A two-star general resigned his command in San Antonio last week after making a racially-charged comment during a lower-ranking officer’s disciplinary hearing, the Air Force said Monday.
Maj. Gen. Michael Keltz, then commander of the 19th Air Force at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, told an accused officer that he appeared “drunker than 10,000 Indians” in a photo of him and another airman. The Air Force confirmed that Keltz made the remark, which initially was reported in a blog.
“I’ll confirm those were the words spoken,” said Col. Sean McKenna, chief spokesman for the Air Education and Training Command. “I just can’t confirm what happened in the Article 15 (disciplinary) hearing.” The AETC, the parent organization of the 19th Air Force, said last week Keltz resigned after he “inadvertently made an unfortunate comment” during the hearing.
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