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    AP INVESTIGATION: Texas man faked way into Army

    The revelation comes just months after the Army drew criticism for failing to flag the suspicious activities of the Army psychiatrist now charged with killing 13 and wounding dozens of others at Fort Hood.

    The case, detailed in court records and other documents examined by the AP, raises more questions about the Army's ability to vet soldiers' backgrounds as it faces continued pressure from Congress over its screening and records system. While the soldier never deployed overseas, some say the case demonstrates how easily someone could pose as a member of the U.S. military.

    Jesse Bernard Johnston III, 26, joined the Army Reserve in February as a sergeant and was assigned to the Corps Support Airplane Company based at the Fort Worth Naval Air Station. But he wasn't qualified to hold that rank, according to military records obtained by the AP. The records show that Johnston's only military experience was attending part of a 12-week Marine officer candidate course for college students in 2004.
    Can we say "Oops". Granted this isnt as bad as when the Air Force mistakenly transported nuclear warheads but this is a big **** up.

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    Re: AP INVESTIGATION: Texas man faked way into Army

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Can we say "Oops". Granted this isnt as bad as when the Air Force mistakenly transported nuclear warheads but this is a big **** up.

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    You now, if background checking is this bad, a terrorist can make it into the Army, and at a designated time, cause mayhem.
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    Re: AP INVESTIGATION: Texas man faked way into Army

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    You now, if background checking is this bad, a terrorist can make it into the Army, and at a designated time, cause mayhem.
    Yea, a story like this should be getting alot more press. This is dangerous.
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