(CNN) – New documents indicate that Senate candidate Alvin Greene, a political novice who shocked observers by winning the South Carolina Democratic primary, has a less than stellar military record.
According to records obtained by the Associated Press, Greene was denied two promotions and made "mistakes as severe as uploading sensitive information improperly, and as basic as an overall inability to clearly express his thoughts and perform basic tasks."
The records cover a short, three year period of Greene's service in the Air Force.
Greene was discharged from the military last August.
Greene's victory in the June 8 primary stunned many political observers since Greene had not actively campaigned for the nomination, and he had no prior political experience.
Since then, Greene has proposed that that one way to help create jobs in his state is to "make toys of me, especially for the holidays. Little dolls. Like maybe action dolls. Me in an army uniform, air force uniform, and me in my suit."
Last week, Greene urged voters to "get South Carolina and America back to work" in his first major public speech since his primary victory.
"My campaign is about ... moving South Carolina and America forward," the 32-year-old Greene told a friendly audience in his hometown of Manning during a brief, halting speech that at times jumped from one topic to the next.
Earlier this month, Greene retained a private criminal defense attorney against charges he showed pornographic images to a college student last November.
The existence of the criminal charges came to light after the primary win. State Democratic leaders called for him to step aside, at the time afraid he would not mount a serious campaign against incumbent Republican Senator Jim DeMint.