In today’s WTF moment: the official Instagram account of the U.S. Air Force yesterday posted a picture of Chief of Staff General Mark A. Welsh donning…a Captain America-styled luchadore mask during a briefing.
Military Times also posted its own image of Welsh, who was talking at the Air Force Association’s Annual Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition.
Consequently, a few commenters on the Instagram account called the mask “creepy” and noted that “the regs” (regulations) probably don’t allow for masks in uniform.
Military Times reported: “Pointing to the ‘A,’ he said, ‘A is for Airpower.’”
To the contrary though, Business Insider’s own Paul Szoldra rightly noted that Captain America was in the Army, not the Air Force.
“Creepy” or not, generals of his rank can do stuff like this.