An Air Force general resigned his command last week after making insulting remarks about Native Americans.
Maj. Gen. Michael Keltz, commander of the 19th Air Force at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, made the comments during a disciplinary hearing last month for a lower-ranking officer accused of being intoxicated, reported the Express-News.
Keltz told the officer he appeared to be “drunker than 10,000 Indians” in a photo entered as evidence in the hearing.
The other officer had accepted a finding of wrongdoing in a previous hearing, and Keltz berated him after the officer had asked for a reduced punishment during the April 9 hearing.
Keltz is a decorated combat pilot who led task forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.
He led the 19th Air Force since Oct. 1.
Another appeal for the lower-ranking punishment will be held at a later date.