August 03, 2015

Newspaper raises questions about Graham's service in Air Force Reserve

Featuring Phillip Carter

Source: USA Today

Journalist Mary Troyan

WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham's military career has been an integral part of his biography, but new details about his tenure as an Air Force reservist could make it less of an asset to his presidential campaign.

Graham, R-S.C., was promoted twice over 10 years, despite performing exceptionally light military duty, and he falsely claimed for years to have been an instructor at the Air Force's Judge Advocate General School, the Washington Post reported Monday.

The report, based largely on Graham's military personnel file obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, raises questions about whether the Air Force gave Graham preferential treatment because he was a member of Congress.

Read the full article at USA Today.

  • Phillip Carter

    Senior Fellow and Director, Military, Veterans, and Society Program

    Phillip Carter is Senior Fellow and Director of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security.  His research focuses on issues facing v...