What the Hell Were you Thinking, Michael J. Wagner

Saturday, April 19, 2008
Walter Reed Medical Center is one of the largest U.S. military hospitals in the world. As soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen return from the combat zone, many pass through Walter Reed, and most need help. Lots of help.

For the past three years, that help was supposed to come from the office of Michael J. Wagner. His job was to match donors who wanted to help vets with wounded service members who needed help feeding their kids, paying their mortgages, or reconciling families.

But instead of dedicating himself to this worthwhile endeavor, for which he was paid, instead he (allegedly) was soliciting donations for his own Texas based charity, Military, Veteran and Family Assistance Foundation. Walter Reed has launched a criminal investigation in what appears to be a clear conflict of interest.

Allegations include callous treatment of veterans and their family members by Dr. Wagner, micromanagement of cases on the one hand and distraction by his own project on the other.

Of course, Dr. Wagner denies any wrongdoing. He left the Medical Family Assistance Center recently to become a director of the Military, Veteran and Family Assistance Foundation.

If this is true, I have to ask, Dr. Wagner, what the hell were you thinking?

He claims to have done "more than his best" while working at the MFAC, but reports from his clients and subordinates indicate that is clearly not the case.

And you want to know the worst part? Dr. Wagner's full title:

Michael J. Wagner, Ph.D, Colonel (Retired), USAR.

That's right. A retired soldier.

6 comments:

Steve Buchheit said...

Hmm, wonder if there's a "Heck of a job, Mickey" letter from GW in his personnel file?

Jim Wright said...

What was he thinking? The same thing he was thinking when he was on active duty:

Me! me, me me mememememememe!

If he'd been a combat officer, he'd have suffered from a little "friendly fire" me thinks. And it would have served him right. Fucktard.

Janiece Murphy said...

"I love the smell of napalm in the morning."

John the Scientist said...

Uhm, a Ph.D. who goes by "Dr"? There's a red falg right there.

Janiece Murphy said...

His Ph.D is in education.

Yeah.

John the Scientist said...

I'm only "Dr. Udarnik" when I teach.