Fighting for the truth . . . exposing the corrupt
AN OPEN LETTER
TO COL. MIKE “NO COMBAT” COLPO
FOR THE GOOD OF THE ARMY - AND
CARLISLE BARRACKS – GET OUT
BEFORE YOU ARE FORCED OUT!
Dear COL Colpo,
The only honorable course for you now is to resign and leave the Army. Before you embarrass Carlisle Barracks further and force the new Commandant, Gen. David Huntoon, to take action to remove you from your post.
Even before you arrogantly “blew up” in a taped telephone call, August 14th with the editor-in-chief of MilitaryCorruption.com, and showed your lack of maturity and self-control, your credibility had been badly eroded among not only the civilian work force, but the military garrison as well.
We have received many complaints you have been less than truthful in your dealings with those under you. That “I’m just a poor boy who came from the coal mines” story, as cited by one our readers, rang hollow a long time ago.
When we asked you a direct question: “Is there pornography coming in on the Carlisle Barracks computer system?” your angry reply was: “THAT’S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS!”
A very strange reaction for a chief-of-staff to make. Are you hiding something? Do you think Gen. Huntoon, your new boss, would be satisfied with such an insolent response?
We told you that it is the “business” of the United States Attorney’s Office, who prosecute such federal crimes. As you will soon find out.
Apparently you thought it didn’t matter that you had conspired to illegally block a legitimate web news site from the post computer net. Now we have learned, to our utter disgust, a full two weeks after we asked you about the porn, it was still accessible at Carlisle Barracks. Why?
Arrogance breeds stupidity, and you are a prime example of that. How could you possibly condone such a thing when you and everyone else knows a woman was killed on Carlisle Barracks just last year because of CHILD PORN?
Did Suzanne Bartlett die in vain? Her then-husband, LTC David Bartlett, who admitted beating her to death, was caught by his wife oogling that filth in his quarters on post. Do we have to have another tragedy before something is finally done to stop porn access at Carlisle Barracks, once and for all?
Why do you have your priorities skewed, colonel? You think it’s fine to ignore the First Amendment and block access to a website that criticized you for your alleged “deceitful treatment” of the then top-ranking civilian female on post, who came to you in good faith for help when she was “sexually-harassed” (hostile environment) in the workplace.
When an African-American employee of Carlisle Barracks was told by your pal, MAJ “Chuck” Grindle, the same officer in the above incident, that he (Grindle) would “break off” the man’s finger and “shove it up” (his) “ass, sideways,” why didn’t you do more than give Grindle a light slap on the wrist? What’s an officer like that even doing in the United States Army? For that matter, what are YOU still doing in uniform after 25 years of staff jobs?
You got the nickname “NO COMBAT Colpo” because you deserve it. We have never heard of a West Point graduate, an Airborne-qualified, Infantry-branch officer who managed to spend a quarter century behind a desk, far from any conflict.
West Point graduates fought in Grenada, Panama, the Gulf War, Somalia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq, but where were you? You didn't even do ONE overseas tour! In 25 years! You never exposed yourself once to enemy fire! No wonder you have fewer ribbons [for a colonel out of West Point] than an average SFC E-7 noncom in the Army.
Are you ready to tell Gen. Huntoon about a Carlisle, Pa. mother who, we are told, came to you not long ago, upset because a soldier on the garrison had allegedly e-mailed her underage daughter “close-up photos” of his genitals? Did you accept the photographic “evidence” she presented, give her a “song and a dance” and then send her on her way, in the mistaken belief that you might actually DO something about this outrage?
Do you still have the photos? Why? And why didn’t you discipline the soldier, if he was guilty? Surely the mother knew who to complain about. She knew where to go. Is there any particular reason you apparently did nothing, as the alleged electronic "flasher" still works with impunity on Carlisle Barracks?
Yes, it is time for you to go. We taxpayers gave you a great education at the finest military academy in the world. Now you can repay part of your debt by sparing the Army any further embarrassment. Just leave! And don’t let the door hit you on the way out!
MAJ Glenn MacDonald, USAR (Ret)
VIETNAM: 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969
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August 31, 2003