David Holtouse from the Anchorage Press has another must read on the National Guard scandal. This piece, like the last, is culled from investigative reports that were leaked to the Press. It focuses on three National Guard recruiters and “sexual assaults and numerous cases of sexual harassment targeting fellow soldiers, new recruits, and civilian women, including high school JROTC cadets,” perpetrated by the three between 2007 to 2011. The investigation of the three began in mid-2012. According to the article, “leadership” requested the investigation. The reports on the activity of the three were submitted to the Guard in 2013. The three are no longer recruiters. And though the article says that they weren’t arrested or charged, it doesn’t say why. Nor does it say when they were let go, or how they were discharged, if they were.
In any event, the accounts of rape and sexual abuse are repulsive.
“These three recruiters were seemingly untouchable and attempts to report their misconduct were either ignored or resulted in negative repercussions for the recruiter reporting the misconduct,” the Press quotes the investigative report as saying.
Read the must-read story here.