Air Force Suspends Alleged Pentagon Leaker Jack Teixeira’s Unit Leaders

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The U.S. Air Force has temporarily suspended the leadership of a Massachusetts Air National Guard unit that was linked to the recent leak of classified documents associated with the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine.

Massachusetts Air National Guard member Jack Teixeira, 21, was arrested earlier this month after authorities suspected him of orchestrating leaks of numerous classified U.S. military documents detailing the war in Ukraine. The Air Force is investigating how Teixeira could have accessed and removed copies of the documents.

Teixeira’s unit—the 102nd Intelligence Wing at Otis Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts—is now facing a shake-up following the leak. Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek told NTD News, sister media outlet to The Epoch Times, in an email that the commander of the Air National Guard wing has suspended the commander of its component unit, the 102nd Intelligence Support Squadron.

“Additionally, the detachment commander overseeing administrative support for Airmen at the unit mobilized for duty under Title 10 USC has also been suspended,” Stefanek said. “This means that both the squadron’s state Air National Guard operational commander and current federal orders administrative commander have been suspended pending completion of the Department of the Air Force Inspector General Investigation.”

Stefanek didn’t identify the suspended leaders by name.

She did, however, note that the suspensions are temporary measures while the Air Force continues to investigate the leaks. The Air Force has also placed the leaders’ access to classified information and systems on hold.

Since the intelligence leaks, Air Force officials have already reassigned the 102nd Intelligence Wing’s intelligence duties to other Air Force units.

“The 102nd Intelligence Wing is not currently performing its assigned intelligence mission,” Stefanek said. “The mission has been temporarily reassigned to other organizations within the Air Force.”

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