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Re: “Cracks in the code

Simler, since you’re a Falcon athletic booster and Gould’s buddy, please ask him this:

Why didn’t he get briefed about Malmstrom’s data even though Malmstrom briefed his predecessor, Regini, and Malmstrom offered several times? Why was Zubeck briefed about the Defining Issues Test ahead of Gould? So why does Gould come off as an idiot by stating that there’s a non-existing trend of decline in honor cases in most recent years as the only evidence of effectiveness?

What punishment did he hand out to Born and Fullerton for committing “negligence” for lying about faculty credentials? Why on earth are they still at USAFA? Doesn’t Gould realize how hypocritical it is by keeping them around and how it corrodes the respect of cadets toward the honor code? Born’s got three more serious, formal criminal allegations swirling around her. It seems that any engaged, responsible commander would have removed her from her duties while due process occurs.

Suggest to Gould to make a statement about how his younger son got admitted to USAFA. Have him and his wife come clean. I wouldn’t expect you to know about the “Paula Gould Rule” since you don’t work there and you’re not a graduate, but a lot of people at USAFA are quite knowledgeable about what Paula Gould did. Make it public.

And have him explain why he promoted that sleaze, Tony McKenzie, even though there’s a big document trail of evidence of his alleged felonies. Why did Gould let Born and McKenzie get rid of a Mormon math instructor because of his religion? THE EVIDENCE IS PILE HIGH ON THAT ONE.

Also ask him to make a public statement that he is not seeking to be the replacement to Hans Mueh as Athletic Director, so that he avoids the appearance of favoritism toward the Athletic Department over the other “pillars” at USAFA.

And why am I even writing this to you? You’re inconsequential to USAFA, but it seems that Gould likes to spend time with you. I’ll leave it to him to explain that one too.

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Posted by Thankfully Retired on 04/15/2012 at 4:20 PM

Re: “Cracks in the code

Excerpt from the 2012 USAFA Graduation Ceremony

“Welcome all to the 2012 USAFA Graduation Ceremony. Let me introduce you to several distinguished people behind me. First, is President and Commander-in-Chief Barack Obama, who is making a stop here as part of his re-election campaign tour in a key battleground state. In the same row is Lt Gen Michael Gould, current Superintendent and hopeful future Athletics Director. He is the overseer of the steep decline of the honor code. And of note he promoted an officer over the objections of the Department of Defense Inspector General who found that the officer replaced a math instructor because he was a Mormon. . .oh, and what’s Mitt Romney’s religion?

“Next to Lt Gen Gould is his wife, Paula Gould, who is the progenitor of (and for those cadets here who had more than your share of unqualified faculty, that means a person who originates) the ‘Paula Gould Rule’ after she served as her own son’s official chief recommender for receiving a cadet appointment.

“In the next row is the Honorable Daniel Ginsberg, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, who authorized the RAND study of USAFA faculty which was supposed to be released last September but may never see the light of day.

“In the far back, and that gives you the sense of importance that Lt Gen Gould places on academics, is Brig Gen Dana Born, the Dean of Faculty. Her last in-line promotion was to Lt Col but she has a remarkable record. After being found by the Air Force Inspector General of ‘negligence’ for lying to a reporter about USAFA faculty credentials, she is under investigation for three alleged felonious violations of the UCMJ. The first allegation is that she illegally directed a subordinate to conduct counter-insurgency tactics against an American civil rights organization. Second, there is an allegation that she lied under oath by denying that she did this action. And third, she is under investigation of allegedly misappropriating gift funds that are intended for cadets.

“Around the corner, trying to hide is the Vice Dean of Faculty, Col Richard Fullerton. He is the author of that infamous novel, ‘I Am Negligent: the Institutional Self-Study Report for Re-accreditation’. It has been nominated to the Higher Learning Commission for the Most Outrageous Piece of Fiction Award.

“After President Obama is done cringing about being in the presence of these miscreants (yes, another big word. . .look it up in the dictionary if you need to), we have an added show in addition to the Thunderbirds. At the southern end of the football field to my left you will see the Honorable Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta joining President Obama in reaming out the Honorable Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and the Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen Norton Schwartz, for putting President Obama in such an embarrassing situation.

“I’m telling all of you this because I’ve put in my retirement papers, and this is my separation day. After we’re done here I’ll be taking a long shower to start getting off the slime that’s stuck to me by being assigned here.

“On a final note, I want to sincerely apologize to all the cadets and recent graduates who are genuine victims of fraud by the so-called leaders of USAFA.”

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Posted by Thankfully Retired on 04/14/2012 at 11:25 AM

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