First woman nominated to lead Air Force Academy 'strong, educated pick' says Utahn Donna McAleer, a West Point grad

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  • coltakashi Richland, WA
    March 11, 2013 8:23 a.m.

    In point of fact, the AF Academy has long had female faculty, including in the legal faculty who teach ALL students, male and female, about their legal rights and obligations. The cases of unprosecuted sexual abuse have been primarily female cadets who were reluctant to go to the authorities because the occasions when they were assaulted involved their own violation of rules against alcohol consumption, etc. If someone hopes to be a military officer, they need to have the basuc couragebrequired of all crime victims, to repirt the attacks and be prepared to testify against the perpetrators.

    At the same time accusations of sexual abuse were made against the AF Academy, other people were attacking the AFA for being "too Christian". Practicing Christians do not engage in sexual abuse, contrary to the perverted story telling of Hollywood. More religious conscience among cadets will constrain and deter sexual misconduct.

  • Ann Amberly Greenbelt, MD
    March 9, 2013 3:54 p.m.

    Thanks goodness that she was in fact chosen for her gender. The Air Force Academy has a shameful history of ignoring sexual assault against female cadets. Now everyone will know the old boys' club atmosphere is over. No more impunity.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    March 4, 2013 9:47 a.m.

    Sorry Old Man, it won't change in two years.

    I agree with DN Subscriber 2.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    March 3, 2013 8:13 p.m.

    Donna McAleer is another excellent example of woman capable of leading.

    It's a shame that she did not replace Rob Bishop in Congress.

    Hopefully, that will change in two years.

  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    March 3, 2013 7:47 p.m.

    A good choice, as long as it was made strictly based on the content of her character, and professional competence and leadership, not on the color of her skin or gender.