“Exhaustive Look” at BMT Environment

The Air Force’s two top leaders—Secretary Michael B. Donley and Gen. Mark A. Welsh— reiterated the position that “sexual assault is a crime and there is absolutely no place for it in our Air Force” in a statement they issued following the public release of the findings regarding sexual misconduct at Basic Military Training at JBSA Lackland, Tex. In their words Air Education and Training Command “pursued an exhaustive look … to identify the underlying causes that allowed sexual misconduct to take place [at BMT].” Donley and Welsh said they support the actions AETC expects to take. (See our Thursday coverage of the investigation findings and proposed actions.)