TWO GENERALS IN TROUBLE – NATIONAL GUARD ONE STAR ON JOINT CHIEFS FIRED – COMMANDING OFFICER OF 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION SUSPENDED B/GEN MICHAEL BOBECK BUSTED FOR ALLEGED ADULTERY AND MISUSE OF GOVT RESOURCES M/GEN WAYNE GRIGSBY STEPS DOWN AS 1ST INFANTRY BOSS WHILE INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY
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In a rare occurrence, two Army generals are in trouble at the same time. B/GEN Michael Bobeck, a National Guard flag officer, has been fired for alleged adultery and misuse of government resources. Two-star General Wayne Grigsby, the youthful-looking commander of the Fort Riley-based 1st Infantry Division, has been suspended from his high-profile position.
We have very little INTEL at press time as to why Grigsby is under investigation and obviously in some difficulty. All our Army CI’s, especially those in place at Fort Riley, are urged to contact us as soon as possible with whatever you can find out. Thank you. Your identity will, of course, be protected.
The Army is being very tight-lipped on Grigsby. Usually, we can dig up at least some dirt despite the paucity of details from the public affairs office. But in this general’s travail, the powers-that-be have kept on a tight lid. It has to be pretty serious for them to even announce that he’s been suspended from his command, but there is no indication as of now, if the problem is sex-related or otherwise.
TAKING FAVORS FROM A HIGH-POWER LOBBYIST
Bobeck’s case is much more clear-cut. He’s been fired from his position as National Guard representative to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and may be putting in his retirement papers soon. We hear he might go out the door at a lower rank. Time will tell on that.
We do know that the one-star raised eyebrows when he moved into an all-expenses paid apartment thanks to his longtime lobbyist buddy, Joe Ferreira. He’s a high-power guy at Peduzzi Associates Ltd. of Alexandria, Va.- an outfit representing Sikorsky, a division of Lockheed Martin.. The general is, or we should say was, a big-shot with Army aviation.
Bobeck spent three years, between 2010 and 2013, as chief of Army National Guard Aviation for the Guard Bureau. Then, until 2015, the B.G. was director for aviation transportation and the right “go-to” person to know to get help securing government contracts,
“The general maintains he was in no position to award government contracts,” Bobeck’s attorney says. But was he able in any way to influence who got the biggest slice of the Pentagon money pie? Where there’s smoke, there is often fire, folks, Stay tuned. More to come.