An Air Force two-star general is being blasted by a civil liberties group for speaking in uniform about how God has guided his career.
Video posted on YouTube shows Maj. Gen. Craig Olson speaking at a National Day of Prayer Task Force event May 7. In the speech, Olson refers to himself as a “redeemed believer in Christ,” who credits God for his accomplishments in the Air Force.
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) has called for Olson to be “aggressively and very visibly brought to justice for his unforgivable crimes and transgressions” by a court-martial, adding that any other service members who helped him should be investigated and punished “to the full extent of military law.”
Olson is program executive officer for C3I and Networks at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts.
During his 23-minute address, Olsen spoke of “flying complex aircraft; doing complex nuclear missions — I have no ability to do that. God enabled me to do that.”
“He put me in charge of failing programs worth billions of dollars. I have no ability to do that, no training to do that. God did that. He sent me to Iraq to negotiate foreign military sales deals through an Arabic interpreter. I have no ability to do that. I was not trained to do that. God did all of that.”
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