The U.S. Air Force said two officers under the command of Massachusetts Air National Guard officer Jack Teixeira, who was accused of leaking intelligence documents via social platforms, were temporarily suspended.
According to Air Force spokesperson Anne Stefanek, the Air Force has suspended two commanders of his unit and temporarily suspended access to classified systems and information.
“The commander of the 102nd Intelligence Wing at Otis Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts has suspended the commander of the 102nd Intelligence Support Squadron pending further investigation into the unauthorized disclosure of classified information,” Stefa said. Nek said in a statement to Fox News.
The Air Force also suspended the detachment commander who oversaw administrative support for airmen in the unit.
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“This means that both the Squadron’s State Air National Guard operational commander and current federal order’s administrative commander have been suspended pending completion of the Air Force Inspector General’s investigation. The Air Force has temporarily removed access for these individuals to classified systems and information,” an Air Force spokesperson said.
Suspension is the largest classified information in U.S. history, where 21-year-old Teixeira obtained information from classified documents and shared it to potentially hundreds of people via Discord, a social app used primarily by the gaming community. It happened during an investigation into one of the leaks.
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With this app, users can set up individual servers or other existing servers of various sizes, from a few privately invited members to large servers with hundreds of thousands of members. You can participate in
Teixeira, who worked as a cybersecurity journeyman for the Air Force National Guard, was typed out via a message on a small private server called Thug Shaker Central, which has about 50 members, before providing photos of classified information. You’ve been accused of sharing confidential information first. document.
He held a top secret information security clearance granted by the federal government.
Members of the closed group have since come forward and said they saw the intelligence documents.
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Teixeira was later accused of sharing information, including details about military movements in the Russian-Ukrainian war, with a large public server with hundreds of members.
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He was arrested April 13 at his home in North Dayton, Massachusetts, following an FBI investigation into “suspected unauthorized deletion, retention, and transmission of classified defense information.”
Teixeira has been charged with unauthorized retention and transmission of defense information and willful retention of classified documents.