Navy War College Professor/Pundit Placed on Leave for Lewd Twit Pic
I’m not on Twitter, but I’m wondering, have any of you guys have run into this guy in the past on the interwebs? About a year ago, one of Charles’ posts featured an op-ed about Syria that this guy wrote that was not incoherent, but some of the tweets that Gawker saved seem to point to a certain jerkiness.
Navy College Professor Placed on Leave over Photo
by Jennifer McDermott
A U.S. Naval War College professor was accused in a complaint on Monday of taking a racy photo that was then posted online, and he was placed on leave.
A May text message conversation with a photo of a penis and professor John Schindler’s name atop it was circulated on Twitter early Monday. It was unclear who sent it and who posted it.
A blogger sent a complaint to the War College’s administration. The college’s president, Rear Adm. Walter E. “Ted” Carter Jr., ordered an investigation. A college spokeswoman said investigators would look into whether the photo could have been falsified.
Schindler refused to discuss the photo by telephone on Monday, citing legal reasons. He has deleted his Twitter account.
Schindler is a professor of national security affairs and a former National Security Agency intelligence analyst. He has been critical of leaker Edward Snowden and others and frequently engaged in heated exchanges with critics on Twitter.
On his website, he wrote on Monday that he has been subjected to “nearly non-stop online harassment and stalking” for the past year and “things have now taken an ugly, indeed sordid turn.” That post was later replaced with a much shorter statement, telling supporters he is taking a break from social media because of personal issues.
Schindler has taught at the college since 2005. He also is a fellow at Boston University, according to its website. His resume says he was a senior intelligence analyst with the NSA from 1996 to 2004.