The First Ever? What Misdoing Has Been Swept under the Carpet?
The US Air force has been in existence for 75 years, and for the first time ever, an Air Force General has been tried and convicted of a crime, sexual assault.
Given human nature, it is clear that there is a f%$#-ton of wrongdoing that has been missed over the past 75 years.
The idea that with something over 1000 generals in the USAF over this time, that has been only one general who has engaged in sexual harassment, taken bribes, misused his authority, etc. is ludicrous.
General officers in any service should be held to a higher level of scrutiny, and this does not apply to any of the services:
An Air Force major general in Ohio has been convicted by a military judge of one of three specifications of abusive sexual contact in the first-ever military trial of an Air Force general.
The charge faced by Maj. Gen. William Cooley during the weeklong court-martial at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio had three specifications, one alleging a forcible kiss and two alleging forcible touching in 2018. Cooley was convicted Saturday of the forcible kissing specification but acquitted of the other two.
Officials said the verdict marks the first court-martial trial and conviction of a general officer in the Air Force’s 75-year history.
A former commander of Air Force Research Laboratory, Cooley was charged with abusive sexual contact in an encounter with a woman who gave him a ride after a backyard barbecue in New Mexico nearly four years ago. Officials said the woman is a civilian who is not a Department of Defense employee.
Cooley was to be sentenced Monday morning and could face as much as seven years in jail as well as loss of rank, pay and benefits.
I would note that this was not just the first conviction, this was the first court martial ever against a USAF general.
Something is seriously wrong here.