An Air Force non-commissioned officer (NCO) has been removed from her supervisory role after posting a video rant online about her subordinates.
Technigal Sgt. Geraldine Lovely of the 99th Force Support Squadron has since been removed after the rant went viral, Nellis Air Force Base, in Nevada, confirmed in a Facebook post Monday.
“F*cking issues with my airmen and NCOs that are lower ranking than me, but they’re black females. And it pisses me the fuck off that they have no fucking respect and constantly having an attitude. What the fuck is up with that,” Lovely had posted in a video that she later removed after being called out for her comments, but that is still circulating among the military community on the internet.
“I’m trying my best to hold my professionalism with them. But good God, they have no f*cking respect whatsoever. Every time I talk to them, it’s ‘no ma’am.’ They’re talking down to me. I am trying to tread lightly as a higher-ranking NCO, not to blow the f*ck up and start a fight club. But I’m over it. Why is it that every time I encounter my subordinates who are black females? They have a giant f*cking attitude,” she went on. “Every time I f*cking talk to them, I’m just some f*cking stupid-as* girl who just… I don’t even deserve to be talked to as a person. Ugh.”
Lovely “has been removed from her supervisory role while leadership continue to gather facts regarding this incident,” it said. “Leadership are exploring disciplinary actions and are checking to see if this is a broader issue on the base.”
“While the actions of this individual are inappropriate and unacceptable, we are using this unfortunate situation to continue a dialogue with our Airmen about the topic of good order and discipline, as well as adherence to the Air Force Core Values,” Nellis added.
Maj. Chris Sukach of Nellis Public Affairs had also addressed the video online.
“This is inappropriate and unacceptable behavior in today’s society; especially for anyone in uniform. Leadership is aware and is taking appropriate action,” he said.