Yes, we reported on Col. Frank Zachar weeks ago. But to pull back the curtain here, our site stats show a continuing interest in Zachar and his alleged antics–and I’m for giving the people what they want in this case.
Here’s a link to our most recent story.
A 15-6 found in Zachar brigade that four of Zachar’s six battalion commanders and four of his five sergeants major said they felt he had a negative leadership style. Brig. Gen. Jimmie Jaye Wells, who conducted U.S. Army Europe’s investigation, said Zachar “demonstrates arrogance, deception and threatening behavior.”
To add insult to injury — Zachar and his command sergeant major were removed — a lieutenant colonel said in a sworn statement that Zachar was nicknamed “s— finger,” because “everything he touched turned to crap.” Brigade leadership described him as manipulative, insincere, obsessed with personal loyalty and a font of confusing guidance.
“Too many times, the 14 of us are looking at each other and wondering what he means,” read a command sergeant major’s statement. “We don’t know what the hell we’re supposed to do because he changes from day to day what his focus is.”
Several statements agreed that Zachar threatened disloyal battalion leaders with violence, metaphorical or otherwise.
“He said that if we are disloyal … then he was going to take an ice pick and shove it in our left eye,” read one lieutenant colonel’s sworn statement. “He said this more than once and said it was exactly what he meant.”
Reached by Army Times, Zachar said, “I did nothing wrong.”
“There were some people [in the brigade]from the very beginning who were trying to twist everything I said,” he said in a Feb. 24 telephone interview from Washington, D.C. “They had some grievances with me, and they were not going to let them go, and it split the command. The more I tried to undo what they were saying, the more leverage I gave to them.”