1. Rear Admiral still vice Vice Admiral
It appears that reports of the Senate’s confirmation of RADM MacDonald’s promotion were premature. Major General Rives, the Judge Advocate General of the Air Force, was appointed to the grade of lieutenant general effective yesterday, 23 July. But we now understand from a friend o’ CAAFlog that Senate confirmation of RADM MacDonald’s promotion to vice admiral was the subject of a “hold” by a Senator. We understand that the hold has nothing to do with RADM MacDonald or his promotion, but rather arises from unrelated senatorial displeasure with the Navy.
2. Wuterich continued
Today, in my Reserve judge advocate capacity, I was detailed as an appellate defense counsel in the ongoing Wuterich case at CAAF. This will necessarily curtail my previous incessant blogging about the case. I hope that the No Man will now take on the Wuterich beat.