. Navy Commander assault ship USS Essex (Jun2012)
• Captain Marcia Kim Lyons – U.S. Navy Commander Naval Health Clinic New England (Apr 2012)
• Captain Robert Marin -U.S.. Navy Commander cruiser USS Cowpens (Feb 2012)
• Captain Sean McDonell – U.S. Navy Commander Seabee reserve unit Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14 FL (Nov 2012)
• Commander Corrine Parker – U.S. Navy Commander Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 1 (Apr2012)
• Captain Liza Raimondo – U.S. Navy Commander Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River , MD (Jun 2012)
• Captain Jeffrey Riedel -Program manager, Littoral Combat Ship program (Jan 2012)
• Commander Sara Santoski – U.S. Navy Commander Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 (Sep 2012)
• Commander Kyle G.Strudthoff – Executive Officer Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25(Sep 2012)
• Commander Sheryl Tannahill – U.S. Navy Commander Navy Operational Support Center [NOSC] Nashville, TN (Sep2012)
• Commander Michael Ward – U.S. Navy Commander submarine USS Pittsburgh (Aug 2012)
• Captain Michael Wiegand – U..S. Navy Commander Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (Nov 2012)
• Captain Ted Williams – U.S. Navy Commander amphibious command ship Mount Whitney (Nov 2012)
• Commander Jeffrey Wissel – U.S. Navy Commander of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 1 (Feb2012)
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Naval Officers fired (All in 2013):
• Lieutenant Commander Lauren Allen – Executive Officer submarine Jacksonville (Feb 2013)
• Reserve Captain Jay Bowman – U.S. Navy Commander Navy Operational Support Center [NOSC] Fort Dix , NJ (Mar 2013)
• Captain William Cogar -U.S. Navy Commander hospital ship Mercy’s medical treatment facility(Sept 2013)
• Commander Steve Fuller – Executive Officer frigate Kauffman (Mar 2013)
• Captain Shawn Hendricks – Program Manager for naval enterprise IT networks (June 2013)
• Captain David Hunter – U.S. Navy Commander of Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 12
• Captain Eric Johnson – U.S. Navy Chief of Military Entrance Processing Command at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, IL (2013)
• Captain Devon Jones – U.S. Navy Commander Naval Air Facility El Centro , CA (July 2013)
• Captain Kevin Knoop – U.S. Navy Commander hospital ship Comfort’s medical treatment facility (Aug 2013)
• Lieutenant Commander Jack O’Neill- U.S. Navy Commander Operational Support Center Rock Island , IL(Mar 2013)
• Commander Allen Maestas – Executive Officer Beachmaster Unit 1 (May 2013)
• Commander Luis Molina – U.S. Navy Commander submarine Pasadena (Jan 2013)
• Commander James Pickens- Executive Officer frigate Gary (Feb 2013)
• Lieutenant Commander Mark Rice – U.S. Navy Commander Mine Countermeasures ship Guardian (Apr 2013)
• Commander Michael Runkle – U.S. Navy Commander of Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 (May 2013)
•Commander Jason Stapleton – Executive Office Patrol Squadron 4 in Hawaii (Mar 2013)
• Commander Nathan Sukols – U.S. Navy Commander Submarine Jacksonville (Feb 2013)
• Lieutenant Daniel Tyler -Executive Officer Mine Countermeasures ship Guardian (Apr 2013)
• Commander Edward White – U.S. Navy Commander Strike Fighter Squadron 106 (Aug 2013)
• Captain Jeffrey Winter – U.S. Navy Commander of Carrier Air Wing 17 (Sept 2013)
• Commander Thomas Winter – U.S. Navy Commander submarine Montpelier (Jan 2013)
• Commander Corey Wofford – U.S. Navy Commander frigate Kauffman (Feb2013)

(Note): This trend continues in 2015!
As you will see below, dozens of highly decorated military leaders have been dismissed from their positions over the past few years.
So why is this happening? What is going on right now is absolutely crazy especially during a time of peace. Is there a deliberate attempt to reshape the military and remove those who don’t adhere to the proper ‘viewpoints’ ? Does someone out there feel a need to get officers that won’t cooperate out of the way? Throughout world history, whatever comes next after a military purge is never good. Perhaps you are reading this and you think that ‘purge’ is too strong a word for what is taking place. If this continues, what is the U.S. military going to look like in a few years? Just consider the following quotes from some very highly decorated retired officers:

– Retired Army Major General Paul Vallely: “The White House protects their own. That’s why they stalled on the investigation into Fast and Furious, Benghazi and Obamacare. He’s intentionally weakening and gutting our military, Pentagon and reducing us as a superpower, and anyone in the ranks who disagrees or speaks out is being purged.”

– Retired Army Major General Patrick Brady: “There is no doubt he (Obama) is intent on emasculating t he military and will fire anyone who disagrees with him.”

– Retired Army Lt. General William G. Jerry Boykin: “Over the past three years, it is unprecedented for the number of four-star generals to be relieved of duty, and not necessarily relieved for cause.”

– Retired Navy Captain Joseph John: “I believe there are more than 137 officers who have been forced out or given bad evaluation reports so they will never make Flag (officer), because of their failure to comply to certain views.”

A Pentagon official, who asked to remain nameless because they were not authorized to speak on the matter, said even young officers, down through the ranks have been told not to talk about Obama or the politics of the White House. They are purging everyone and if you want to keep your job just keep your mouth shut. Now this trend appears to be accelerating.
General Vallely’s comment: “Absolutely every communist regime on the planet did this as soon as they got in power.”

Hang on Folks, it looks like our own Commander in Chief is out to destroy our own strength!

JB Eye Roller


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Disclaimer: This article was not written by Lorra B.


  1. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:
    Reviewing this list of military commanders is telling the people of this country that this leader is up to something. Have any of the commanders spoken out on what their view is and why this is happening? They must inform the people of this country. Military analysts have been telling the people that our military is not up to par. If that is true, they must tell us – what is the problem and what can the Congress or the people do?


  2. Reblogged this on Arlin Report and commented:
    LOOK at the this list of Military commanders OBAMA has canned. Barack Insane Obama you are an egotistical, narcissistic freaking lunatic. It is a wonder we have a military at all. Before we know it he will have his Islamic Brotherhood commanding our military. PEOPLE WAKE UP!!


  3. Our Military has been under fire and sadly I believe the liberals are winning. I have a friend who had just turned 18 and he came to me to seek advice as he wanted to become a Marine. I talked with him at great length and helped him come the decision about dedicating his life his country. Long before boot camp he was training and when he went to boot camp he shined. He married a young woman and things were not good. He came home one day to find the only thing left in his home was his dress uniform and other clothing he wore daily. This hit him hard but he kept going strong. He thought it might be a good thing to talk to somebody about what had happened with his marriage. so he went to see the base shrink who told him what he was going through was normal feelings. Not long after that visit he was kicked out of the Marines, dishonorably discharged for knowing the signs of depression. He stated on paper he had never had depression when he was enlisting so now because he new enough to go talk to someone they labeled him a liar and now he is fighting for his benefits. This did not go on in a pre obama Marine Corps


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      • Thanks Lorra, it is needed today due to bad news. It appears I will have to go back on peritoneal dialysis as my kidneys are failing again. Thank you for your prayers.

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      • Oh Paul! I’m so very sorry and sad to hear this. Seems God calls his prayer warriors in the strangest of ways at times….I will be lifting you daily my friend and, if you don’t mind, checking periodically on your progress. Sending a big friendly hug your way!! 🙂


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      • Glad to hear you’ve had success in controlling Kidney stones. My kidney problems are diabetes related and I’ve dlipped into End-Stage Renal Disease, a terminal disease process that can only be controlled through dialysis.

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      • You have my honest condolences. I’ve faced cancer once myself – and am now statistically a survivor (it was nearly 35 years ago). Don’t ever give up. If the reaper wants you, make him take you kicking and screaming – or on your own terms at least.

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