Friday, Oct. 25, the Air Force handed down reprimands to eight high-ranking officers at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina, all of whom were accused of promoting misogynistic working conditions on base.
All officers received letters of counseling or admonishment and two of those officers have been reassigned to “staff” positions. One Lt. Colonel has resigned since the allegations surfaced six months ago.
In what can only be described as its own misogynistic twist, local journalists have published the name of the female technical sergeant who “might” have been the whistle blower.
The complaint filed October 2012, alleges the Air Force promoted an atmosphere that made the technical sergeant and all other female airmen "persistently subjected to a hostile environment in which women are denigrated and mocked." At least 14 of the allegations have been substantiated by the military.
Director of Public Affairs at Shaw AFB, Maj. David Faggard cited “privacy issues” and said the Air Force would not name the officers who were accused of the inappropriate behavior, leaving local journalists to speculate, not on the perpetrators, but the victim.
Out of respect for the victim, she will not be named in this article.
GreenvilleOnline.com speculated the name of the accuser here in yesterday’s published article.
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