HASC Hearing on AF Recruit Sexual Assaults
NYT has coverage, here, of yesterday’s hearing on the Lackland recruit sexual assault cases. The AF Chief of Staff and head of Education and Training testified about the command climate and leadership environment that allowed the incidents to occur, according to the Times. Here is more info from the House Armed Services Committee website, including a link to video of the hearing.
Allen NATO Nomination Back on Track
Here is WSJ coverage of the White House announcement that Gen. John Allen’s nomination as the NATO SAC will move forward now that the DoD IG found no misconduct. As we reported, here, the DoD IG found that General Allen did not commit any misconduct in the email exchanges with a Tampa socialite that came to light in the FBI investigation of Gen (ret) Petraeus’ affair with his biographer.
Navy Alcohol Testing Roll Out
Here is Navy Times coverage of the announced Feb. 4th rollout of alcohol testing for sailors. The story includes this link to the NAVADMIN announcement of the policy. Here is the MARADMIN on the same topic, whicha s the story points out gives MarCorps commanders more flexibility to use the testing in discipline.