HUFFINGTON POST – Tom Carpenter: USAFA — It Doesn’t Get Better

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By hiring Dr. Rosebush, and then promoting him, what message does the Academy send not only to cadets but the entire Air Force? An analogy that comes to mind is how employees of color would feel if a corporation hired an avowed and unrepentant white supremacist to be in charge of the company’s diversity training program. By his mere presence, the Academy has essentially endorsed his anti-gay teaching and philosophy, creating and fostering a hostile environment for LGB cadets. Leaders at the Academy need to be mindful of the negative impact this situation will have on unit cohesion, moral and discipline. Failing to take some corrective action would also send a message to all other cadets and airmen that there is no need to respect the human dignity of everyone in the military. Inaction is unacceptable at an institution that claims to advance the Air Force core values of ” Integrity First, Service Before Self and Excellence in All We Do.”

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