Selected Article Excerpts:
- Brig. Gen. Dana Born, one of the most controversial figures at the Air Force Academy, will announce her intentions to retire within 24 hours, according to a source that did not want to be named. Born came to the academy amid the sexual assault scandal in 2004 and has been a lightning rod of controversy on several fronts:
- After coming to the academy, she quickly became the center of focus for helping to sponsor an ad in the Academy Spirit newspaper promoting Christianity and was repeatedly accused of fostering an environment in which fundamentalist Christians were shown favoritism. Cadets responded in climate surveys that Christianity was the favored religion at the academy.
- In addition, she was accused earlier this year of ordering a counter-insurgency against the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, a group headed by 1977 AFA grad Mikey Weinstein, who is Jewish, to combat favoritism of any religion in the military. When questioned under oath about the order, she denied it, which Weinstein says was perjury, because the order was actually written in a faculty member’s performance evaluation.