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In what appears to be a first, a one-star in the West Virginia National Guard gave a female LTC an unsatisfactory evaluation in retaliation for reporting a sexual assault, an IG investigation concluded.

LITTLE JOE IV LAUNCH, 1/21/60, FROM WALLOPS ISLAND, VIRGINIA. LAUNCH VEHICLE-LITTLE JOE SUBORBITAL MERCURY CAPSULE TEST, MONKEY "MISS SAM" USED. REF: NASA HG LITTLE JOE 1/13. (MIX FILE)
LITTLE JOE IV LAUNCH, 1/21/60, FROM WALLOPS ISLAND, VIRGINIA. LAUNCH VEHICLE-LITTLE JOE SUBORBITAL MERCURY CAPSULE TEST, MONKEY "MISS SAM" USED. REF: NASA HG LITTLE JOE 1/13. (MIX FILE)

 

In what appears to be a first, a one-star in the West Virginia National Guard gave a female LTC an unsatisfactory evaluation in retaliation for reporting a sexual assault, an IG investigation concluded.

Meantime, the colonel who heads the Air Force unit that helps monitor foreign compliance with nuclear weapons treaties was suspended.

Photo credit: NASA/Wikimedia Commons

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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