The Gateway Pundit reported May 15 that a commander of the U.S. Space Force, who promoted a new book on podcasts and made anti-Marxist comments, was fired and investigated.
Military.com sources say that earlier this month, the commander of the 11th Space Warning Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, Matthew Lohmeier Lt. Col. Lohmeier, self-published the book Irresistible Revolution: Marxism’s Goal of Conquest& the Unmaking of the American Military Military) and promote it on the podcast.
On Friday Lt. Col. Lommel was relieved of his duties by Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting, head of Space Operations Command, citing a loss of confidence in Lt. Col. Lommel’s leadership abilities.
A PAF spokesman said in an email, “The decision was based on public comments made by Lt. Col. Lommel, in a recent podcast, and Lt. Gen. Whiting has initiated a Command Directed Investigation (CDI) into whether those comments constitute prohibited partisan political activity.”
Lt. Col. Lommel’s temporary assignment following his removal was not immediately clear.
Lt. Col. Lommel’s new book is described as a timely and bold contribution from an active duty Space Force lieutenant colonel who sees the impact of the neo-Marxist agenda within our armed forces. The book is available on Amazon, Lommel’s website and Barnes & Noble, and this week was ranked No. 2 in Amazon’s “Military Policy” section.
In the podcast, Lohmeier noted that “the doctrine of diversity, inclusion and equity in the military profession, and the corresponding training, is rooted in critical race theory, which is rooted in Marxism.” Lommel added that this should be taken as a warning sign.
Matthew Lommel told Military.com that he has consulted with chain of command, public affairs and legal counsel about the plans and content of the book, and he was told that there was an option to get it reviewed in a pre-publication and security review at the Pentagon before publication, but was also told that it was not required.
Lohmeier transferred to the Space Force last October, and in November, then-President Trump called Lohmeier and other Space Force members for the department’s first Thanksgiving holiday.