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Alleged fort hood shooter receives promotion, legion of merit

Posted by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 8:37 PM
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FORT LEAVENWORTH, KS —Army officials have confirmed that Nidal Hasan was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel yesterday in a small and solemn ceremony in the gathering room of Fort Leavenworth’s maximum security prison.

The alleged mastermind behind the Fort Hood Shootings was ecstatic about the crossing of a major milestone in his military career and thanked all those in attendance. Meanwhile, protests were held outside the base, with people chanting “justice for the victims” and “don’t promote.” One participant stated that this ceremony was a “slap in the face of all the victims” from the massacre. Base officials refused to comment, declaring that Hassan’s promotion was decided months ago by personnel management officials.

When asked about the promotion, Major General William Hewitt, Commanding General of Human Resources Command (HRC), stated that Hasan’s personnel record was not negatively flagged by the chain of command and that by regulation the “Army had no choice but to award promotion to the service member.” When asked to elaborate about how such an oversight could occur, the general stated that the Army’s electronic human resources systems were undergoing upgrades that may have affected Hasan’s status.

“HRC has been physically migrating its systems to a new building at Fort Knox [Human Resources Command Headquarters] after the discovery of asbestos and mold in the current data storage warehouse. Unfortunately the files have been moved to a computer system that is not yet Y2K compliant. This might have affected the records of hundreds of personnel, including Hasan.”

During an investigation of Hasan’s service record, The Duffel Blog obtained several evaluation reports detailing the officer’s performance history. Of note is one report covering the period during Hasan’s alleged shooting spree. His superior officer, Colonel Nathan Butterworth, stated that Hasan has an excellent record stained with the occasional blemish.

“While not the best team player, Major Hasan has a peerless tactical mind with a demonstrated record of close quarters combat marksmanship.” Butterworth goes on to state “Major Hasan is an unparalleled asset to the Army. His capability to think like the enemy, allows him the ability to provide the military with a perspective not seen by the rest of the organization.”

Hasan also received a Legion of Merit from his superiors at Darnell Army Medical Center at Fort Hood upon Hasan’s transfer to Fort Leavenworth. Standard practice in the Army is to award soldiers a “Permanent Change of Station” award reflecting the sum total of their contributions while at their installation. Since Hasan’s movement to Leavenworth’s maximum security facility was technically a Permanent Change of Station, he was submitted for the award as a formality. The Legion of Merit was awarded during the same ceremony as Hasan’s promotion, although the officer presenting the award was forced to move Hasan’s beard to one side to affix it to his uniform.

The award now hangs inside Hasan’s cell, below a framed letter from Osama Bin Laden, congratulating Hasan on the “successful slaughter of dozens of infidels.”

Luckily, said Hewitt, the error was caught in time to prevent the promotion of SPC Bradley Manning, who allegedly leaked over 40,000 top-secret military and diplomatic documents to the WikiLeaks website in the largest confidential document dump in American history. His adverse action flag was restored before he could attain the rank of Sergeant.

Manning was reportedly disappointed in being removed from consideration, as he had already begun studying for the Sergeant Promotion Board, but at least has the consolation of having received a Good Conduct Medal during the interim. It is unknown at this time how many personnel received promotions and awards in error, and the Army Inspector General’s office is continue to investigate.
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Schauseil
by Bronze Member on Mar. 9, 2013 at 1:09 AM
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uh, I don't care what someone has "allegedly" done, if they have not been convicted of anything they deserve their promotion.

SilverOcean84
by Cindy on Mar. 9, 2013 at 2:41 AM

 This story is not true. Nidal Hasan is currently in the Bell County Jail near Fort Hood. I know this only because my hubby works there and sees him at least once a week. There would be no way in hell would he get a promotion and Im sure there is many flags on his record. The trials are still going on at Fort Hood so he wont be leaving the area for a while.

SilverOcean84
by Cindy on Mar. 9, 2013 at 2:43 AM
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 There is no allegedly, Nidal walked into the building and open fired killing 13 (14 if you count the baby one of the females was pregnant with)

Quoting Schauseil:

uh, I don't care what someone has "allegedly" done, if they have not been convicted of anything they deserve their promotion.

 

Schauseil
by Bronze Member on Mar. 9, 2013 at 3:18 AM

 uh ok. I know, oh absolutely nothing about the case. However, the ARTICLE said allegedly, and the word allegedly means maybe but not proven, thus..... Considering we are a nation of innocent until proven guilty, I stand by my statement.


Quoting SilverOcean84:

 There is no allegedly, Nidal walked into the building and open fired killing 13 (14 if you count the baby one of the females was pregnant with)

Quoting Schauseil:

uh, I don't care what someone has "allegedly" done, if they have not been convicted of anything they deserve their promotion.

 


 

armyvet06
by Silver Member on Mar. 9, 2013 at 5:01 AM
He did shoot them. The pregnant girl he shot was in my unit.

Quoting Schauseil:

uh, I don't care what someone has "allegedly" done, if they have not been convicted of anything they deserve their promotion.

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armyvet06
by Silver Member on Mar. 9, 2013 at 5:04 AM
Good. When I was first told that he was getting one by another soldier that was at fort hood with me, I was like they are really giving that piece of crap a promotion. So I looked it up and thought it was true. So glad it's not.

Quoting SilverOcean84:

 This story is not true. Nidal Hasan is currently in the Bell County Jail near Fort Hood. I know this only because my hubby works there and sees him at least once a week. There would be no way in hell would he get a promotion and Im sure there is many flags on his record. The trials are still going on at Fort Hood so he wont be leaving the area for a while.

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bluebunbun
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 5:09 AM
wow i hope this isnt true..
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Fields456
by Sexy and I know it on Mar. 9, 2013 at 5:16 AM

That's what I thought! 

Quoting SilverOcean84:

 This story is not true. Nidal Hasan is currently in the Bell County Jail near Fort Hood. I know this only because my hubby works there and sees him at least once a week. There would be no way in hell would he get a promotion and Im sure there is many flags on his record. The trials are still going on at Fort Hood so he wont be leaving the area for a while.



Fields456
by Sexy and I know it on Mar. 9, 2013 at 5:20 AM


You wouldn't feel that way if it was your family member or friend he murdered that day and there is no " alleged" about it. You might want to actually learn about events before commenting on them based off of one article you see posted on CM    Ad before u say it I am all for innocent until proven GUI,Ty but there are certain circumstances where that doesn't apply. And this one is included in it. Along with many others.    Do u think the sandy hook shooter was innocent.  He was never tried and proven guilty yet there are eye witness accounts he was the mass murderer.   Just like this one 

Quoting Schauseil:

 uh ok. I know, oh absolutely nothing about the case. However, the ARTICLE said allegedly, and the word allegedly means maybe but not proven, thus..... Considering we are a nation of innocent until proven guilty, I stand by my statement.


Quoting SilverOcean84:

 There is no allegedly, Nidal walked into the building and open fired killing 13 (14 if you count the baby one of the females was pregnant with)

Quoting Schauseil:

uh, I don't care what someone has "allegedly" done, if they have not been convicted of anything they deserve their promotion.

 





Schauseil
by Bronze Member on Mar. 9, 2013 at 9:55 AM
um you are pretty presumptious. If the guy killed the people and was found guilty then great, justice was served. But in my original comment I didn't even quote the article or comment on the case, I made a general statement. And no I would not feel differently if it involved myself or family. The general public, friends or co-workers of an individual can NOT dissrupt or damage that individuals life just because I accussing that person. Even if I did say "I saw it with my own eyes" that should not be the sole evidence that proves guilt.

And I won't comment on sandy hooke cause I don't know the details of the case and don't care.


Quoting Fields456:


You wouldn't feel that way if it was your family member or friend he murdered that day and there is no " alleged" about it. You might want to actually learn about events before commenting on them based off of one article you see posted on CM    Ad before u say it I am all for innocent until proven GUI,Ty but there are certain circumstances where that doesn't apply. And this one is included in it. Along with many others.    Do u think the sandy hook shooter was innocent.  He was never tried and proven guilty yet there are eye witness accounts he was the mass murderer.   Just like this one 


Quoting Schauseil:

 uh ok. I know, oh absolutely nothing about the case. However, the ARTICLE said allegedly, and the word allegedly means maybe but not proven, thus..... Considering we are a nation of innocent until proven guilty, I stand by my statement.




Quoting SilverOcean84:


 There is no allegedly, Nidal walked into the building and open fired killing 13 (14 if you count the baby one of the females was pregnant with)


Quoting Schauseil:


uh, I don't care what someone has "allegedly" done, if they have not been convicted of anything they deserve their promotion.


 









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