Allegations of Sexual Assault at the U. S. Air Force Academy : Hearings Before the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, First Session, March 31, September 24, 30, 2003 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Allegations of Sexual Assault at the U. S. Air Force Academy: Hearings Before the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, First Session, March 31, September 24, 30, 2003 Our overall sense, and this we are not proud to say, is that a fe male airman first class ou an Air Force base has a far better sup port structure if a problem arises, a far better process in the chain Of command to deal with the problem than a female cadet at the Air Force Academy. That needs to be changed. We have noted that there have been definitional problems. The Academy has used a different definition Of assault than has been used at our Air Force bases. For instance, there is confusion as to the role Of alcohol in giving consent, whether consent can or cannot be given if someone feels they are alcohol impaired. The problem is, under the law, alcohol impairment is a range of things, not a blanket zero one. There may have been misunderstandings on the part of a number of the cadets. At the same time, over the course Of the last 2v2 months, one Of the things that has struck General Jumper and me is the number Of women Officers who we know professionally, who would stop one or the other Of us and say, I have never told anyone before, but this is what happened to me. It has driven us more than these particular cases, and in fact, these go clearly over a very long period of time Since a number Of these Officers are now quite senior. We agree that no person, no woman Should have to undergo some Of the things that they have had to bear with in order to become an Officer in our Air Force. That is wrong. We have become aware Of other aspects Of the Academy which we believe contribute to the overall climate at the Academy that need to be changed. The cadets are learning the wrong things about the role Of athletics, about the role Of sexual humor, about the role Of what we are teaching male cadets that is inimical to their relationships with the female cadets. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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