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Toxic Leadership and Scorched Earth, Colonel Annicelli’s Story


                                                                                                    ( Colonel Lance Annicelli, USAF)

This is the Story of Lieutenant Colonel Lance Annicelli, United States Air Force. It is told in the first person in his own words. No one could tell his story better. What comes across in his telling of this unbelievable nightmare is his decency, compassion, and plain speaking.

This is also a shocking story. It is frank and honest but with an under tone of anger. It cuts against the grain; it strains credulity.  It is one of many similar stories being told concerning the purge of the American military senior officer corps during the period between 2008 and 2016.

Colonel Annicelli was the embodiment of the American Dream. He was a success story. He had risen to dazzling heights. His life story was a record of achievement. His curriculum vitae was threatening to some. This Top Gun pilot was flying into a strong headwind.

Many distinguished senior officers were purged from all branches of the American military services during the  period 2008 to 2016.

The Story of Colonel Lance Annicelli is a window into an unhinged system careening toward irredeemable corruption.

(Available from in April 2017)


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