United States Army Launches Investigation After Photos Surface Of Officers In Uniform Wearing Dog Bondage Masks

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What a strange thing to come across first thing in the morning.

Twitter has always been the wild west of social media, and the content that comes from it seems never ending. This morning I caught a glimpse of something that I had to dig into.

In a bizarre tweet that has made its rounds in the military and veteran community, we come across a full bird colonel taking what appears to be an official military photograph, in a leather dog mask.

Col. Donnelly, AKA “Pup Ravage” as he’s known on social media, took to twitter to officially announce his retirement from the Army after three decades, an accomplishment and sacrifice that deserves respect.

However, it appears that he’s overshadowed that accomplishment by dawning a leather dog mask while wearing the historic “Army Greens” service uniform.

An additional officer surfaced as well:

And finally, the Col. Donnelly appears to have exposed himself in a photo from the gym on base in Hawaii.

I’d like to be clear, this isn’t intended to be kink shaming in nature, Col. Donnelly is free to do whatever he likes.

However, the uniform that he’s coupled with his mask is quite literally an ode to past soldiers and was recently adopted as an tribute to soldiers of WW2 in the modern army, and by many, seen as a measure of disrespect to that uniform.

The military is known for its discipline and swift action to correct those who fall outside of its standards and protocols. I myself have been subject to that discipline in the past for simply not shaving in the morning, or not getting an “in regs” haircut in the Marine Corps.

Military law strictly prohibits any kind conduct by an officer that is deemed dishonorable to themselves or the military. Such a display would most likely fall under “conduct unbecoming an officer.”

To see such a senior member of the commissioned officer community so blatantly disrespect the uniform, it begs the question of how Army leadership will address this scenario.

According to USA Today, an investigation is underway and the Army has released a statement regarding the controversial photo.

Army spokesperson, Maj. Jonathon Lewis, said:

“U.S. Army Pacific is aware of content found on social media reflecting soldiers’ activities while wearing uniforms. The incident is currently under investigation.”

Former chief prosecutor for the Air Force, Don Christensen, points out that even a retired officer can be brought back to active duty and court-martialed or retired at a lower rank, which would effectively lower the pension payments they will receive in retirement.

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