"Justice was certainly not served," Mrs. Johnson wrote. "This is a reinforcement of the notion that if your father is a general, and or, you are a colonel or senior leader, and or, you graduate from West Point, you can be found guilty of illegal activity, and conduct unbecoming of an officer and a gentleman in the United States Army, and yet you can retire with full pay and benefits. Its my opinion that this is not a good message and does not reflect the Army values.
Perhaps Colonel James Johnson III was protected by the West Point background. Perhaps because his father was a three-star general. Whatever. It sends a clear message that Colonels are essentially above the law even though they often have the job of enforcing behavior. Sure, he lost his job as commander of the 173rd Airborne Brigade, but he should have been sent to jail and reduced in rank.
This is just awful, awful, awful. So, the Army seems to have similar ethical problems as the USAF. Lovely.