Safety and Security Should Come First!
We’re sure last thing you want to hear this morning is that our Air Force has removed the commander of a nuclear weapons unit at a base here in our fair state following a failed safety and security inspection.The decision to relieve Colonel David Lynch of command at Malmstrom Air Force Base stems from a loss of confidence military leaders say, not the result of the failed inspection first reported. This is the second time in recent months that an Air Force nuclear commander was replaced following a high-profile security misstep. Okay, in our minds if you are at the level of handling nuclear weapons, this many errors shouldn’t be happening, at least one would think so!
Lt. Colonel Randy Olson was been relieved of his duties at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota in June and about time we think! The issues were first reported after an unprecedented sidelining of 17 launch officers there in May following an exceptionally poor review in the spring.