Scott AFB Commander Investigated for Sexual Misconduct

Scott AFB Civil Air PatrolTuck n' Howard

by AuxBeacon News Staff

The Air Force OSI is heading up an investigation into yet another wing commander relieved of his position.

Lt. Gen. Giovanni Tuck, the 18th Air Force commander, removed Colonel John O. Howard from his role as commander of the 375th Air Mobility Wing on Monday December 11th with Tuck stating that he had “lost confidence” in Howard’s leadership.

“Gen. Tuck was looking at what’s the best decision going forward for the 375th Air Mobility Wing,” said Capt Ryan DeCamp. “He saw enough information that a change of leadership was needed and he made the change because he felt that was in the best interest of airmen and continuing the mission.”

The 375th Air Mobility Wing Vice Commander Col. W. Chris Buschur is serving as interim commander. The commander of the 375th leads more than 3,100 personnel, oversees assets totaling more than $4 billion, and controls an annual budget exceeding $130 million.

Colonel Howard graduated from Tufts University with a mathematics degree in 1994.

There is a great deal of abuse in the U.S. Air Force and in its Civil Air Patrol auxiliary. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is calling for Senate hearings and an investigation by the Defense Department’s inspector general.

Civil Air Patrol’s GLR-IL-205 Scott Composite Squadron is located at Scott Air Force Base.

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