Brigadier General Charlotte L. Miller to Testify Against Nominee to Head California National Guard
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Charlotte Miller – Brigadier General and 30-plus year veteran in the California National Guard – announced today that she would testify against and oppose the nomination of David Baldwin to the top post in the state military organization. Miller made the announcement in Sacramento and added she would testify in person before the State Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday, February 15th.
“In the clearest terms possible, Mr. Baldwin is unfit for command of the California National Guard,” said Miller. “He does not have the integrity, the honesty or the basic professional record to stand at the top and issue orders to the thousands of outstanding men and women in the Guard.”
Miller specifically noted that Baldwin allegedly conducted a cover-up of the investigation into missing weapons and has repeatedly demonstrated a disturbing pattern of favoritism that rewarded allies in the Guard and punished others. Miller described this as “Baldwin’s morale-crushing leadership style.”
Finally, Miller addressed the fact that Baldwin personally attempted to force her out of the Guard.
“This is not about me. This is about all of my fellow soldiers in the Guard who could be denied ‘Redress of Grievance’ based on Mr. Baldwin’s layman interpretation of legal code, and who are afraid to confront someone like him who has proven he will do anything to anyone who gets in his way. Baldwin ended my career for no other reason than because it secured for him a political and professional advantage. And he knows it.”
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