August 03, 2015
Newspaper raises questions about Graham's service in Air Force Reserve
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.
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