Sexual Misconduct In The Air Force

Recently there have been many allegations of sexual abuse and sexual assault in the military.

The Wall Street Journal on November 15 published an article titled “Air Force Combats Sex Misconduct.”

A couple of excerpts:

The U.S. Air Force said Wednesday it is taking broad measures to prevent sexual misconduct against recruits during basic training, after conducting an investigation into dozens of allegations of sexual harassment and rape by instructors at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.


At Lackland, where every new Air Force enlistee receives basic training, investigators found multiple shortcomings in the leadership structure and culture that led to the abuse, their report said. They include the failure to report instances of sexual assault up the chain of command and to discipline instructors who exhibited improper behavior. The report also said inadequate policing of instructors contributed to the problems.

Additional details on the sexual misconduct at Lackland, as well as further discussion on how the Air Force plans to enact new safeguards to deter sexual abuse and assaults, can be seen in the Wall Street Journal article mentioned above.