GREEN BERET COLONEL WITH H.I.V. FACES
COURT-MARTIAL – JEFFREY POUNDING STANDS
ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH CIVILIAN
WOMAN WITHOUT TELLING HER HE INFECTED
FORMER DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC
PLANS AND POLICY AT NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU
COULD GET 15 YEARS IN PRISON, DISMISSAL FROM
SERVICE, BENEFIT FORFEITURE, IF CONVICTED
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We’ve come a long way since the late Special Forces Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler scored a huge hit record with “Ballad of the Green Berets.”
That was 50 years ago, early in the Vietnam War, when men who wore that emblem of courage and valor were the epitome of what an American fighting man should be.
A half-century later, and some of those old-time Green Berets would spin in their graves to see the spectacle that has recently unfolded at Fort McNair.
GREEN BERET COLONEL HAS H.I.V.
Jeffrey Pounding stands accused of knowingly exposing a civilian female sex partner to H.I.V. after having unprotected sex with her at least three times.
The Green Beret bird colonel had been serving as deputy director of Strategic Plans and Policy at National Guard Bureau.
“I thought I was going to die,” the traumatized female testified at the colonel’s Article 32 hearing.
Now the ugly case goes forward to a court-martial, and if convicted, COL Pounding could receive up to 15 years in the slammer, be dismissed from the service, and forfeit all pay and allowances.
WHAT’D HAPPEN TO A PFC IN THE SAME SITUATION?
MAJ GEN Jeff Buchanan, commander of the Military District of Washington, referred the case to court-martial. When the proceedings begin soon, you can count on MilitaryCorruption.com to bring you all the sordid details.
The unidentified alleged victim testified in the Article 32 hearing that Pounding romanced and had intimate sexual relations with her in Texas, North Carolina, and Virginia.
We wonder if the accused were only a junior NCO or PFC, how fast the Army would ship him off to the Leavenworth DB? Rank has its privileges, and some observers say a full colonel in the Special Forces might get softer treatment.
As of press time, MCC was unable to learn just how the lover-boy 0-6 got infected with H.I.V. in the first place. So far, our C.I.s haven’t come across any INTEL that the colonel might be a “switch-hitter” or frequented erotic establishments like Man’s Country in Chicago, which some sources tell us a certain “commander-in-chief” patronized back in the day.