Tuesday, May 30, 2006

New Air Force Academy Chief Sees Progress


AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) -- When the Air Force Academy's sexual assault scandal exploded three years ago, Lt. Gen. John Regni didn't have to depend on the news media or fellow commanders for all the sordid details. He had an inside source. His daughter, Jessica, was a senior cadet in the Class of 2003.


Junior Troy Egbert of Jerome, Idaho, who took two years off to go on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said he has seen many changes since he first started in 2001.
"The thing that has changed the most is the professionalism and relevance," he said. "We do things now not because we can but because we will need it later. Personally, I think it is better."

This shows me that with proper and informed leadership, environments that were hostile toward women and their reporting of violence against them, can change.

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At August 11, 2008 7:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The rape case was never really handled. Rapes have been going on since before everything came to a head in 2003. 1995 Tough Twenty Trolls, also known as the Drunk Twenty Trolls. All anyone needs to do to see how the top brass and student leaders can abuse their power and destroy the lives of women and men that enter the academy is look up what happened to those freshman.


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