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  •  Was he an Officer (3+ / 0-)
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    or a Sergeant?

    "In Japan, American occupation forces quickly became 50,000 friends. In Iraq, they would quickly become 50,000 terrorist targets. " James Webb, Sep 02

    by ParaHammer on Wed May 15, 2013 at 02:10:34 AM PDT

    •  A Sergeant is a Non-Commissioned Officer. n/t (6+ / 0-)
    •  Sergeant First Class at Fort Hood (7+ / 0-)

      From TPM Here

      The Army said a sergeant first class, whose name was not released, is accused of pandering, abusive sexual contact, assault and maltreatment of subordinates. He is being investigated by the Army Criminal Investigation Command, but no charges have been filed, the Army said.

      He had been assigned as an equal opportunity adviser and coordinator of a sexual harassment-assault prevention program at the Army’s 3rd Corps headquarters at Fort Hood, Texas, when the allegation arose, the Army said.

      “To protect the integrity of the investigative process and the rights of all persons involved, no more information will be released at this time,” an Army statement said.

      "In Japan, American occupation forces quickly became 50,000 friends. In Iraq, they would quickly become 50,000 terrorist targets. " James Webb, Sep 02

      by ParaHammer on Wed May 15, 2013 at 02:25:56 AM PDT

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      •  I would opine that Sgts are frequently the (21+ / 0-)

        best positioned to take advantage of various systems, particularly those who are "lifers" or at least long term enlistees.  

        Years ago, I knew a Sup Sgt who claims he kept a premium off any perks he tracked down for his OC.  All I can say for sure is that he gained 30 lbs during two tours of duty.

        Another Sgt tasked with demilitarizing weapons some years ago was in hot water for selling Garands out the back gate.

        However when more than 1/4 of female military report rape and harassment and an officer convicted of rape is restored to active duty by fiat of his CO, we can safely say there is a problem with our current military.  Some would argue that the military as structured today personifies what a "rape culture" looks like

      •  well, there can't be *that* many (0+ / 0-)

        such posts manned at Hood.
        Ought to be public record, somewhere, the list of 'em all.

        More to the point -- Hagel's right.
        This is the kind of discipline breakdown exemplified when you don't have a working IG and a serious dedication at command levels to protect, defend and stand up for the servicemembers and their families.
        This is not on Chuck Hagel or Barack Obama.
        This is on the Army III Corps Command -- and Leon Panetta, and Robert Gates. Ultimately, this is on the entire command structure that didn't see anything wrong with multiple deployments and handwaving at rape. This is on the individual Congress members who did not investigate and did not hold accountable the SecDef, SecArmy, and Joint Chiefs on these issues since at least Tailhook, DoD-wide.

        We the people need to throw the bums out. Especially the Republican bums.

        LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

        by BlackSheep1 on Wed May 15, 2013 at 12:38:43 PM PDT

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    •  In fairness, the article cites him as an officer, (2+ / 0-)
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      valion, Odysseus

      but he's not. He's a SFC.

      I'd like to start a new meme: "No means no" is a misnomer. It should be "Only 'Yes' means yes." Just because someone doesn't say "No" doesn't mean they've given consent. If she didn't say "Yes", there is no consent.

      by second gen on Wed May 15, 2013 at 08:22:59 AM PDT

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