Letter: Military failing women in service

Two out of three major articles on the front page of the ADN a few days ago were about sexual assaults in the military; one was a local story. I am a veteran of the US Army (served two years, 1969 to 1971) and I am profoundly thankful to the men and women who volunteer for the armed forces today; however, the military does not have its act together concerning one of the most violent crimes against women short of murder.

Allowing a rapist to go free? What kind of message is that to other guys contemplating rape? Gosh, you might lose your job!

I’m saddened to say, until they start locking up those violent perpetrators, women and school girls contemplating a military career should stay away.  Look to civilian careers until the military brass wakes up.

— Wray Kinard