Wife wears the eagles

Uh, why is this news, as reported by Military.com?  Or, when has this not been a problem?

The commander of Fort Bragg has barred the wife of an 82nd Airborne Division colonel from nearly all interaction with her husband’s brigade and the unit’s families after an investigation found her influence "detrimental to the morale and well-being of both."

Um, the colonel’s wife who treats the O-6 parking spots as hers?

Um, the colonel’s wife who trades on her husbands eagles?

Um, . . . .

In March of last year, before the brigade deployed, all six battalion commanders serving under Col. Drinkwine’s command went to his office together to talk to him about his wife.

At that meeting, according to their sworn statements, Col. Drinkwine dismissed their complaints and told them that the relationship between his wife and their wives was a senior-to-subordinate relationship. He reiterated that his wife speaks for him.