The news is out: [The former general in charge of U.S. Air Force Warfare Center — removed from command due to an alleged unprofessional relationship — was demoted to colonel following an investigation into his behavior, according to an Air Force Inspector General report released Friday.
Maj. Gen Peter Gersten, head of the Warfare Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, retired as a colonel effective Jan. 1, spokeswoman Ann Stefanek told Military.com.
Gersten, she said, received what’s known as an Article 15, the highest form of nonjudicial punishment.
Before an officer retires, he or she receives a Grade Determination Review Board which determines the “highest grade in which a [service member] served satisfactorily,” according to the Defense Department.
“As a result of this investigation, [the board] determined he could retire at the grade of colonel,” Stefanek said in a phone call.]
The best alleged training in the world couldn’t help him.