Col. John Atkinson, right, with Col. Todd Oneto. Photo: Cpl. Timothy Turner/U.S. Marine Corps

Editor's Note: This article by Gina Harkins originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.

A Virginia-based Marine colonel was fired Thursday -- becoming at least the second Marine commanding officer to be sacked this week -- over an investigation into personal misconduct, Military.com has learned.

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Col. Victor Sikora (U.S. Air Force photo)

A third high-ranking officer in the California Air National Guard has been removed from his position because of complaints he made whistleblowers feel threatened at the 144th Fighter Wing in Fresno.

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GET IT?!?!
  • Another Navy admiral got dinged in the Fat Leonard scandal. Graft and lying to investigators, yep. He had retired and gone to work for awhile on the staff of the Senate Armed Services Committee and was up for a job in USAID, which isn't going to happen now.
  • Elsewhere in the Navy, the skipper of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 70 ("The Spartans") was removed on a "negative culture" rap. But then the Spartans themselves had a pretty negative culture.
  • One submarine skipper, 10 Filipino hookers. You do the math.
  • And the guy running Navy recruiting in Michigan got fired.
  • Bad (Navy)Lieutenant!

Meanwhile, in the air:

  • An Air Force colonel at NORAD was charged with sexual assault.
  • Awhile back, the Air Force canned the commander of a B-52 squadron, the fighting Sixty-Niners, apparently for some connection with penis drawings. Personally, I think having to live in North Dakota was punishment enough.

The senior enlisted leader at Air Force Global Strike Command has been fired after an investigation found he had sent inappropriate texts to a junior enlisted airmen during his previous assignment in Washington, D.C., Air Force officials announced on Friday.

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Master Chief Petty Officer Jason Pick. (U.S. Navy photo)

The command master chief of the guided missile destroyer Milius was relieved Friday due to "misconduct identified during an ongoing investigation," according to Navy officials.

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The Department of Defense is currently conducting a broad review of the entire U.S. Special Operations Command apparatus in response to a growing number of alarming incidents ranging from alleged war crimes to deliberate fratricide, Army Times reports.

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