October 8, 2005 |
The Air Force announced in Colorado Springs that the No. 3 commander at the Air Force Academy was being transferred, a month after being cleared of charges that he had used his position to proselytize non-Christian cadets. Brig. Gen. Johnny Weida, an avowed born-again Christian, has been the academy's commandant of cadets since April 2003. He will become director of capabilities integration and transformation at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
August 29, 2003 |
Nearly one in five female Air Force Academy cadets said they had been sexually assaulted during their time at the academy, according to a Defense Department survey. Although the results of the survey are preliminary, Air Force and academy officials acknowledged the severity of the issues of culture and climate that led to the sex assault scandal. "I've seen the numbers, and we have a problem," Brig. Gen.
June 7, 2003 |
The Air Force Academy released a new policy on sexual assault cases that will create a team to investigate complaints and counsel victims, but which does not guarantee their privacy. The policy was rewritten as part of a probe into the treatment of female cadets who said they were punished or ostracized after reporting assaults. Air Force Secretary James Roche earlier promised to protect the privacy of such cadets. Brig. Gen. John A.
April 24, 2003 |
Military prosecutors are pursuing charges against two Air Force Academy cadets who allegedly raped a freshman female cadet in a dorm room last fall, the woman's lawyer said. The cadet from Pennsylvania reported the alleged attack immediately after it occurred in October and underwent a medical examination, lawyer Steve Werner said. He said she later was disciplined for fraternizing with older cadets and for drinking.
December 18, 2003
COLORADO An Air Force Academy cadet who turned herself in after taking a sip of whiskey won't be expelled, as had been threatened, officials said. Academy commanders had demanded Christina Fifer reveal the name of a senior female cadet who gave her the alcohol in September, or face expulsion. Fifer, 19, refused to identify the other cadet. Some of her pay was forfeited. From Times Wire Reports
July 10, 2003 |
Lt. Gen. John Rosa took command of the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, as part of a shakeup stemming from a sexual assault scandal. Rosa said he would be a visible presence around the academy to make sure problems don't escape his attention. He succeeds Lt. Gen. John Dallagher, who was replaced along with other top officers.