The Washington Post uncovered previously undisclosed files today of military investigations into personal misconduct by Army generals and admirals. One of the cases involved a brigadier general in trouble for referring to U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers of Dunn, N.C., as “smoking hot” in an email exchange with other military brass.
Martin P. Schweitzer, then a commander with the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, wrote in the March 2011 email, “First — she is smoking hot. Second — briefing went well. She was engaging … had done her homework. She wants us to know she stands with us and will work/push to get the Fort Bragg family resourced.”
The email came shortly after Schweitzer held a meeting with Ellmers, who was beginning her first term in Congress.
According to the Washington Post, after Schweitzer received an email reply stating he needed to “confirm hotness,” Schweitzer wrote that he had “masturbated 3 times over the past 2 hours” after the meeting.
Ellmers went on the record Friday calling the emails “entirely inappropriate” and said she was pleased with the corrective actions from the Army. The Army has placed a “memorandum of concern” in Schweitzer’s personnel file, according to the Post. The Post also reports the Army is holding Schweitzer’s previously announced promotion to major general “in abeyance pending formal review.” He is currently a brigadier general working at the Pentagon.