You may have been reading about the ongoing case currently in the news regarding Air Force airman, Luis A. Walker –
“SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A female Air Force airman has testified that a basic training instructor sexually assaulted her in his office at a Texas base and told her to keep quiet.
The woman told jurors at Staff Sgt. Luis Walker’s court-martial Tuesday that he ignored her pleas to stop while pulling her onto a bed in his Lackland Air Force Base office. She is the first of 10 alleged victims to testify. The Associated Press typically doesn’t identify alleged sexual assault victims.
Walker is charged with raping one female recruit and sexually assaulting or having inappropriate sexual or personal contact with nine others.
Walker denies the allegations.
He is among 12 base instructors who have been charged or who are being investigated in a burgeoning sex scandal. Walker faces the most serious charges.” **
As a squadron commander, I got wind that one of my officers was using and possibly selling drugs. There were enough questions to warrant further investigation so I called in the JAG (prosecutors) who agreed and brought in detectives (OSI) to run the case down. Within a few weeks, the individual was in jail and within a few months he had been court-martialed and sent to federal prison. Thankfully, these situations are the exception as the vast majority of our men and women in uniform do lead with honor by showing respect for others and what is right.
This serious problem at the basic training facility should prompt all of us to do an honor check on ourselves, our team mates and the leaders who serve in public, private, and government roles.”