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Saturday, June 14, 2008

[MD] 1/2 a mil bail for "former officer" Breeding's "various crimes"

...Bond of a half-million dollars set on a former police officer arrested Sunday night following a domestic assault was apparently determined out of concern for his personal safety and the safety of victims in cases pending against him... Officers noticed injuries to the victim consistent with the allegation... Various pending criminal cases apparently also factored in the high bond continued by Price...

HMM... THE LOCAL NEWS FOLK IN CUMBERLAND DON'T SEEM TO WANT TO ARTICULATE JUST WHERE ROBERT MATTHEW [MATT] BREEDING WAS A COP OR WHAT HIS PREVIOUS "VARIOUS" CRIMES ARE. FOR ME, THAT'S LIKE AN INVITATION TO POKE AROUND.

City man charged in domestic case
Cumberland Times-News
June 11, 2008
A Cumberland man remained jailed Tuesday on $500,000 bond after he was charged with second-degree assault stemming from an alleged domestic incident. The C3I Unit said 48-year-old Robert Matthew Breeding was arrested Monday when police served him with an arrest warrant... Cumberland Police responded to a Louisiana Avenue residence at about 10 p.m. Sunday after receiving a report of a request to check on the well-being of the female victim. Police found the victim at another location. When interviewed, the victim told police Breeding had assaulted her by grabbing her and wrestling her to the ground. The victim kicked Breeding in the chest to enable her to get away and seek refuge at a neighbor's residence. Officers noticed injuries to the victim consistent with the allegation before police applied for the warrant leading to Breeding's arrest. [Full article here]

High bond for former police officer because of several court cases
Cumberland Times-News
June 11, 2008
Bond of a half-million dollars set on a former police officer arrested Sunday night following a domestic assault was apparently determined out of concern for his personal safety and the safety of victims in cases pending against him... The full cash bond of $500,000 set by a district court commissioner was kept at the same amount when it was reviewed by district court Judge H. Jack Price... [Assistant State's Attorney Mark] Alexander said Wednesday the request to keep the high bond was based on information developed by law enforcement that the defendant may be a danger to himself and possibly to the victims. Various pending criminal cases apparently also factored in the high bond continued by Price. [Full article here]

FROM MY OWN NOTES:

Robert Matthew "Matt" Breeding
  • is a "retired" (after he was arrested) 22-year veteran Maryland state trooper and trainer at the Maryland State Police Academy
  • He is 27+ year veteran of Army Reserve MILITARY POLICE. Rank? Lieutenant Colonel!
  • He served in Baghdad on the Iraqi Ministry of Interior's Civilian Police Assistance Training Team charged with teaching the new Iraqi police force
  • ..."The [newest] bride is a graduate of Frostburg State University and employed by the state of Maryland in the judicial system"...
HIS LEGALESE LIST OF CHARGES:
VIOLATE EXPARTE/PROT ORDER
PERJURY:WITNESS IN COURT
VIOLATE EXPARTE/PROT ORDER
HARASS; A COURSE OF CONDUCT
TEL MISUSE:REPEAT CALLS
VIOLATE EXPARTE/PROT ORDER
VIOLATE EXPARTE/PROT ORDER
PERJURY:WITNESS IN COURT
PERJURY:WITNESS IN COURT
ASSAULT-SEC DEGREE

And why do I get the impression that this list is going soft on him?
Two wives and child are involved, a divorce, an annulment, and just plain bad juju.

Breeding has been
jailed
and released
jailed
and released
jailed and
released.

Thank you
to the judge for the 1/2 mil bail. At least it acknowledges the lives and safety of those who must fear him.

[See the comments section]

28 comments:

  1. I'VE LEFT OFF THE NAMES OF THE OTHER INVOLVED PARTIES.

    November 13, 1994
    A Maryland State Police trooper working in his spare time for GOP gubernatorial nominee Ellen R. Sauerbrey has been suspended from his police duties for going to a Baltimore County nursing home, allegedly displaying his badge... The incident took place as uncertainty continued in the closest Maryland governor's race in at least 60 years... Breeding requested to interview all 600 residents of the nursing home and was denied. "No member of the Maryland State Police may act on behalf of any campaign while portraying themselves as a state trooper"... (Washington Post)

    November 15, 1994
    ...Matt Breeding , a state trooper, was suspended from duty after he allegedly identified himself as a state trooper while investigating alleged voter fraud in a Baltimore County nursing home. At a police disciplinary hearing yesterday, Breeding, 35, of Sykesville, Md., was stripped of his badge, gun, uniform and car and was assigned to administrative duties... (Washington Post)

    July 15, 2004
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Deploying to train Soldiers is nothing new for 45-year-old Matt Breeding, an Army Reserve major and military police officer from Oldtown, Md. After a nearly 27-year career in the Military Police Corps and 22 years as a Maryland State trooper, Breeding had a reputation as one of the Army’s top cops in security and keeping Soldiers and their belongings safe when he was called back to active duty in November 2003. Breeding, a husband and father of three... has taught at the Maryland State Police Academy, soon found himself in Baghdad serving on the Iraqi Ministry of Interior’s Civilian Police Assistance Training Team, an interagency and international group of law enforcement officials charged with teaching the new Iraqi police force how to restore and maintain law and order... (www4.army.mil)

    October 27, 2004
    ...Finally, we have soldiers like Maj. Matt Breeding, a citizen-soldier out of Oldtown, Md. Maj. Breeding is a 27-year veteran of the Military Police Corps and a 22-year veteran as a Maryland state trooper. Maj. Breeding was originally mobilized and deployed here, to the Washington, D.C. area, as an anti-terrorism expert. His extraordinary work drew national attention from law enforcement agencies and the U.S. Department of Justice... Maj. Matt Breeding is a guardian of freedom and the American way of life... (United States Army)

    09/01/2006
    Circuit Court of Maryland, Allegany County - Civil System
    Title: Breeding vs Breeding
    Case Type: Divorce-AbsoluteFiling Date:09/01/2006
    Case Disposition: Voluntary Dismissal

    12/13/2006
    Circuit Court of Maryland, Allegany County, Civil System
    Title: Breeding vs Breeding
    Case Type: Divorce-Absolute
    Case Disposition: Decree or Order Disposition 06/27/2007

    2/08/2008
    WASHINGTON — On Aug. 11, 2007, [DW] and Robert Matthew Breeding were united in marriage. The double ring ceremony took place in Washington, D.C... The couple celebrated their wedding vows on the deck of their 35-foot sport yacht, “The Dirty Monkey"... The bride is a graduate of Frostburg State University and is currently employed by the state of Maryland in the judicial system. The groom is a graduate of Western Maryland College and a retired Maryland State Police trooper. He is presently serving as a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army. The couple is currently residing on Louisiana Avenue in Cumberland. (Cumberland Times-News)

    02/15/2008
    Circuit Court of Maryland, Allegany County, Criminal System
    Case Number:4W00046981 Tracking No:061001298702
    Document Type:WARRANTIssued Date:02/15/2008
    Case Status:ACTIVE
    Defendant Name: BREEDING, ROBERT MATTHEW
    Sex: MHeight:602Weight:210DOB:06/27/1959
    City: OLDTOWN State:MD
    Charge: VIOLATE EXPARTE/PROT ORDER
    Statute: FL.4.509Description:VIOLATE EXPARTE/PROT ORDER
    Incident Date: 02/14/2008
    CMIT 02/18/2008 DEFENDANT COMMITTED;080218;ACJ
    RELS 02/18/2008 DEFENDANT RELEASED FROM COMMITMENT
    CMIT 05/03/2008 DEFENDANT COMMITTED;080503;ACJ
    RELS 05/03/2008 DEFENDANT RELEASED FROM COMMITMENT
    CMIT 05/19/2008 DEFENDANT COMMITTED;080519;ACJ
    RELS 05/20/2008 DEFENDANT RELEASED FROM COMMITMENT

    02/21/2008
    DISTRICT COURT OF MARYLAND, DISTRICT COURT FOR ALLEGANY COUNTY - CIVIL System
    Case Number:1201SP000232008
    Case Status:APPEAL
    Case Type: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
    Order Valid Thru:02/21/2009
    Filing Date:02/12/2008
    Defendant Name:BREEDING, ROBERT MATTHEW
    Result:COURT ORDERS:
    SHALL NOT ABUSE
    SHALL NOT CONTACT
    SHALL NOT ENTER RESIDENCE
    SHALL STAY AWAY FROM TEMPORARY RESIDENCE
    SHALL STAY AWAY FROM SCHOOL
    SHALL STAY AWAY FROM EMPLOYMENT
    CUSTODY
    USE AND POSSESSION OF VEHICLE
    SURRENDER FIREARMS

    03/13/2008
    DISTRICT COURT OF MARYLAND, DISTRICT COURT FOR ALLEGANY COUNTY - CRIMINAL SYSTEM
    Case Number:4W00047191Tracking No:081001069601
    Document Type:SUMMONS Issued Date:03/13/2008
    Case Disposition:JURY TRIAL PRAYED
    Defendant Information
    Defendant Name: BREEDING, ROBERT MATTHEW
    Charge: PERJURY:WITNESS IN COURT
    Statute: CR.9.101.(a)(1)Description:PERJURY:WITNESS IN COURT
    Incident Date:06/11/2007
    COMPLAINANT/POLICE OFFICER ID:0135

    03/14/2008
    Circuit Court of Maryland, Allegany County - Civil System
    Case Number: 01C08029852
    Title: Breeding vs Breeding
    Case Type: District Court Appeal-Domestic ViolenceFiling Case Status: Open/Active
    Party Type: Minor ChildParty No.:1

    03/14/2008
    Circuit Court of Maryland, Allegany County - Civil System
    Case Number:01C08029852
    Title:Breeding vs Breeding
    Case Type:Appeal-Domestic Violence
    Case Status:Open/Active
    DefendantParty:Breeding, Robert
    Appeal HearingNotice Date:07/10/2008
    Party Type: Minor ChildParty No.:1

    04/16/2008
    Circuit Court of Maryland, Allegany County - Civil System
    Case Number:01C08030016
    Title:Breeding vs Breeding
    Case Type: AnnulmentFiling Date:
    Case Status:Open/Active

    04/29/2008
    DISTRICT COURT OF MARYLAND, ALLEGANY COUNTY - CRIMINAL SYSTEM
    Case Number:5W00047668 Tracking No:081001228184
    Document Type:WARRANT
    Case Status:ACTIVE
    Defendant Name: BREEDING, ROBERT MATTHEW
    Race: WHITE, CAUCASIAN, ASIATIC INDIAN, ARAB
    Charge: VIOLATE EXPARTE/PROT ORDER
    Statute: FL.4.509Description:VIOLATE EXPARTE/PROT ORDER
    Incident Date: 04/22/2008

    04/29/2008
    DISTRICT COURT OF MARYLAND, ALLEGANY COUNTY - CRIMINAL SYSTEM
    Case Number: 5W00047675 Tracking No:081001228291
    Document Type: WARRANTIssued Date:04/30/2008
    Case Status: ACTIVE
    Defendant Name: BREEDING, ROBERT MATTHEW
    Charge: HARASS; A COURSE OF CONDUCT
    Statute: CR.3.803Description:HARASS; A COURSE OF CONDUCT
    Amended Date: CJIS Code:1 0191MO/PLL:Probable Cause:X
    Incident Date From: 02/11/2008 To: 04/29/2008 Victim Age:
    Charge No: 002Description:TEL MISUSE:REPEAT CALLS
    Statute: CR.3.804.(a)(2)Description:TEL MISUSE:REPEAT CALLS
    Amended Date: CJIS Code:1 0340MO/PLL:Probable Cause:X
    Incident Date From: 02/11/2008 To: 04/29/2008 Victim Age:
    Charge No: 003Description:VIOLATE EXPARTE/PROT ORDER
    Statute: FL.4.509Description:VIOLATE EXPARTE/PROT ORDER
    Amended Date: CJIS Code:2 0254MO/PLL:Probable Cause:X
    Incident Date From: 04/29/2008 To: 04/29/2008 Victim Age:
    Charge No: 004Description:VIOLATE EXPARTE/PROT ORDER
    Statute: FL.4.509Description:VIOLATE EXPARTE/PROT ORDER
    Amended Date: CJIS Code:2 0254MO/PLL:Probable Cause:X
    Incident Date From: 04/29/2008 To: 04/29/2008

    05/16/2008
    DISTRICT COURT OF MARYLAND, ALLEGANY COUNTY - CRIMINAL SYSTEM
    Case Number: 01K08012406
    Title: State of Maryland vs Robert Matthew Breeding
    Case Type: Jury Trial Criminal
    Case Status: Open/Active
    Charge No: 2CJIS Code:1 5003Statute Code:CR.9.101.(a)(1)
    Charge Description: PERJURY:WITNESS IN COURT
    Charge No: 1CJIS Code:1 5003Statute Code:CR.9.101.(a)(1)
    Charge Description: PERJURY:WITNESS IN COURT

    06/09/2008
    DISTRICT COURT OF MARYLAND, ALLEGANY COUNTY - CRIMINAL SYSTEM
    Case Number: 4W00047982 Tracking No:081001140986
    Case Status: ACTIVE
    Defendant Name: BREEDING, ROBERT MATTHEW
    Race: WHITE, CAUCASIAN, ASIATIC INDIAN, ARAB
    Charge: ASSAULT-SEC DEGREE
    Statute: CR.3.203Description:ASSAULT-SEC DEGREE
    Amended Date: CJIS Code:1 1415MO/PLL:Probable Cause:X
    Incident Date From: 06/08/2008
    CMIT 06/09/2008 DEFENDANT COMMITTED;080609;ACJ
    BALR 06/10/2008 080610;00500000.00;HDOB;100;CASH;9V3
    CMIT 06/10/2008 DEFENDANT COMMITTED;080610;ACJ;

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  2. AnonymousJune 17, 2008

    FYI...Breeding was a state troooper at the Westminster, MD barracks.

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  3. Interested that all but two charges (not related to any from of assault) were not prosecuted, and the two charges presented are under appeal. Too strange, this guy spent his life contributing to society and than what happened. There must be more to this story. People like him do not get a 1/2 million dollar bail. It kind of smells like prosecutorial abuse. Remember the abuse by Mr. Michael Nyfong and the Duke Lacross Team? Even his first wife petitioned the court to re-establish contact and the court granted it.

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  4. I had been thinking about writing a similar response to the one above. I live in the same town and know the details. The matter was blown way of of reality. Even his wife testified that there was no abuse ever in their marriage...None. I know he was never even accused or investigated of abuse or assault as a police officer. That is almost rare in police circles. This website must be causing him some great personal and professional harm. Perhaps Cloud Writer should eliminate his name from the posting. By the way, he was also cleared by an internal investigation as not displaying his badge or acting improperly in the article of November 13, 1994.

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  5. I served with this guy in the Army. He was a great officer and soldier. I know he had a pretty rough time in Iraq. Has anyone thought of Post Tramatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a contributing factor. I know him, this is not him at all, not at all.

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    1. not valid he has been lying his entire life. From the beginning of his family and 1st. marriage affecting everyone and his daughter (me) at current still playing games.

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    2. AnonymousMay 29, 2013

      I knew him in the late 80's, early 90's. There were several incidents while he was stationed in the MD State Police Barracks in Westminster, MD. They would support the documentation of domestic violence.

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  6. [MD] Ex 22 year vet Trooper Breeding won't stop
    http://behindthebluewall.blogspot.com/2008/12/md-ex-22-year-vet-trooper-breeding-wont.html

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  7. It looks to me that Matt has written his own statements here to justify what he has done. While in the troopers he never came to work and when he did he hides from his duties. While in Cumberland at the reserve center I still see the trooper car sitting there behind the cent while he was supposed to be at work.
    I wonder why he only spent four months in Iraq. It was told to me that he was sent home early for not following the rules.
    He also served as a reserve officer now he's under investigation for that also he never came to work. This is a pattern not learned in later life.
    Every time I would talk to Matt he would lie about everything. It’s very nice I think when the system works. He should get more but I know they will let him go on a lot of things. Now he has two ex wife’s that have to fear him being around.

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  8. AnonymousJune 23, 2009

    Wow!!! I'm left to wonder how he still has a trooper car when he retired years ago? This guy must have some pull somewhere!!! Come-on Ken, he is retired and has been for five years, he can't have a trooper car any longer can he? How could he have "never came to work" for either the State Patrol or the Army? and still get retirements? Come on, how about a little common sense here....

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  9. Let the world know that the "second wife" is now "the wife" although she seems to be trying to hide the fact (go figure)! I guess there is more than one liar in this story...
    It is amazing how may people (employed by judicuary and the ARMY) are still lying and trying to cover his tracks...What does he have with them or on them?????

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  10. I agree with Ken, some of that is Matt Breeding writing...
    What a piece of work!

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  11. from Robert Breeding <_________>
    date Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 11:53 AM
    subject Behind the Blue Wall

    Someone from postings last year has been exonerated off all domestic related incidents and is now in the process of pursuing the prosecutor for prosecutorial abuse. (Note that the same prosecutor is a formal police officer that resigned in lieu of termination for prisoner abuse. Further the person mentioned in your website is a former police officer, and who responded to the prosecutor’s home for an incident of reported domestic violence. Again, the person in your blog was cleared, and even the State offered that the “victim” was found to be inconsistent. With all of that said, if you were presented with supporting documentation to validate everything I’ve said, would you take down from you site any reference to him? He is researching through his attorney an Order of Injunctive Relief to force the matter.

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    1. AnonymousJune 04, 2012

      Looks like the perjury stuck! Can anyone believe what Breeding says?

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  12. When there's a lot of comments eventually it will go to a page 2. If that happens there will be a link on the bottom of the page.

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  13. these writers obviously are clueless on the story. Robert Breeding is guilty for these charges, he was not a good cop, family member, or person in general. He lied, abused, manipulated and controlled all involved in his field. especially women. Do not take his word for anything. contact me if you want real info.

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  14. AnonymousMay 21, 2013

    Seems like he dropped out of the public eye and is doing well. I've gotten to know him since all his problems came about. He seems like a stand up guy, at least now anyway. Anyone can make a mess out of their lives, not everyone can clean up their messes and go forward living a good life. Maybe everyone should give him a chance. I did and I am glad I did. He has been very helpful to me and my family

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  15. AnonymousJune 18, 2013

    Why should anyone give him a chance. Can anyone really believe what he says? I see his daughter is none to impressed with his behavior. Seems like the Breeding I knew. WOrking the system for all it was worth.

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  16. Gerry McCauleyOctober 20, 2013

    I admit to not knowing him well, we met a couple of times at when he worked in Frederick, MD. I don't think he is the kind of person that would put anonymous comments on the internet or anywhere else about anyone else. Maybe everyone else should either "Man-up" an leave their real name or keep the possibly incorrect and damaging comments to themselves.
    On the other hand, I do know a little about the prosecutor in the case, he was a former Frederick City Police Officer that was indicted by the county grand jury for assaulting a prisoner. He resigned in lieu of being fired. He was a real POS. I also know for a fact that the police were called to his house for domestic abuse when he was a prosecutor in Allegany County, MD. That was swept under the carpet also………Any Frederick City Cop that has been on the job for over 15 years knows the story……….So, perhaps everyone should be careful when they are pointing their fingers. I also know that Matt knew about all of this and that he tried to help the prosecutor get into the Army JAG Corps and found that he couldn’t help him since he had weight problems. Perhaps there was a grudge? Anyway, the prosecutor is now a former prosecutor and former cop. He was not allowed to return to his position after taking a leave of absence.
    There are always two sides to every story……….If you are tempted to comment or post, leave your real name, it is only the right thing to do. I’m leaving mine.

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    1. It doesn't make sense to say you don't know someone well and THEN to say you don't think they are the kind of person who would do this or that.

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    2. As the prosecutor in question...I'll put my record up against Breeding's any day. Matt has a history of simply lying about his behavior. When I have made a mistake I admit it and accept the consequences. While with the Sheriff's department I struck a prisoner that just tried to kill me. I plead guilty to that, received a PBJ and continued working for the Sheriff's Department. I also received a recommendation from the State's Special Prosecutor to be licensed as an attorney as the only cop involved who told the truth about what happened. I still have that letter.

      There was never a call of domestic violence at my residence while I was a prosecutor. I was not a Frederick City Cop, I was with the Sheriff's Dept. My first wife filed a false police report regarding DV with her paramour - her FTO at Rockville City PD. That was approximately 10 years before I became a prosecutor. My former wife admitted she filed a false police report with her paramour when she agreed to give me custody of our child in a divorce.

      All of that was investigated by the the Court of Appeals prior to my license as an attorney being issued; by the State Department for my Public Trust Clearance prior to going to Afghanistan and by the DOD for my Top Secret clearance prior to returning to Afghanistan. I can assure readers that I would not have obtained any of those three licenses/clearances were the allegations of DV true. I was never on a leave of absence as a prosecutor. I left in good standing and am eligible to return to work there but they can't afford me given my current resume.

      Matt might be doing very well now, and I hope he is. However at that point in time he committed perjury in the course of trying to prove to his paramour that he had divorced his first wife whom he was still living with. His cover to his first wife was that he was involved in Homeland Security operations against Al Queda. She learned of the divorce by reading the marriage announcement of her husband to another woman in the local paper - he tried to maintain that the marriage was part of the cover but a review of records at the courthouse found that he had filed documents to obtain an uncontested divorce and testified under oath to several material statements that were false - his wife had no idea any of the legal proceedings were going on and his statements induced the Court to believe she did and did not desire to be involved.

      Matt then accused me of sleeping with his first wife as motivation for prosecuting him.

      Again, I hope he is better, but given the accusations it appears he is still making regarding me I doubt that is true.

      I suggest that anyone believing anything he says might want to see me about beachfront property in Idaho that I am selling at a cut rate.

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  17. Depending on the danger level I'd advise NOT leaving your right name. Anyone can make up a name or post as someone else's name so names don't even mean that much here. I don't want anyone to get hurt. To post something in behalf of the perp is one thing. To post something against a perp is much more dangerous. [Insert the word "alleged" wherever you feel it belongs.]

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  18. So Breeding knew the former cop was abusive to prisoners and still wanted him to be an army lawyer? Sounds like poor judgement.

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    1. Wouldn't the army do a background investigation on the former cop? Maybe Breeding was just doing his job with the army by referring recruits and letting their system do the part of vetting? Who knows, maybe Breeding was just being decent to the guy. Maybe he was giving the guy a chance, maybe everyone here might be as open minded.

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  19. You mean open minded enough to potentially aid someone you describe as a POS to get into the Army as an officer no less. Poor judgement. Bredding as an officer was charged with a great responsibility to the country. It would appear that he met this obligation with the same vigor that he met his obligations to is family etc. I guess he is drawing a pension from the government. Frankly as he has brought discredit to the Army they should not be doing that. Given the charges against Breeding I wonder who the bigger POS is. Lots of trouble here. We won't solve it on this site but it gets things out in the open.

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  20. I'm pretty sure he is not drawing a pension.

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  21. Not till age 62 I think. Then he will be the first guy in line.

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