An Army light colonel and battalion commander at Hawaii’s Schofield Barracks found out the hard way – don’t “socialize” with a female sergeant under your command.
He’s been relieved of his command, and his career is probably over, after the junior NCO complained to the authorities she had received “sexually explicit photos” from the colonel’s wife.
LTC Eric Criner won’t be going to Iraq with his unit, the 17th Corps Support battalion, 45th Corps Support Group. And he certainly won’t be spending any more “weekends” on Maui with SGT Amy Fisher and her husband Charles.
According to the Fishers, Criner’s wife took a liking to the female soldier and hinted she might like to get to “know her” in a more intimate way.
The Army says Fisher brought them e-mailed pix from Sue Criner’s “x-rated website” as well as tape-recorded phone conversations with the colonel’s sexy wife.
“They were scared,” maintains the Fisher’s attorney. Earle Partington said the female soldier was shocked and offended by the alleged “seduction.”
Whether the couple will seek money from the Criners is yet to be seen, but the colonel has wasted no time filing suit in Circuit Court against the sergeant and her husband.
“They’ve destroyed my life and my career,” the officer complained.
Criner maintains the pix were “stolen” off his wife’s web site after the Fishers illegally obtained the password to download the naughty photos.
They contend Criner gave them the password and was looking to set up some sort of sexual encounter between the two women.
The colonel’s superiors, all paragons of virtue, of course, quickly dumped Criner from his command. Observers feel the veteran officer will be lucky if he gets to retire with his pension intact.