MAJOR GEN. PAUL VALLELY (RET.) VOICES SUPPORT FOR ARMY SURGEON WHO HAS CHALLENGED OBAMA’S ELIGIBILITY
by Kathleen Gotto
(Apr. 23, 2010) — Army Major General Paul Vallely (Ret.), chairman of StandUpAmerica and well-known Fox News military analyst, has expressed his support for the position taken by Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin, a U.S. Army medical doctor and flight surgeon who has refused to follow all orders until Obama proves that he is constitutionally qualified to hold the position of Commander-in-Chief.
Lakin was formally charged yesterday on two counts, “disobeying a direct order” and “missing movement.” Lakin had been due to deploy to Afghanistan for his second tour when he announced his intentions on March 30, 2010.
Vallely is a West Point graduate and was commissioned in the Army in 1961. He served in South Vietnam, Europe and the Pacific Rim. While in Vietnam, he held the positions of intelligence officer, infantry company commander, operations officer, aide-de-camp and military advisor. He has more than fifteen years of experience in Special Operations, Psychological and Civil-Military Operations. He has also served as a senior military analyst with Fox News and authored and co-authored several books.
Recently Vallely has joined forces with Brigitte Gabriel, president of Act! for America, a group dedicated to fighting Islamic militancy in the United States. Together they have founded a joint venture, Veteran Defenders of America, whose mission is “to create a nationwide volunteer network of veterans who, through education, information, training and preparedness, will serve as a key part of America’s frontline grassroots ‘eyes and ears of freedom with respect to threats to our national security and our freedoms, such as the threat of radical Islam.with the purpose of meeting the threat of growing radical Islamic terrorism.”