“FAST-TRACK” FEMALE MASTER SGT
MP BUSTED FOR BRUTALITY IN IRAQ
KICKED POWS IN GROIN, STOMACH,
HEAD – REDUCED TO PRIVATE E-1 AND
GIVEN “OTH” DISCHARGE – ESCAPES
FEDERAL FELONY CONVICTION
It may be a cliché, but some of the “toughest women” in the U.S. Army are military police. Most choose that career-field because they enjoy it or plan to enter civilian law enforcement once their service hitch is up. But some – who are surly “man-haters” or have a hidden “agenda” – strap on a sidearm and baton to “get even” with members of the opposite sex.
This may have been the reason M/SGT Lisa Marie Girman of Hazelton, Pa., stomped Iraqi prisoners (and encouraged other MP’s to do likewise) at Camp Bucca in southern Iraq.
We don’t know why she allegedly committed this crime, but we do know one thing. How did this person get to be an E-8 in just 15 years of service? Was she a “quota promotion” to balance the books of “political correctness?”
If so, it was a big mistake. And those responsible should be made to answer for it.
Why didn’t someone notice this now-disgraced former NCO may have had “aggressive tendencies” toward men that would not be conducive to her serving as a senior NCO in a camp full of male Iraqi prisoners of war.
Was the extreme violence exhibited – at one point, one of Girman’s MP’s was said to have held open the legs of one Iraqi while other MPs repeatedly kicked the POW’s genitals – necessary to subdue the prisoners? Or was it a case of lack of self-control and discipline?
Did Girman “superimpose” some hated male figure from the past onto the unfortunate POW she beat on? The stocky ex-master sergeant with a close resemblance to Rosie O’Donnell, had to know her actions would be “aped” by her lower-ranking subordinates.
It’s always a possibility that the Iraqi POWs were belligerent and started the melee. But MilitaryCorruption.com has learned it wasn’t a “complaint” from Amnesty International that triggered the Article 32 investigation, resulting in four MP’s, including Girman, being separated from the Army.
No, it was some of her fellow military police. They were sickened at the sight of the beatings and turned her in. That was enough for the Army to take punitive action. For once, they did the right thing.