In this case, I do not think that is the case. The two guys I have talked to worked with him on JTTF for a bit and said he was a pretty stand up dude. One of these guys was my LT. (one of 2 LTs I had that I would have actually followed into the teeth of hades) He has never lied to me, and if he didn't have anything good to say, he would have given me the "Well, I just can't talk about that guy". The other was my former boss, and a member of the Army as well, he was prone to saying things like "I can't give you any information" or "That is not a subject I am comfortable discussing at this time" if he didn't like the person. Both said the same basic message - "He was a stand up dude" and the other said he was a "hard charger but fair, and unafraid to back his guys" which was fairly high praise coming from those guys.