ANOTHER "DOUBLE STANDARD OF JUSTICE"
AIR FORCE GENERAL GETS BIG ASSIGNMENT
AFTER BEING NABBED FOR DRUNK DRIVING
NEAR LAS VEGAS - MAJ GEN DAVID EIDSAUNE
GETS TOP ASSIGNMENT AT MATERIAL COMMAND
HEADQUARTERS SIX WEEKS AFTER TOP BRASS
KNEW HE'D BEEN STOPPED FOR "D.U.I." - WOULD
ENLISTED MEMBER GET SAME TREATMENT?
Of course not. It's DIFFERENT SPANKS FOR DIFFERENT RANKS when it comes to flag officers. But if a master sergeant had been arrested and failed a sobriety test, chances are he would be in big trouble.
No general has even been brought up on Article 32 charges, much less court-martialed, in the 63-year history of the United States Air Force.
Eidsaune, unlike bloat-faced bully Gen. Gary North - Jill Metzger's insurance policy - may well be a nice guy. But if there is to be equal justice in the military, he must face the same consequences as the lower ranks.
SCHWARTZ AWARE GENERAL BUSTED
BEFORE GETTING BIG ASSIGNMENT
It was March 19 - six weeks after the two-star was busted - when AFMC announced Eidsaune was getting the key job of director of strategic plans in development and sustainment of war fighting programs at Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio.
Sources say USAF Chief-of-Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz was aware of the arrest when he signed off on the general's important new position. In typical "double-speak," an Air Force PAO said "appropriate action" had been taken. But no one is willing to say if that involved an Article 15, letter of reprimand, or just a slap-on-the-wrist.
If a captain or technical sergeant had been stopped and failed the blood alcohol content test, chances are the punishment would not be hushed up or ignored. Certainly when it came to his (or her) security clearance.
DRUNK GENERAL "DROVE ERRATICALLY"
Gen. Eidsaune, to put it bluntly, was drunk as a skunk when Henderson, Nev. cops pulled him over last Feb. 9th. The general, according to the arrest report, was "driving erratically" and at one point, had piloted his car the wrong way and also bumped his tires into the curb.
The investigating officer noted the general had '"a heavy odor of alcohol on his breath,'' and while agreeing to a field sobriety test, failed it with flying colors. In Nevada, you're soused if you register above 0.08%. The good general came in at a staggering 0.181%.
He's scheduled to appear May 13 in Henderson, Nev. Municipal Court. If convicted, Eidsaune could be fined $1000 and get six months in the slammer.
Gen. Donald Hoffman, AFMC commander, wouldn't comment on the two-star's troubles. It was Hoffman who relieved Command Chief Master Sgt. WIlliam Gurney at Wright-Pat last November.
Readers of MilitaryCorruption.com will recall that Gurney was hit with 18 sex charges involving ten female airmen. The E-9's Article 32 hearing is scheduled for May 26.