HEIDELBERG, Germany — The former commander of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team is scheduled to go on trial next month on fraud charges. The court-martial for Col. James Johnson III comes a year after an Army investigation determined that Johnson had had an improper relationship with an Iraqi woman and he was relieved of command.
We bust on the Navy pretty often when they fire commanders. Might as well try to be evenhanded.
Also, it seems the 173rd has had some persistent leadership problems. Anybody know if that is systemic to the Light Infantry community today, or just a run of bad luck?