CO Drunk During Safety Briefing, Sources Say
FORT LEWIS, Wash. — Multiple sources in Bravo Co., 4-9th Infantry Regiment claim that their company commander, Capt. Mark Jackson, was "definitely shitfaced" during his safety brief on Friday.
Jackson, 30, has been widely regarded as an excellent officer who took care of his unit and was especially cognizant of troop welfare in the past, Army officials said, although lately he has been "off his game for some reason."
"He's really changed and no one can really nail down why," said Sgt. Miles Anderson, the Bravo Co. Training NCO, who spoke candidly with Duffel Blog since he was being kicked out of the Army due to his second drunk-on-duty charge last week. Anderson decided to consume a fifth of tequila during breakfast and showed up to work without his boots, records show.
2nd Lt. Jarvis Demile, the platoon leader for 3rd Platoon, said that when he first took command Jackson could be expected to arrive at work promptly at 4:30 a.m. each day, diligently poring over the weekly training schedu…
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