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DISTURBING: The List of Purged Military High Officers Under Obama

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posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 11:56 AM

I believe only 2 Generals were fired under Bush’s 2 terms total. There are currently 48 4-Star Generals. [link to]
Many of these below have spotless records, 25 and up years service, many medals and honors such as Brig. Gen Bryan W. Wampler and Command Sgt. Major Don B. Jordan.


The Firing of Eight Top Military Officials...

Commanding Generals fired:

General John R. Allen-U.S. Marines Commander International Security Assistance Force [ISAF] (Nov 2012)
Major General Ralph Baker (2 Star)-U.S. Army Commander of the Combined Joint Task Force Horn in Africa (April 2013)
Major General Michael Carey (2 Star)-U.S. Air Force Commander of the 20th US Air Force in charge of 9,600 people and 450 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (Oct 2013)
Colonel James Christmas-U.S. Marines Commander 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit & Commander Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Unit (July 2013)
Major General Peter Fuller-U.S. Army Commander in Afghanistan (May 2011)
Major General Charles M.M. Gurganus-U.S. Marine Corps Regional Commander of SW and I Marine Expeditionary Force in Afghanistan (Oct 2013)
General Carter F. Ham-U.S. Army African Command (Oct 2013)
Lieutenant General David H. Huntoon (3 Star), Jr.-U.S. Army 58th Superintendent of the US Military Academy at West Point, NY (2013)
Command Sergeant Major Don B Jordan-U.S. Army 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command (suspended Oct 2013)
General James Mattis-U.S. Marines Chief of CentCom (May 2013)
Colonel Daren Margolin-U.S. Marine in charge of Quantico’s Security Battalion (Oct 2013)
General Stanley McChrystal-U.S. Army Commander Afghanistan (June 2010)
General David D. McKiernan-U.S. Army Commander Afghanistan (2009)
General David Petraeus-Director of CIA from September 2011 to November 2012 & U.S. Army Commander International Security Assistance Force [ISAF] and Commander U.S. Forces Afghanistan [USFOR-A] (Nov 2012)
Brigadier General Bryan Roberts-U.S. Army Commander 2nd Brigade (May 2013)
Major General Gregg A. Sturdevant-U.S. Marine Corps Director of Strategic Planning and Policy for the U.S. Pacific Command & Commander of Aviation Wing at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan (Sept 2013)
Colonel Eric Tilley-U.S. Army Commander of Garrison Japan (Nov 2013)
Brigadier General Bryan Wampler-U.S. Army Commanding General of 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command [TSC] (suspended Oct 2013)
Commanding Admirals fired:

Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette-U.S. Navy Commander John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group Three (Oct 2012)
Vice Admiral Tim Giardina(3 Star, demoted to 2 Star)-U.S. Navy Deputy Commander of the US Strategic Command, Commander of the Submarine Group Trident, Submarine Group 9 and Submarine Group 10 (Oct 2013)
Naval Officers fired: (All in 2011)

Captain David Geisler-U.S. Navy Commander Task Force 53 in Bahrain (Oct 2011)
Commander Laredo Bell-U.S. Navy Commander Naval Support Activity Saratoga Springs, NY (Aug 2011)
Lieutenant Commander Kurt Boenisch-Executive Officer amphibious transport dock Ponce (Apr 2011)
Commander Nathan Borchers-U.S. Navy Commander destroyer Stout (Mar 2011)
Commander Robert Brown-U.S. Navy Commander Beachmaster Unit 2 Fort Story, VA (Aug 2011)
Commander Andrew Crowe-Executive Officer Navy Region Center Singapore (Apr 2011)
Captain Robert Gamberg-Executive Officer carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower (Jun 2011)
Captain Rex Guinn-U.S. Navy Commander Navy Legal Service office Japan (Feb 2011)
Commander Kevin Harms- U.S. Navy Commander Strike Fighter Squadron 137 aboard the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln (Mar 2011)
Lieutenant Commander Martin Holguin-U.S. Navy Commander mine countermeasures Fearless (Oct 2011)
Captain Owen Honors-U.S. Navy Commander aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (Jan 2011)
Captain Donald Hornbeck-U.S. Navy Commander Destroyer Squadron 1 San Diego (Apr 2011)
Rear Admiral Ron Horton-U.S. Navy Commander Logistics Group, Western Pacific (Mar 2011)
Commander Etta Jones-U.S. Navy Commander amphibious transport dock Ponce (Apr 2011)
Commander Ralph Jones-Executive Officer amphibious transport dock Green Bay (Jul 2011)
Commander Jonathan Jackson-U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 134, deployed aboard carrier Carl Vinson (Dec 2011)
Captain Eric Merrill-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Emory S. Land (Jul 2011)
Captain William Mosk-U.S. Navy Commander Naval Station Rota, U.S. Navy Commander Naval Activities Spain (Apr 2011)
Commander Timothy Murphy-U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 129 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA (Apr 2011)
Commander Joseph Nosse-U.S. Navy Commander ballistic-missile submarine Kentucky (Oct 2011)
Commander Mark Olson-U.S. Navy Commander destroyer The Sullivans FL (Sep 2011)
Commander John Pethel-Executive Officer amphibious transport dock New York (Dec 2011)
Commander Karl Pugh-U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 141 Whidbey Island, WA (Jul 2011)
Commander Jason Strength-U.S. Navy Commander of Navy Recruiting District Nashville, TN (Jul 2011)
Captain Greg Thomas-U.S. Navy Commander Norfolk Naval Shipyard (May 2011)
Commander Mike Varney-U.S. Navy Commander attack submarine Connecticut (Jun 2011)
Commander Jay Wylie-U.S. Navy Commander destroyer Momsen (Apr 2011)
Naval Officers fired: (All in 2012):

Commander Alan C. Aber-Executive Officer Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 71 (July 2012)
Commander Derick Armstrong- U.S. Navy Commander missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (May 2012)
Commander Martin Arriola- U.S. Navy Commander destroyer USS Porter (Aug 2012)
Captain Antonio Cardoso- U.S. Navy Commander Training Support Center San Diego (Sep 2012)
Captain James CoBell- U.S. Navy Commander Oceana Naval Air Station’s Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic (Sep 2012)
Captain Joseph E. Darlak- U.S. Navy Commander frigate USS Vandegrift (Nov 2012)
Captain Daniel Dusek-U.S. Navy Commander USS Bonhomme
Commander David Faught-Executive Officer destroyer Chung-Hoon (Sep 2012)
Commander Franklin Fernandez- U.S. Navy Commander Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 24 (Aug 2012)
Commander Ray Hartman- U.S. Navy Commander Amphibious dock-landing ship Fort McHenry (Nov 2012)
Commander Shelly Hakspiel-Executive Officer Navy Drug Screening Lab San Diego (May 2012)
Commander Jon Haydel- U.S. Navy Commander USS San Diego (Mar 2012)
Commander Diego Hernandez- U.S. Navy Commander ballistic-missile submarine USS Wyoming (Feb 2012)
Commander Lee Hoey- U.S. Navy Commander Drug Screening Laboratory, San Diego (May 2012)
Commander Ivan Jimenez-Executive Officer frigate Vandegrift (Nov 2012)
Commander Dennis Klein- U.S. Navy Commander submarine USS Columbia (May 2012)
Captain Chuck Litchfield- U.S. Navy Commander assault ship USS Essex (Jun 2012)
Captain Marcia Kim Lyons- U.S. Navy Commander Naval Health Clinic New England (Apr 2012)
Captain Robert Marin- U.S. Navy Commander cruiser USS Cowpens (Feb 2012)
Captain Sean McDonell- U.S. Navy Commander Seabee reserve unit Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14 FL (Nov 2012)
Commander Corrine Parker- U.S. Navy Commander Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 1 (Apr 2012)
Captain Liza Raimondo- U.S. Navy Commander Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River, MD (Jun 2012)
Captain Jeffrey Riedel- Program manager, Littoral Combat Ship progr
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posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 11:58 AM
Wow now that is messed up, talk about overkill.
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posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 12:02 PM
This sounds really suspicious. I don't know if this is bad or good but I fear it is bad. Getting rid of a lot of experienced people here, that is not good. I hope he doesn't replace them with young college graduates, everything will get screwed up. Our Military was a very experienced machine, something that can't be learned from a textbook or computer. I know people who were in the airforce and navy, they were trained pretty well.

posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 12:10 PM
Didn't you know, this is all part of the "Hope and Change" that was promised in the last presidential election. < rolls eyes >

I'm still dreading what their idea of "hope" is at this point, if this (and ACA) is their idea of change.....

posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 12:10 PM
reply to post by rickymouse

That's my concern as well. If we take away all of the years of military experience we have, who's left to call the shots in a time of need? Obama? Maybe they would have been the ones to stop whatever diabolical plans TPTB have in mind.

posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 12:12 PM
I wonder if much of this is attributable to NSA spying targeting military leadership. The capability is certainly there and one can imagine if there is one whiff of dissention found anywhere that the result would match what's being seen.

With all and any forms of electronic communication, past and present, open to inspection!

Its been aptly proved no scruples exist in the current halls of power - so yes they would use this information both in the military and civilian sectors, in civilian sector they become useful tools mostly, although there are questionable retirements and resignations there as well, Military is IMHO resistant to being a tool, hence the firings.

OP, be ready as there are those in full support of "halls of power" that will claim this is the new normal. Its not normal in any sense of the word.

posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 12:30 PM
A quick look at Stalins purge in the 30's shows he removed "dissenters" with the main goal being the consolidation of his authority.
So whom are all these military generals disagreeing with? and whom is trying to consolidate power and why?

posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 12:31 PM
Don't worry, Kurt Russell will be along shortly to inform us this is all completely normal.
Just your average number of officers of high rank turning in their uniforms for nice cushy corporate jobs.
Nothing nefarious here, no military plot against Obama being broken up.
No cleaning house of those who won't pledge personal allegiance to der Southsiden Furher.
Don't worry if this bears any similarity to when Hitler took power and removed many of the old Prussian monarchist brass.

posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 12:32 PM
reply to post by Mugen

Maybe they were fired because the Army is rife with corruption?

That sort of thing.

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posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 12:37 PM
More high military people retire than have been fired. And if you look the people that were fired was fired for good reasons.

posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 12:46 PM

More high military people retire than have been fired. And if you look the people that were fired was fired for good reasons.


posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 01:15 PM
reply to post by Mugen

Gen. John Allen:

In an interview Monday evening, Allen said he wants to focus on helping his wife, Kathy, cope with a combination of chronic health issues, which include an autoimmune disorder.

“Right now, I’ve just got to get her well,” Allen said. “It’s time to take care of my family.”


Gen. Ralph Baker

Officials said Maj. Gen. Ralph Baker, commander of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, was fired from his command last Thursday, and he was fined a portion of his pay by Gen. Carter Ham, head of U.S. Africa Command, after an administrative hearing and review. The officials said Thursday that Ham lost confidence in Baker's ability to command.


Gen. Michael Carey

Air Force officials said Maj. Gen. Michael Carey was fired for “personal misbehavior” while on temporary duty at an unspecified location outside his usual command. The officials would not describe the behavior, other than to say that it did not involve any sexual improprieties, drug use, gambling, or criminal conduct.

so urce

Gen. Peter Fuller

KABUL, Afghanistan — A senior American general stationed in Afghanistan has been fired for criticizing President Hamid Karzai in a published interview.
The NATO and American commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John R. Allen, announced in a news release on Saturday that he was dismissing Maj. Gen. Peter Fuller


Gen. Carter Ham

“General Ham is doing an exceptional job leading Africa Command. He has the full confidence of the secretary of defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,” he said.
“His decision to retire has been an entirely personal decision to move on,” Little said. “People retire at certain stages of their career and that’s what’s happening in this case.”


Gen. Bryan Roberts

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The Army is removing the one-star general in charge of its largest training post following his suspension in May over charges of adultery and involvement in a physical altercation.


Gen. David D. McKiernan

WASHINGTON — The top American commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David D. McKiernan, was forced out Monday in an abrupt shake-up intended to bring a more aggressive and innovative approach to a worsening seven-year war.
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced the decision in terse comments at the Pentagon, saying that “fresh eyes were needed” and that “a new approach was probably in our best interest.” When asked if the dismissal ended the general’s military career, Mr. Gates replied, “Probably


That's just 15 minutes of research. Fuller was dismissed by Allen. Allen was in on it and he too got axed by the same conspiracy? Ham fired Baker before he retired. So Ham was in on it but was also a victim of this imaginary Obama purge? McKiernan was canned by ROBERT GATES, a Republican and Bush appointee who served as Defense Secretary after Rumsfeld; he was confirmed in December of 2006 and served until July of 2011. In fact at least a dozen of those Navy commanders in the list were retired/fired while Robert Gates was still Secretary of Defense. We all know what happened to McChrystal and Petraeus.

So if this is a conspiracy, it goes back at least to the middle of the last administration and literally everyone is involved including some of the people that were fired. All you've done is re-post a list already posted in another thread and cited a source that has a few paragraphs and THE SAME LIST. Some of these people are opining about Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, etc on the news DAILY and yet none of them are claiming that they were removed as part of a takeover of the armed forces. So I guess they were replaced by robots?
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posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 01:35 PM
reply to post by Mugen

Your list of "Commanding Generals Fired" includes quite a few people who are not generals.

posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 02:04 PM


So I guess they were replaced by robots?

Obamabots ?

Sorry couldn't resist the pun after reading that last sentence, Lol

Gates was a holdover from prior administration for sure, also seemed he kowtowed to his new master in everyway.

The orchard always has a few bad apples but when all the trees are being cut down one has to question it.

I can only state my opinion which is they for the most part did not pass political "purity" test as administered by the fine folks at NSA.

Some fired if any reason uncovered, my question is how was anything uncovered, by normal means, or blanket search by NSA methods which would indeed mark a Stalinist purge. Is the NSA the new NKVD ???

Some smeared as Petraus (sp) again just where did the smear initiate, an accidental email or NSA.

Some retired by mere suggestion of information ??????

Some just retired

The ones with impropriety and others smeared give great cover to the ones actually purged as it leaves always the open ended questions and debate - does it not?

I happen to believe this same methodology worked on an opposition candidate in 2011, a Supreme Court Justice and also the many Generals.

I cant prove or disprove but Occam's razor points me that direction when looking for simplest reason to explain strange events and how they may connect.

NSA keeps cropping up due the type information, sheer quantity, and its ripeness for absolute abuse across the board by an unscrupulous President and Advisors, proven liars, at least that fact cant be disputed or debated.

5,4,3,2,1..................Response is they all lie..............................maybe true but not as consistently or egregiously as the current one.................must have read 1984 over and over when doing his drugs back in the day as no one does double speak better - weakness is strength, strength is weakness and so on.

The art of purging was advanced by Marxist/Communist ideologues to a finely sharpened tool that ended in death of millions, folks with an ideology our esteemed leader and his cohorts have expressed admiration for in the past.

One has to wonder...................

posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 02:08 PM


More high military people retire than have been fired. And if you look the people that were fired was fired for good reasons.



posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 02:14 PM
reply to post by theantediluvian

Thank you for bringing common sense to the table in this thread, Anti. The thing that most people forget is the conservative bias the military has. I knew enlisted people who were handed their absentee ballots and were watched by their COs while they made sure to vote for an all Republican ticket since "libruls hate freedom and want to cut your pay".

Most of these people will find better pay and cushier jobs as "evil lobbyists" for defense corporations.

Eta: I love it how I can give you more than one star...your post has SOURCES. Not rhetoric about "barry Nobama wants to eat your guns and fetuses".
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posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 02:19 PM
Oh nO!!!

The high military people the have been protecting the invisible freedom and liberty is now gone!!

what shall we do!??

The horror!!

posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 02:29 PM

Don't worry, Kurt Russell will be along shortly to inform us this is all completely normal.
Just your average number of officers of high rank turning in their uniforms for nice cushy corporate jobs.
Nothing nefarious here, no military plot against Obama being broken up.
No cleaning house of those who won't pledge personal allegiance to der Southsiden Furher.
Don't worry if this bears any similarity to when Hitler took power and removed many of the old Prussian monarchist brass.

In this case no. That list is mostly filled with mid ranking officers who got canned for things like DUI between 2011 and now. Does anybody really think Obama sitting around sacking some Reservist SaeBee commander or a recruiter do to a purge and not instead because they got a DUIs. However don't listen to me what do I know about the militray how about Some reading NAVY times2011 ended up being a few short of breaking 2003 record. 2003 that was Obama to am I right? Of course this again become kind of silly when one considrs that being fired in the military does not mean being kicked out. You simply lose you job and are given a new less important one where spend your days trying to wipe your DUI, sexual harssment or misconduct change away so you can one day get promoted again. And for those of you who read the Army time you have no doubt read that more Army officers should be canned because of leadership failures during the wars but, that almost never happens unless it is an issue of personal misconduct.

posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 02:33 PM
After close to twenty years of hearing similar hyperbolic claims one tends to become a little jaded.

My first question is what are the baseline figures of generals and others leaving the services?

After a decade of war I'm very dubious about the claim that only two generals were moved out one way or another by the Bush 2 administration.

posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 02:34 PM
reply to post by MrSpad

Using facts and reasoning on a site where majority are pro-military?

i think its simple to say Obama just hates our freedom and move along.

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