Photo by Staff Sgt. Sean Harp

If Hollywood wanted to script a movie about the current leadership of the U.S. military, the titles could range from “Men Behaving Badly” to “How I Committed Some Crimes and Still Got Promoted.” The first might end up in the adult section and the second as a training film, but both would tell the story of the sad ethical state of military leadership in the United States.

Read More Show Less
Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Jo Bridgwater

Editor’s Note: This article has been modified from its original version, which was published on “Beyond the Objective,” a blog by Doctrine Man.

Read More Show Less
Photo by Sgt. Amanda Hils

The end result of one of the latest sexual assault scandals to hit the Army came during a tumultuous time for the military as lawmakers on Capitol Hill pushed for military legal reforms and the latest Pentagon study revealed a sharp increase in sexual assaults. The hard-liners in Washington who wanted to see Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair go to prison did not win and neither did the victim, as the sexual assault charges were dropped for a plea deal, which resulted in his demotion to lieutenant colonel with full retirement benefits. He also has to pay a $20,000 fine. While Sinclair pled guilty to adultery and numerous other lesser chargers that left him without facing jail time, the accuser --- a female captain he served with in Afghanistan --- still sleeps with a gun under her pillow and testified she “has a hard time feeling safe.”

Read More Show Less
© 2018 Hirepurpose. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service.