The story about the removal of CSM Teresa King as the Commandant of the US Army’s Drill Sergeant School has taken a predictable turn:
The first woman to command the Army’s drill sergeant training took legal action Monday to reclaim her job, alleging she was improperly suspended last year because of sexism and racism and demanding that two of her superiors be investigated for abuse of their authority.
Command Sgt. Maj. Teresa King still does not know what exactly her superiors were investigating when they suspended her Nov. 29, according to her attorney, James Smith. He said the Army has declined to say specifically what it was looking into, beyond a general statement that it involved her conduct.
Smith on Monday filed a legal complaint with the Army against two of King’s superiors, and wants to have King reinstated to her position. Smith is also asking South Carolina’s two senior members of Congress, Sen. Lindsey Graham and Rep. James Clyburn, for a congressional probe of King’s treatment.
Army officials said they wanted to study the complaint first before commenting. [Associated Press]
You can read the rest at the link but there are claims that during meetings people were making sexist comments and disrespecting her which I find hard to believe that someone in her position would let people get away with. All the criticism I have been reading about her has been about her diploma mill degree and the fact she has never deployed in 29 years and yet received the commandant assignment.