Female Instructor Convicted of Sexual Misconduct

A military court last week sentenced SSgt. Emily Allen, a former military training instructor, to three months in jail for having sex with a recruit, reported the San Antonio Express-News. The judge also gave her 30 days of hard labor and reduced her in rank to airman first class on May 2, according to the newspaper’s May 3 report. Allen is the first female instructor whom the Air Force has prosecuted thus far in the wake of the sex scandal involving former MTIs at basic military training at JBSA-Lackland, Tex. Allen pleaded guilty to having sex in 2011 with an airman in training at Keesler AFB, Miss., seeking to have a liaison with a second airman she met in basic training, and having unprofessional social relationships with a pair of female airmen, according to the newspaper. Prosecutors reportedly sought harsher punishment for Allen, asserting that she had no place being in the Air Force. (See also Seeking the Sexual-Assault Solution from Air Force Magazine’s April issue.)