Generals fiddling expenses

OldSnowy

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#2
Perish the thought that any of ours would do that! Now, fiddling the school fees, that's acceptable corruption over here, doncha know...
 

chimera

LE
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#3
JPA as the perpetual cash point is oblivious to rank!
 
#4
Gen Ward stepped down early last year after serving as the first head of the Europe-based Africa Command, a post created in 2007, with the intention of retiring.
Sounds like he wrote his own job description, don't know about the expenses.

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Alsacien

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#5
Sounds like he wrote his own job description, don't know about the expenses.

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He is not the only one!

http://www.africom.mil/pdfFiles/AFRICOM-factsheet.pdf

"U.S. Africa Command has approximately 2,000 assigned personnel, including military, U.S. federal civilian employees, and U.S. contractor employees. About 1,500 work at the command’s headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. Others are assigned to AFRICOM units at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, and RAF Molesworth, England."

U.S. Army Africa (USARAF): Operating from Vicenza, Italy...

U.S. Naval Forces Africa (NAVAF): Headquartered in Naples, Italy...

U.S. Marine Corps Forces Africa (MARFORAF): Located in Stuttgart, Germany...

Either its a good scam, or the geography is even worse than normal. :)
 
#6
This is shocking, US Generals are only meant to gouge the tax payer when working as consultants to Lockheed-Martin.
 
#7
The command also has liaison officers at key African posts, including the African Union, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping and Training Centre in Ghana.
That last sounds like the short straw to me.

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#8
Fiddling - putting one's family first - in Africa. Surely a necessary requirement of the job? That said, although he is clearly a semi-indiginee, he really should have known better.
 
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