While appearing on the Fox News morning program Fox and Friends Weekend, US Army Medal of Honor recipient Leroy Petry had some rather harsh things to say of the now re-assigned back to the Pentagon, Lt Col Alexander “Sasha” Vindman.
During the course of the interview, the bona fide war hero touched on specifics such as Vindman’s jumping the chain of command; ignoring the principles of teamwork, selflessness, sacrifice; and ensuring to the welfare and good discipline and order of those under his charge.
“I respect Donald Trump’s actions on escorting him out of the White House because he, as a team player, he should have brought it up through the chain of command and then blown the whistle if it didn’t get approved.”
“So, exactly my insight is, I would fired him too, I can’t trust you on my team, if you can’t bring me things you don’t agree with.”
“I think this, I respect his service, I understand he is Purple Heart recipient. Being a Purple Heart recipient doesn’t make somebody a hero. I’m sorry.”
According to the Master Sergeant, fellow soldiers whom he personally knows who went through Ranger School with Vindman considered him a “chow thief” as well as attempting to “peer out” (students voting out) Vindman for less than professional conduct and questionable leadership traits.
“In ranger school, [they] said he couldn’t be trusted. They tried peering him out. They said, ‘Well, I guess it hasn’t changed much.’ Usually folks that try to make a big statue of something, what we call spotlighters in the military, trying to highlight themselves as a hero or doing something great, and you could do something great just doing your job.”
Bottom line, Sasha Vindman may be a whiz-kid on everything Ukrainian, but he is also one shitty US Army officer.